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11 April 2022·4 min read

Ilya Mikhalchyk-Kananenka

Community Builder, Vestbee

VC & Startup Weekly News From CEE, April 2-8, 2022

New VC Funds

  • Retail giant Carrefour joins forces with Daphni to launch its first €80M Dastore VC. The new vehicle will target early-stage startups in the e-commerce and retail space around Europe.
  • Base10 Partners wraps up its third $460M fund to keep on investing into “real economy” (food, retail, logistics and fintech) automation. The fund will consider proposals from early-stage projects all over the globe.
  • UK’s Jamjar announces its second £100M fund to invest £500k - £3M in consumer brands throughout UK and Europe. The fund will mainly focus on early (seed to series A) startups but will also consider high-growth companies at later stages.
  • 7Wings support fund for Ukraine has started awarding up to $50k in grants to the country’s startups. To be considered for the program, companies should have closed their first investment, generated their first revenues and have around 70% of employees in Ukraine.

CEE Startup Funding Rounds

Startup Calls

  • Only a few days left to apply to CEE Startup Challenge by Vestbee. Participants get a chance to win 1M EUR investment, land 250k+ EUR in startup credits and business tools, get media coverage and pitch in front of the leading VC funds! Startups can apply till April 14.
  • Huge Thing launches its pre-acceleration program in partnership with Google for Startups for the 12th time! It is designed for pre-seed and seed-stage European startups with a draft version of their MVP. Startup founders will be provided with tools, expertise and mentoring crucial for building strong and profitable businesses. Applications are open till May 16.
  • NCBR and PKN Orlen join forces to fund innovation within the refining and petrochemical industry with 35M PLN in grants. The applications will become open from the 18th of May till 4th of July.
  • Legaltech accelerator LightSpeed starts accepting applications for its second edition. To be eligible for the program, companies should have a working MVP validated by the first clients. The applications are open till the 25th of April.
  • ING Bank is giving away 1M PLN in grants for cleantech startups and research teams. The applications are open for Polish teams until the 30th of May.
  • Global research accelerator Creative Destruction Lab opens up a new location in Estonia and announces applications to its first program. To be eligible for it, one should be developing science-based and scalable projects within the CDL’s focus areas. Applications are open till the 31st of July.

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