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04 March 2024·3 min read

Lisa Palchynska

Editor-in-Chief, Vestbee

VC & Startup weekly news from CEE, February 24-March 1, 2024

Notable funding rounds across the EU:

  • Frankfurt-based Enviria has secured over $200 million in a Series B funding round provided by BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager.
  • Lisbon-based Powerdot secures €100 million funding led by Antin Infrastructure Partners and Arié Group. 
  • France-based maritime surveillance company Unseenlabs has closed an €85 million round from Supernova Invest, ISALT via its Strategic Transition Fund, UNEXO, and existing investors.
  • Parisian startup, Photoroom, secures $43 million in Series B funding from new investor Aglaé and existing one — YCombinator.
  • The UK photo-sharing app Lapse today closed a $30 million Series A round co-led by Greylock and DST Global Partners, alongside existing investor Google Ventures.
  • German no-code toolmaker Heyflow has raised  $16 million Series A in a round led by Singular.
  • Embat, a Spanish fintech for real-time treasury management, has closed a financing round of €14.7 million led by the international venture capital fund Creandum, with participation from Samaipata, 4Founders, and Venture Friends. 
  • French female health startup Sorella has closed a €5 million funding round led by Blisce. German Vorwerk Ventures joined the round.

New venture funds and VCs’ news:

  • Norwegian private equity firm Verdane has announced the final close of its newest fund Edda III at €1.1 billion. Verdane will further invest in European companies working in the fields of digitalization and the decarbonization of the economy.  
  • Pieterjan Bouten, Showpad co-founder, has launched an early-stage VC fund Entourage, raising over $30 million. It is aimed to invest in B2B SaaS businesses.

CEE startup funding rounds & acquisitions:

  • Prague-based healthtech startup Upheal has secured $3.25 million in a seed round led by KAYA VC, Credo Ventures, and Inovia Ventures. 
  • Czech-Ukrainian B2B SaaS platform for restaurants Choice has secured $2.5 million in a new investment round led by J&T Ventures. Existing investors, Reflex Capital and Presto Ventures, also participated. 
  • Carbominer, a Kyiv-based modular direct air capture technology provider, has secured a €1.5 million grant from the EIC Accelerator Fund.
  • Tallinn-based CognitiweAI has raised $1.05 million funding round led by TechOne VC, Eleven Ventures, Flat6Labs, Domino VC, and Caucasus VC.
  • Polish startup 1.security has raised a pre-seed funding round of $500,000 from German-Polish Sunfish Partners. 
  • Warsaw-based Restimo, an application for the gastronomy and q-commerce industry, has secured €465,000 investment from private investors, including Bartosz Majewski, co-founder of Casbeg, and Bartłomiej Kiszala, co-founder of Base CRM.

Startups calls & Events:

On 29 to 30 May 2024, Dublin Tech Summit (DTS) will take place at the Royal Dublin Society. It will bring together global leaders in innovation, technology and business to shape the future of global trends. Last year, the DTS gathered over 8,000 attendees, more than 200 international speakers, 150 startups, and 200 global media from 60 counties.

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Grab your tickets here: https://dublintechsummit.tech/tickets
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