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03 April 2023·5 min read

Ilya Mikhalchyk-Kananenka

Community Builder, Vestbee

VC & Startup Weekly News From CEE, March 25 - 31, 2023

New Venture Funds:

  • French VC Elaia announces a close of a €200M fund to invest in pre-seed to series B startups across Europe/Israel. The firm will consider startups throughout cybersecurity, cloud Infrastructure, digital life sciences, fintech/insurtech, and digital transformation, investing anywhere from €1M to €15M into each opportunity.
  • UK's Playfair Capital holds the final close of its third, $70M funds to focus on pre-seed startups across the UK and Europe. The firm is open to reviewing opportunities from all sectors and industries and generally invests up to £750K into each startup.
  • German VC Beyond Capital closes a €21.5M debut fund to invest in B2B and B2B fintech/marketplaces/SaaS. The firm will consider startups from all over the globe and invest between €200K and €500K into each company.
  • Solo GP Anamcara Capital raises $10.6M debut fund to invest in B2B startups across Europe. The firm will invest around $200K into each opportunity it pursues.
  • Immigrant-founder-focused No Label Ventures announces a new fund to invest in pre-seed and seed-stage founders across Europe. The firm will put between $150K to $200K into each opportunity and share some of the fund's profits.
  • German venture studio for maritime tech Flagship Founders raises €3.5M to expand the team and future investments.

Startup Funding Rounds & Acquisitions:

Startup Calls:

  • Ukrainian co-founding company Genesis and Meta team up for the next edition of the StartUp Academy. During the 2-month program, the participating startups will get $ 110K worth of business credits, get mentorship from both tech and venture building specialists as well as get a chance of pitching in front of VCs like Flyer One Ventures, Horizon Capital, Inovo, and many more! The deadline for applications is set for the 10th of April.
  • Vilnius TechFusion and ISM University of Management co-organize a Problemathon challenge. The event is open to anyone having a social and/or business problem in mind and willing to spend the weekend working on it. The 3 winning teams will get €1k grant each while having a chance to connect and work with other interesting people. The applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and the event itself takes place between the 21st and 23 of April.
  • WeInvest expands its Ukrainian team. The venture builder will seek startups at the earliest stages and invest $25K to help go through the validation phase.

Related Posts:

VC & Startup Weekly News From CEE, March 18 - 24, 2023 (by Ilya Mikhalchyk-Kananenka, Community Builder, Vestbee)

VC & Startup Weekly News From CEE, March 11 - 17, 2023 (by Ilya Mikhalchyk-Kananenka, Community Builder, Vestbee)

VC & Startup Weekly News From CEE, March 4 - 10, 2023 (by Ilya Mikhalchyk-Kananenka, Community Builder, Vestbee)

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