Deal of the Week

Each week our analysts go through the list of recently announced deals and select the most outstanding one to be awarded “Deal of the Week”.

The selection criteria are focused on the “whole picture” of the announced deal, such as raised investment, type of investment round, investors and further perspective of company development.

Awarded Deal Announcements in 2021

Calendar Week #41

Elliptic raises USD 60M to accelerate safe adoption of cryptoassets by mainstream financial markets

Founded: 2013 | HQ: UK | Sector: FinTech |Series C

Investment Raised: USD 60M | Valuation: Remains Undisclosed | Investors: Wells Fargo Strategic CapitalSoftbank Vision FundSignalFireSBI GroupPaladin Capital GroupOctopus VenturesEvolution Equity PartnersDigital Currency GroupAlbion VC

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Calendar Week #40

Calendar Week #39

1NCE raises USD 50 M for global expansion led by investors including SoftBank and Deutsche Telekom

Founded: 2017 | HQ: DE | Sector: Telecommunications | Unknown

Investment Raised: USD 50M | Valuation: Unknown | Investors: SoftBank, Deutsche Telekom

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Calendar Week #38

Fantasy football platform Sorare raises $680 million

Founded: 2018 | HQ: FR | Sector: Fantasy Sports |Series B

Investment Raised: USD 680M | Valuation: USD 4.3B | Investors: SoftBank, LionTree, IVP, Headline, H14, Futury Capital, Eurazeo, D1 Capital Partner

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Calendar Week #37

Amsterdam’s Picnic raises €600M from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust to build the most sustainable European grocery delivery company

Founded: 2015 | HQ: NL | Sector: E-Commerce | Series D

Investment Raised: EUR 600M | Valuation: Unknown | Investors: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Calendar Week #36

Homeppl completes seven figure funding round

Founded: 2017 | HQ: UK | Sector: FinTech | Seed Round

Investment Raised: GBP 1M | Valuation: GBP 10Million | Investors: European Super Angels Club, ParticleX

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Calendar Week #35

Scalable Capital founder backs crypto wealth app Coinpanion in €1.8m seed round

Founded: 2019 | HQ: AT | Sector: Crypto | Seed Round

Investment Raised: EUR 1,8M | Valuation: Unknown | Investors: High-Tech Gründerfonds

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Calendar Week #34

Atheneum nabs $150M to build out its ‘research as a service’ platform for virtual surveys and interviews

Founded: 2010 | HQ: DE | Sector: Business Intelligence / IT | Series Unknown

Investment Raised: USD 150M | Valuation: Remains Undisclosed | Investors: Vogel Communication GroupMichael BrehmGuidepost Growth EquityCrosslantic Capital

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Calendar Week #33

Hamburg-based Sport Alliance secures EUR 60m growth investment from PSG

Founded: 2011 | HQ: DE | Sector: Software | Private Equity Round

Investment Raised: EUR 60M | Valuation: Not available | Investors:  PSG

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Calendar Week #32

Largest Equity Funding Round for a European FBA Aggregator Announced as SellerX raises €100 ($118) Million led by L Catterton’s Growth Fund

Founded: 2020 | HQ: DE | Sector: E-Commerce | Series B

Investment Raised: EUR 100M | Valuation: Not available | Investors:  L Catterton, SofinaCherry VenturesFelix Capital and 83NORTH 

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Calendar Week #31

After raising $54m in a Series B funding round, European online electronics marketplace Refurbed is planning to invest in Ireland.

Founded: 2017 | HQ: AT | Sector: Marektplace | Series B

Investment Raised: USD 54M | Valuation: Remain undisclosed | Investors: Evli Growth PartnersAlmaz CapitalSpeedinvestBonsai Partners and All Iron VenturesHermes GPEC4 VenturesSevenVenturesAlpha AssociatesMonkfish Equity (Trivago Founders)Kreos CapitalIsomer Capital

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Calendar Week #30

Solarisbank raises $224M at a $1.65B valuation to acquire Contis, expand API-based embedded banking tech in Europe

Founded: 2016 | HQ: DE | Sector: FinTech | Series D

Investment Raised: USD 224M | Valuation: USD 1.65B | Investors: BBVA, Decisive Capital Management, HV Capital, Ilavska Vuillermoz Capital, Pathway Capital Management, Vulcan Capital, Yabeo Capital

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Calendar Week #29

Soldo raises $180M for its business expense management platform

Founded: 2015 | HQ: UK | Sector: FinTech | Series C

Investment Raised: USD 180M | Valuation: Remains Undisclosed | Investors: Temasek, Sunley House Capital, Citi Ventures, Accel, Battery Ventures, Dawn Capital

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Calendar Week #28

Bunq Raises $228M; Valued at $1.9 Billion

Founded: 2012 | HQ: NL | Sector: FinTech | Series A

Investment Raised: USD 228M | Valuation: USD 1.9B | Investors: Pollen Street Capital

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Calendar Week #27

Austria’s Blockpit raises €8.4M to bring the necessary transparency to a blockchain-based financial market

Founded: 2017 | HQ: AT | Sector: FinTech | Series A

Investment Raised: EUR 8,4M | Valuation: Remains Undisclosed | Investors: MiddleGame Ventures, Fabric Ventures, Force over Mass Capital, Tioga Capital, Avaloq Ventures, European Super Angels Club 

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Calendar Week #26

Czech Republic’s new unicorn: Online grocery delivery startup Rohlik raises €100M at €1B valuation

Founded: 2014 | HQ: CZ | Sector: Grocery Delivery | Series C

Investment Raised: EUR 100M | Valuation: EUR 1 Billion | Investors: Index Ventures, Partech, EBRD (The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), J&T Banka, Quadrille Capital, R2G

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Calendar Week #25

Vienna’s GoStudent raises $244M at a $1.7B valuation for its online tutor marketplace

Founded: 2016 | HQ: AT | Sector: EdTech | Series C

Investment Raised: EUR 205M | Valuation: EUR 1,4 Billion  | Investors: DST Global, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Tencent, Dragoneer, Coatue, Left Lane Capital, DN Capital

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Calendar Week #24

Uberall raises $115M and acquires MomentFeed to scale up its location marketing services

Founded: 2012 | HQ: DE | Sector: IT | Private Equity Round

Investment Raised: USD 115M | Valuation: USD 500 Million  | Investors: Bregal Milestone, Level Equity, United Internet, Uberall Management

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Calendar Week #22

wefox closes $650M in Series C Funding

Founded: 2015 | HQ: DE | Sector: FinTech | Series C

Investment Raised: USD 650M | Valuation: USD 3 Billion  | Investors: ACE & Company, Alma Mundi Ventures, Cascade Ventures, CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund, Decisive Capital Management, EDBI, Eurazeo, FinTLV Ventures, G Squared, GR Capital, Horizons Ventures, Jupiter Fund Management, LGT group, Lightrock, Merian Global Investors, Mountain Partners, Mubadala Capital | Ventures Europe, OMERS Ventures, Partners Group, Salesforce Ventures, Seedcamp, Sound Ventures, Speedinvest, Target Global, Victory Park Capital

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Calendar Week #21

Tractive raises $35 Million as it brings world’s most trusted GPS Tracker for dogs and cats to the U.S.

Founded: 2012 | HQ: AT | Sector: IT | Series A

Investment Raised: USD 35M | Valuation: USD 3 Billion  | Investors: Guidepost Growth Equity

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Calendar Week #20

Berlin’s Trade Republic nabs $900M led by Sequoia at a $5B+ valuation to take its neobroker app across Europe

Founded: 2015 | HQ: DE | Sector: FinTech | Series C

Investment Raised: USD 900M | Valuation: USD 5+ Billion  | Investors: Sequoia, TCV, Thrive Capital, Accel, Founders Fund, Creandum, Project A

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Calendar Week #19

Huma raises $130 million financing to scale its digital health platform for better care and research

Founded: 2015 | HQ: UK | Sector: Health Care | Series C

Investment Raised: USD 130M | Valuation: Remains Undisclosed  | Investors: Bayer, Hitachi Ventures, Samsung Next, Sony Innovation Fund by IGV, Unilever Ventures, HAT Technology & Innovation Fund by HAT, Business Angel: Nikesh Arora (former president of SoftBank) and Michael Diekmann (Chairman of Allianz)

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Calendar Week #18

Neuroelectrics gets $17M for new take on electrical therapy for epilepsy, depression

Founded: 2012 | HQ: ES | Sector: AI | Series A

Investment Raised: USD 17,5M | Valuation: Remains Undisclosed  | Investors: Morningside, MassChallenge

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Calendar Week #17

Brex hits $7.4bn valuation on $425m funding round

Founded: 2017 | HQ: US | Sector: FinTech | Series D

Investment Raised: USD 425M | Valuation: USD 7,4 Billion  | Investors: Tiger Global, TCV, GIC, Baillie Gifford, Madrone Capital Partners, Durable Capital Partners LP, Valiant Capital Management, Base10, Y Combinator Continuity, Ribbit Capital, DST Global, Greenoaks Capital, Lone Pine Capital, IVP

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