DEALS MONITOR

Deal of the Week

Each week our analysts go through the list of recently announced deal 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 

13.06.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 24 |

2024

Mistral AI raises 600 million euros in latest funding round

Founded: 2023

Investment Raised: EUR 600M €

EUR 5.2B

Valuation

Investors: SV Angel, ServiceNow Ventures, Sanabil, Samsung Venture Investment, Salesforce Ventures, NVIDIA, Millennium New Horizons, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Latitude, Korelya Capital, IBM Ventures, Headline, Hanwha Asset Management, General Catalyst, Eurazeo, Cisco Systems, Bpifrance, BNP Paribas, Bertelsmann Investments, Belifus Bank, Andreessen Horowitz

07.06.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 23 |

2024

Airbus’s Stratospheric Drone Business Aalto HAPS Secures $100 Million From Japanese Investors

Founded: 2022

Investment Raised: USD 100M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Space Compass Corporation, NTT DoCoMo, Mizuho Bank, Development Bank of Japan

31.05.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 22 |

2024

World’s first contraceptive app, Natural Cycles, raises $55M

Founded: 2013

Investment Raised: USD 55M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Samsung Ventures, Point72 Ventures, Lauxera Capital Partners, Heartcore Capital, Headline, EQT Ventures, Bonnier Ventures

24.05.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 21 |

2024

Generative AI Translation Startup DeepL Locks Up $300M

Founded: 2017

Investment Raised: USD 300M €

USD 1.7B

Valuation

Investors: Index Ventures, WiL (World Innovation Lab), Teachers' Venture Growth, IVP, ICONIQ Growth, Atomico

17.05.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 20 |

2024

Voice Assistant Builder PolyAI Closes $50 Million Series C; Backers Include Hedosophia, Nvidia and Khosla Ventures

Founded: 2017

Investment Raised: USD 50M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Zendesk, Sands Capital Ventures, Passion Capital, Point72 Ventures, NVentures, Khosla Ventures, Hedosophia, Georgian

10.05.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 19 |

2024

Wayve lands $1B from SoftBank, Microsoft, NVIDIA to build AI tech for self-driving cars

Founded: 2017

Investment Raised: USD 1B €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Microsoft, NVIDIA, SoftBank

29.04.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 18 |

2024

Dutch startup Vitestro $22M for revolutionary autonomous blood drawing device

Founded: 2017

Investment Raised: ER 20M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Sonder Capital NYBC Ventures Inves-NL European Innovation Council

22.04.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 17 |

2024

CN Bio raises $21 million to scale up organ-on-a-chip technology

Founded: 2009

Investment Raised: USD 21M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: CN Innovations Bayland Capital

15.04.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 16 |

2024

Finland’s satellite imaging startup ICEYE raises oversubscribed €87M growth funding round

Founded: 2014

Investment Raised: EUR 87M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Solidium Move Capital Blackwells Capital Christo Georgiev

08.04.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 15 |

2024

Reshape wants to help ‘decode nature’ by automating the ‘visual’ part of lab experiments

Founded: 2018

Investment Raised: USD 20M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Y Combinator R7 Partners Per Falholt Nicholas Francis Astanor Ventures ACME Capital 21st.BIO

01.04.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 14 |

2024

Neurosterix launches with $63M to Advance Allosteric Modulator Therapeutics for Neurological Disorders

Founded: 2024

Investment Raised: USD 63M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Perceptive Life Sciences Perceptive Advisors Acorn Bioventures

25.03.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 13 |

2024

Robovision raises $42M to accelerate AI-powered industrial automation

Founded: 2009

Investment Raised: USD 42M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Target Global Red River West Astanor Ventures

18.03.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 12 |

2024

Angelini Ventures invests into extended €75.8 million ($82 million) Series C financing round for Nouscom

Founded: 2015

Investment Raised: EUR 75.8M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: 5AM Ventures Andera Partners Angelini Ventures Bpifrance EQT life science Indaco Venture Partners M Ventures Panakes Partners Revelation Partners Versant Ventures XGEN Venture

11.03.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 11 |

2024

Tubulis Closes Upsized €128 Million Series B2 to Accelerate Clinical Development of Solid Tumor-Focused ADC Pipeline

Founded: 2012

Investment Raised: EUR 128M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Andera Partners Bayern Kapital BioMedPartners coparion Deep Track Capital EQT life science Evotec Frazier Life Sciences Fund+ High-Tech Grunderfonds Nextech Invest OCCIDENT Seventure Partners

04.03.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 10 |

2024

Monzo, the UK challenger bank with 9 million customers, raises $430 million

Founded: 2015

Investment Raised: USD 430M €

USD 3.6B

Valuation

Investors: CapitalG Tencent Passion Capital Hongshan Fund Google Ventures

26.02.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 9 |

2024

Solar panel startup Enviria secures $200m from BlackRock

Founded: 2017

Investment Raised: USD 200.6M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Blackrock

19.02.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 8 |

2024

Aegir Insights: Decision-Making Software Provider Raises €8.5 Million

Founded: 2020

Investment Raised: EUR 8M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Climentum Capital Seaya

12.02.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 7 |

2024

Flower Labs raises $20M Series A

Founded: 2023

Investment Raised: USD 20M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Betaworks Clément Delangue Factorial Capital Felicis First Spark Ventures Mozilla Ventures Pioneer Fund Scott Chacon Y Combinator

05.02.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 6 |

2024

Croatian autonomous vehicle startup Project 3 Mobility raises around $107 million

Founded: 2019

Investment Raised: USD 107M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: TASARU Mobility Investments

29.01.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 5 |

2024

Enterprise Therapeutics Closes £26 million ($33.1 million) Series B Follow-on Financing

Founded: 2014

Investment Raised: GBP 26M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Versant Ventures Panakes Partners Novartis Venture Fund IP Group Forbion Capital Partners Epidarex Capital

22.01.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 4 |

2024

Sweden’s H2 Green Steel raises €4.5bn in debt and equity funding

Founded: 2020

Investment Raised: EUR 300M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Temasek Holdings Siemens Financial Services Mubea Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund Just Climate Hy24 GIC Andra AP-fonden Altor

15.01.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 3 |

2024

Sunday Natural secures investment from CVC Fund VIII

Founded: 2013

Investment Raised: EUR 800M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: CVC Fund VIII

08.01.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 2 |

2024

Picnic raises €355M: Edeka and Bill Gates Foundation Trust among investors

Founded: 2015

Investment Raised: EUR 355M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Edeka (https://www.edeka.de/) Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trust (https://www.gatesfoundation.org/)

01.01.2024

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 1 |

2024

Vico Therapeutics Announces $60 million (€54 million) Series B Financing to Advance VO659 Clinical-Stage Program for Rare Neurological Diseases and Expand Pipeline

Founded: 2019

Investment Raised: EUR 54M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Ackermans & van Haaren Droia Ventures EQT life science Eurazeo Kurma Partners Polaris Partners Pureos Bioventures

25.12.2023

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 52 |

2023

AA backers sell £450m stake to US investor Stonepeak

Founded: 1905

Investment Raised: GBP 450M €

Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

18.12.2023

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 51 |

2023

 $800m investment to accelerate Octopus Energy’s global clean energy growth

Founded: 2015

Investment Raised: USD 800M €

USD 7.8bn

Valuation

Investors: Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Generation Investment Management Origin Energy Tokyo Gas

11.12.2023

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 50 |

2023

London-based fintech SumUp raises €285 million to provide small merchants with the tools to scale their businesses

Founded: 2011

Investment Raised: EUR 285M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Bain Capital Tech Opportunities FIN Capital LIQUiDITY Group Sixth Street

04.12.2023

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 49 |

2023

Scalable Capital closes on €60 million equiity financing round

Founded: 2014

Investment Raised: EUR 60M €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: Balderton Capital HV Capital

27.11.2023

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 48 |

2023

JPMorgan buys a 10.6% stake in Spanish defence company Indra

Founded: 1993

Investment Raised: 268M EUR €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: JP Morgan (https://www.jpmorgan.com/AT/en/about-us)

20.11.2023

Deal of the Week |

Calendar Week # 47 |

2023

Universal DX Closes $70M Series B Round, Inks Deal With Quest to Provide Colorectal Cancer Test

Founded: 2012

Investment Raised: 70M USD €

Valuation Remains Undisclosed

Investors: undefined