The year 2022 was a very rough year for startups. Nevertheless, we saw great and, above all, impressive financing rounds and exits.
After intensive deliberations, our expert jury has chosen the Deal of the Year 2022. Of course, they also took the difficult market conditions of the past year into account in their decision.
We are delighted to announce the Deal of the Year 2022:
2022 | Deal of the Year
Climeworks uses a technology called ‘direct air capture’ to capture carbon dioxide directly from the air. When the removed CO₂ is combined with underground storage, it allows the permanent removal of excess and legacy CO₂ emissions, which can no longer contribute to climate change.
Climeworks raised CHF 600 million in a private equity round
Founded: 2009 | HQ: CH | Sector: CleanTech | Private Equity
Investment Raised: CHF 600M | Valuation: Remains Undisclosed | Investors: Baillie Gifford, BigPoint Holding, Carbon Removal Partners, GIC, Global Founders Capital, John Doerr, M&G Investments, Partners Group, Swiss RE
2021 | Deal of the Year
Refurbed is the fastest-growing renewed products company in the German-speaking area. The company’s products are up to 40% cheaper and 100% more sustainable, renewed in up to 40 steps, they look and function like new!
After raising $54m in a Series B funding round, the European online electronics marketplace Refurbed is planning to invest in Ireland.
Founded: 2017 | HQ: AT | Sector: Marketplace | Series B
Investment Raised: USD 54M | Valuation: Remain undisclosed | Investors: Evli Growth Partners, Almaz Capital, Speedinvest, Bonsai Partners and All Iron Ventures, Hermes GPE, C4 Ventures, SevenVentures, Alpha Associates, Monkfish Equity (Trivago Founders), Kreos Capital, Isomer Capital
2021 |Public Voting Results
2nd Place | 20%
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: USD 8.4M | Valuation: Remains Undisclosed| Investors: MiddleGame Ventures, Fabric Ventures, Force over Mass Capital, Tioga Capital, Avaloq Ventures, European Super Angels Club
3rd Place | 9%
Robotic process automation platform UiPath raises USD 750M at USD 35B valuation
Founded: 2005 | HQ: US | Sector: RPA | Series F
Investment Raised: USD 750M | Valuation: USD 35B | Investors: Alkeon Capital, Coatue, and other returning investors