Deals in the food tech space have been picking up lately, with Scandinavian food tech startups like Curb, which was founded by Delivery Hero's former executive Carl Tengberg, and Danish food platform Superb, being the latest in a string of recent growth equity investments in this space.
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Nauta Capital, a pan-European venture capital firm investing in capital-efficient B2B software companies, has launched a new initiative to support pre-seed deeptech European startups.
Crover Ltd, the Edinburgh based start-up and developer of the first robotic device able to “swim” deep in granular bulks such as cereal grain, has announced its first funding round through Crowdcube, the equity crowdfunding platform.
In this 5th and final podcast of the series, Steven Unzicker, Founder of ANZU Research, SEI’s Ross Ellis and Michael Neumann, Head of AI Quantitative Strategies and Partner at Arabesque, discuss how the decentralised model - as characterised by Uber and Airbnb – could inform the future of fund management.
Nexa Equity LLC, a private equity firm focused on rapidly scaling lower middle market software and fintech businesses that address markets underserved by technology, has announced its official launch.
WeMaintain, a proptech company based in Paris and London, has raised EUR30 million in Series B funding.
Oakley Capital's Oakley Capital Private Equity III (Fund III) has agreed to acquire PRIMAVERA Business Software Solutions (PRIMAVERA), a Portuguese specialist in business management software.
GP Bullhound has made a new investment in Lingokids, an educational platform for children, as part of a Series C funding round of USD40 million led by an undisclosed investor, with participation from existing investors HV Capital, and Ravensburger among others.
Trill Impact is to acquire ILT Education, an impactful ed-tech company and market leading supplier of digital educational tools, from Priveq.
By Chris Gauld, director, Equator – A positive repercussion of Covid-19 has been the massive uptick in the interest in healthy activities and healthy living. Exercise equipment sales in the UK have spiked 5,800 percent during the pandemic, while corporate wellbeing investments, ranging from free gym memberships through to mental health and general wellness services, are on the rise too.