Panakès Partners, an leading Italian venture capital firm focused on the Life Sciences sector, has held the first closing of its EUR150 million (USD180 million) Purple Fund, the firm’s second fund.
Ntropy, a company aiming to remove the data barriers to understanding financial transactions, has closed a USD3.2 million seed round led by QED Investors, who has previously invested in fintech unicorns Nubank, Klarna, and Current.
Russian plant-based meat startup Welldone has closed a USD1.5 million funding round to significantly expand production capacity to meet the company’s rapid growth in sales.
Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLP, a full-service boutique law firm, has opened its first West Coast office in Los Angeles, California.
Travel tech start up Bookaway has closed USD46 million of investor funding from Aleph, Corner Ventures, Entrée Capital, to launch the Bookaway Group, uniting ground and sea transportation companies around the world.
Play2Pay, a global mobile payments platform that gamifies payments, has completed an oversubscribed USD13 million Series A funding round led by Telesoft Partners with participation from Harbor Spring Capital and notable individual investors including: former AT&T vice chairman Ralph de la Vega, former Reuters CEO Tom Glocer, Madison Dearborn Partners co-founder and senior advisor Jim Perry, and Virtusa founder and former CEO, Kris Canekeratne. The new capital will fuel the company’s rapid global expansion by accelerating product development, hiring and partner engagement.
SCB 10X, the venture arm of Thailand’s oldest bank, has made another investment in the decentralised finance (DeFi) sector via the fast-growing asset aggregator and portfolio dashboard, Ape Board. The company aims to resolve poor user experience, complexities in generating yield and overcome fragmentation issues in DeFi.
Dopavision, a company pioneering the development of digital therapeutics, has closed a EUR12 million Series A financing round. Seventure Partners led the round and was joined by Novartis Pharmaceuticals and the Company's existing shareholders such as Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund and Ababax Health, significantly broadening the Company’s shareholder base of leading international life science investors.
RO Capital Partners, the RO Group’s investment arm, has co-led a GBP1.1 million funding round, together with the Cass Enterprise Fund, in Bamboo Auctions (Bamboo), a provider of online auction technology to estate agents and auction houses.
Mammoth Scientific, a health science and technology venture capital firm, has launched a new USD100 million venture capital fund.