Arborea – which is industrialising photosynthesis to expand the world’s food supply – has completed a funding round led by BGF, alongside Rubio Impact Venturesand Volta Circle.
Founded in 2012 by Jay Lucas and Karen Ballou, LB Equity is a growth equity firm investing within the wellness, beauty and personal care brands space. The New York-based firm invests at a very early stage; when the emerging brand has hit around USD1-3 million in revenues.
Venture capital firm DN Capital has announced the launch of its latest USD350 million fund, focusing on early-stage founders developing tech to boost the global post-Covid recovery.
Novo Holdings, a global life science investor, has co-led the Series A financing of its portfolio company, Muna Therapeutics (Muna), which is pioneering the development of first-in-class small molecule therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases.
Transatlantic growth-stage venture capital fund Blisce has led a EUR15 million round into home help and well-being services startup Wesaca, with participation from existing investors Serena and ISAI, as well as the co-founder of BlaBlaCar, Frédéric Mazzella.
London-based fintech firms have already raised more VC investment in the first six months of 2021 than any other year, according to new research from Dealroom.co and London & Partners.
Tise, an Oslo-headquartered social platform which enables environmentally conscious consumers to exchange second-hand items such as clothes, accessories, homeware, and tech, has raised USD11 million in funding.
Micropep technologies (Micropep), an agricultural biotech company developing breakthrough peptide-based biological products for agriculture, has raised EUR8.5 million (USD10 million) in an oversubscribed Series A investment led by new investor Supernova Invest with participation from FMC Ventures, and existing investors Sofinnova Partners and IRDI Capital Investissement.
Blockpit, a specialist in the development of legally compliant and audited tax reports for the treatment of crypto assets, has closed its USD10 million Series A funding round.
StepStone Group Inc (STEP), a global private markets investment firm, is to acquire Greenspring Associates, a venture capital and growth equity platform, and certain of its related entities.