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15 multimillion dollar startups you should know
A brief review of the most important and largest investment rounds of the past month. Also inApril 2021 Some startups and grownups were able to collect lush amounts of millions. Almost everyone in the scene knows some of these young companies, while others are still flying under the usual scene radar despite well-known investors and investment amounts worth millions.
The most important, most interesting and largest financing rounds (for which the amount is actually or approximately known) is listed here in a bundle.
+++ An unnamed “leading growth fund” and the old investors Optum Ventures, IdInvest, 3VC, Balderton Capital, Heartcore Capital, A Round Capital and Symphony Ventures, the investment vehicle of US professional golfer Rory McIlroy, are investing 65 million euros in the Munich health startup Kaia Health. The company, which was founded in 2016 by Konstantin Mehl, founder of Foodora, and Manuel Thurner, develops digital therapies for chronic diseases. More about Kaia Health
+++ The American investor Summit Partners is investing 68 million US dollars in the online language school Lingoda together with Conny Boersch, founder of Mountain Partners. The company, which was founded in 2013 by the brothers Fabian and Felix Wunderlich, previously collected around 15 million dollars - from Grazia Equity, Mountain Partners, PDV Inter-Media Ventures and Global Founders Capital (GFC), among others.More about Lingoda
+++ The American financier Greenoaks Capital, which has just invested in Gorillas, and old investor Ribbit Capital are investing 60 million euros in the Berlin neobank Vivid Money. According to the company, the FinTech is valued at 360 million euros. The fresh capital “is to be used mainly for further expansion and product development”. The American venture capitalist Ribbit Capital recently invested 15 million euros in Vivid Money.More about Vivid Money
+++ The American financier Tiger Global is investing 66 million US dollars in Bryter together with some old investors. The Berlin company, which was founded in 2018, positions itself as a so-called “no-code automation platform”. The remote first startup, which is led by Michael Grupp, Micha-Manuel Bues and Michael Hübl, enables its customers to operate applications and bots without programming knowledge.More in the deal monitor
+++ Cadence Growth Capital, Rocket Internet and SevenVentures are investing 40 million euros in tink. The company, which was founded in 2016 by Marius Lissautzki and Julian Hueck, positions itself as a comparison and advice platform for smart home products. Last year the start-up generated sales of 66 million euros. Over 100 million are planned for this year.More about tink
+++ Business angel Jonathan Schneider (JMS Capital-Everglen), Viola Fintech and Assurant as well as old investors such as coparion, Augmentum Fintech, Circularity Capital, Seedcamp and Samsung Next are investing 60 million euros in Grover together with Kreos Capital. 15 million euros are allotted to venture debt financing by Kreos Capital. The Berlin startup Grover, which mainly rents out consumer electronics, was founded in 2015 by Michael Cassau.More about Grover
+++ Digital + Partners and btov Partners are investing a further 32 million euros in Seven Senders. The startup, which was founded in 2015 by Johannes Plehn and Thomas Hagemann, positions itself as a “delivery platform for parcel shipping”. Seven Senders offers its customers transparency in the shipping process through a tracking and monitoring solution. Digital + Partners and btov Partners have already invested 16 million euros in the start-up company.More about Seven Senders
+++ Swisscom Ventures, Climb Ventures and the old investors Atomico, Highland Europe and Constantia New Business are investing 25 million US dollars in Bitmovin. A total of $ 68 million has now flowed into the company. The startup from Klagenfurt am Wörthersee offers an infrastructure to transfer videos on all devices and play them without buffering.More about Bitmovin
+++ The Family Office Hopp, which is managed by Daniel Hopp (son of SAP co-founder Dietmar Hopp), is investing 20 million euros in the Austrian FinTech Bluecode together with old investors. The mobile payment solution, which enables cashless payment via smartphone and smartwatch, was founded by Michael Suitner and Christian Pirkner. The valuation should be over 100 million euros. More about Bluecode
+++ Now official: Balderton Capital is investing - as reported in the Insider Podcast at the beginning of April - in Finoa. Balderton Capital is investing 22 million US dollars in the Potsdam company together with Coparion, Venture Stars and Signature Ventures as well as another, not mentioned investor. The blockchain startup, which was founded in 2018 by Henrik Gebbing and Christopher May, keeps investors' crypto assets. More about spread
+++ Munich-based early-stage investor UVC Partners and Co. are investing 17.4 million euros in Wire. The startup, based in Berlin, Zug and San Francisco, positions itself as a “collaboration and communication platform”. "This latest round of funding follows a three-year period of steady quarter-to-quarter growth and a nearly 50 percent increase in the customer base over the past year," the company said. Wire was founded in 2012 by Alan Duric.More in the deal monitor
+++ The Swedish company Terranet, a “group of Chinese financial and automotive technology investors”, Aston Martin shareholders Multi-Dimensional Connectivity (MDC) Limited, Schell Games, and old investor Audi are investing 10 million euros in holoride. The valuation is 30 million euros. holoride was founded in 2018 by Nils Wollny, Marcus Kühne and Daniel Profendiner.More about holoride
+++ Deutsche Börse and Commerzbank are jointly investing more than 10 million euros in 360x. “The aim of the partnership is to develop new digital marketplaces and ecosystems for existing real assets such as art and real estate on a blockchain basis,” the company announced. So it's about the big topic of digital art or NFT. 360x was created by serial founder Carlo Kölzer.More in the deal monitor
+++ As expected, General Catalyst and Co. are investing 13 million US dollars in the Kiel startup Gitpod. With Gitpod, developers can quickly implement their projects. The startup offers its users a ready-to-use development environment in the browser - at the push of a button. With Gitpod, developers can quickly implement their projects. Crane Venture Partners, Speedinvest and Vertex Ventures US have recently invested 3 million US dollars in the startup.More in the deal monitor
+++ Felicis Ventures, Sequoia Capital, firstminute Capital and Harpoon Ventures are investing 12 million US dollars in n8n. The Berlin no-code start-up, founded in 2019 by Jan Oberhauser, describes itself as a “Free and Open Workflow Automation Tool”. With the software of the startup, users can connect or synchronize a wide variety of web applications without any programming knowledge. More about n8n
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