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Cargo ships docking at a commercial port incur costs called “disbursements” and “port call expenses.” These might include port dues, towage, and pilotage fees. It’s a complex patchwork and all…

Shipping logistics startup Harbor Lab raises $16M Series A led by Atomico

Deeploi, an “IT-as-a-service” startup for SMEs, has raised $6.5 million in a seed round of funding led by European VC Atomico. The one-year-old German startup serves to help companies reduce…

Atomico backs Deeploi, an ‘IT-as-a-service’ platform for SMEs

The downturn in the technology sector — dragged by inflation, higher interest rates and geopolitical events — continues to persist, and one of the most acutely impacted areas has been…

European startup funding halved to $45B in 2023, says Atomico

Artificial intelligence continues to be a major force in the world of healthcare, and in one of the latest developments, a Copenhagen startup called Corti has raised $60 million to…

Corti, an AI ‘co-pilot’ for healthcare clinicians, raises $60M

The race to net zero has led thousands of businesses to commit to eliminating their greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a commitment that falls short of what is needed to counter…

Opna wants to help companies hit ‘net zero’ by finding and funding carbon projects

Dexory, a company that serves warehouses with real-time inventory management data using AI software and autonomous robots, has raised $19 million in a Series A round of funding led by…

Dexory nabs $19M to bring visibility to warehouses through analytics and autonomous robots

Not dead yet: This is true both of the U.K’s capacity to attract venture capital dollars, and of the promise of autonomous cars.

The UK hasn’t lost its appeal for venture capital

In the era of quick judgments, it’s tempting to think we are more clever than anyone else. But from AI to Apple to senior tech, underestimating others comes at a…

Can AI make older adults feel less lonely?

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European startups on track to raise $51B this year, down 39% from 2022

The venture slowdown has long been established to be a global phenomenon, and per a new report from VC firm Atomico, this “adjusted market reality is here to stay.”

7:44 am PDT • June 8, 2023
European startups on track to raise $51B this year, down 39% from 2022

With our mysterious, unsustainable and psychological attachment to pets, combined with a boom in pet ownership since those lonely pandemic times, veterinary practices have come under increasing pressure. Pet ownership…

Our obsession with pets means startups aimed at vets are booming, as Digitail shows

Startups across Europe are on track to raise $85 billion in funding this year — a drop of $15 billion on 2021 when funding passed $100 billion, according to a…

Atomico report: European startups on track to raise $85B this year, down from $100B+ in 2021

Small and medium businesses, long overlooked in the building of innovative technology, have lately become a key focus in the world of B2B software. Now, a startup called Factorial —…

Factorial adds $120M and doubles valuation to $1B to build enterprise-quality HR for SMBs

Barely a day goes by without news of layoffs emerging from the tech world — from cybersecurity to gaming, no industry is impervious. It’s not limited to any particular size of…

Despite remote work and the economic downturn, some companies look to London for expansion

Employee benefits platform Ben today announced it has raised $16 million in a Series A round of funding led by European VC giant Atomico. While salary is undoubtedly the main…

Employee benefits platform Ben raises $16M to cut HR admin

It has been a busy few months for Atomico, the European venture capital (VC) juggernaut founded by Skype co-creator Niklas Zennström some 16 years ago. After promoting three investors to…

Despite an ‘unprecedented correction’, Atomico’s newest partner wants to help European founders thrive

Swedish startup PocketLaw — a contract automation software-as-a-service legal tech platform that is mainly focused on SMEs — has pocketed €10 million (~$11 million) in Series A funding led by…

PocketLaw, a contract automation SaaS for SMEs, secures Atomico’s support

The last couple of years have seen a boom in carbon calculation startups, and long may it reign. (We need all the help we can get to avoid the disaster…

Vaayu, a carbon tracking platform for retailers, pulls in $11.5M seed round led by Atomico

Further evidence of the booming Portuguese tech ecosystem is emerging today with the news that venture capital firm Shilling is topping up its “Founders Fund” to €52 million ($59 million),…

Portuguese VC Shilling tops up its Founders Fund, hitting $59M in capital to deploy

Gaia is a startup that is effectively out to “de-risk” the whole process of IVF fertility treatment, using products like personalized insurance and payment plans. It’s almost BNPL for babies…

Gaia, a platform to finance IVF treatments, closes $20M Series A led by Atomico

Vay, a company that is trying to get self-driving car services to market faster by pursuing a teledriven approach, has raised a $95 million Series B round to help it…

Self-driving startup Vay to launch commercial teledriven service in Hamburg in 2022

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5 things you may have missed in Atomico’s 2021 Europe report

We’re taking a look at exit volumes, talent issues, good and bad news for gender diversity in Europe, pension fund money, and which collections of former employees are founding the most companies.

9:30 am PST • December 10, 2021
5 things you may have missed in Atomico’s 2021 Europe report

Europe is “solidifying its place as a global tech power,” according to Atomico’s annual State of European Tech 2021 report, research which has become an annual fixture of the European…

European tech booms, but Southern Europe and founder diversity still lagging

Abacum, a SaaS maker geared toward upgrading midsized companies’ financial planning and analysis tools, has fast-followed the $7 million seed it raised in April with a $25 million Series A…

Abacum, a SaaS for finance teams, adds $25M in Atomico-led Series A

Business education is, let’s face it, finding it hard to keep up with a $3 trillion global tech startup economy that’s booming right now. High-growth companies are time-starved and so…

Framework raises $2M seed to create an ‘on-demand business school’ aimed at startups
Startups

Data platform Y42 raises $31M

7:00 am PDT • October 25, 2021

Berlin-based low-code data platform Y42 today announced that it has raised a $31 million Series A funding round co-led by Atomico and Insight Partners. La Famiglia, which led the company’s…

Data platform Y42 raises $31M

Paris-based cryptocurrency broker SheeldMarket has raised a $10 million Series A funding round led by Atomico. As a EU-registered broker, the company wants to help institutional investors buy and sell…

SheeldMarket raises $10 million for its institutional crypto investment platform

Just as many other employee services have gone digital, so too is mental health. In the consumer space there are growing startups like Equoo, but the race is now on…

Employee mental health platform Oliva raises $2.2M pre-seed round led by Moonfire Ventures

AI rounds are particularly hot or at least as hot as the larger SaaS market, which is itself enjoying historically rich multiples as more capital pours into the aggregate startup…

AI startup investment is on pace for a record year

Katana, an Estonian startup that has built manufacturing-specific enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for SMBs, has raised $11 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is European venture capital…

Katana raises $11M Series A to be the SaaS powering ‘manufacturing entrepreneurs’

Atomico, the European venture capital fund that typically invests at Series A and Series B, has made a number of internal promotions, including making SaaS and enterprise-focussed investor Ben Blume…

Atomico promotes SaaS and enterprise-focussed investor Ben Blume to partner