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Weekly digest: Let's talk trust

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Bianca Iulia Simion

· 7 min read
Weekly digest: Let's talk trust
Welcome to our weekly conversation starter.

A lot of interesting news to talk about. Scroll down for:

  • Portfolio News
  • Active opportunities
  • Community news & events
  • Investors resources picks
  • Events we can meet at

Portfolio News

  • Dronamics revealed it has raised $40M, pre-Series A funding from VCs and Angels.
  • Druid shares its milestones: over 600M+ conversations, 1.5M users served, and over 7000+ active bots fueled by AI, RPA, and language understanding technology.
  • Quarks Interactive is one of the founding partners of EU's Quantum Flagships DigiQ consortium: a 17M euro funded initiative to ensure Europe wins the global race for quantum talent.
  • Telios Care is in the process of raising a new €1.2 million funding round, where the lead investor is Fortech.
  • Finqware are the winners of PSD2 Challenge at Citi Handlowy.

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Active & upcoming opportunities

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  • Productpine is a Dutch startup making Direct-to-Consumer sales efficient and sustainable.
  • Biopix-T aims to revolutionize molecular diagnostics at the Point-Of-Care and Home-Testing environments. The Pre-Series A round is supported by Metavallon & Eleven VC.
  • Tripmakery is the first platform to automate large group bookings. The Pre-Series A round is backed by trivago’s founders, Zaka VC, and other esteemed investors.
  • Launching Tuesday: Authic Labs, a Dutch SaaS wants to make Web3 accessible to all organizations and transform how they interact with their customers. Join Pitch & Q&A.

Community events

🗓️ THU, Feb 21: Equity and convertible instruments explained

Join us for a better understanding of the most common startup financing mechanisms: equity and convertible instruments. Register here.

🗓️ THU, Feb 28: Let's talk Trust

Join us in a discussion about our transition to the Austrian Trust infrastructure as part of our commitment to ensure the highest level of asset protection. Register here.

Investors resources pick

European Insurtech

Insurtech has been the underdog to fintech when it comes to VC funding in Europe, but this may be changing as the economy stalls. And despite a wider funding slowdown, European insurtech had its second-best year of funding on record in 2022, raising a total of $2.2bn from investors, according to Dealroom data.

Marketplace startups and VC in 2022


Innovation in health technology continues to accelerate. There are enormous problems that need to be addressed, which don't go away just because there's a downturn. 40 European startups in the sector have already attract €232.6 million in fresh capital this year only. Is this vertical part of your investment thesis? Get a grasp of what VC's look at.

The evolution of deep-tech in CEE


Meet Bartosz Składzień, Partner at APER Ventures, a VC fund focused on deep-tech and hardware startups in Poland and CEE. His insightful take on the vertical is shared with our community through a short interview covering the size, maturity and trends in CEE.

Podcast: Venturing Deep


Venturing Deep is a podcast that will take a look into venture capital, remarkable founders, interesting people, and other pressing topics.

Meet us at

  • 🇧🇬 Feb 23: BVCA's community event, Sofia

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