Amsterdam startup funding news, April 2022
Stay up to date with Amsterdam’s startup scene with our funding roundup for April 2022.
Bloqhouse Technologies secures €2.1 million investment
The Swedish relational blockchain platform Chromaway has invested €2.1 million in Amsterdam’s Bloqhouse Technologies. Bloqhouse provides a cloud-based, one-stop-shop funding platform. The company wants to “make investing accessible to anyone, anywhere” and believes that this partnership will scale and accelerate its international growth.
Fibersail raises €5 million
Fibersail, a data-driven platform that monitors wind turbine blades, has raised €5 million in a new round of funding from various greentech investors, including Amsterdam-based Rockstart. Fibersail’s technology has the potential to improve wind turbine performance and decrease operational costs. The Porto-based company, which was founded in 2015, believes that its technology could make a significant impact on the European Union’s mission to become climate neutral.
Payaut secures €8 million to fuel its European expansion
The Amsterdam-based FinTech startup Payaut has just received €8 million in startup capital. The company provides an automatic payment solution for online platforms and marketplaces, which offers users more flexibility by acting as an intermediary between sellers and a variety of Payment Service Providers (PSPs). This means that marketplaces are not reliant on a single PSP but can instead use numerous providers at the same time.
Digital fashion house The Fabricant raises €12.8 million
Amsterdam’s digital fashion house The Fabricant has raised €12.8 million in a Series A round of funding from various existing and new investors, including Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher. The funding will enable The Fabricant to further develop its ‘wardrobe of the metaverse’, which consists of digital couture NFTs, and also help them build a platform enabling anyone to become a digital fashion designer.
Flow Your Money secures €3.5 million
Amsterdam-based FinTech startup Flow Your Money has raised €3.5 million in a seed round of funding. In 2020, the company released an app that automatically distributes incoming money across budgets, savings accounts and investments, based on preferences set by the user. The funds will be used to expand the company’s platform and help accelerate its plans for European expansion.
Dutch startup Healthy Workers closes €3.6 million deal
The Amsterdam-based PropTech startup Healthy Workers has closed a €3.6 million seed round. The startup offers a data-driven approach to making buildings greener, smarter and healthier. Its platform provides insights into the energy and indoor climate performance of buildings and ensures that it performs as efficiently as possible.
Alphadoc raises pre-seed funding
A large group of investors has backed the Amsterdam-based Alphadoc in its pre-seed round, helping the company raise an undisclosed amount of funding towards launching its platform. Alphadoc’s product assists product and development teams of API-first companies (APIs allow companies to integrate with other software platforms). Backers included founders and former employees of Dimebox, Founda Health, Spryng, Reveall, Growth Tribe, Adyen, Hubs, Recruitee and WeTransfer as well as private backers from leading European VC funds.
ZonnepanelenDelen secures €20 million investment
The Amsterdam-based startup ZonnepanelenDelen, which helps initiatives and property owners organise crowdfunding to install solar energy systems, is planning to upscale its platform and make the financing of solar energy more accessible thanks to a new investment of over €20 million from ING Business Banking. According to ZonnepanelenDelen, the new funds will help the company expand and strengthen its market position by launching a financial leasing solution for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which will allow users to become owners of solar panels right away.
StuDocu acquires its German counterpart
Amsterdam’s EdTech scale-up StuDocu has acquired its German counterpart Studybees. Known as StudeerSnel in the Netherlands, the online platform assists students through its online tutoring marketplace and e-learning offerings.