Fastned, a startup that’s building a European network of fast charging stations for electric vehicles, has raised €12 million with bonds issued in November/December. According to the company, the capital will be used to finance further expansion of the Fastned network.


Formitable, a b2b service for restaurants that provides table booking and scheduling services as well as customer data management, has received €1 million growth capital from a group of informal investors.


Lumos Global, a company providing off-grid solar power to homes and small businesses that operates in Amsterdam, Lagos and Abidjan, is receiving a large portion of  a $75 million World Bank grant via the federal government of Nigeria. According to Bloomberg, Lumos will use the grant to power a million homes in Nigeria by 2025.

Proof of Impact

Franklin Templeton, a global asset management firm, has invested an undisclosed sum in the Amsterdam-based blockchain startup Proof of Impact. Ausum Ventures, Crypto Valley Venture Capital and Pangea Blockchain Fund also participated in the investment round. 

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