€700,000 for anyways

The Amsterdam-based mobility startup anyways has secured €700,000 funding in a pre-seed round. Anyways offers a flexible car subscription service utilising cars from the stock of car dealers.           

Autoscriber’s healthtech SAAS gets pre-seed funding

The Dutch healthtech startup Autoscriber, which offers a SAAS programme for healthcare professionals, has raised an undisclosed amount of pre-seed funding from LUMO Labs via the specialised venture-building programme and investment fund TTT.AI (part of the ICAI Venture Programme). Autoscriber is developing AI-supported voice recognition software to record and summarise patient consultations, limiting the time healthcare professionals need to spend on time-consuming and repetitive tasks.            

BOTS raises €13 million for its automated cryptocurrency trading app

The Haarlem-based startup BOTS offers a cryptocurrency investment app that offers low-threshold access to automated trading algorithms. The company has raised €13 million in a series A funding round and hopes to extend its offering to stock and shares investing in the future.

Calypso Biotech extends its series A funding to $28 million

More good investment news for Amsterdam’s thriving life sciences and health ecosystem comes as Calypso Biotech raises an $8 million extension to its 2019 Series A funding round, meaning the total amount raised in the round is now $28 million. Investors include Gilde Healthcare, Inkef Capital, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, M Ventures and Fountain Healthcare. Calypso will use the funding for further research into its novel treatments for coeliac disease.

Dwarfs raises €30 million

Dwarfs, an Amsterdam-based e-commerce scale-up that acquires and consolidates online stores for boosting their business on partner platforms, has raised €30 million in debt financing. It aims to have acquired 20 successful online marketplaces by the end of 2021, and also has its sights set on securing further additional equity capital in the short term, plus a larger debt and equity-based Series B round by the end of the year.

€7.5 million in funding for Fiberplane

The Amsterdam-based startup Fiberplane has secured €7.5 million in funding to put towards building its company and product – collaborative notebooks to help DevOps engineers and Site Reliability Engineers (SREs) streamline the process of resolving issues.

Lockster locks in €1.1 million

Lockster, a startup providing parcel lockboxes with a customer subscription service, has secured €1.1 million to build hundreds of lockboxes in retail spaces throughout the Netherlands.

Ohpen secures €30 million

Amsterdam FinTech startup Ohpen, which runs a cloud-based core banking platform, has raised €30 million growth capital from Deutsche Bank in the Netherlands.            

€5 million growth capital for Peaks

The Amsterdam startup Peaks, which offers users the possibility to invest their ‘spare change’ – amounts starting at €1 – via an app, has raised €5 million growth capital. The fund comes from two Dutch investors, Haerlem Capital and Rithmeester.

Picnic raises €600 million for expanding sustainable offering

Dutch online supermarket Picnic has secured €600 million in a Series D round of funding to become Europe’s most sustainable grocery delivery service. The funding was led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust and will go towards accelerating its roll-out in European countries including Germany and France and investing in automated fulfilment centres and electric vehicles. The company’s focus on sustainable processes includes electric delivery vehicles and systems to avoid food waste.

€30 million funding for Recharge

Another FinTech success from Amsterdam as the payment systems provider Recharge announces raising €30 million funding. Recharge specialise in pre-paid payment systems, providing new solutions that simplify the processes involved.

Sprinque announces €1.7 million funding

The Amsterdam-based FinTech has raised €1.7 million in a fresh funding round. Sprinque aims to redefine online B2B payments to make them as successful as products that have streamlined consumer e-commerce in recent years. To do so, it offers a SaaS payment solution tailored to the needs of B2B merchants and marketplaces.

Transferz drives up the standard

Transferz, which aims to revolutionise travelling by offering a smooth, pre-bookable airport transfer service, has raised an undisclosed amount to the tune of several millions. The funds give the startup the opportunity to further expand airport coverage, shift more focus on electric vehicles and improve service efficiency. The funding comes from investors that are active entrepreneurs in the travel and tech industries.


Trustoo, an online directory for local service providers in various branches, has attracted funding from No Such Ventures, which the Amsterdam scale-up plans to put towards strengthening its position in the Netherlands and Belgium and setting its sights to expansion to further countries.

Zola Electric raises $90 million

Zola Electric, a company headquartered in Amsterdam that provides energy access in sub-Saharan Africa and other emerging markets, has closed a $90 million funding round. Zola designs renewable energy solutions for all kinds of setups – off- or on-grid, rural or urban, residential or commercial – based on the latest in solar, battery and power electronics technology.                

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