Corporate News Roundup – October 2021

Posted Friday 29th October 2021

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New VC, World Fund, aims to tackle climate change with €350m

Can climate change be tackled by start-ups? World Fund, a new climate tech VC is betting they can by launching a €350m fund investing in companies building technologies that help to decarbonize the planet. The fund was set up by the founders of Ecosia.

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Tier raises $200m in Series D to accelerate growth

The Berlin-based provider of e-scooters has announced a Series D funding round of $200m. The latest fundraise provides the company with a $2bn valuation and will help support the rise of micro mobility journeys that are currently replacing millions of car rides.

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Beauhurst lists the most active corporate venture funds

Corporate venture capital (CVC) can be a very effective way for businesses to gain a competitive advantage, while also allowing start-ups to benefit from existing industry knowledge and resources. A win-win. So who are the most active CVCs in the UK?

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allplants secures largest plant-based funding round in Europe

Vegan meal delivery start-up, and long term Joelson client, allplants has raised £38m in a Series B funding round. It is the largest Series B fundraise for a plant-based food company in Europe and was led by Draper Esprit.

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List: The VCs backing the most female founders

It’s no secret that VC investment in female founded companies is low but it is increasing. Sifted have studied some of the top VC companies in Europe to see which of them are ‘putting their money where their mouth is’. Who comes out on top?

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