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#8 Denmark: Sparrow Quantum raised 31 million DKK, Denmark ranks 2nd for largest climate fintech investment so far and it’s Matrikel1 5 year anniversary!

By 10 May 2023No Comments4 min read

Top News

  1. Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas will visit Matrikel1 next week to discuss the success and future plans of Estonia’s startup ecosystem.
  2. Climate fintechs are attracting investment attention. Denmark ranks 2nd for funding in the EU due to the Agreena €45 million investment, the largest so far in the EU. (link)
  3. Anders Jespen, a former Ikea manager and founder of NORNORM, a furniture subscription business, explains to Børsen why he chose to create a fully circular business model. (link)
  4. Malte Werner believes we need to change our economic thinking and question the private equity model in order to invest more in green industries and companies. (link)
  5. Johann Svane, Head of Policy at Danish Entrepreneurs, fears the proposed EU law restricting access to the internet could harm startups and innovative potential. (link)
  6. Sara Rywe shares summaries of byFounders’ Impact Awareness Report. Follow her to stay up-to-date. (link)
  7. Construction Center Denmark believes that startups play a pivotal role in the future of construction. Here’s a recap of their latest conference in Aarhus. (link)
  8. Børsen released their list of 50 sustainable projects to inspire Danish business to join the green transition. (link)
  9. MATR, the meat replacement startup, is seeking 150 million DKK to scale the company. (link)
  10. CPH Townhall is back on June 13th with Christoph Janz, early stage investor at Point Nine and Zendesk co-founder and founding CTO Morten Primdahl. (link)

Latest on Funding

🔬 Lenus, healthtech startup raised 200 million DKK from Denmark’s Export and Investment Fund and the two 3Shape billionaires Tais Clausen and Nikolaj Deichmann. (link)

💸 Blackwood Ventures has raised 70 million DKK in its first closing. Their main investment focus area is European startups in cleantech, fintech and Web. 3.0. (link)

🐦 Sparrow Quantum, the Danish quantum technology company, has raised a 31 million DKK seed round led by 2xN and joined by LIFTT and the European Innovation Council. (link)

🧠 Morph Capital, invested an undisclosed amount in, to continue their efforts to focus on building with AI. (link)

📱 PreSeed Ventures and Inventure invest in Toddle (link), the no-code platform, which has released its first beta product. (link)

🏦 Grandhood, the pension company has been acquired. (link) A new board will come in and two senior employees will share the position of MD. (link)

🎁 Angel investors and brothers, Morten and Karsten Mathiesen are the new majority owners in Goodiebox. (link)

Latest on Talent

🏆 Matrikel1 made it to the finalist list for Nordic Startup Awards! We’d really appreciate your vote, so please help us become the “Best co-working space in Copenhagen”. (link)

🌟 Verdane’s CFO, Ellen Katharina Köhler, made it to Private Equity Internal’s Future 40 under 40 Operators list. (link)

📷 Profile feature piece on Yngvi Karlson. An open and honest look on his journey as a founder and investor. (link)

⛵️ Sail for 48 hours from Oslo to Copenhagen with entrepreneurs, investors, community builders and more on the full-rigged ship Christian Radich. Don’t miss it! (link)

💵 Copenhagen based fintech Crediwire is on the lookout for people to join their team. Find their 11 open position here. (link)

🔋 EV charging platform Monta has 10 open positions. Want to join the electric transition? Apply here. (link)

🖥️ Whistleblower, creating whistleblower software for companies, is looking for 13 people to join their team. All positions can be found here. (link)

🌽 Seasony, offering automation solutions for vertical farming, has 7 open positions. Join the exciting agritech company and find their open positions here. (link)

📈 DeckAutomation, the SaaS startup, is searching a technical co-founder. Interested? Apply through the link.. (link)

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