💰Project A Ventures raises $375m. The Berlin-based VC firm has raised $375m for its fourth investment vehicle, its largest fund to date, bringing total funds under management to $1bn. Project A aims to make eight to 12 investments a year, mostly in B2B startups.
👛 3VC closes $150 fund — the largest Series A-focused fund in Austria. Vienna-based 3VC typically makes three or four investments each year, in startups in central eastern Europe and the DACH region, and focuses on B2B and B2C software businesses.
✍️ TestGorilla raises a $70m Series A. The Amsterdam-based skills assessment platform hopes to eliminate hiring bias by promoting skills-based tests rather than traditional CVs. The latest round was led by Atomico and Balderton Capital.
🩺 Proximie raises an $80m Series C. The British health startup's AR tech allows surgeons to advise on operations remotely around the world — and bagged it backing from SoftBank. The startup hopes to save lives by creating a “borderless operating room”.
💸 Pile raises a $2.8m pre-seed round. The Berlin-based crypto API provider wants to enable more fintechs to get involved in crypto, through providing them with a simple API platform and handling the legal details behind-the-scenes. The round was led by Anthemis’s Female Innovators Lab and Barclays, with significant investments from Auxxo and angels.
🧑⚕️Gut health platform Cara Care raises $7m. The Berlin-based digital health platform became the first prescribable digital therapy for gut health available for free, from the German public healthcare system. The app builds a personalised treatment plan for patients, while also providing access to dieticians, tracking and quizzes.
🏦 Act Venture Capital launches sixth fund of €140m. The Dublin-based early-stage VC firm has reached the first close of its sixth fund. It will invest in 35 companies in tech, health, energy and climate.