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FINANZCHECK.de was acquired by Scout24

We couldn't be prouder - after leading the seed round in 2011, our portfolio company FINANZCHECK.de was acquired today by Scout24, in one of Germany's largest ever FinTech acquisitions of EUR 285m. Read More.

Immatics enters into a strategic partnership with Genmab

Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company active in the discovery and development of T-cell redirecting cancer immunotherapies, announced that it has entered into a research collaboration and license agreement with Genmab, a publicly traded biotechnology company specializing in the creation and development of differentiated antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Read More.

Ringier & btov invests in yamo

Ringier Digital Ventures and btov Partners invested together in yamo, a multi award-winning Swiss start-up that uses revolutionary technology to produce fresh and natural organic baby food. Read More.

Exosome acquired for up to USD 575m

Four years ago, the btov Industrial Tech team made the investment in Exosome Diagnostics, a start-up company that presented itself to the btov group of investors as a company working on "Biofluid Diagnostics for the Next Generation of Personalized Medicine". Read More.

Bio-Techne to acquire Exosome Diagnostics

Bio-Techne, a bio-tech and clinical diagnostic holding firm, has recently announced the acquisition of Boston-based Exosome Diagnostics for USD 250m in cash, a sum which could increase by up to USD 325m contingent on the reaching of unspecified milestones. Read More.

AVA won the Swiss Medtech Award!

As many of you already know, AVA is a company backed by btov that has developed a wearable device which enables women to gain insight information about their fertility, pregnancy, and health. Read More.

BigRep STUDIO has won the German Innovation Award 2018

BigRep manufactures 3D printers which are created for a range of applications: from industrial rapid prototyping to ready-to-go design products. Read More.

Volocopter introduces Voloport infrastructure

Volocopter publicly presented their plans for an urban air taxi infrastructure which can handle thousands of passengers a day. Read More.

Azimo has closed a USD 20m Series C financing round

Our portfolio company Azimo has closed a USD 20m Series C financing round led by Japan's Rakuten Capital, the investment arm of Rakuten Inc.. Read More.

Ava closes USD 30m Series B funding round

Ava, a medical technology company focused on innovations in women's reproductive health and maker of the popular cycle tracking Ava bracelet, announced it has raised USD 30m in a strategic Series B funding round. Read More.

RenovoRx announces USD 10m

RenovoRx, Inc., a medical technology company developing an innovative catheter-based approach to treating pancreatic cancer, today announced a US 10m financing round. Read More.

Seed round CHF 1.1m of DeepCode

We are proud to lead the CHF 1.1m seed round of DeepCode, a Zurich-based AI code assistant. Read More.

Quanta Successfully Completes Pilot Treatments in France

Quanta Dialysis Technologies Ltd, announced it has successfully completed a clinical pilot with its new system SC+ to treat patients in France. Read More.

BigRep is teaming up with Etihad Airways

BigRep is teaming up with Etihad Airways Engineering to develop an additive manufacturing roadmap for the aerospace industry. Read More.

ZipJet raised a Series B Extension led by Henkel Ventures

ZipJet, the on-demand laundry and dry cleaning service, raised a Series B Extension led by Henkel Ventures with the participation of BSH Home Appliances Group. Read More.

Comatch announces EUR 8m financing round

Comatch continues to enjoy success through its unique management consulting approach as it announces an EUR 8m yield from clients across Germany, France, and Great Britain. Read More.

KuppingerCole is offering a webinar

Do you want to learn how to comply with GDPR? KuppingerCole offers a webinar which will discuss how to establish an effective, holistic data encryption platform for securing sensitive data that has been transferred to the cloud. Read More.

Mymoria raised a Series A financing round

Mymoria just raised a Series A financing round with participation of Egora Holdings and existing investors, including btov. Read More.

DeepL launched its API

DeepL launched its API. DeepL Pro is an interface that allows other computer programs to send texts to the company's' servers and receive high-quality translations. Read More.

ottonova won the innovation competition

ottonova won the innovation competition of Adesso Insurance Solutions and VVW Verlag against numerous competing entries - including several applications from heavyweights from the established insurance industry. Read More.

Goodminton closed a EUR 22m financing round

We are proud to announce that our portfolio company Goodminton (parent company of foodspring and amapur) has closed a EUR 22m financing round. Read More.

The Church of England is bringing the collection plate into the digital age with SumUp

SumUp's card readers are available in 16'000 churches, cathedrals and religious sites with the aim of making donations and transactions fast and easier for congregations. Read More.

COMATCH is now available in UK

After entering into France, the Nordics, and the Middle East COMATCH set its sights on the UK. Read More.

Getsafe launched its dental products

Getsafe launched its dental products. Underscore in the UK released a blog article about the all-in-one policy system that takes 5 minutes to apply. Read More.

The best cities to live in as a millennial according to Nestpick

Nestpick ranked the best cities in the world to live in if you are a millennial. Read More.

foodspring’s big milestone!

Congratulations to btov portfolio company foodspring for achieving this big milestone! Read More.

OrCam recently closed its USD 30 million round

As already announced in the editorial, OrCam recently closed its USD 30 million round based on a USD 1 billion pre-money valuation and exceeded the mark to become a unicorn. Read More.

BigRep partners with BASF

We are pleased that our portfolio company BigRep has entered into a strategic partnership with BASF. Read More.

TechTour’s European Venture Contest (EVC) in Dec 2017

On 12th December 2017, our btov colleague, Christian Winkler, had the opportunity to join as jury member for the European Venture Contest (EVC) final. Read More.

Blacklane successfully raised Series D funding

The funding round of our portfolio company Blacklane was led by the strategic investor ALFAHIM. Read More.