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btov closes first EUR 80m Euros for new Industrial Technologies Fund

St. Gallen/Munich 13. January 2019 - Venture capital company btov announces the second closing of its new btov Industrial Technologies Fund, one of the largest early stage funds with a full focus on European Deep-Tech start-ups with industrial use cases. Read More.

SumUp acquires ‘multi-channel’ e-commerce platform Shoplo

Terms of the deal aren’t being disclosed, while SumUp says the acquisition will enable it to expand its product suite to give SumUp merchants access to various online marketplaces, Read More.

Raisin raises US 114m

btov is thrilled to announce the US 114m round of portfolio company Raisin, investing alongside Index Ventures. Read More.

Our latest investment in Zeitgold

We are happy to announce our investment in AI powered finance solution for SMEs Zeitgold as part of their EUR 1m round joined by Saban Ventures. Read More.

BigRep 3D printers were used on the set of “First Man”

One of the latest blockbuster hits to be bolstered by the use of 3D printing is First Man, the renowned Steven Spielberg-produced biographical drama that tells the groundbreaking story of astronaut Neil Armstrong. Read More.

Flytrex successfully secures a USD 7.5m Series B

Flytrex is an innovative logistics and technology provider and developer of a drone delivery management system that enables the management of larger, autonomous drone fleets for logistics purposes, simplifying shipping and significantly increasing delivery process efficiency. Read More.

Quanta Appoints Dr. Paul Komenda as New Chief Medical Officer

Quanta Dialysis Technologies Ltd, a medical device company providing innovative haemodialysis solutions for clinic and home settings Read More.

AYOXXA signs research agreement

The collaboration is the initial phase of a multi-study plan between AYOXXA and its pharmaceutical partner to collaborate in the field of ophthalmology. Read More.

Data Artisans acquired by Alibaba Group

We are proud to announce our 4th exit in the past 9 months, the acquisition of Data Artisans by Alibaba Group. Read More.

Cancer immunotherapy company Immatics receives 100th US patent

Immatics, a leading company in the field of cancer immunotherapy, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the 100th patent to Immatics. Read More.

btov invests in equity management software Ledgy

Excited to announce our newest investment at btov, equity management platform Ledgy, supporting the company's expansion plans in Europe. Read More.

GTX Medical featured by the NY Times & scientific journal Nature

GTX Medical is one of the companies backed by btov. With their technology, they aim to accelerate and augment functional recovery of people with spinal cord injury, and to improve their quality of life. Read More.

AVA has recently announced that they are launching sales activities in Asia

AVA has recently announced that they are launching sales activities in Asia, opening a new office in Hong Kong. Read More.

BigRep presents futuristic motorcycle from 3D printer

It looks like Batman’s motorcycle and is unfortunately to remain a unique piece. The motorbike was developed and built by the Nowlab research and innovation laboratory. Read More.

EFFECT Photonics completes its Series-B funding

EFFECT Photonics, a leading developer of high performance DWDM optical components based on its optical System-on-Chip Read More.

BigRep Unveils BigRep PRO & EDGE, bringing large-scale 3D printing to professional heights

At this year’s formnext 2018, the global large-format 3D printer manufacturer BigRep unveiled two next-generation 3D printers: the BigRep PRO and BigRep EDGE. Read More.

Equippo has acquired Berlin-based start-up Sellma

Equippo has acquired Berlin-based start-up Sellma, a marketplace for used equipment focusing on end-user sellers. Read More.

Armedangels one of the best sustainable fashion brands

Armedangels was featured as one of 23 best sustainable and ethical fashion brands by Highsnobiety. Jeans impact our health like no other piece of clothing. And denim is a dirty business. Read More.

CheckYeti Partnership

It has never been easier to book a ski holiday!, the No. 1 for ski school booking, and SKISET, Europe’s biggest ski and snowboard rental provider, have entered a strategic partnership and start together into the winter. Read More.

Volocopter to test in Singapore

In the second half of 2019 Volocopter will conduct a test series of inner city flights in Singapore. The tests are designed to validate the operation in an urban environment. Read More.

UK payments start-up SumUp launches a 3G-powered credit card reader

SumUp, the London-based payments startup, launched the SumUp 3G Reader — a card terminal that lets merchants process payments without the need for a mobile app or a constant Wi-Fi connection. Read More.

Quanta wins industrial product design of the year at the Plastics Industry Awards 2018

Quanta and the design of SC+ have been recognised by a group of industry experts through this award. Read More.

Bosch Rexroth and BigRep Announce Development Partnership

The two partners announced their collaboration going forward: For the first time, 3D printers by BigRep will be equipped with state-of-art CNC control systems and drives by Bosch Rexroth. Read More.

IDAGIO has raised a EUR 10m round

IDAGIO has raised a EUR 10m round under participation of all major existing investors, including btov. Read More.

campai takes over the sports team organization tool Sportmick

Our portfolio company campai takes over the sports team organization tool Sportmick, for an amount "in the lower six-digit range". Read More.

Our new portolio company DyeMansion

We are proud to announce the first investment of our btov Industrial Technologies Fund in the 3D printing specialist Dyemansion ( Read More.

3D printing ready for serial production?

What do pizzas, earrings, tyres, jaw implants, spare parts for trucks and locks for aircraft doors have in common? They can all be produced with a 3D printer. Read More.

Luciole Medical raises CHF 5.3m in Series A financing for novel brain monitoring platform

Luciole Medical AG announced on September 17, 2018 that it closed a CHF 5.3m (EUR 4.7m) Series A financing round. Read More.

4 btov portfolio companies among the 25 most sought-after German start-ups

The world's largest professional network LinkedIn recently published the list of the top startups in Germany. Read More.

Beekeeper is raising USD 13m Series A extension

We are very proud to announce that our portfolio company Beekeeper, the leading communication and operations platform for frontline workers, has raised an additional USD 13m as a part of its Series A extension round. Read More.

Founder of BigRep wants to make 3D printing suitable for industrial use

The Berlin-based start-up BigRep is a pioneer in the field of additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing. Read More.

Swiss start-up teams were celebrated at the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award in Zurich!

Kudos to the 100 Swiss start-up teams that were celebrated by a big crowd of entrepreneurs, executive managers from major corporations, and investors, yesterday at the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award in Zurich! Read More.

btov Industrial Tech invests in 3D printing specialist Dyemansion

The company offers finishing systems that turn 3D-printed raw parts into high-value products. With the ability to deliver precision coloring and high quality finishes for even the most exact specifications, DyeMansion has quickly established itself as the global leader in additive manufacturing finishing systems for 3D-printed polymer parts. Read More.

GNA Biosolutions wins AACC’s Disruptive Technology Award

GNA Biosolutions was named the winner of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry’s (AACC) Disruptive Technology Award competition and also won the audience choice award. Read More.

Immatics announced its initiated enrollment of patients

Immatics, a leading company in the field of cancer immunotherapy, announced that it has initiated enrollment of patients into a phase I trial of IMA202, its second T-cell Receptor (TCR)-transduced adoptive cell therapy program. Read More.

SumUp has grown to a truly global company

It all started with the vision to de-hassle the life of small business owners by enabling them to accept card payments. In the meantime, SumUp has grown together from an early stage start-up to a truly global company. Read More.

Management consultants and industry experts for your projects

COMATCH is Europe's leading marketplace for the flexible consulting workforce. Its pool of more than 5'000 independent management consultants and industry experts live in 60 different countries and cover all industries and functional expertise relevant for companies. Read More.