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Launches, Partnerships & Expansions: Interesting startup milestones last week

The European startup ecosystem is full of interesting and exciting news, twists and turns. At EU-Startups, our aim is to keep you informed on everything that’s going on and share the inspiring entrepreneurial spirit this continent has to offer. From big funding announcements, duocorns picking up pace, to new partnerships and conscious collaborations – there’s never a dull day!

This week, good news for GoodNews coffee as it gets B-Corp certification, Irish startup RESPONSIBLE picks up traction for sustainable fashion and learn more about the fintech company aiming to support a new generation of female coders.

Launches and Expansions

  • Martech startup Qudo announced the launch of its SaaS platform that aims to unlock consumer insights for marketers in a cost-effective way, alleviating the impact of data protection regulations and browser cookie controls in the process.
  • EV charger aggregator, Bonnet, launched its crowdfunding campaign publicly on Crowdcube after several weeks when thousands of its nearly 150,000 drivers pledged to take a stake in the rapidly expanding company.
  •  The Natural Love Company has begun to launch its first range of sex toys which are made exclusively from recycled plastics found in the ocean.
  • German biotech startup, Niostem unveiled a new hair regrowth solution based on over 15 years of stem cell regenerative research. The technology amplifies the body’s regenerative power to regrow hair and stop hair loss.
  • Brite Payments announced expanded coverage across Central and Eastern Europe. Brite, which has built its instant account-to-account (A2A) payments offering on the European-wide open banking infrastructure, now offers its payouts solution in Croatia, Romania, and Hungary.
  • eviivo launched eviivo Collective as an ‘all-in-one’ cloud booking system. eviivo Collective is designed to celebrate, support and raise awareness for independently owned properties, as well as boutique hoteliers, hosts and owners who work in the independent accommodation sector.
  • ReaDI-Watch, an Irish software startup that offers a digital framework to enable businesses to make informed and best-practice decisions in managing their R&D and Innovation activities, shared their launch into the Canadian market.
  •  Evernest announced the launch of “Evernest OS”, a residential real estate “brokerage-as-a-service” solution, that allows experienced agents to start and scale their own businesses.
  • Stravito, the enterprise insights platform, announced the launch of its most recent product: Research Management. The new tool will allow insights teams to more efficiently manage research projects, budgets, suppliers, and external agencies all from one home base.

Acquisitions and Partnerships

  • RESPONSIBLE acquired HARU to unite re-commerce technologies and circularity approaches, as the company seeks to advance sustainability in fashion through harnessing tech.
  • Cover Genius acquired embedded warranty provider Clyde Technologies whose merchant partners include household brands such as Movado, Dyson and Skullcandy. Merchants will benefit from the same global, end-to-end protection available at Amazon, Tile, Flipkart, eBay, Wayfair and Shopee, among others.
  • ClearBank, the cloud-based banking platform, shared a new drive to actively recruit female coders through a partnership with Code First Girls. The largest provider of free coding courses for women in the UK, Code First Girls’ impact does not stop with education as they work with over 100 partners in the UK and globally to actively place women into tech roles. 
  • NextGen IT company Trifork and modular core banking technology provider Tuum are set to work together to provide a bespoke card and financing platform to the Danish lender Sparxpres, part of Spar Nord.
  • TurinTech announced a new feature in its product integration with Hugging Face

Milestones and Insights

  • Dutch start-up Reefy successfully installed the ‘Rotterdam Reef’, a pilot project for biodiversity and shoreline protection. Under an agreement with Boskalis, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management and the Municipality of Rotterdam, 17 Reefy ReefBlocks were installed, effectively creating a sustainable living breakwater.
  • The Maria 01 Impact Report shows that the hub’s startups have collected more than €700 million in funding over the course of its seven-year history.
  • GoodNews became one of the first coffee startups to get B-Corp certified.
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Patricia Allen
Patricia Allen
is the Head of Content at EU-Startups. With a background in politics, Patricia has a real passion for how shared ideas across communities and cultures can bring new initiatives and innovations for the future. She spends her time bringing you the latest news and updates of startups across Europe, and curating our social media.

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