Enzyre closes Series A financing round of €12 million

Enzyre, which is developing breakthrough ambulant diagnostic technology for blood coagulation testing, has raised €12 million in a Series A financing led by new investor, Oost NL, with participation from i&i Biotech Fund, Demcon Investment as technology partner and existing investors, Takeda Ventures and Novalis Biotech. Part of the funding is an Innovation Credit from the Dutch Government. The proceeds from the financing will enable Enzyre to further develop its unique diagnostic technology platform, EnzyPad, which will enable hemophilia patients to determine and monitor their coagulation status from home in real-time. Olym advised Enzyre in this funding round.

FlexiDAO closes series A funding round led by SET Ventures

FlexiDAO, a leading software provider for 24/7 electricity and carbon tracking, has secured a $6.5 million investment round led by SET Ventures, with investment from Google and the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund, and existing investor EIT InnoEnergy. FlexiDAO enables companies and governments to operate on round-the-clock carbon-free energy, by certifying and tracing their electricity and its true carbon content, every hour of every day. We advised lead investor SET Ventures on this series A investment round.

Thorizon raises €12.5 million for clean nuclear technology

We advised Thorizon on its 12.5 million euro funding round for the development of a new generation of nuclear power plants. The ‘Thorium molten salt reactor’ developed by Thorizon will use long-lived waste in combination with the abundant metal Thorium as fuel. This makes the reactor capable of making an important contribution to a safe, virtually inexhaustible and CO2-free energy supply. The investors are a strong team of private and public sector parties, including Positron Ventures, Invest-NL, Huisman, PDENH and Impuls Zeeland.

PSG invests in Rodeo Software

Rodeo Software is a leading cloud-native project management software provider with a focus on creative services companies. PSG is a leading growth equity firm that focuses on partnering with mid-market software and technology-enabled services companies. We advised Rodeo Software and its shareholders, including No Such Ventures, on the transaction with PSG.

ETPA raises €5M by SET Ventures and ABN AMRO

Energy Trading Platform Amsterdam B.V. (ETPA) has been awarded a license to operate as a pan-European intraday energy exchange. By making energy trading faster and cheaper, ETPA’s intraday trading platform contributes to a flexible energy system that can absorb more energy from renewable sources. With the license, the company can expand its reach and offer services to energy traders across Europe. To support its international growth ambitions, ETPA raised € 5 million in growth financing from energy transition expert SET Ventures and sustainable finance leader ABN AMRO Sustainable Impact Fund. We advised ETPA on this transaction.

Axion BioSystems acquires CytoSMART

Axion BioSystems is a US-based life sciences tools company focused on advanced live-cell assay systems and a portfolio company of Summa Equity. Axion BioSystems has acquired CytoSMART, a Dutch biotechnology company focused on kinetic live-cell imaging analysis. The acquisition of CytoSMART puts Axion in a position for significant expansion in the fields of stem cell research, immuno-oncology, cell-based therapies, and drug discovery. We advised CytoSMART and its selling shareholders, including Holland Capital, BOM and ECFG (Eindhoven Corporate Finance Group), on this transaction.

SET Ventures participates in a EUR 13 million round in Sensorfact

We advised SET Ventures in its investment, jointly with FORWARD.one and Korys, in the Utrecht-based climate scale-up Sensorfact. Sensorfact helps companies in the manufacturing industry to save up to 15% on energy bills with intelligent energy management and energy-saving advice.

LeydenJar raises € 22 million in funding round

LeydenJar Technologies, a Dutch start-up originating from TNO that has developed battery technology based on 100% silicon anodes, has raised € 22 million in a new financing round for further development and upscaling. The capital was provided by a consortium of investors consisting of YARD ENERGY, Catalus Capital, Invest-NL, ING Sustainable Investments and Somerset Capital Partners together with a number of existing shareholders (including BOM, DOEN participaties and PVS Investments). We advised lead investor YARD ENERGY and the consortium of investors.

PSG Makes Growth Investment in Visualfabriq

Visualfabriq has partnered with leading growth equity investment firm PSG. Visualfabriq’s SaaS platform supports global consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers in managing and optimizing their promotions and demand planning. Its solutions are designed to improve revenue growth management for the world’s leading CPG brands by integrating big data, AI and intuitive workflows. PSG is a leading growth equity firm that focuses on partnering with mid-market software and technology-enabled services companies. PSG’s investment aims to accelerate Visualfabriq’s organic growth and assist in future product development. We advised Visualfabriq and its shareholders on this transaction.

Betty Blocks raises $33 million funding

Betty Blocks, a leading enterprise no-code application development platform for citizen development, has raised $33 million in funding. The round was led by European Private Equity and Venture Capital investor SmartFin Capital. Also participating were existing investors Morse Investments and NIBC Bank. We advised Betty Blocks.