Newsletter #46: Pipedrive Achieves Unicorn Status, Slovenian Startup TAIA Secured €1.2 Million

Another Friday, another SuperFounders Newsletter that helps you catch up with the most significant startup news from East Europe.

Pipedrive, a CRM platform for sales and marketing teams, has signed an agreement to receive a majority investment from Vista Equity Partners, an Austin, Texas-based VC firm –which puts the company’s valuation at about $1.5 billion. With this, the Estonian-born startup reaches unicorn status.

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Speedinvest Launches Second Specialist Network Effects Fund

Speedinvest, a pan-European early-stage venture capital firm, launched its second specialist Networks Effects fund with €33M.

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Slovenian startup TAIA secured €1.2 million additional seed funding to expand with its AI-enabled translation platform

The innovative translation platform TAIA, has raised a further €1.2 million in seed funding from venture capital fund Fil Rouge Capital, to expand into the United Kingdom, across Europe and to the USA with its AI-enabled software which bridges the gap between translation agencies and Google Translate.

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Rendity: Real estate platform raises 1.8 million euros for the growth phase

They usually hit the headlines when they raise money for real estate projects – but this time they’ve been fundraising for their own company. Lukas Müller, Paul Brezina and Tobias Leodolter, who jointly founded Rendity in 2015, today announced a financing round of 1.8 million euros.

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Meetfox: Vitosha Venture Partners Launches an Accelerator to Help Bulgarian Startups Think Big and Go Global

Vitosha Venture Partners, one of the new early-stage VCs in Bulgaria, is officially open for business and aims to put €25.9M in 126 companies by the end of 2023. The first investments are to be announced soon but the firm has already opened applications for a rolling acceleration program that will start in December.

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