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Tech DD for M&A Deal: HomeToGo acquires majority stake in kurz-mal-weg.de and Kurzurlaub.de
HomeToGo acquires a majority stake in kurz-mal-weg.de (KMW Reisen GmbH) and Kurzurlaub.de | Super Urlaub GmbH. After having supported HomeToGo during their previous acquisitions of e-domizil, secra and smoobu, we also provided the Product and Technology Due Diligence on Kurz Mal Weg and Kurzurlaub.
HomeToGo is the marketplace with the world’s largest selection of vacation rentals, listing millions of offers from thousands of trusted partners, including Booking.com, Vrbo and TripAdvisor. Kurz Mal Weg and Kurzurlaub provide thematic travel wellness, dining, sports together with hotel offerings for short trips.
Tech DD at Climate Tech Startup HYDROGRID ahead of Series A
Vienna-based startup HYDROGRID raised 8.5m USD in a Series A led by Inven Capital together with Karma Ventures and current investors SET Ventures and CNB Capital. Philipps & Byrne worked with the climate tech company during the Tech Due Diligence. HYDROGRID offers an automated IoT software for the planning and dispatch of hydropower plants.
€40 million Round for Climate Tech Company ecoworks with Tech DD by Philipps & Byrne
Climate Tech Startup ecoworks secured a €40 million round led by World Fund alongside co-investors Haniel, KOMPAS VC and ISAI. Philipps & Byrne supported the round by providing the Product and Technology Due Diligence.
Based in Berlin, Germany, ecoworks has developed an ultra-efficient building skin for real estate, supported by an AI-powered digital planning solution, that reduces the climate impact of the built environment.
Health Tech Company Floy Raises €5.4M – Philipps & Byrne Provides Tech Due Diligence
Munich-based Health Tech Startup Floy raised €5.4 Million in a Seed round, led by HV Capital with participation from All Iron Ventures, 10x Founders, xdeck, SB21, as well as angel investors.
Philipps & Byrne supported the deal by providing a comprehensive Product and Technology Due Diligence.
Floy is a Health Tech startup from Munich developing AI to support radiologists in seeing diseases difficult to detect.
Tech DD at French Prop Tech Startup Vizcab on Behalf of Kompas VC
French Prop Tech Company Vizcab raised a €5 Million Series A with Kompas VC as well as Rise PropTech Fund, CEMEX Ventures, Altur Investissement, and existing investors A/O and Banque des Territoires (Groupe Caisse des Dépôts). Philipps & Byrne provided the Product and Technology Due Diligence for the deal.
Vizcab is a SaaS platform specializing in data-driven solutions for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in construction projects, based in Lyon, France.
Philipps & Byrne Supports STRABAG’s €100 Mio Investment in CMBlu Energy with Software Due Diligence
Construction Company STRABAG invested €100 Mio in CMBlu Energy. They produce high-performance batteries for energy utility companies, grid operators, as well as commercial and industrial demand. Batteries from CMBlu Energy are made from recyclable and organic materials, offering a sustainable solution in contrast to conventional lithium-ion batteries. Philipps & Byrne provided the Software Due Diligence ahead of the investment.
STRABAG is a construction company covering building construction and structural engineering, road construction and civil engineering, bridge building and tunneling, project development, building materials production, and facility management. They aim to become the most innovative and sustainable construction technology group in Europe.
CMBlu Energy develops and produces high-performance batteries. Their Organic SolidFlow batteries use carbon-based molecules and are free from critical, flammable, or explosive materials, including lithium, making them safe, scalable, affordable, recyclable, and long-lasting. With the Organic SolidFlow battery, they deliver an extremely safe and sustainable key technology for the energy transition and a broad number of applications.
Tech Due Diligence at Fintech: kennek secures $12.5m funding
London-based fintech kennek raised $12.5m in a Seed round, led by HV Capital and supported by AlbionVC, DFF (Dutch Founders Fund), FFVC, Plug and Play Europe and Syndicate One.
Philipps & Byrne supported the deal by providing the Tech Due Diligence.
Kennek is the vertical software, an end-to-end solution for lenders that allows them to manage the full value chain of lending in one platform instead of using different systems and tools.
New Partners at Philipps and Byrne: Simon Brendel and David Abasina join Management as Associate Partners
Simon Brendel and David Asabina have joined the management team at Philipps & Byrne as Associate Partners. David will be Partner Innovation and Simon will be Partner Finance and Growth. Together, and along with our dedicated team, we’ll continue our way to being one of the Top Tech Advisory firms in Europe and help investors and founders to build the world of tomorrow.
Qualifyze raises $12 million – Tech Due Diligence by Philipps & Byrne
Qualifyze just raised $12 million in a round led by HV Capital and new investor HarbourVest Partners with participation from H14. Philipps & Byrne was on board by providing the Product and Technology Due Diligence.
The Frankfurt-based Startup offers compliance solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. Their mission is to transform supply chain compliance in the healthcare industry in a sustainable, data-driven manner.
TechDD at Neko for €60m Series A: Sensor Technology meets AI in Healthtech
Swedish healthtech company Neko Health raised a €60m Series A round led by Lakestar, together with Atomico and General Catalyst. Philipps & Byrne conducted the Product and Technology Due Diligence for the funding round. This included an assessment of the company’s AI approach in combination with hardware components in sensors and medical scanning technology, which is being used for a broad and non-invasive health data collection.
Neko was founded by Hjalmar Nilsonne (Watty Founder) and Daniel Ek (Spotify Co-Founder). Neko’s vision is to create a healthcare system that can help people stay healthy through preventive measures and early detection, incorporating the latest advances in sensors and AI.
Tech DD in ClimateTech: Forest Software Startup OCELL secures Seed Round
Forest Software Builder and Provider OCELL secured a seed funding round of $5 million with investors AENU and Summiteer as well as business angels Maximilian Thaler, Max Viessmann, and Boscor. Philipps & Byrne conducted the Product and Tech Due Diligence for the deal.
OCELL is building an operating system of sustainable forestry. By leveraging the data collected through their Dynamic Forest software, they want to create high-quality carbon credits to protect our forests.
Tech DD on SPREAD – Engineering Intelligence Startup for Complex Mechatronic Products
SPREAD closed a €14.6 million Series A funding round, led by HV Capital with participation from existing investors Cavalry Ventures. The round also attracted angel investors Dylan Field, Figma Co-Founder & CEO, the founders of logistics unicorn Sennder, and Summit Partners founder Walter Kortschak. Philipps & Byrne conducted the Product and Tech Due Diligence ahead of the closing.
SPREAD’s Engineering Intelligence Network connects all kinds of product information to help engineering teams gain an objective understanding of complex systems like cars, aircraft, and machines.
Philipps & Byrne supports Notion Investment into m3ter with Tech Due Diligence
m3ter raised $14 million in Series A round led by Notion Capital, and joined by Insight Partners, Union Square Ventures, and Kindred Capital. Philipps & Byrne conducted the Product and Tech Due Diligence ahead in the context of the deal.
m3ter helps software companies successfully operationalize modern usage-based pricing strategies. The company’s platform plugs directly into software businesses’ existing systems to capture granular usage, pricing, and account data at scale. It enables complex pricing configurations and error-free billing in near real-time, feeding systems throughout the stack, including billing and finance systems, the SaaS product itself, and Sales CRM and Customer Success platforms.
Sdui acquires Additio App: Early Stage M&A Tech and Product Due Diligence in EdTech Deal
EdTech Startup Sdui acquired Additio App and Philipps & Byrne provided the Tech DD to support the deal. We first met Sdui when they were raising a funding round. Back then, we did the Tech DD on them for HV Capital. Now they reached out to us – this time being on the investor side – to do an Early Stage M&A Tech and Product Due Diligence on Additio App.
Sdui is building an operating system for digital and modern education to connect teachers, educators and pupils with different digital solutions. Additio App is a platform for school management, assessment and communication with a strong presence in Spain and France.
Shift Planning Startup Ordio raised €2.9 M in Seed Round – Philipps & Byrne Supports with Tech DD
Cologne-based shift planning startup Ordio closed a €2.9 M Seed Round with Capnamic and Simon Capital. Ahead of the deal, Philipps & Byrne provide the Tech Due Diligence.
Ordio integrates productivity tools with an easy-to-use interface for your deskless workforce. Their app empowers deskless employees to manage their schedules, request time off, pick up extra shifts, and access crucial information.
Tech Due Diligence on Edtech Startup: Edurino raised €10.5 million Series A
Props to Edtech Startup Edurino raised €10.5 million in Series A funding round. The round was led by DN Capital with participation from FJ Labs and Tengelmann Ventures. Existing investors Jens Begemann, btov and Emerge Education are on board as well. Philipps & Byrne worked with the team during the Product and Technology Due Diligence.
Edurino introduces children from the age of 4 to digital learning in a playful and responsible way and prepares them for school. The offering includes a combination of physical toy and digital learning app and invites children on a story-based journey into the playful world of learning.