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EuroQuity Bpifrance & Digital Africa are very pleased to invite you to the first Africa Next e-pitching session!

Join the first Africa Next e-pitching session! 3rd of November at 11:00 AM UTC +2

3rd of November digital event at 11:00 AM UTC +2 

Register here
Africa Next is bringing a completely new approach to connect the most promising African start-ups with African, European and International VCs and CVCs.
It is a service for top African VCs and Accelerators to select their best portfolio companies for co-investment opportunities. 

7 companies selected by Antler, Flat6labls Cairo, Flat6Labs Tunis, GreenTec, Knife Capital, Lateral Capital, Sawari Ventures will pitch along with their investors and are coming from Egypt, Kenya, Tunisia and South Africa.

Here is the selection: 

EGYPT - Ecommerce/Retail – Fashion & Lifestyle online platform 
This Cairo-based startup built a digital marketplace that enables local and global fashion brands to reach Egyptian fashion consumers. The startup is changing the Egyptian consumer habit of buying fashion online. Before the project was deployed, fashion consumers bought through international/cross-border websites, facing the issues of long delivery times & customs or local general merchandise platforms whose assortment & appeal do not cater to fashion consumers. The startup was launched in July 2019 with just three brands, the platform currently has an assortment from 70+ of the market’s top brands and acquired 20,000+ users with growth over 17x year one.  
70+ Brands; 20,000+ Users | TAM: €5.7bn | Next Step: Growth & Market share | Amount to raise: €700k 

KENYA – AI/AdTech/MarTech – Africa’s 1st AI driven Influencer Marketing Platform 
The startup has developed Africa’s 1st influencer marketing platform that’s driven by artificial intelligence to solve the biggest problems in influencer marketing today, by accurately matching influencers to brands, running end to end influencer marketing campaigns and most importantly bringing transparency in the measurement of impact. The startup has $600K in confirmed deals with $1.2M in the pipeline. Our growth strategy is to leapfrog and gain African market dominance by setting up subsidiaries in South Africa, Nigeria and Egypt within the next 12 months and further develop our SaaS module. 
€500K in contracts in 2020 | TRL: 6 | TAM: €10B | Next Step: Market Expansion & Development of SaaS module | Amount to raise: €600K 

KENYA - Transport/Logistics - Delivery Marketplace in Africa  
The startup is a digital platform that seeks to bring trust and transparency to transport. The solution connects transporters directly with cargo owners via its web or mobile application, avoiding expensive middlemen and through a sophisticated vetting process, insurance, and tracking capabilities ensures secure shipment. Since its launch in 2019, Amitruck was able to grow its user base across Kenya and has managed over 6500 deliveries saving clients on average 40%. 
3000+ registered vehicles; 1000+ average monthly trips | TRL: 7 | TAM: €24bn | Next Step: expansion| Amount to raise: €1.5M

EGYPT – Commerce – Social Commerce & Parallel distribution platform 
The startup is a social commerce and parallel distribution platform allowing local suppliers to have nationwide coverage through a network of individual distributors (mostly housewives) selling their products in their circles using all possible channels (omnichannel). The startup launched the operations in 2018 and grew 50x in three years reaching $10M in revenues this year. The startup gave market access to 100 suppliers by listing +10,000 products in 10 categories selling the products across the whole Egypt. 
35,000 individual distributors | 50X growth in three years | TRL: 8 | TAM: €100bn | Next Step: Microfinance & controlling the fulfillment process | Amount to raise: €12M

TUNISIA - Fashion Tech - Allowing women to revamp their wardrobes by buying and selling their used clothing online
The startup is a peer-to-peer secondhand fashion marketplace, at the heart of a 64bn-potential fashion-tech and resale industry. Starting its operations in Tunisia. Since 2016, the startup has become more than an e-commerce website: it is a real social network for shopping. The technological solution enabled users to list more than 1M items on the application, while developing a significant know-how in terms of logistics and marketing. In a phase of expansion, the start-up has started to develop its luxury resale service and its outlet service targeting big fashion firms in 2020. 
500K Registered Users | 1M GMV | TRL: 9 | TAM: €64bn | Next Step: Expansion | Amount to raise: €850K 

SOUTH AFRICA – Beverages – Better for you soft drinks- going global 
The product is the better-for-you soda that’s making local and international waves (selling to 13 markets). Based on consumer insights and trends, this award winning soft drink delivers big on taste and refreshment, without the bad stuff. With just a sprinkle of pure cane sugar 65 Cal/can, no sweeteners, all-natural flavours and zero colourants, at an affordable everyday price. Voted product of the year for innovation 2020, best tasting non-alcoholic beverage 2019 and named hottest beverage for summer 2 years in a row by panels of expert judges and consumers alike. Established in South Africa, key target market in 2021 is the USA with strong opportunities in the UK and Middle East. 
Main customers: KeHe (USA), Spinneys and Waitrose (UAE), Kibsons (UAE), Burger King, all major retailers in Southern Africa | TAM: 1.9T€ | Next step: USA launch | Amount to raise €4M

KENYA - Local service marketplace:  Africa’s largest platform for vocational service professionals

The startup has set up a technology platform that improves the relationship between service providers and household/businesses customers. Local services are a $5bn USD sector in Kenya and middle class households are rapidly growing. The startup has established itself as  the fastest, safest, and most affordable way to obtain services. Launched in 2016, the startup has grown into the largest service marketplace in the country with widespread market adoption, an 80% retention rate, and profitable unit economics.  Having proven a strong product market fit (PMF: 46), the startup is raising a round to invest into growth in Kenya and expand to other high potential African markets. 

Annual sales of $3.5m | CAC:$22 vs. LTV $108 (5x multiple) | NPS: 52, 80% customer retention rate  | TAM: $5bn, SAM: $700mn | Next Step: Growth | Amount to raise: €4m

Thursday, October 22nd 2020

We are very pleased to announce you an exclusive e-pitch session we are organising in collaboration with Solar Impulse Foundation and the European Investment Bank on October 22nd at 17:00 CEST.

Once again, this e-pitch is exclusively for Solar Impulse Labelled Solutions
Witness 5 of the finest startups pitching directly to you online.
You can register by clicking here.

Here is the selection:


BELGIUM – eMobility – Power dense axial flux electric motors for electric vehicles
Compared with traditional electric motors, we introduce a new electric motor technology for electric vehicles which deliver 4x more power density and up to 25% more vehicle range at competitive cost. The motor technology is based on 10 years R&D, secured with fundamental patents and planned for high volume production via our 1B$+ manufacturing partner. We are preparing a first production batch of 25000 motors in 2023. Today’s projects include motor developments for automotive powertrain suppliers, lightweight motors for a passenger drone and eMotors for niche eMobility OEM.
Fundamental patents | 3 contracts in 2020 – 2M€ booked |TRL: 7 | TAM: €45 by 2025 | Next Step: industrialization |Amount to raise: €15M (part already committed)

FINLAND – Cleantech/Energy – Carbon Neutrality
Sector-leading company that harnesses the power of ocean energy to accelerate society towards carbon neutrality. The team have developed and patented unique innovations that slash the cost of power-to-X. The technology has been demonstrated and commercial deployments are under development with customers investing in project development. Global sales pipeline is in place with first sales expected in 2021.
60+ patents worldwide | TRL: 7 | TAM: €600+bn | Next Steps: Array of devices and commercial sales | Amount to raise: €15m

POLAND – Greentech / Zero Waste / Eco Tableware and Packaging –Technology enabling manufacturing of biodegradable single-use products from agri-food industrial leftovers
A technology company developing innovative industrial solutions enabling the manufacturing of biodegradable single-use products made of sustainable plant-based materials sourced as side-products or leftovers from agri-food industry. Market demand for product allows for simultaneous investment in scale-up of existing production capacities and further R&D to increase durability parameters, widen range of input materials and increase new ways of application.
Main customers: Retail / Wholesale / Food Services | TRL : 8-9 | TAM : €115bn | Amount to raise: €15m

SPAIN – Biotech/Agriculture – microalgae derived bio-inputs to sustainably increase agricultural yields
Pioneering and multi-awarded biotech company devoted to microalgae with extensive research history and network, reputed shareholders/managers and state of the art technologies.
Its unique microalgae-based solutions for agriculture are providing a fast growth globally, in terms of revenues, customers, contracts, attraction of top talent, awareness, research proposals and public awards.
10 commercial subsidiaries worldwide | >1 million final end-users | commercial contracts with market leaders | MoUs signed in 2020 | TRL: 9 | TAM: €64bn – SAM: €7.4 bn with 15% CAGR| Next Step: boost expansion | Amount to raise: €12m-18m

FRANCE – Cleantech/ Energy – landfill gas upgrading into grid compliant biomethane
Twenty billion US$ of methane is lost every year on landfills around the world. This methane is produced spontaneously by the breakdown of organic matters contained in waste. Most of it is flared or released to the atmosphere, generating GHG emission. The result of 10 years of R&D, a breakthrough technology makes it possible to recover this by-product of waste management into grid-compliant biomethane, to substitute fossil fuels and fight climate change.
6 patents worldwide |€12m already raised | Over €30m invested in renewable energy project | €12m in revenue 2019 | €8m in revenue already secured over the next ten years |TRL : TRL9 in France / TRL7 outside France |TAM: $20b |Next Step(s); worldwide deployment |Amount to raise (EUR): €50m

Monday, October 19th 2020
Join the InvestHorizon e-pitch Session Healthtech on October the 20th at 5:00pm
Our next InvestHorizon pitch session organized by EuroQuity will be held online on October the 20th at 5:00 PM CEST.
6 Healthtech companies will be presented.
All these Serie A companies are part of the European InvestHorizon acceleration program, and are looking for funds to continue their growth.

Here is the list of the 6 deeptech companies:

Digital Health/Medical devices – A neurostimulation device to delay dementia onset 
Spin-off of a leading Spanish university in neurotechnology research. The startup has developed a neurostimulation device that increases cognitive function by 25% in 8 hours, and obtains 2.5 times more effects in 4.2 times less time than any other alternative. The treatment has been successfully followed by 250+ people in 2,500+ sessions through the main Spanish healthcare groups. 
15+ clients | TRL 6 | TAM: 3.5bn |CAGR 2020-2027: 17,5% | Next steps: clinical trial and industrialization | Amount to raise: 2M€ - Spain

BIOMIMESYS, a groundbreaking technology, is the only organ-specific microenvironment that allows to recreate in vitro organs, healthy or cancerous. With BIOMIMESYS technology, success to find new drugs against cancer will shift from 7% to 93% and we will find new effective drug against microenvironment modification, the cause of cancer initiation and progression. Recognised "Deep Tech Pioneer" by Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge 2020; awarded by Forum Labo as a disruptive technology and by Start West jury of investors; one of 10 finalists of the Female Founder Challenge organized by Viva Technology ; selected in Invest Horizon coaching programme; 8 MTA/MOU and 16 LOIs signed by pharmaceutical industries/CROs (Sanofi, Servier, Evotec) and academic research units | Amount to raise: 3.5M€  – France 

Medtech/Real World Imaging Evidence – Unleashing Medical Imaging to deliver real world Evidence to Biopharma thanks our Network of European Hospitals & Partners.  
Spin-off project from a University Hospital, the start-up has developed the Medexprim Suite which allow the Extraction, the Curation, the Enrichment & the De-Identification of multi-centric and complex Dataset for Biopharma. The first software solution, already in use in 30 Hospitals all over Europe, allow tailored GDPR compliant Dataset extractions to train AI model, to build Imaging Biomarkers, to identify patients and develop synthetic control arms. A Smart Contractive and Federative platform is planned in order to deliver Evidence thanks to sophisticated processing and analytics tools. Main customers : Biopharma : TRL : 6 (R-WiDE Platform), TRL : 9 (Medexprim Suite™) | TAM : €1.2bn  Amount to raise: €5M - France

Medtech / Wearable / AI / Autonomic Dysfunction - Theraupatic non-invasive wearable platform technology for the autonomic nervous system dysfunction caused diseases. 
A spin-off startup from the Faculty of Health Sciences at Bahcesehir University develops wearable and connected non-invasive auricular vagus nerve stimulation device. The technology developed aims to solve diseases such as migraine and hyper inflammation triggered by the autonomic nervous system dysfunction which can be defined as an increase in sympathetic and suppress parasympathetic nervous system activities. 2 patent applications are filled, and the proof of concept studies is completed. Research-only device sales for B2B customers are started. Main customers: B2C: Patients suffer from headaches, chronic pains, and hyper-inflammation, B2B: Neuromodulation Researchers | TRL:7 | TAM: €4bn | Amount to raise: 1.5M€ - Turkey  

Health tech / Gynecology diagnostics  
Presenting the first ML / AI based multi-causal, rapid, cost effective and accurate point of care diagnostic system for Vaginitis, a very common gynecology condition that is misdiagnosed today in 50% of clinic visits. Granted three times by IIA, ISO13485 certified, CE marked, Pilots in place, H2020 seal of excellence. | Amount to raise: 5M€ – Israel 

Consumer Electronics / Hearables / Hearing Aids / Micro Speaker / Semiconductors -Revelutional High Quality Miniature Speaker 
Multi patented technology based on providing sound from modulated ultrasound. Providing fidelity sounds tenfold in size than other microspeakers. The speaker is based on a MEMS chip, which currently we have samples demonstrating the quality. Working on new generations that will demonstrate the full functionality of the speaker. 
3 Patents world wide; LOIs from customers / TRL: 6 / TAM: $12bn / Next step: Commercialization| Amount to raise: 3M€

Tuesday, October 13th 2020

Meet nine high potential companies selected by the European Innovation Agencies - Taftie - on November 5 at 05:00 PM CET

Join the Taftie High Potential E-Pitch session on November 5 at 05:00 PM CET
We proudly present the 9th edition of the Taftie High Potential e-pitch session that will be held online on November 5 at 5:00 PM CET
This session will feature companies in energy storage systems, semiconductor materials, Software and IP licensing, MedTech (Intensive care units), Blue Biotech, CleanTech, Smart City, optometry looking for tickets from 1.5 to 15 M€.

Companies were selected in collaboration with Taftie, the association that gathers all innovation agencies of European countries. This is a unique opportunity to discover from your office high-potential profiles from all over Europe and to ask them questions by registering here.

See you next November 5 at 05:00 PM CET. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Cristina Chumacero.

Automotive / EV Chargers / Energy Storage Systems
Our company is a manufacturer of control and power electronics with 20 years of tradition and experience. Within its product portfolio, it mainly supports the development and production of fast charging stations for electric vehicles with battery storage for residential and industrial use. We provide a new modern charging concept of energy industry based on connecting a large amount of decentralized local energy producers and operators of energy storage systems, electricity producers and consumers, all working together through remote control and monitoring as virtual power plants.
Winner of the Amper 2018, Technology supplier for Automotive Škoda auto from the VW and one of the biggest energetics company in Czech Republic ČEZ. | TRL: 8 | TAM: $32B | Next Step : global roll-out | 4.0M€ sought – Czech Republic
Semiconductor materials / Surface engineering / B2B Industrial Engineering
We deliver a breakthrough and patented technology to boosts the efficiency and improve the manufacturing yield of compound semiconductor devices such as uLEDs, Lasers, detectors and power electronics. A solid customers funnel , including ongoing projects with companies like Sony, Hamamatsu and Applied materials. Commercial partnership with French equipment manufacturer RIBER, and 1 electronics device manufacturer. Selected as One to Watch by Nature spin-off awards 2020. Winner of Startup World Cup 2020 Finland. Best 40 HTVD 2020 (Germany).  |  TRL: 7-8 | TAM: $2B | Next step: Commercial acceleration  | 4M€ sought – Finland
Healthcare / Medical Device / Operating room / Intensive care units   

World’s first inflatable positioning supports, a breakthrough in patient care, hygiene and ergonomics in hospitals. Patented technology to position and move patients with compressed air. Our first innovations are for the operating room (e.g neurosurgery) and intensive care units (e.g COVID patients). We design and produce inflatable positioning devices, which enables healthcare workers to position patients quickly and safe without manual power (avoiding work-related musculoskeletal injuries and sick leave). Our solution can save 25% on personnel in surgery rooms and enable 5% more surgeries daily. The optimal positioning “on air” will avoid complications for patient and enable a revolution in surgical procedures.
Best Tech invention award 2019. European Seal of Excellence 2020. CE mark and launched in June 2019. Sold in 6 European countries | TRL 8 | TAM: €644M  | Next step : commercial acceleration and USA launch |€1.5M sought – Belgium
Consumer electronics / Digital display / Software and IP licensing
Our company has world-leading expertise in holographic display - the Holy Grail of display tech. We license patented software and IP to biggest manufacturers of consumer electronics: from Augmented Reality smart-glasses, to gaming laptops, and automotive displays, before integrating into city infrastructure. Partners include Arm, NVidia and Himax Displays - Licensing contract worth $15M signed - Development projects with FAANGs and 2nd biggest consumer tech manufacturer – Winner of KPMG Best British Tech Pioneer and TechTour Best Digital Company Award | TRL: 6-8 | TAM: $40B | Next Step: commercial acceleration | $15M sought – UK

Blue Biotech / Pharmaceuticals
Non-opioid analgesic for neuropathic pain from marine origin that modulates key ion channels through a novel mechanism of action, stopping pain perception with potentially unprecedented efficacy and safety profiles in the industry. | Seal of Excellence from the European Commission. Semi-finalist of OneStart Europe awards. Semi-finalist of the Everis Foundation's Entrepreneurs Awards. Finalist of Innovation Awards by NOVO Banco. Successful efficacy and toxicity proof of concept in animal models. Soft commitment from potential pharmaceutical clients | TRL: 6 | TAM: $71.5B | Next steps: Additional preclinical studies and establishment of co-development/licensing agreements | 1.8M€ sought - Portugal

Economical, Clean Lightweighting Tech
Green tech pre-treatment process, for the bonding of lightweight composite materials to each other, and to metals.  Eliminates consumables and toxic waste from existing manual/batchwise processes, by replacing them with a high-speed, in-line robotised solution.  Higher volumes and reliability makes composites more economically viable for industry, with industry studies forecasting an additional 23% adoption on foot of this solution.  Trials pipeline has 23 participants, including major Tier 1 players from Auto, Consumer Electronics, Aerospace/Space, and Alternative Energy. Company is in receipt of several grants from State & Institutional bodies and previously secured Seed funding of €1.1M  | TRL 6 – 9 | TAM: US$127Bn | Next Step: Commercialization | 5.5M€ sought - Ireland

Fintech / Open banking 
We provide a mobile app that allows users to link bank accounts, explore and compare financial products and join other consumers in negotiating better financial deals. Since Aug. 2020, our organization is the first Italian company, independent from banks, authorized by the Bank of Italy to provide financial aggregation service. 
 Winner of "Speed MI up 2018" - Bocconi University, Apr. 2018; recognized as special innovation company in the event “Premio Cambiamenti 2019” - CNA Lombardia, Oct. 2019; classified in the top 3 winners in the contest “Unicorn Battle - Italy” - Startup.Network, June 2020. | TRL: 9  |  TAM: 11,3M potential users in Italy | Next step : commercial acceleration | 2M€ sought – Italy

Optometry / Wearable / Robotics
We make autofocusing glasses that work with your eye and adapt to different viewing distances automatically. Progressives have distorted optics which makes them difficult to adapt to and dangerous for elders. Autofocals have undistorted optics and so they are easy to use and safe for everyone. We are currently Alpha testing, we have two granted utility patents and we are in preliminary discussions with the major distribution partners. | TRL 6-7, TAM $100B, Next step: Beta testing | $2M sought – Serbia (US parent) 

Smart city / public transportation / green energy
We deliver data processing cloud to optimise public mobility services. Data comes from solar powered benches, infokiosks, bus shelters, electric scooter chargers we provide. All with our design AI energy management system.
We work with Orange, T-Mobile, Microsoft, finalist of Smart City Expo 2018 innovation in Public Spaces award, awarded design, founders listed in Forbes 30 under 30 | TRL 7-8 TAM: 25B next step: internationalisation, scale up | 2M € sought - Poland
You can register here: 

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us:

Monday, October 12th 2020

ESA, EBAN Space, and EuroQuity join forces and will present the second edition of “Space Now” Virtual Investor Forum, which will be held online on October 27 at 17:00 CET. In addition, Elodie Viau, Director of Telecommunication and Integrated Applications / Head of ECSAT at ESA, will introduce the session with a short presentation about “New Space Business and Entrepreneurship to support global challenges”.

The second edition of "Space Now Virtual Investor Forum" with ESA will be held on October 27 at 17:00 CET
EuroQuity invites you next October 27 at 17:00 CET to witness the second session of “Space Now” Virtual Investor Forum, organised by EBAN SpaceEuropean Space Agency   and Euroquity, in which we will present 4 space-tech companies looking to scale up. You can register now.

This time, Elodie Viau, Director of Telecommunication and Integrated Applications / Head of ECSAT at ESA, will introduce the session with a short presentation about "New Space Business and Entrepreneurship to support global challenges". Then, four companies will be pitching in front of investors and will be evaluated by a jury. 

One company will be invited to pitch at the ESA Investment Forum on December 9, held during the European Space Week in Germany. Each Virtual Investor Forum will be opened by a keynote speech from an ESA Director. 

Join us by registering here: 

France - Healthcare services 
Monitoring Body Attitude by Space Technologies

We are a new Start-Up specialized in Health Information Systems based on Space Technologies. Our solution is a new smart platform combining "from-the-shelf" IoTs, Artificial Intelligence, and a CNES Space Patent. Our system can monitor patients and to predict undesired future events regarding health states. This solution is addressed both for older adults living in retirement institutions and isolated people living at home. We offer a unique value proposition to medical teams to track new data and to process health information using an innovative way for retirement institutions and related services. ESABIC Sud France incubatee – Connect by CNES labeled – 2 years Cooperation Agreement signed with AG2R LA MONDIALE – Commercialization started on September 2020  | Innovation Readiness Level = 6-7 Capability to support limited production (MVP version 1) |TAM: >500M€ in France| Next step: lean MVP cycle acceleration + commercial growing | 1.5€ sought

Luxembourg - InsurTech / AgriTech / Blockchain
Our platform enables the next generation of insurance through data and technology

We provide a turnkey solution for mutual and insurers that leverages blockchain and Earth Observation satellites’ data to enable next-generation insurance for agriculture that is digital, cost-efficient, simple and scalable. Supported by Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) through the European Space Agency (ESA) in the framework of Business Applications programme and investment from the US based blockchain technology company ConsenSys through its Tachyon Accelerator and Draper University Ventures.  | TRL 9  | TAM: 8.7 BEUR | Next step: scale up operations  | 0.5€ sought 

Germany - SaaS / Space Traffic Management / New Space 
We offer an Ai-based Space Traffic Management platform for automated collision avoidance

We develop a software to avoid collisions between satellites and 2 million pieces of space debris. The software platform is built on a very flexible and modular infrastructure and allows easy access via web interface and API from almost every programming. language. Our beta software is currently tested by 70+ users and will be operationally available in a subscription model from beginning of November of this year (test users include: European Space Agency (ESA), German Aerospace Center (DLR), and multiple NewSpace companies). With our solution we help the fast growing NewSpace market (CAGR >20%) to reduce costs and risks in satellite operations by more than 70%.Our team has several years of experience in Space Debris research and earned an international reputation in this field. Our service portfolio includes: risk estimation, orbit determination, collision avoidance, maneuver calculation, optimization and safety checks, and space debris mitigation guideline compliance checks. With the seed round, which we plan to raise next summer, we want to launch the first version of our space situational awareness product (in addition to the satellite operator product), close our first recurring accounts and become Europe’s number one provider of Collision Avoidance services and Space Traffic Management software. | Next step: Roll-out of CA Services + Finalization of SSA product | 1.2 mio € sought

Germany - MedTech / Machine Learning / Parkinson`s Disease Monitoring & Therapy Adjustment.
A global technology leader in Parkinson`s Disease Monitoring & Therapy Adjustment
In cooperation with Neurologists, patients & AI leaders, we developed world`s first and only solution that automates the complete medication adjustment cycle based on objective 24/7 patient gait data. For neurologists, adjustment now becomes data based and as a result simpler, better, faster & cheaper. For patients, it allows convenient home monitoring, improved mobility, less falls & fear. 

Our solution is based on unique machine-learning algorithms and micro-electronic sensors attached to the patients’ shoes. They capture and analyse patients movements and gait parameters. In a second step the AI performs the medical gait scoring and finally assists/performs the complex medication adjustment. Our proprietary medical algorithms are the results of 10 years of clinical research. Clinical proof-of-concept has been shown on more than 3.000 stratified gait analyses.  Pilot customers used the system and published more than 20 peer- reviewed publications. A PCT application is pending (US, EU). Our first two products are medical devices and CE marked. Status: Series A; Funding Request: EUR 1,75 mio (750 k already closed)

Register now: 

The next sessions will be held on:

  • November 19th;
  • and December 3rd.
Join us and learn more about how ESA is leading the new space era and discover 16 new high-tech investment deals.

Wednesday, October 7th 2020
Join the InvestHorizon e-pitch Session Cleantech & Agritech on October the 13th at 5:00pm by META
Our next InvestHorizon pitch session organized by META will be held online on October the 13th at 5:00 PM CEST.
7 cleantech companies will be presented.
All these Serie A companies are part of the European InvestHorizon acceleration program, and are looking for funds to continue their growth.

Here is the list of the 7 deeptech companies:

AgTech / SpaceTech
We enable precision irrigation globally for 10% of the cost of current solutions. The company delivery high-resolution surface temperature data globally with daily updates via a microsatellite constellation. Winner of Copernicus Master ESA 4.0 Challenge – 3rd Price at ESA Start-up Competition 2020 – Publicly funded space mission in 2021 – Hello Tomorrow Deep Tech Pioneer – Falling Walls Finalist 2020 – One of the Winners of Digital Founders Competition – Winner Innovation Challenge Paris Space Week 2020 | 3.0 M€ sought – Germany
IT / Energy / Smart Grid
We help power utilities integrate more renewables and EVs in the electricity grids while maintaining a high quality of service for their customers. Won 8 client projects - €2M revenues – Winner of New Energy Challengers/Future Grid – Awarded by Solar Impulse Foundation – World's top 36 energy startups in Free Electrons Competition – SET100 list | 4.0M€ sought – Switzerland
IoT and Smart Building Solutions
We make any building smart through the design and development of universally compatible smart home and building automation sensors and actuators with a focus on delivering enhanced comfort, security and energy savings of up to 33% to its end users. Unique proposition of devices with LoRaWAN connectivity offering superior range (up to 15km), long battery life (10+years), simple public or private infrastructure and low investment requirement for B2C and B2B projects. Endeavor company selected in 2017, NDAs and TSs signed by leading EU telecoms and utility partners for pilot projects in Finland, Germany, France and the UK | 3M€ sought – Bulgaria  
AgTech / Precision Irrigation
A plug&play solution based on IoT and Machine Learning for the revamping of existing irrigation systems. Farmers don't need to change their irrigation systems and, by integrating our solution, they can reduce the use of water, energy and fertilizers. On-going contracts with 3 top Italian wineries and with Philip Morris International. Selected for EIT Climate-KIC "Water Scarcity" programme. In July 2020 we received the EU Seal of Excellence. | 0.5M€ sought – Italy
Automotive / Railways / Radar Positoining System
The company has patented and developed a disruptive Radar Positioning Sensor (RPS) for locating trains and cars with 1cm accuracy in a reliable, secure, safe and low cost manner. Siemens, Hitachi, Bombardier, CAF, Renault, Altran, UN, DG MOVE are paying attention to RPS. 4 seals of excellence, best UPM startup, finalist LAcomotion Autonomous Driving category. 0.6M€ IPR investment. | 4M€ sought – Spain
IoT/ Smart Grid
The B2B IoT company digitizes 36+ billion water-based assets off radar today such as water treatment systems, sanitary ware and appliances to remotely monitor them, predict their maintenance, extend their lifetime and reduce water and energy wastes. We have among our customers & LOIs, leading water treatment systems vendors such as Pentair, Kurita, Fileder, Ayor and awarded among the 50 best swiss startups to invest in 2020 by Bilan Magazine. 1.1M€ sought - Switzerland.
Biotech/Ocean/Health tech  
We protect surfaces against microbial, viral and fouling growth, from aquaculture and ship hulls to everyday life surfaces. The company is already developing pilots with major aquaculture companies and Manager of public spaces, like the Lisbon Municipality. Technology proven and scalable and pilots running with major companies in the sector | 3.1M€ sought – Portugal


Tuesday, October 6th 2020

We are very pleased to announce you the fifth e-pitch session we are organising in collaboration with Solar Impulse Foundation on October 8th at 17:00 CEST. This session will present solutions around SDG11 - Sustainable and Smart Cities.

The fourth E-pitch exclusively for Solar Impulse Labelled Solutions.
Witness 5 of the finest startups pitching to you directly online.
You can register by clicking here.
Here is the selection:



CANADA – Cleantech/Construction – Energy Efficiency Simulation Software 
The start-up has developed an AI-powered simulation software that allows home builders to access all possible energy solutions for their home, as well as ensuring their design will meet energy regulations. The solutions also provide a detailed analysis of construction costs. The software reduces GHG emissions on average by 3 tons per year per design and is partnered with 6 local municipalities. 
6 local municipalities as clients; Government contracts for retrofit development | TRL: 9 | TAM: $9B USD | Next Step: Market Expansion | Amount to Raise: €320K 

PORTUGAL - Cleantech/Energy – Thermal batteries for buildings efficiency improvement 
Founded in the technological environment of excellence in the University of Aveiro, the start-up developed a thermal battery using phase change materials that provide self-adjustable power output matching the cooling or heating specific needs of a system. The first solution presented to the market solves the problem of waiting for hot water in buildings being the only available solution in the market that combines water and energy efficiency. Recently, the team made a successfully proof of concept combining the thermal batteries with a heat pump system. The results show that the technology can improve the efficiency of a conventional heat pump for heating/cooling and domestic hot water by up to 40%.  
1 patent pending in EU and US | distribution agreement with a large manufacture for US | >300 paying customers | TRL 6 | TAM: 20B€ | Investment case 1M€ (50% go-to-market/ 30% scale-up / 20% R&D) 

FRANCE – Cleantech/Energy - Alternative breakthrough ecological heat pump  
The startup with a long and unique background in its discipline, is developing a breakthrough ecological acoustic heat pump for domestic applications (first market: renovating home heating solutions). This game changer Heat Pump with comparable performances as classical ones has strong competitive advantages : 50 years lifetime, no maintenance, CO2 emissions cut by 90% vs boilers, no  greenhouse gas, TCO 45% less than HP and 15% less than boilers, no brainer for consumer, high profitability. Ongoing discussions with major players of the value chain. Time to market 2 years. 
6 patents worldwide; | TRL: 6 | TAM: €93bn | Next step: design the product, Define the best BM to spread the innovation worldwide | Amount to raise: €5m 

NETHERLANDS - Cleantech - Sorbent Filter that cleans indoor air and improves battery efficiency starting in the Automotive industry
The ESA born company uses patented carbon dioxide filters to recirculate better air in enclosed spaces for health, safety, and improved efficiency. The inaugural product for the electric car protects the driver and passengers from harmful pollutants, pollens, and fumes while enabling a 40% increase in HVAC efficiency. A prototype was successfully demonstrated with an automotive partner in 2019.
x3 patents | 3 R&D contracts closed with different OEMs | TRL 7 | TAM: 528M EVs by 2040 | Build integrated version into OEM concept car and secure pre-orders before end of 2021 | Current funding sought: €5.5M 

SLOVENIA - Cleantech/Energy/Mobility - A leading provider that develops and manufactures advanced interactive charging stations and charging management software
With +10 years in operations, the Company is the European champion of interactive charging, and the sole independent market player combining hardware (“HW “) and software (“SW “) solutions in its product offering. The Company is the only independent European market player in the EV space with both solutions, well positioned to become the leading provider of integrated charging solutions for electromobility. 
Market presence in over 50 countries | Out of CEE region ‘s 10bn revenue companies, 15 are the company's clients | TAMEU 19-30 €80bn |Amount to raise: €10m 

Friday, October 2nd 2020

ESA, EBAN Space, and EuroQuity join forces and will present the first edition of “Space Now” Virtual Investor Forum, which will be held online on October 12 at 17:30 CEST. In addition, Josef Aschbacher, Director of Earth Observation Programmes at the European Space Agency, will introduce the session with a short presentation about “Earth observation, the next frontier of space commercialization”.

Join the first Space Now Virtual Investor Forum with ESA next October 12 at 17:30 CEST
Once the prerogative of public entities, space exploration is now an open gate to new business opportunities for private companies. Moreover, space technologies are enabling new services in a wide range of sectors, from agriculture to health.

Thus, EuroQuity invites you next October 12 at 17:30 CEST to witness the first session of “Space Now” Virtual Investor Forum, organised by EBAN SpaceEuropean Space Agency  and Euroquity, in which we will present 4 space-tech companies looking to scale up. You can register now.

Three other sessions will be organized, and the winning company of each forum will be invited to pitch at the ESA Investment Forum on December 9, held during the European Space Week in Germany. Each Virtual Investor Forum will be opened by a keynote speech from an ESA Director. 

On October 12, Josef Aschbacher, Director of Earth Observation Programmes at ESA, will introduce the session with a short presentation about "Earth observation, the next frontier of space commercialization". Then, four companies will be pitching in front of investors and will be evaluated by a jury. 

Register now:  

France - Marine Robotics / Drones
This company wants to become the first ocean data provider in Europe by deploying multiple constellations of Autonomous Surface Vessels

We design, manufacture and operate multiple constellations of SphyrnaALV (Autonomous Laboratory Vessel) in order to collect oceanic mega-data. Similar to satellites in the sea, the SphyrnaALV are 15m long, remote-controlled vessels, which each have an operational autonomy of 10 months thanks to solar and wind energy production. SphyrnaALVs can carry up to a ton of measuring equipment and make it possible to collect no less than 50 different types of data, transmitted in real-time, for a cost divided by 50 compared to “classic” scientific vessels.

Austria - Farm Management Information Solution / AgriTech / Soil Health
Satellite enabled soil moisture analytics and precision farming

We are a web/mobile predictive analytics platform for farmers and agribusinesses that want to improve field profitability and gain better field health, offering affordable and accurate field level satellite enabled soil moisture analytics, crop monitoring and simple to understand field management recommendations with up to 10 days forecast.

Germany - Satellite Imagery / Machine Learning / Incident Prevention
Global knowledge on a local scale - what if Google Earth was weekly up-to-date?

Our mission is to replace helicopters in pipeline monitoring with a cheaper and more efficient satellite-based system. In the long run, we are building a neural net with a massive database of diverse training data, that will be the best in the world in detecting and classifying any changes on earth's surface - for energy, agriculture, real estate, insurance and government markets. 

France - Mapping platform / Hardware / Cloud / Smartphone application / Agritech
Service provider of high accuracy geolocation in connected maps

We develop high-tech services to address today and tomorrow's challenges. We design, develop, and create three products to provide high accuracy geolocation in connected maps. Our mapping platform, which combines high accuracy positioning and embedded vision, is a miniaturized hardware of all the equipment deployed on a Google car. The geotagged data collected by our platform receivers are sent wirelessly to a cloud database for image processing via machine learning algorithms. Finally, a smartphone application is provided to our customers to visualise the digital map and its associated key performance indicators. Precision viticulture, through our brand, is our first market by providing digital solutions for workforce management, vines supervision, and vineyard management.
Cooperation agreements have been reached with 5 customers for an experimentation in 2021. We received French and European awards. ׀ TRL 6 ׀ Next step: System prototype demonstration in an operational environment  1M€ sought - France


Register now:   

The next sessions will be held on:

  • October 27th;
  • November 19th;
  • and December 3rd.
Join us and learn more about how ESA is leading the new space era and discover 16 new high-tech investment deals.

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Tuesday, September 29th 2020
Join the InvestHorizon e-pitch Session Digital on October the 6th at 5:00pm
Our next InvestHorizon pitch session will be held online on October the 6th at 5:00 PM CEST.
6 Digital companies will be presented.
All these Serie A companies are part of the European InvestHorizon acceleration program, and are looking for funds to continue their growth.

Here is the list of the 6 deeptech companies:

AI Platform
The company makes core corporates Business Processes smarter by automating operational excellence (audit, monitor & anticipate) for any processes in few seconds. The company firstly delivers an AI platform for process optimization in banks & insurances market. Winner of Hack Audit Challenge – Selected by French Assurtech Accelerator - Recognized by Gartner as Major contender in Process Mining | 2.5M€ sought – France

ML & Big Data / SaaS / B2B/ DeepTech
The  system is a cloud-based B2B platform for optimizing and negotiating purchases across a complete range of goods and services. Our machine learning, and mathematical optimization algorithms calculate the optimal solution for the best prices, quantities, discounts, costs of ownership, supplier quality rating and other buyer and supplier constraints to minimize purchasing costs and complexity.  Finalist of the 2019 London Tech Week (UK) and the International B2B Software Days hosted by Enterprise Europe Network in Vienna (Austria). US Patent No. US202000118183A1 (Digital method for purchase centralization, optimization and negotiation) | 1M€ sought – Portugal

IoT/critical infrastructure sectors, Risk and performance-based customers
Delivering Hyper-Secure ‘People-Process-Technology’ Integrity Framework (ZEUS) for complex and highly distributed (edge) IoT critical assets and infrastructures, systems and operations.  Future ready, end-to-end, multipoint, distributed, decentralized, ledger-based cybersecurity platform, that protects complex and interconnected systems, providing customers with full visibility to attack vectors, anomaly alerts and security credential management.  3 US/Patent Cooperation Treaty issued, 3 new patents planned in 2021, New High-Pedigree Management Team | 1M€ sought – Poland
Big Data / SaaS
SaaS to help brands and marketing agencies increase their performance on Amazon. Thanks to our amazing and super useful features our customers can save up to 80% of time optimizing and increase sales by 2,3 times. CAC 180€ - LTV 568€ - Trial to customer 27% - Techstars Company – Amazon Partners – Winners of different awards and grants – European Seal of Excellence | 2M€ sought – Spain
Supplier Discovery/ IT/SaaS
The company has developed the world's biggest supplier database with > 6 million supplier profiles. We provide digital and holistic supplier information by using customs data, AI and web crawling. This empowers purchasing departments of multinational companies to identify all relevant suppliers that fit to their requirements within a few minutes. We already have > 70.000users/ month and work together with industry leaders such as MAN, Roland Berger and Sport 2000 | 1.5M€ sought – Germany
Data Mobile Communications
In our daily life, we all rely on the communication infrastructure. But what should we do in the case that this infrastructure is not available? Our solution is a revolutionary, easy-to-use Ad-Hoc (MESH) networking technology that enables voice and data mobile communications. where other communication systems fail. It does not need any Infrastructure, each device has built in repeater, to extend the range of the network. Our solution is used by first responders and safety services, as well as businesses with critical infrastructure | 3M€ sought – Austria
 > Register here

Tuesday, September 29th 2020
Join the next Belgian E-Pitch session on the 24th at 5:00 PM CEST
The next EuroQuity Belgium pitch session will take place on Thursday, September 24 at 5 p.m. These sessions allow selected companies looking for capital to present their growth project. Each leader will have as usual a maximum of 8 minutes to convince you to follow him. You can submit your questions online just after each presentation. Together, the five companies of this session are looking for €10M. If you would like to attend, register now

The selection is as follows:

Industry | Artificial Intelligence 
The company closes the industrial gap from sample-based to 100% quality inspection. Their AI-based “Accelerated 3D Xray Inspection” is image-based and fully automated for use on the production floor. Their ambition is that their technological breakthrough will become the new Quality 4.0 Inspection standard for Automotive, Medical/Pharma, Additive Manufacturing & Critical assemblies. 
Next Step: market entry and industrialization | 2,75M€ sought 

HealthTech - Redefine Patient Surgery 

Medical Device company and Software editor transforming and improving patient treatment for musculoskeletal pathologies. The company provides healthcare professionals, surgeons, patients, and medical device companies with a state-of-the-art clinical decision and surgical simulation support platform a Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS). The company ensures healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Their ambition is to transform and optimize patients’ healthcare in orthopaedic surgery by improving quality of treatments.
Incubated by 3Dexperience Lab (Dassault Systemes) | Next Step: market validation | 3M€ sought

Urban Mobility - Smart City 

The startup enables businesses and cities to monetize their own data and make data based decisions through exchanging mobility data and services in a cloud platform offering 2 services: a B2B Data Marketplace that facilitates the exchange of mobility data & a B2G City Terminal that helps cities take control of their data and make data-driven decisions. 
Prototype ready, integrated 15 data providers | Next Step: 10 platforms paying participants, a conservative MRR of 20,000€ by March 2021 | 0,4M€ sought

Cleantech/waste treatment – Mycoremediation of complex soil contamination
With about 2.8 million contaminated sites in Europe and annual expenditures of €6.5 bn, soil pollution represents a major economic and environmental concern for industrialized societies. Relying on an innovative biotechnology platform that converts low-grade green waste into a bioremediation medium. We introduce an efficient, competitive (> 50% cost reduction), impactful (-70%CO2 emissions) new way to treat heavily contaminated soils. Driven by an impact mission our soil mycoremediation approach has been awarded with the Solar Impulse Sustainable solution label.
Strong industrial partnerships | Next Step: upscaling of the technology carried out in collaboration with market-leading industrial partners | 0.2M€ sought (1.4M€ secured) and a 3M€ Series A foreseen in 2021-2022.

NanoTech – IOT 

Development and commercialization of ultra-low-power selective micro-sensors with on-board intelligence allowing dynamic measurement of gas concentrations, fine particles and volatile organic compounds for Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 networks (LPWAN, Bluetooth, etc.). This disruptive solution considerably reduces operating and maintenance costs, while offering a high level of autonomy, selectivity and sensitivity.
Scientific & technical partnerships with Sirris, Materia Nova, Certech, CETIC, ... | Next step: pre-scaling | 2,1M€ sought 

Only registrants will receive via email:
  • The day of the pitch: the access link
  • The day after the pitch: the EuroQuity links of the companies that pitched.
We look forward to seeing you all on September 24 at 5 p.m.

Have a great week-end  !

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