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

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

Here is the selection:

CANADA – Water/Cleantech/Ocean – Wave-powered Sustainable Desalination  

Traditional desalination, which turns fuel to water, is expensive and polluting. This solution turns waves to fresh water with zero GHG, zero land, responsible brine while reducing water costs by up to 75%. With the technology being demonstrated in the ocean, the company has secured commercial agreements with two clients in Florida and Chile to deliver our solution for 2021. 

5 ocean-deployed units | TRL: 7 | Sales pipeline of €25M+ | TAM: €18bn | Next step: Deliver projects to client and build OpEx cost data Amount to Raise €3.5m 

SWITZERLAND - Cleantech/Water – Game changing technology for optimized irrigation 

Expert in very low frequency electromagnetic resonance fields applied in water, the PME has gained a reputation around the world for enabling significant water savings, solving salinity problems, and preventing organic and mineral clogging in irrigation systems – all while saving energy, improving yields and production quality. The solution is already installed in 40 countries, mainly through distribution partners, and the company is collaborating with many different actors in the market. 

4’500 installations; 30 scientific studies| TRL: 9 | TAM: €45bn | Amount to raise: €500K 

UK - Cleantech/Plastic Recycling – River Plastic interception, Plastic Recycling and Energy from Biomass 

UK-based (and soon NL-based) company that developed the most effective and affordable River Plastic Interception technology on the market: The Blue Barriers. 

These stop 100% of river plastic, 92% in flooding conditions. No impact on river life or navigability; designed to resist in any conditions; modular and adaptable to any river; low maintenance. Aside from job creation for local communities, the company offers plastic collection and recycling solutions and treatment of the wood collected to boost profitability.  

Patented technology | 2 projects scheduled for 2021 | TRL: 9 | TAM: €1.3bn | Next Step: Expansion of commercial network | Amount to raise: €500k 

FRANCE – Cleantech / Water Treatment – Bio-based polymer removing micropollutants from water 

With only 38% of European waters, seas and rivers in an acceptable chemical state, this company aims to depollute both used and clean waters, by mobilizing a revolutionary green technology that efficiently captures micropollutants. The solution is non-chemical in composition and entirely natural. Highly efficient, low-cost, it is fully part of a growing circular economy.  

13 prizes and rewards | Patent registered in Europe and US - registration filed in Canada, Japan, China, India, and Russia. | TRL 6 | Amount to raise: € 1m 

INDIA – Clean Sanitation Access – Biotechnology to treat fecal waste 

Onsite affordable sustainable sanitation provider, the enterprise deploys biotechnology to treat fecal waste, and has installed over 10,000 units across India, in the last 8 years. The primary solution treats fecal waste in a bio-digester tank, beside or beneath the toilet. The company has grown multi-fold since inception, raised equity and debt funds, including through IPO; and is on its path to provide sanitation in other continents. 

Main customers: Indian Railways and Municipal Corporations | TRL: 9 | TAM: €10bn | Amount to raise: €5m 

Monday, November 9th 2020

Introducing 5 Belgian companies looking for tickets between 0,35 M and 2 M EUR.

Join the next Belgian E-Pitch session on November 13th at 5:00 PM CET
The next EuroQuity Belgium pitch session will take place on Friday, November 13 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. If you would like to attend, register now. 

The selection is as follows:

Big Data – IoT
Development of collaborative and connected supply-chain platform for the logistics and energy sectors thanks to an affordable application suite that enables “traceability for all”. The company provides data reliability and generates trust among involved partners. It focus on fetching data, processing it, store it on-chain and off-chain, and grant access to the sender. 
Winner of the first edition of the Blockchers program, Several solutions developed with international partners, Already 6 confirmed POCs | Next step: MVP Development | 1M€ sought (0,2 already secured) to speed up developments and go-to-market.  

The company provides students from higher education with audio podcasts made of the best summaries and course notes. Its objective is to enable the students to pass their exams by listenning to condensed and easy to understand podcasts.  So far, it is +120.000 of own podcasts, between 3.500 and 5.000 monthly active users, 400 podcasts produced for 6 different universities and schools. They are currently monetizing through advertising and are lauching a subscription model very soon. 
Next steps: Be used by at least 50% of higher education students in Belgium and be known by all of them. Moreover, we're launching a new "user-generated content" based type of content that will enable us to scale | 0.35M sought.

DigitalHealth – Predictive Patient Monitoring
Pediatric care is inefficient - $40bn potential savings. 1/3 children visits ER each year and 1/6 hospital discharge concerns children, mainly because of respiratory trouble. And yet literature shows that half of it is avoidable with objective data. Knowing that latency in diagnostics leads to lifelong health issues, the problem goes beyond pediatrics. We disrupt pediatric care by developing the first fully integrated solution dedicated to pediatric, a hardware-enabled Smart Digital Platform providing unique objective data to healthcare professionals to better prevent, diagnose and surveil pediatric conditions, with a first focus on respiratory diseases. Supported by industry leaders and KOL in Belgium, the US, and Switzerland. Investigational device stage, ISO13485, GDRP, HIPAA compliant. 
Supported by Johnson & Johnson and BARDA (Blue Knight) | Partner with Huderf and Children's National Hospital (US) | Next step: 1st paying customers | 2M€ sought (1M€ already secured)

CleanTech - Home composter
The company offers households an odourless designer indoor composter and helps them compost playfully with an app. Unlike biodegradable municipal bags, it allows local recycling without juice or flies.
Several prices won:  Albert Vanhee fund laureate and  the Student startup of the year award 2020 of Belgium.
Market and technical validation done, Next step: ergonomic prototype with Quimesis and IOL plus a crowdfunding campaign in spring 2021 (goal: 0,2M€) | 0,5M€ sought after the crowdfunding campaign.

ConstrucTech - Tool tracking 
The startup enables businesses to better manage and secure their power tools and working equipment so they can focus on what matters the most their core activity. It provides their solution in 2 related markets: Glass Industry and Construction. Thanks to a fast ROI, it manages to bring value already in the first year and are very cost efficient because of the proposed IoT environment in a SaaS model. 
Product ready with  first customers|Next Step: Opening the neighbour countries, a conservative MRR of 20,000€ by May 2021 | 0,5M€ 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 November 13 at 5 p.m.

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Friday, October 30th 2020

Five European companies will be showcasing their biotechnology solutions.

Looking for blue economy investments? Discover the 3rd BlueInvest e-pitch session on November 18th at 4:00 PM CET
BlueInvest is delighted to present the third edition of the BlueInvest e-pitch session, which will be held online on Wed 18 November at 04:00 PM CET. If you are interested but not available, you are welcome to register  to access the recorded session.

This session features European companies with innovative and sustainable technologies related to the Blue BioTechnology looking for tickets between 1,75M to 5M EUR. 

BlueInvest  is an EU initiative to boost innovation and investment in sustainable technologies for the blue economy by supporting readiness and access to finance for early-stage businesses, SMEs, and scale-ups. It is enabled by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.

We hope to see you on Wednesday, 18 November, at 4:00 PM CET.

Aquaculture / Blue biotechnology
We have developed an innovative technology platform to unlock the exploitation of Ulva green seaweed as a source of sustainable and high-quality Ulvan polysaccharide with unique properties in skincare to be incorporated as a novel natural cosmetic and cosmeceutical ingredient by the skincare industry. However, Ulvan bioactive yet have to be made available to the cosmetic industry at an affordable price and quality from a reliable and sustainable seaweed source. To this aim, our company will focus its business plan on the exploitation of POLYULVAN: the first cosmetic ingredient with pure ulvan polysaccharide extracted from the cell walls of sustainable and safe cultivated Ulva seaweeds. POLYULVAN will be commercialized as a natural and eco-friendly cosmetic ingredient of marine origin targeted to leading companies in the cosmetics and skincare industry to be incorporated into their novel formulations or used as a natural substitutive of synthetic active ingredients.
Contacted by several potential customers. We are only awaiting the official approval of all legal requirements set up by the public administration (at the regional level in Spain) to start with the commercialization. | TRL: 6 | Next stage: Industrializing and commercial acceleration | Sustainable impact on Blue Economy: Reduces carbon emissions, Contributes to waste reduction, Encourages sustainable use of maritime resources | 1,75 M€ sought - Spain

Aquaculture / Blue biotechnology
We process seaweed within hours of being removed from the ocean reducing carbon footprint and retaining high quality and microbial activity. Modest in scale focuses on quality outputs. Processing wet stock removes the expensive process of drying or freeze-drying raw material. Low start-up cost promoting multiple units for growth and scalability.
Multiple outputs across a wide range of market sectors. | TRL: 6 | Next stage: Industrializing and commercial acceleration | Sustainable impact on Blue Economy: Reduces carbon emissions, Contributes to waste reduction  | 1,75 M€ sought - Ireland
Aquaculture, Blue biotechnology
We produce microalgae biomass and fluids with suspended microalgal biomass via novel semi-continuous process. After the cultivation stage, we conduct organic treatment of biomass (hot water extraction, NaCl treatment and strong light treatment) to customise it to clients preferences. Our main selling point is EU certified organic microalgae biomass rich in proteins, minerals for healthy food and beverage products. Established business contacts with several food and beverage manufacturing companies in Croatia and other regions including Italy. 5 products lines: -Ice cream -Bread -Pasta -Soft drinks -Cosmetics were developed. Sustainable impact on Blue Economy: Reduces carbon emissions use of fossil-based plastics and fossil-based colorants in food and beverage sector| TRL: 7| Next stage: commercial acceleration | 1,75 M€ sought  - Croatia
Blue biotechnology 
We extract phytochemicals substances from seaweeds around the world to obtain biostimulants that help farmers and growers to obtain better results from their plants and in particular to overcome climatic stresses. We have understood that it is possible to obtain several products from several seaweeds and so we have a quite large network of seaweeds producers on our agenda. At the same time, we believe that the potentiality of Mediterranean seaweeds is totally unexplored in this regard. So we are also engaged in the cultivation of seaweeds in the Mediterranean region that can have different use as well as for agricultural use. |  TRL: 8 | Next stage: commercial acceleration |Sustainable impact on Blue Economy: Reduces carbon emissions, Encourages sustainable use of maritime resources | Italy
Blue biotechnology, Coastal and environmental protection
We  offer a highly efficient solution for removing organic micropollutants (e.g. pharmaceuticals, pesticides, plastic derivatives) for a much lower cost than existing technologies. It has also minimal energy consumption and offers no additional safety concerns. The technology is based on novel biotechnology.
Received Seal of Excellence certificate. A few customer projects are initiated and the plan is to increase the customer projects internationally the next year to quickly reach break-even. | TRL: 8  | Next stage: commercial acceleration | Sustainable impact on Blue Economy: Offering affordable solutions to some of the most complex pollutants found in water today. |  7M€ sought - Sweden
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EuroQuity selects the best eight European companies that have recently received a Seal of Excellence certificate.

Introducing eight Seal of Excellence companies to investors next November 24th at 5:00 PM CET
A selection of 8 companies among the best European Seal of Excellence companies, all looking for funding from 0.5M€ to 6M€ will be pitching for 5 minutes each next November 24th at 5:00 PM CET.

All Seal of Excellence companies were certified by the European Commission thanks to their high potential innovation business plan that passed the threshold of selection of SME Instrument  call (only 7% get financed).

This session is dedicated to diverse industries such as construction, robotics, waste management, digital health, AI-as-a-Service,
check the program below.

If your schedule is too busy, you will still be able to watch the recorded session by registering .

Don’t miss it!

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 a technology which allows 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 et 9 (two products) | TAM : €1.2bn | Amount to raise: €5m - France

Machine Vision / Artificial Intelligence / Robotics
Our focus is on AI boosting the automation of vision-based processes. We are developing Pick[+] our AI-enabled robot wrist camera (TRL7) and Robot Cell (Robot as a Service) both connected to UniMind (TRL6), our cloud-based platform that provides with intelligence and self-learning features to cameras and robots without human intervention. NDAs and LOIs signed by leading companies (SIEMENS, NISSAN Motors, Universal Robots, Advantech, among others). Incubated by Barcelona Activa – Accelerated by IQS Next Tech – Certified advisors by Catalan Government as Industry 4.0 – Currently performing 1st Pick[+]’s use case at DOGA. | TRL: 6-7 | TAM: $4.33B | Next step: industrializing + commercial acceleration | 0.5M€ sought – Spain

IT / Critical Infrastructures and Systems / Smart Cities / GIS 
We give superhuman abilities to human operators of the complex critical systems by analysing mission critical Big Data in real-time. By processing Giga Bytes of real-time telemetry data and extracting valuable and actionable insights on the fly, our awards winning AI platforms reduce the probability of human errors by more than a tenfold and prevent costly consequences. By offering our novel hybrid AI approach, where our company fuses human expertise with AI, we preserve precious human knowledge and skills in AI Knowledge Packs, and amplify the application of it in a variety of domains today - in this way leading the change and laying the foundations of the future knowledge as a service platform (KaaS). Our company delivers AI platforms and offers purpose-built AI Knowledge Packs for critical IT infrastructures, telecoms and adjacent industries. Issued European, US and Japanese Patents (with several more pending), technology partnerships with TOP 4 global cloud and enterprise compute platforms manufacturers - Winner of the Copernicus Masters - Security, Copernicus Masters - Emergency management, Semifinalist of the 2018 Global Prize of IBM Call for Code Contest,  Semifinalist on IBM Watson AI for Good XPRIZE multiyear competition, | TRL : 7-8 | TAM : >$30B | Next Step : scaleup and international expansion | 2.5M€ sought in exchange for 20% stake in the company - The Netherlands

IOT/Digital Health/Medical Devices /SaaS
Our company is an up-and-coming global medical technology company committed to creating products that improve quality of life for both patients and providers. Their current main focus is developing the next generation hospital bed, which has no-touch continuous monitoring, including heart rate, respiration rate, blood pressure, and movement patterns. Partner with 10 hospitals across EU and North America | Winner of 1.5 M € Covid-19 Innovation Grant-Innovation Norway | Runner Up Best Start in Norway- DagensNæringsliv 2019 | TRL 6 | TAM: 1.7 M new hospital beds sold per year  | Next Step: Industrialization  | 3M € sought - Norway

URBAN Tech/Circular Economy/Waste Management/Energy
We make portable anaerobic digestion systems which are modular and can be integrated into buildings to convert the waste into Energy for the site, while recovering the water and fertiliser in the waste. Partner with Top 2 facility management global companies. Installed pilot sites in USA (Google HQ), UK, France, Portugal, Italy. LOI for rollout in India. Solar Impulse Efficient Solution. Corporate Venture funding raised from Enagas Emprende (Spain). Patents granted | TRL 7-8 | TAM $161B | Next Step: Commercial Acceleration| €3M sought - United Kingdom

Construction / Smart Building / AI
We developed I-Pro 1, the first smart patented technology for the seismic protection of already existing buildings. Standard devices are installed on the roof of the building, together with sensors installed around the structure. During the seismic event, the system counteracts the motion of the building minimizing the risk of damage or collapse. The system results to be completely non-invasive thanks to the external installation, avoiding disturbance for the inhabitants. Collected around 300k€ from national and international startup competitions – Winner of SME Instrument Phase 1 – Closed a first round of investment of 570k€ | TRL : 6-7 | TAM : $19B | Next Step : commercialization | 2M€ sought – Italy

Energy storage / Electrification
We offer sustainable high-power energy storage solutions for heavy-duty applications. Our products are complete battery modules, made using our novel proprietary water-based electrolyte and unique engineering and manufacturing know-how. Pilot products in operation - Product development projects with leading heavy machinery and automotive OEMs - Winner of Energia2020 innovation competition – TOP 3 winner of Nordic Cleantech Open - Backed by deep-tech investors and an industrial family office | TRL: 6-9 | TAM: $153B | SAM: $10B | Next Step: growth | 4M€ sought – Finland

Sustainable Energy / Construction
Our mission is to boost distributed renewable energy generation. Our Building Integrated Solar roofs combine traditional metal roof and innovative solar technology into one product (2in1). Similar to Tesla solar tiles, also our roofs look and operate as regular roofs with a power generation function. Key advantage is the lower cost for installation as the solar panel will be installed simultaneously with the roof with no additional cost for labour and mounting materials like. German Energy Agency and World Energy Council - finalist at the Startup Energy Transition.  Finalist at the Europe Business Awards for  Environment, Clean Air Challenge Award - Innoenergy | TRL 8  |  TAM : $100B+ | Next step : scale up | 6M€ sought – Estonia  

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ESA, EBAN Space, and EuroQuity join forces and will present the third edition of “Space Now” Virtual Investor Forum, which will be held online on November 19 at 05:00 PM CET. In addition, Eric Morel de Westgaver, Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services at ESA, will introduce the session with a short presentation about “Boosting innovation: ESA’s support to European space start ups and SMEs”.

The 3rd edition of "Space Now Virtual Investor Forum" with ESA will be held on November 19 at 05:00 PM CET
EuroQuity invites you next November 19 at 05:00 PM CET to witness the 3rd session of “Space Now” Virtual Investor Forum, organised by EBAN SpaceEuropean Space Agency   and Euroquity, in which we will present 5 space-tech companies looking to scale up. You can register now.

This time, Eric Morel de Westgaver, Director of Industry, Procurement and Legal Services at ESA, will introduce the session with a short presentation about "Boosting innovation: ESA’s support to European space start ups and SMEs." Then, five companies will be showcasing their businesses 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:  


Denmark - Satellite / smart maritime solutions
Satellite operator providing global maritime IoT-type connectivity using the new VDES technology

The company is the world’s first satellite operator to provide cheap, secure, low-rate connectivity to the global maritime industry using the new VDES standard. Our company enables a range of new digital services where the cost of onboard installations must be kept at a minimum (a maritime IoT network), while at the same time ensuring a high level of security. VDES is based on the existing AIS technology, which is mandatory under UN/IMO conventions and which is already deployed in 200,000 ships worldwide. Connectivity via satellite can be achieved using cheap onboard VHF antennas. A Danish national R&D grant of Euro 2.7M has been raised to launching the first satellite in 2022. The company is seeking private capital for technical and commercial operations. | TRL8 | TAM:500M | Next step: Technical and commercial operations setup | 1M€ sought
Germany - SaaS / Aviation 
We make unmanned aviation available to all industries and the third dimension a commodity for society.

Our company transfers pilot know-how and aviation knowledge into software. Our cloud-based fight management platform allows all industries to operate drones and air taxis safe, efficient and highly automated. Situated in Konstanz with a team of eight people. We have launched the first software modules in spring 2020 with customers in the EU and US. Next stage: increase market penetration and accelerate software development.

Germany - B2B messenger
The secure digital Transaction-platform for Europe based on mobile messaging.

We are building a secure digital transaction platform based on a mobile messenger for Europe - for agile work in the future. We believe that working and employment will change a lot in the near future. Corona has also shown us how location- and time-independent working is becoming more and more important. More and more companies want to use mobile communication to exchange information with their customers, employees or partners faster and easier. But security plays a big role, the protection of our data is especially important in the B2B sector. So we develop a DSGVO compliant solution where protection against misuse of our data is guaranteed. With our partner IOTA we build our messenger on 4 pillars: Transaction, Smart Contracts, Location Based Tracking Tools and Management Tools like Timetracking, Project Prioritization etc. We want to be the answer to Wechat in China and Whatsapp in America. Safe to protect our data in Europe, because they are the capital of tomorrow!

Germany - Social networking application  
A location based service platform for social and mobile engagement in a close proximity that really matters.

Our app has multiple features that range from supporting and strengthening families and communities in normal times - but in particular during Covid-19 or future pandemics - help improving everyday life, enriching social interaction by awarding social courage and encouraging exemplary behavior. Glassface’s built-in location based help & reward-system is unique in the social media landscape. Users can post stories for to find a match / for leisure / activities or local retailers can promote their goods, as completely new marketing channel for local businesses

Germany -  Application for motorcyclists
A digital pillion passenger for motorcyclists

Our platform ensures more driving fun and more active and passive safety to reduce the number of accidents in Germany by at least 15%. We offer the customer four core functions: 1) Automatic emergency call, 2) Rapid vehicle diagnosis with breakdown service, 3) Anti-theft alarm system with live location, 4) Community based routing & tracking.

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The next sessions will be held on December 3rd.
Join us and learn more about how ESA is leading the new space era and discover 16 new high-tech investment deals.

Tuesday, October 27th 2020

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.

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