Zurich-based RaiseNow is managing the payments related to fundraising campaigns for 4,000 organizations. Up to now, they have processed 2.5 million transactions and a donation volume of over €300 million. Germans might be familiar with Altruja which is part of the group.
The Paris-based company is offering a repair service for household appliances. A repair package for devices costs €75 and includes as many interventions as necessary. It also offers very detailed tutorial on how to repair the dishwasher or the washing machine.
Berlin-based Infarm is an urban farming company. They are developing highly efficient indoor herbal farms and sell them to supermarkets. In the same week, Brazilian BeGreen has raised $3 million for a broadly comparable concept.
The Hong Kong-based company is producing plant-based products. It is one of the companies building similar products such as Beyond Meat which has a market capitalization of $9.6 billion as of this week.
Bridges Fund Management partnered with AEA investors to form a SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company). They are effectively raising $400-460 million in a public offering to buy one company they still need to identify in due course.