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News2020-09-11T07:19:02+01:00

We will publish on a regular basis short articles on current developments, deep dives and deals of the week.

Deals of the Week – November 13, 2020

November 13th, 2020|

We have all been following the news around potential vaccines this week. Some of the earlier investors which include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation or Dietmar Hopp have achieved both, impact and return. As of today, CureVac has a market capitalization of $11 billion and BioNTech of $26 [...]

Deals of the Week – November 6, 2020

November 6th, 2020|

Knokcare has raised €1,7 million in a financing round led by Mustard Seed MAZE. The company with offices in London and Porto offers a video platform where patients can speak with doctors. At the moment, they serve a base of more than 1.2 million patients. The German Financing Agency [...]

Deals of the Week – Oct 30, 2020

October 30th, 2020|

Raylo has raised up to GPB 10 million in a debt financing round led by Avelinia Capital. The UK-based company is running a circular economy leasing model. You can lease a refurbished iPhone 12 64GB for a monthly fee of GBP 27.99 for 24 months. It’s interesting to note [...]

Deals of the Week – Oct 23, 2020

October 23rd, 2020|

RaiseNow has raised $6 million in a Series A+ round. 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 [...]

A few thoughts on criminal entrepreneurship

October 21st, 2020|

A few years ago, I was invited to give a talk to 30 German Chiefs of Police. I took the opportunity to talk about social entrepreneurship and my perspective on criminal entrepreneurship. The interesting part was that all of them agreed that criminals have an entrepreneurial personality. When you [...]

Deals of the Week – Oct 16, 2020

October 16th, 2020|

There was also one deal this week which we have found especially interesting. Before we come to Murfy, we take the opportunity to talk about our approach. Each week we look at what happened in the wider impact space. We love investments which have a clear and instantly recognizable [...]

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