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Ferryhopper proceeds with a €2.6M Series A Funding Round

Ferryhopper proceeds with a €2.6M Series A Funding Round

  • Posted by Metavallon VC Team
  • On June 29, 2020
Ferryhopper was founded in 2017 to simplify the booking of ferry tickets. In two years the company had grown to a 13-member team, offering ferry connections among 160 destinations in Greece and managed to obtain a considerable share of the local market. In April 2019 Metavallon VC and easyGroup proceeded with a €600K Seed Investment. […]
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HERE’S HOW BETTER ORIGIN IS REINVENTING THE FOOD CHAIN

HERE’S HOW BETTER ORIGIN IS REINVENTING THE FOOD CHAIN

  • Posted by Metavallon VC Team
  • On June 9, 2020
Better Origin has a crystal clear vision: to tackle food waste build a global network of interconnected systems converting waste nutrients into essential nutrients. As a first step, the company is creating a circular onsite system in farms to redefine how they use waste to feed their livestock. Use farm and agriculture waste, biotech processing […]
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DEEP TECH EXIT AFTERTHOUGHTS

DEEP TECH EXIT AFTERTHOUGHTS

  • Posted by Myrto Papathanou
  • On May 13, 2020
Earlier this month we announced the acquisition of Think Silicon®, an IP-licensing, semiconductor technology company by Applied Materials. The transaction is the largest ever deep tech exit in Greece. It marks a new era for the company, a major win for the startup and VC ecosystem in Greece and a validation of our strategy at […]
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OUR INVESTMENT IN CREATORUP  – THE DISRUPTIVE DIGITAL VIDEO STUDIO PLATFORM ADDRESSING THE MASSIVE GROWTH OF GLOBAL VIDEO DEMAND

OUR INVESTMENT IN CREATORUP – THE DISRUPTIVE DIGITAL VIDEO STUDIO PLATFORM ADDRESSING THE MASSIVE GROWTH OF GLOBAL VIDEO DEMAND

  • Posted by Metavallon VC Team
  • On May 11, 2020
We are delighted to be working with LA-based CreatorUp, the turn-key solution to digital video creation providing End-to-End Production and Digital Media Talent Empowerment. Founded in 2013 by Michael Tringe and Xiaoyu Hugh Hou , CreatorUp is every digital content creator’s secret to success. It is a turn-key solution to digital content creation providing Pre-Production, […]
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Think Silicon® Acquired by Applied Materials

  • Posted by Metavallon VC Team
  • On May 4, 2020
Metavallon VC announces that its IP-licensing, semiconductor technology portfolio company Think Silicon® has been acquired by Applied Materials. Think Silicon’s executive team and staff will remain in Patras and Athens and continue serving their growing international clientele and working on their ambitious technology and product roadmap in the electronics and semiconductor products. The transaction marks […]
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Metavallon VC COVID-19 Portfolio Sentiment Analysis

Metavallon VC COVID-19 Portfolio Sentiment Analysis

  • Posted by Myrto Papathanou & Katerina Kanteraki
  • On April 30, 2020
Our portfolio company sentiment survey provides a high level understanding of how our Pre-Seed and Seed stage founders have been impacted by and are reacting to the COVID-19 crisis. We present our major findings after surveying the startups in our portfolio here. How do you perceive the COVID-19 crisis for your business? “Never waste a […]
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Metavallon VC HealthTech Startups Vs. COVID-19

Metavallon VC HealthTech Startups Vs. COVID-19

  • Posted by Katerina Kanteraki
  • On April 23, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic widens, HealthTech startups are on the spotlight more than ever. We take a look on how our portfolio HealthTech startups Purposeful, Bioemtech, Tendertec and Advantis Medical Imaging are responding with drug repurposing for coronavirus, pre-clinical imaging for coronavirus mouse models, early remote detection of coronavirus symptoms in seniors and educational webinars […]
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OUR INVESTMENT IN LOCTIO – THE CLOUD LOCATION-BASED SERVICES COMPANY FOR IOT DEVICES

OUR INVESTMENT IN LOCTIO – THE CLOUD LOCATION-BASED SERVICES COMPANY FOR IOT DEVICES

  • Posted by Metavallon VC Team
  • On March 19, 2020
We are excited to announce our latest Pre-Seed investment into information technology company Loctio, which addresses the rapidly expanding logistics industry and enables precise location capabilities for IoT devices. Founded by Lazaros Kapsias, former co-founder and CTO of Antcor (acquired by u-blox in 2014) and a technologist at heart, Loctio offers location estimation services in a […]
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5 reasons Ferryhopper is going places

5 reasons Ferryhopper is going places

  • Posted by Myrto Papathanou
  • On January 21, 2020
With over half a million ferry tickets sold and 2062 routes in 10 countries, Ferryhopper closed 2019 growing 400% YoY. It is now the market leader in Greece and expanding fast to Spain and Italy, in a bid to conquer the Mediterranean in 2020 before moving to the rest of the world. It has reached […]
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WELCOME COVVE – THE WORLD’S SMARTEST NETWORKING APP

WELCOME COVVE – THE WORLD’S SMARTEST NETWORKING APP

  • Posted by Metavallon VC Team
  • On November 21, 2019
We are excited to be leading a € 1M investment round in Covve, the company introducing an innovative, highly personalised new way of managing and enhancing professional relationships. When Yiannis Gavrielides and Alex Protogerellis founded Covve, they dreamed about a technology that would revolutionise the way people cultivate, grow and leverage their professional relationships. They […]
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