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€200M for hydrogen refueling, Hootsuite acquires Luxembourg’s Talkwalker, and Dutch startups to watch

This week our research tracked more than 65 tech funding deals worth over €846 million, and over 10 exits, M&A transactions, rumours, and related news stories across Europe.

In addition to this week’s top financials, we’ve also indexed the most important/industry-related news items you need to know about.

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💸 Notable and big funding rounds

🇫🇷 HysetCo secures €200M to accelerate hydrogen refueling

🇬🇧 Viola Credit fuels Hokodo’s growth with €100M debt facility

🇩🇪 Zolar secures €100M to launch new financing solution for residential solar customers

🫱🏽‍🫲🏻 Noteworthy acquisitions and mergers

🦉 Hootsuite acquires AI-powered social listening powerhouse Talkwalker

🇨🇭Proton acquires Standard Notes creating a new era of privacy-first digital services

🇫🇷 Spendesk acquires Okko to integrate procurement into its SaaS

🚀 Interesting moves from investors

⚛️ Quantonation Ventures closes €70M round to fund early-stage quantum startups

🫶 Techleap’s Diverse Leaders in Tech launches as an independent social impact venture

🛰️  Space farming among projects getting government funding

🗞️ In other (important) news

🥗 Senoptica’s food-waste-busting sensor technology gets FDA approval

🇫🇮 Finnish VCs raised well in 2023 as startups struggled

💻 Final draft of Council working group conclusions calls for ‘policies and instruments’ for influencers

📡 Recommended reads and listens

🇳🇱 10 Dutch startups to watch in 2024

🇫🇷 Meet France’s software giants

♻️ Nordic Bioproducts Group enters partnership to kickstart biodegradable plastic adoption

🦄 From billion-dollar dreams to dust: A look at the fallen unicorns

💸 GoHenry co-founder hits out at UK education secretary over comments that financial services firms are London-centric

🔭 European tech startups to watch

🇬🇧 Clyde hydrogen raises £1M for hydrogen production tech

🇫🇷 Weenat raises $8M Series C for meteorological sensors in soil

🇬🇧 Waymap secures £7M for navigation app that works indoors, outdoors, and underground

🇬🇧 JENA secures £1.2M pre-seed to empower UK solopreneurs

🇩🇪 Food sourcing platform Torg raises €2.7M seed