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www.copper.co

A lot of investments in fintech that we do are in the infrastructure space. It requires an understanding of the topic as one cannot just “try it out” by downloading the app on the phone. So pardon the long text, but it is needed to understand why the topic of settlement in crypto is so important and what Copper does to help.

Why a global instant settlement network for crypto changes everything

Instant settlement might not sound like the sexiest topic for those on the outside looking in. But I personally love these “unsexy” topics as usually there is a…


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REEF’s Neighborhood Kitchens

By Ben Kaminski, Jorge Fontúrbel, & Florian Unger

Our portfolio company REEF Technology secured today one of the largest funding rounds in Target Global’s history, raising $700m in growth equity led by Mubadala with participation from Softbank, Oaktree Capital Management, UBS Asset Management and Target Global. Additionally, REEF and Oaktree signed an agreement to form the Neighborhood Fund, a $300 million joint investment vehicle to acquire strategic real estate assets.

It might be surprising that this milestone has come at a time of such global uncertainty, but REEF is a great example of a rare thing: a company with both…


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Felix Leuschner, CEO & Co-Founder at Drover

By Ben Kaminski, Jorge Fontúrbel, & Florian Unger

The way we’ve bought and sold cars has barely changed in almost a century. Although we’ve seen sporadic improvements and innovations, especially since the digitalization boom and the global financial crash, the basic channel from manufacturer to customer via a network of dealerships continues to dominate. But the cracks in this model are beginning to show: consumers are growing tired of the convoluted and long-term commitments required to buy, insure and maintain a vehicle, and many are wondering if they even need to own a vehicle at all. …


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doctorly’s co-founders Samir El-Alami, Alexandru Boghean, Archil Eristavi, Sebastian Lau, Anna von Stackelberg, and Nicklas Teicke

by Alexandra Dombrowski

The COVID-19 pandemic has got all of us thinking more about our health. And not just in the literal sense of our own physical wellbeing — many of us are learning for the first time the details of how our health systems work under the hood as we watch medical staff bravely struggle to adapt to social distancing, remote working and telehealth. Everyone wants this endeavour to succeed, but there’s no concealing the fact we’ve all suspected for many years: health systems are increasingly outdated, and the coronavirus has merely brought this situation into the light.

One…


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Source: Target Global

by Lina Chong

Spanish ingenuity is some of the greatest in the world.

When given the opportunity, people and businesses will rise to any challenge. But too much uncertainty can be crippling. It’s hard to come up with the next big thing when resources are scarce amid a global crisis.

Spain’s amazing tech ecosystem hasn’t received as much love as better-known startup havens like Germany or the UK, but we know Spain has an amazing breadth of talent and innovation. …


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The founders of Choco: Julian Hammer, Rogério da Silva Yokomizo, and Daniel Khachab

by Jorge Fontúrbel and Florian Unger

Impacts of COVID-19 can be seen in every part of the global economy, but its effects have been more prominent across industries such as air travel or hospitality. The outlook may seem bleak, but startups in these beleaguered sectors are responding to the challenge with extraordinary resilience and ingenuity.

One company providing a clear example of how to weather this storm is Choco, a Berlin-based food ordering platform which connects food suppliers to restaurants via its user-friendly app. Faced with massive disruption due to the crisis, Choco has responded by expanding into the current…


By Ben Kaminski, Jorge Fontúrbel, & Florian Unger

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Source: Unsplash

The mobility industry has been on the rise for years. With investors and strategics allocating over $220bn in M&A and investments into new mobility tech startups since 2010, there seemed to be no limit to its expansion potential. But now, as the COVID-19 crisis sees countries shift into shutdown mode and billions of people confined to their homes worldwide, many of Europe’s most successful mobility startups have been left exposed.

Despite the early and pronounced hit, it is also clear that the mobility sector will play a key role in reactivating the…


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There has never been a situation like this. A quarter of the world’s population under lockdown. Trillion-dollar stimulus packages. Entire sectors screeching to a standstill overnight, with no clear signs of when things will recover. Those of us who weathered previous financial crises know this pandemic could bite deeper and last longer than anyone can predict. All we know for sure is we haven’t hit the bottom yet.

But we can’t sit and wait for clarity. Business leaders across all companies and sectors need to figure out how to confront these challenges, all while life is being redefined every day…


Target Global announces the closing of its Early Stage Fund II

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Target Global Early Stage Team (l.t.r., Mike Lobanov, General Partner; Yaron Valler, General Partner; Shmuel Chafets, General Partner; Lina Chong, Investment Director; Alex Frolov, General Partner; Dr Ricardo Schäfer, Partner)

We’re incredibly proud to announce the closing of our Early Stage Fund II to double-down on our mission to back exceptional founding teams and fuel innovation and growth across Europe.

Target Global strongly believes in a pan-European ecosystem. And we’re delighted to see a growing investor base recognizing the true potential of dealflow in Europe. Early Stage Fund I was only closed in 2017, but we invested that money straight into some fantastic European companies, backing their outstanding founding teams with excellent results. With a final fund size of…


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VAT is a big business. In fact, there are approximately € 1.2 trillion in VAT transactions in the EU per year.
It is, in some countries, the biggest source of government income and though often thought of as “regressive” it is probably the simplest to collect and handle as it’s essentially collected by merchants. This simplicity is driving more and more countries to VAT, including China.

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International #venturecapital firm with €1bn+ AuM. Focusing on fast-growing #tech companies across their lifecycles. #targetteam https://www.targetglobal.vc/

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