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European Innovation Council

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Total investments 239
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 206
Rounds per year 3.62
Lead investments 41
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 5
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Device
  • Medical
  • Software

European Innovation Council appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1957.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Computer, Information Technology. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline,, Desentum Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1 partaker. Despite the European Innovation Council, startups are often financed by EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, OurCrowd, In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by, Horizon 2020, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2019. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 45 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Advanced Materials
Artificial Intelligence
Assistive Technology
Chemical Engineering
Life Science
Machine Learning
Product Research
Visual Search
$2M11 Jan 2023 Oslo, Norway

Ganymed Robotics

$16M04 Jan 2023 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Arctic Therapeutics

$14M29 Dec 2022 -

Energy Dome

Environmental Engineering
Renewable Energy
$20M22 Dec 2022 Italy, Lombardy, Italy


Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Medical Device
$8M21 Dec 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Health Care
Medical Device
$17M20 Dec 2022 Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland


Financial Services
19 Dec 2022 Munich, Bayern, Germany


Last Mile Transportation
$7M06 Dec 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Renewable Energy
$8M24 Nov 2022 Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes, France
Ganymed Robotics awarded a €2.5M grant from the European Commission through the EIC Accelerator Program

– Ganymed Robotics secured a €2,5M grant through the European Innovation Council Accelerator program.
– EIC Accelerator is the most competitive public funding scheme for deeptech startups in the world, with this year over 2000 companies applying and only 65 winners.
– Ganymed Robotics is developing a radically new approach to surgical robotics by combining computer vision, a branch of artificial intelligence, and mechatronics.
– Ganymed’s first application is a robotic surgical assistant for total knee arthroplasties (TKA).
– Driven by a growing and aging population, demand for orthopedic surgery is rapidly increasing and the market for TKA is expected to rise from 2.4 million procedures in 2021 to 5.7 million in 2030 in the OECD alone.

EpiEndo Pharmaceuticals Secures EUR 20 Million Series A Funding to Advance Clinical Development of its Non-Antibiotic Macrolide for the treatment of COPD

– EpiEndo Pharmaceuticals announced the closing of a €20m Series A financing round.
– The round was led by Flerie Invest and Iðunn Venture Fund, with existing investors ABC Ventures participating, along with the European Innovation Council joining the round.
– The financing secures funds to advance clinical development of EpiEndo’s lead compound EP395, which entered phase I clinical trials in April, through Phase IIa, targeting COPD as a primary indication.
– EpiEndo’s development rationale is based on a newly acknowledged therapeutic paradigm, that loss of integrity of epithelial barriers plays a critical role in propagating chronic inflammatory diseases in lungs and contributes to vulnerability to infections associated with acute exacerbations of airway diseases.


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