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Founded in 1992, Danish state investor Vaekstfonden is a growth fund that has financed more than 9,200 Danish tech and non-tech startups with total funding of 33.8bn Danish krone ($1=6.35DKK, or about €5.8bn), mostly at pre-seed and seed levels. The investor also manages funds from the Danish Ministry of Business, state grants, ordinary loans and green investments. Startup investments are normally carried out in cooperation with other public bodies such as innovation incubators. 

Bpifrance Large Venture is the growth equity arm of French state investor Bpifrance. It is a €1bn VC fund focused on high-growth, capital-intensive, innovative tech and life sciences companies that have already raised capital. It invests minority stakes of at least €10m as well as co-invests alongside current or new investors in rounds of at least about €20m. It has invested €600m to date and currently has 34 portfolio companies, including 18 listed ones.

DX Ventures is the Berlin-based investment vehicle of on-demand app unicorn Delivery Hero. The VC currently has 12 startups in its portfolio including EU rival Glovo. It also invests in social commerce and on-demand delivery startups in Latin America like Facily and Rappi.Investments in September 2021 include participation in the $43m Series B round of British food-sharing app OLIO and $5m Series A funding round for Toku, a Singapore-based startup and Asia Pacific’s dedicated cloud communications provider. It also invested in Leipzig-based sustainable foodtech, the nu company, that produces vegan chocolates and organic proteins.

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