Interview with Jenny Dreier from EQT Ventures on Investments and Exits – Startup Insider

**Investments & Exits: Latest Funding Rounds and Acquisitions in the Start-up World**

Welcome to the “Investments & Exits” segment, where we bring you the latest updates on funding rounds and acquisitions in the startup industry. Today, we have Jenny Dreier, Investment Manager at EQT Ventures, joining us to discuss the recent developments in the start-up ecosystem.

In this episode, Jenny shares her insights on three notable companies: Localyze, Varjo, and Tozero.

**Localyze Raises $35 Million in Series B Funding and Expands its Global Mobility Endeavors**

Localyze, a software startup focused on simplifying employee mobility, recently announced that it has raised $35 million in a Series B funding round led by General Catalyst. Visionaries Club, Web Summit Fund, Frontline Ventures, Job van der Voort (CEO of Remote), and other prominent investors also participated in this round. With this funding, Localyze plans to expand its operations in the USA and Canada by the end of this year, followed by its entry into Asian markets in 2023[^1^].

To learn more about Localyze and its latest funding round, you can listen to the podcast featuring Hanna Marie Asmussen, CEO and Co-Founder of Localyze, here: []([^2^].

**Varjo Secures $40 Million Investment for High-End VR and Cloud-Streaming**

Finnish company Varjo recently received a $40 million investment for its high-end virtual reality (VR) and cloud-streaming solutions. This marks Varjo’s fourth major funding round, bringing its total funding to approximately $162 million, as reported by Crunchbase. Investors in this round include EQT Ventures, Atomico, Volvo Car Tech Fund, Lifeline Ventures, Mirabaud (Swiss private bank), and Foxconn (electronics manufacturer)[^3^].

**Tozero Raises €3.5 Million for Innovative Battery Material Recovery Process**

Tozero, a German startup specializing in the recovery of important materials such as lithium, nickel, and cobalt from lithium-ion batteries, has successfully raised €3.5 million in a pre-seed funding round led by Atlantic Labs. Verve Ventures, Possible Ventures, Jochem Heizmann (former VW board member), and founders of Personio and FINN also contributed to this round[^4^].

For more details and insights, we recommend watching the video featuring Jenny Dreier discussing these investment rounds: [source video](

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In der Rubrik “Investments & Exits” begrüßen wir heute Jenny Dreier, Investment Manager bei EQT Ventures. Jenny hat die Runde von Varjo, Localyze und Tozero kommentiert:

Das Software-Startup Localyze hat gestern bekanntgegeben, dass es in einer Series B unter der Führung von General Catalyst 35 Millionen US-Dollar eingesammelt hat. Zudem beteiligten sich u.a. auch der Visionaries Club, der Web Summit Fund, Frontline Ventures sowie Business Angel und CEO von Remote namens Job van der Voort an der Series B. Das Global #Mobility Unternehmen möchte bis Ende des Jahres in die USA und Kanada expandieren und im Jahr 2023 die ersten Länder in Asien erschließen. Localyze hat eine Softwarelösung entwickelt, die alle Aspekte der Mobilität von Mitarbeitenden vereinfachen soll.
Ihr wollt mehr über die frische Runde erfahren? Gestern war Hanna Marie Asmussen, CEO und Co-Founder von Localyze, bei uns zu Gast und hat über die Finanzierungs gesprochen:

Varjo hat außerdem eine 40 Millionen US-Dollar Investition für High-End-VR und Cloud-Streaming erhalten. Für den finnischen Hersteller ist es die vierte große Finanzierungsrunde. Laut Crunchbase hat Varjo bisher rund 162 Millionen US-Dollar erhalten. Zu den Geldgebern gehören EQT Ventures, Atomico, Volvo Car Tech Fund, Lifeline Ventures und neue strategische Investoren wie die Schweizer Privatbank Mirabaud und der Elektronikhersteller Foxconn.

Tozero, ein neues Startup aus Deutschland, das nach eigenen Angaben ein neuartiges Verfahren zur Rückgewinnung wichtiger Materialien wie Lithium, Nickel und Kobalt aus Lithium-Ionen-Batterien anbietet, konnte 3,5 Millionen Euro einsammeln. Die Pre-Seed-Finanzierungsrunde wurde unter der Leitung von Atlantic Labs aus Berlin geführt. Verve Ventures, Possible Ventures, Angels und andere Gründer haben sich an der Runde beteiligt, darunter das ehemalige VW-Vorstandsmitglied Jochem Heizmann sowie die Mitbegründer von Personio und FINN.

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