20 02
2020
Optum investment in Scipher

Scipher Medicine completed a second close in its previously announced Series B financing round, raising its total to $25 million with a new investment from Optum Ventures. Optum Ventures` investment, along with other Series B investments, will help accelerate its work on PrismRA and further its expansion into other difficult-to-treat and complex disease areas.
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14 02
2020
PreSeries A in Matsuko

Successful closing of the latest capital increase with the participation of Granpool at the Kosice based based company. This round secures the market launch of the first product.
more

04 11
2019
Microsoft partnered with 1QBit

Microsoft Quantum announced Azure Quantum, a full-stack, open cloud ecosystem that will bring the benefits of quantum computing to people and organizations around the world. The announcement highlighted the work done by partners such as 1QBit, Honeywell, IonQ, and QCI.
more

21 10
2019
New stake in Scipher

Granpool increased its participation in Scipher Medicine with acquiring an early investor`s stake. This acquisition also proofs Granpool`s commitment to the mid term strategy of Scipher Medicine.

28 08
2019
Onrobot acquisition

Onrobot stake owned by Day One Capital has been acquired by Granpool Group and Finext Venture Capital Fund Management.

21 06
2019
Matsuko investment

Granpool participates in the current venture round of Matsuko Interactive a.s. The new member of Granpool portfolio develops cutting-edge software solutions for 3D telepresence applications. The company captures humans as a 3D volumetric video, using only one casual camera.

28 05
2019
Scipher Series B

Scipher Medicine has raised $25 million to date to fund development and commercialization of the company’s first drug response product, PrismRA TM, a molecular diagnostic test predicting response to the world’s largest selling drug class, anti-tumor necrosis (anti-TNF) therapies, in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Michael P. Roubin (the founder and CEO of Northpond) will join the board after the transaction, so the board will have six directors: Joe Loscalzo, Laszlo Barabasi, Alif Saleh, Miklos Kobor, Samir Kaul and Michael P. Roubin.
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19 04
2019
Onrobot acquires IPs

Denmark-based OnRobot, which specializes in end-of-arm tooling for collaborative robots (cobots), has secured several technologies and products from Blue Workforce. OnRobot has taken over all the design rights for the products in Blue Workforce — which designed robots primarily for food processing and agricultural applications — as well as its machines, inventory and tools.
more

15 02
2019
1QBit is hot

Network World: 1QBit is one of the hottest quantum-computing startups!
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19 01
2019
Positive trial/Scipher

Scipher announced positive outcomes of its retrospective trial for its test Prism. Prism is a proprietary blood test to predict non-response to ant-TNF therapies. Scpiher`s platform uses RNA data from a patient`s blood sample to find patients` disease signature.
more

20 11
2018
1Qbit at NatWest

NatWest begins testing quantum computing power to help solve highly complex calculations. The hardware used in testing has been Fujitsu`s quantum-inspired Digital Annealer, whilst the quantum software is provided by 1Qbit.
more

12 11
2018
HFJR PoC exit

Granpool exited its stake in HFJR PoC GmbH. The Granpool owned quotas have been purchased by the HFJR PoC CEO/co-founder.

26 09
2018
Cellum in Japan

Cellum has signed an agreement with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC, one of the largest professional services firms in Japan, in an effort to introduce QR code-enabled mobile payments in the country. The agreement sees Cellum enter one of the worldʼs most developed transactions markets, with smartphone penetration steadily growing among Japanʼs 127 million inhabitants.
more

29 08
2018
Summit/OnRobot

The Denmark-based provider of end-of-arm tooling used in collaborative robot systems announced an investment led by global growth equity firm Summit Partners. The funding will help support OnRobot`s continued growth and expansion of its product portfolio.
more

25 08
2018
Boogle`s start

Boogle Smart Bicycle B.V. (Boogle) has started its operation. Boogle’s ambition is to become one of the major players in the membership based bike rental market. The development of Boogle will be supported by the synergies with BIG and its subsidiary, Fiets Service Nederland B.V.
more

04 08
2018
Scipher`s Series A

Scipher Medicine raised a Khosla Ventures led Series A round. Granpool also participated in this capital increase aiming to maintain its level of ownership. This successful round supports the execution of the final trials of Scipher’s first products and the continuation of its R+D program in a cooperation with Harvard and Northeastern University.
more

14 07
2018
HFJR PoC founded

HFJR Proof of Concept GmbH (PoC) has been established and Granpool is one of the founders. PoF’s aim is to proof the economic benefits of some algorithm theories and relating IPs. The seat of PoF is in Munich (Germany), but the company will have an operation also in the USA.

16 06
2018
Granpool/CG

Granpool invests in Club Game (CG). CG is a new player in the app development industry focusing on the social interactions of communities which are active in any field of the sport.

11 06
2018
OnRobot launched

Collaborative robotics Enrico Krog Iversen and the Danish Growth fund reveal new ambitious end-of-arm tooling venture. By merging three international companies, the new OnRobot aims at becoming world leading in a rapidly growing global market, further building on Denmark’s strong position within collaborative robotics.
more

19 04
2018
SCB/1QBit

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), through its financial technology subsidiary Digital Ventures, today announced a strategic investment in 1QBit. With this investment, SCB joins 1QBit’s growing group of industry partners focused on applying new types of hardware to their high value problems.
more

06 02
2018
Telkom in Cellum

Cellum inks investment deal with Telkom Indonesia Group. The Southeast Asian telecommunications giant is acquiring minority ownership in the Europe-based mobile transaction solutions company and will also facilitate the penetration of Cellum’s services in Indonesia.
more

29 01
2018
New Scipher board

Joe Loscalzo and Laszlo Barabasi joins the board of Scipher Medicine from January, Alif Saleh (CEO) and Miklos Kobor remains as member in the future. Joe serves as Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Laszlo is both the Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and a Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, as well as in the Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and BWH.

28 11
2017
1QBit $45M Series B

1QBit raises $45M Series B round from Fujitsu, Accenture and Allianz. Strategic investment and revenue contracts fund continued development of 1QBit’s hardware-agnostic software platform and applications for solving industry’s most demanding computational challenges.
more

14 07
2017
Granpool/OptoForce

Granpool raised equity in OptoForce together with the current owners of the company. OptoForce offers the leading robotics technology for multi-axis force sensors. OptoForce force/torque sensors use infrared light to detect deformations of the silicone sensor structure as weight or other forces change and can adjust its hold on the component, introducing a sense of touch for robotics grippers and automation technologies.
more

31 01
2017
Granpool/BIG/TCB

Granpool acquires stakes in Bicycle Industry Group (BIG) and Tradecare Brands (TCB). The aim of the investment is to support BIG’s product development and to increase the companies` share on the e-bike market. By this investment BIG said goodbye to Marco Aarnink who invested in the company in 2015.
more

20 02
2020
Optum investment in Scipher

Scipher Medicine completed a second close in its previously announced Series B financing round, raising its total to $25 million with a new investment from Optum Ventures. Optum Ventures` investment, along with other Series B investments, will help accelerate its work on PrismRA and further its expansion into other difficult-to-treat and complex disease areas.
more

14 02
2020
PreSeries A in Matsuko

Successful closing of the latest capital increase with the participation of Granpool at the Kosice based based company. This round secures the market launch of the first product.
more

04 11
2019
Microsoft partnered with 1QBit

Microsoft Quantum announced Azure Quantum, a full-stack, open cloud ecosystem that will bring the benefits of quantum computing to people and organizations around the world. The announcement highlighted the work done by partners such as 1QBit, Honeywell, IonQ, and QCI.
more

21 10
2019
New stake in Scipher

Granpool increased its participation in Scipher Medicine with acquiring an early investor`s stake. This acquisition also proofs Granpool`s commitment to the mid term strategy of Scipher Medicine.

28 08
2019
Onrobot acquisition

Onrobot stake owned by Day One Capital has been acquired by Granpool Group and Finext Venture Capital Fund Management.

21 06
2019
Matsuko investment

Granpool participates in the current venture round of Matsuko Interactive a.s. The new member of Granpool portfolio develops cutting-edge software solutions for 3D telepresence applications. The company captures humans as a 3D volumetric video, using only one casual camera.

28 05
2019
Scipher Series B

Scipher Medicine has raised $25 million to date to fund development and commercialization of the company’s first drug response product, PrismRA TM, a molecular diagnostic test predicting response to the world’s largest selling drug class, anti-tumor necrosis (anti-TNF) therapies, in rheumatoid arthritis patients. Michael P. Roubin (the founder and CEO of Northpond) will join the board after the transaction, so the board will have six directors: Joe Loscalzo, Laszlo Barabasi, Alif Saleh, Miklos Kobor, Samir Kaul and Michael P. Roubin.
more

19 04
2019
Onrobot acquires IPs

Denmark-based OnRobot, which specializes in end-of-arm tooling for collaborative robots (cobots), has secured several technologies and products from Blue Workforce. OnRobot has taken over all the design rights for the products in Blue Workforce — which designed robots primarily for food processing and agricultural applications — as well as its machines, inventory and tools.
more

15 02
2019
1QBit is hot

Network World: 1QBit is one of the hottest quantum-computing startups!
more

19 01
2019
Positive trial/Scipher

Scipher announced positive outcomes of its retrospective trial for its test Prism. Prism is a proprietary blood test to predict non-response to ant-TNF therapies. Scpiher`s platform uses RNA data from a patient`s blood sample to find patients` disease signature.
more

20 11
2018
1Qbit at NatWest

NatWest begins testing quantum computing power to help solve highly complex calculations. The hardware used in testing has been Fujitsu`s quantum-inspired Digital Annealer, whilst the quantum software is provided by 1Qbit.
more

12 11
2018
HFJR PoC exit

Granpool exited its stake in HFJR PoC GmbH. The Granpool owned quotas have been purchased by the HFJR PoC CEO/co-founder.

26 09
2018
Cellum in Japan

Cellum has signed an agreement with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC, one of the largest professional services firms in Japan, in an effort to introduce QR code-enabled mobile payments in the country. The agreement sees Cellum enter one of the worldʼs most developed transactions markets, with smartphone penetration steadily growing among Japanʼs 127 million inhabitants.
more

29 08
2018
Summit/OnRobot

The Denmark-based provider of end-of-arm tooling used in collaborative robot systems announced an investment led by global growth equity firm Summit Partners. The funding will help support OnRobot`s continued growth and expansion of its product portfolio.
more

25 08
2018
Boogle`s start

Boogle Smart Bicycle B.V. (Boogle) has started its operation. Boogle’s ambition is to become one of the major players in the membership based bike rental market. The development of Boogle will be supported by the synergies with BIG and its subsidiary, Fiets Service Nederland B.V.
more

04 08
2018
Scipher`s Series A

Scipher Medicine raised a Khosla Ventures led Series A round. Granpool also participated in this capital increase aiming to maintain its level of ownership. This successful round supports the execution of the final trials of Scipher’s first products and the continuation of its R+D program in a cooperation with Harvard and Northeastern University.
more

14 07
2018
HFJR PoC founded

HFJR Proof of Concept GmbH (PoC) has been established and Granpool is one of the founders. PoF’s aim is to proof the economic benefits of some algorithm theories and relating IPs. The seat of PoF is in Munich (Germany), but the company will have an operation also in the USA.

16 06
2018
Granpool/CG

Granpool invests in Club Game (CG). CG is a new player in the app development industry focusing on the social interactions of communities which are active in any field of the sport.

11 06
2018
OnRobot launched

Collaborative robotics Enrico Krog Iversen and the Danish Growth fund reveal new ambitious end-of-arm tooling venture. By merging three international companies, the new OnRobot aims at becoming world leading in a rapidly growing global market, further building on Denmark’s strong position within collaborative robotics.
more

19 04
2018
SCB/1QBit

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), through its financial technology subsidiary Digital Ventures, today announced a strategic investment in 1QBit. With this investment, SCB joins 1QBit’s growing group of industry partners focused on applying new types of hardware to their high value problems.
more

06 02
2018
Telkom in Cellum

Cellum inks investment deal with Telkom Indonesia Group. The Southeast Asian telecommunications giant is acquiring minority ownership in the Europe-based mobile transaction solutions company and will also facilitate the penetration of Cellum’s services in Indonesia.
more

29 01
2018
New Scipher board

Joe Loscalzo and Laszlo Barabasi joins the board of Scipher Medicine from January, Alif Saleh (CEO) and Miklos Kobor remains as member in the future. Joe serves as Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Laszlo is both the Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and a Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, as well as in the Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and BWH.

28 11
2017
1QBit $45M Series B

1QBit raises $45M Series B round from Fujitsu, Accenture and Allianz. Strategic investment and revenue contracts fund continued development of 1QBit’s hardware-agnostic software platform and applications for solving industry’s most demanding computational challenges.
more

14 07
2017
Granpool/OptoForce

Granpool raised equity in OptoForce together with the current owners of the company. OptoForce offers the leading robotics technology for multi-axis force sensors. OptoForce force/torque sensors use infrared light to detect deformations of the silicone sensor structure as weight or other forces change and can adjust its hold on the component, introducing a sense of touch for robotics grippers and automation technologies.
more

31 01
2017
Granpool/BIG/TCB

Granpool acquires stakes in Bicycle Industry Group (BIG) and Tradecare Brands (TCB). The aim of the investment is to support BIG’s product development and to increase the companies` share on the e-bike market. By this investment BIG said goodbye to Marco Aarnink who invested in the company in 2015.
more