News on investments – March 2022

Published on April 5, 2022

Hi there,

The first quarter of 2022 already passed by again. Time flies when you’re having fun, and fun we had here at Newion. In January we welcomed our new intern Jan, who has already shown his impact during the past few months. During 1Q22 we did 1 initial investment and 2 follow-on investments. Last but not least we can officially announce that we are raising Newion 4 with an expected closing this summer.

You can read the Full Newion News 1Q22 document through the following link or you can scroll down to read a summary of the most important topics.

Kind regards,

The Newion team

💼 Our new Investments in 1Q22

Prepr: enabling omnichannel media personalization

Prepr founding team

In January, Prepr became our latest addition to the Newion 3 portfolio. Jouko, Tim, and the team have built the only headless CMS that truly enables companies to maximize the impact of their content, not only by creating, managing, and publishing content but also by personalizing customer experiences. The 2.5M EUR round, led by us, in collaboration with ROM Utrecht will allow them to build out their international go-to-market strategy. Read more

Portfolio follow-on investments 🦄

In Q1 two of our portfolio companies raised new rounds in which Newion participated. Deliverect raised a 150M USD series D round, led by Coatue and Alkeon Capital, to further execute on their growth. Deliverect reached the unicorn status with a valuation of 1.4B USD. ValueBlue raised an 11M USD series B-round to support their further growth into the UK, US, and EMEA. Read more

🎤 Interview with Andreas, CEO at Passendo

Andreas Jürgensen – CEO at Passendo

Andreas’s one advice to other founders is: Build something you are proud of both product and team-wise – and have fun doing it. To read more about his story, click here.

💡 Prepr investment thesis

Dorus explains our investment thesis for Prepr

Today, omnichannel has become a commodity, many companies try to capture (first-party) data across all touchpoints to engage in the best way with their users and to provide excellent digital experiences. Prepr has an innovative vision on content management, adapting to this data-driven era. read more

📢 Newion 4 Announcement

Newion 3 is reaching the end of its 5 years investment period. For many months we are already busy with preparations for our next fund and today we can officially announce that we are in the process of raising Newion 4. The fund will have the known and proven Newion signature. Read more

🤓 Software Monetization

Best practices for B2B software startups

Simon-Kucher & Partners have written an article for us describing the steps that can be taken by SaaS companies to optimize their pricing strategy. Click here to read the article.

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