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07-26-2021News

Heuking advises Next Big Thing AG on its EUR 19 million Series B financing round

Heuking Partner Ariane Neubauer and Associate Shimon Merkel from Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Berlin office comprehensively advised Next Big Thing AG (NBT) on its Series B financing round.

As a leading venture studio, NBT offers a full range of services for establishing deep-tech startups. With its portfolio of startups in IoT, AI, Machine Economy, and DLT, NBT provides long-term support for B2B companies. A team led by Ariane Neubauer advises both NBT and its startups on issues relating to corporate, employment, IT, and tax law on an ongoing basis.

The total investment volume of the Series B financing round of EUR 19 million far exceeded NBT’s self-imposed EUR 15 million target. This success speaks to the power of NBT’s business model. NBT attracted new investors such as the family office Blue Lion, WIKA Group, roellpartners, Mujinzo Labs, and Gemelo Holding. In addition, several existing investors participated in the Series B financing round, including EOS VC Europe I Fund and GPS Ventures.

NBT aims to use the investment to successfully launch further promising deep-tech startups and to strengthen its existing portfolio. In addition to focusing on rapidly scalable business models, the company also intends to invest in core technologies for the future world of the Machine Economy.

Ariane Neubauer was recently recognized by Best Lawyers and Handelsblatt as one of the best lawyers in Venture Capital.

Counsel to NBT at the Series B Financing Round
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Ariane Neubauer (Lead; Venture Capital), Berlin
Shimon Merkel, LL.M. (Venture Capital), Berlin

Counsel to NBT and its startups (on an ongoing basis):
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Ariane Neubauer (Lead; Venture Capital), Berlin
Shimon Merkel, LL.M. (Venture Capital), Berlin
Philipp Börger (Venture Capital), Berlin
Astrid Reich (Employment), Berlin
Dr. Sarah Slavik-Schulz (Tax), Hamburg
Astrid Luedtke (IP, Media & Technology), Düsseldorf
Anna Coenen (Compliance), Düsseldorf

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