Munich – JUNIQE, the Berlin-based online marketplace for curated art, has completed a round of financing totalling EUR 14 million. Venture capital firm Highland Capital Partners Europe has joined with existing investors Vorwerk Ventures, High-Tech Gründerfonds and Redalpine as lead investor. JUNIQE intends to use the new capital for technical development of its platform and further European expansion.
A CMS team headed by lead partner Stefan-Ulrich Müller advised Highland Capital Partners Europe on legal aspects of the round of financing.
Highland Capital Partners Europe is a leading growth stage investor in the Internet, mobile and software sector. Established in 2012, the firm has more than EUR 580 million in assets under management in two funds. It has its origins in the European arm of Highland Capital Partners, a US venture capital company. Highland Europe has branches in London and Geneva; its current investments include MatchesFashion.com, WeTransfer, GetYourGuide, eGym, NewVoiceMedia and Malwarebytes.
JUNIQE is a platform that brings international artists and designers together with art lovers to offer low-cost contemporary art. In addition to prints and posters, the product range includes cushion covers, clothing, tech cases and shower curtains. The company operates in 13 European countries and currently employs around 60 people in Berlin.
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Stefan-Ulrich Müller, Lead PartnerMarcel Nurk, Associate, both Venture Capital
Dr Reemt Matthiesen, Partner, Technology, Media & Communications
Stefan Lüft, Partner
Theresa Dörendahl, Associate, both Intellectual Property