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Top 50 Community Startup Investors in Germany

A list of 50 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Community startups based in Germany. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Community companies from Germany. We update this investor list every month.

Top 50 Community Startup Investors in Germany

Investor Community Germany investments
HV Capital 21
redalpine 13
IBB Ventures 9
APX 7
b2venture 6
Atlantic Labs 6
Venture Stars 5
Point Nine 5
Capnamic Ventures 5
DN Capital 5
468 Capital 5
HTGF | High-Tech Gruenderfonds 5
Ralf Dummel 4
Monkfish Equity 4
Thomas Madsen-Mygdal 4
ECONA AG 4
Speedinvest 4
NRW.BANK 4
NFQ Capital 4
Cherry Ventures 4
Burda Principal Investments 4
TA Capital 3
Ben Kubota 3
Target Global 3
Rheingau Founders 3
Lukasz Gadowski 3
Jens Begemann 3
Felix Jahn 3
Calm/Storm Ventures 3
Emerge Education 3
Tim Schumacher 3
Balderton Capital 3
La Famiglia 3
Rouven Dresselhaus 3
Brandenburg Kapital 3
Vorwerk Ventures 3
DvH Ventures 3
Fly Ventures 3
Picus Capital 3
Project A Ventures 3
Christophe Maire 3
Nils Glagau 3
Global Founders Capital 3
Heliad Equity Partners 3
WestTech Ventures 3
Saarbruecker 21 3
Axel Springer Digital Ventures 3
HR Ventures 3
Bitburger Ventures 2
Kristofer Fichtner 2
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HV Capital VC Fund · Munich, Bayern, Germany · 25 investments in the past 12 months
We support exceptional founders in building market leading digital companies.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Software
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • simpleclub — simpleclub - the most popular digital learning platform in Germany with over 1 million users per month.Loved by both students and parents, simpleclub makes it easy for students and learners to understand anything related to any subject at school by investing less time and therefore reducing stress. At simpleclub we are all creators. We have builta product that millions of people already use and are falling in love with. Check out our app for Apple and Android.We are on a mission to disrupt the traditional school-based learning system by creating a learning experience personalised to every student. Created in 2015 by back then students, Alexander Giesecke and Nicolai Schork, simpleclub has grown to over 1M users and going. In 2020, simpleclub secured a seed round from HV Capital (formerly HV Holtzbrinck Ventures) to accelerate growth.
  • Creator.Bid — Hub for the AI Creator Economy
  • Storyblok — Storyblok is an intuitive content management system that helps your developer and marketing teams get value from your content faster and create innovative digital experiences.
redalpine VC Fund · Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland · 12 investments in the past 12 months
redalpine is a thesis-driven vc with deep expertise in software and science. since 2006. we believe in the power of big ideas and in empowering game changers. we don't just invest, we co-create a better tomorrow. together with you.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Biotechnology, Health Care
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Proxima Fusion — We are a European fusion energy startup pursuing the clearest path to grid deployment.
  • ExpressionEdits — Redefining the status quo of protein expression
  • Memo Therapeutics — Memo Therapeutics AG (MEMO) is an innovator in the field of antibody discovery and immune repertoire analysis.Its MemoMAB™ platform creates a recombinant in vitro copy of an individual’s B cell / antibody repertoire, which is then banked as a library. The resulting unique, large and relevant antibody libraries represent the individual’simmune repertoire and are expected to contain an unprecedented number of relevant and rare antibodies. This leads to entirely new possibilities in immune repertoire analysis and antibody discovery.MemoMAB™ is deployed in proprietary antibody lead discovery programs and is made available in collaborations.
IBB Ventures VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 8 investments in the past 12 months
IBB Ventures is a venture capital and mezzanine arm of Investitionsbank Berlin specializing in seed/startup, early venture, and mid venture investments. The firm invests in technology-oriented companies and companies from the creative industries. It typically invests in information and communication sector with a focus on hardware andsoftware, network technology, new media, and internet and mobile technologies; life science sector with a focus on biotechnology and media technology; and industrial technologies sector with a focus on software, PPS, supply chain management, micro and nanotechnology, environmental and power technology, automation, manufacturing technology, transport technology and logistics, and new materials. The firm also invests in movies, broadcast, television, publisher, music, entertainment, advertising, fashion, design, architecture, multimedia, games, software, and art and culture. It invests in companies based in Berlin. It typically invests between €0.25 million ($0.32 million) and €3 million ($3.83 million) per transaction. The firm prefers to take a board seat in its portfolio companies. IBB Ventures was founded in 1997 and is based in Berlin, Germany.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Internet
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Germany, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Quantistry — Move beyond traditional chemical simulation software and boost your R&D success. From Quantum to AI. Get started!
  • Meloon — Meloon captures and converts carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
  • Elucid Social — Elucid Social integrates businesses with the social good movement through a data-driven strategy that yields measurable results. Elucid Social develops and deploys technologies to assess, report, and minimize human rights risks linked with the sourcing of products and services.
APX VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 7 investments in the past 12 months
APX is Europe’s leading very-early-stage VC. Based in Berlin and backed by Axel Springer and Porsche, we support and partner with the most ambitious founding teams from Europe and beyond - often as their first investor.We invest up to EUR 500K in startups until a series A starting with a quick EUR 50K investment, and within a few months,depending on traction and speed, we can invest further. Each month we invest in new teams who become part of the APX community, counting hundreds of other founders. Since 2018, we have invested in 100+ startups across 20+ industries with founders from 20+ countries together with 100+ co-investors.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Information Technology
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Germany, United Kingdom, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • Spike Technologies — Spike technology, REST API end-points, and Cloud architecture are designed with data privacy and security at heart. We process billions of data points for
  • Genie — Genie is a productive web development framework in Julia. Build web applications, UIs, backends, integrate with databases, set up web services and APIs.
  • Pickler — Pickler is the easiest footprint software for packaging resellers. Make footprint calculations for your packaging within minutes - and win the hearts of customer with to impact transparency.
b2venture VC Fund · Saint Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland · 12 investments in the past 12 months
B2venture is a venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in digital and industrial technology companies. B2venture invests EUR 100m+ per year in high-growth companies with ticket sizes from EUR 0.25m to 3.5m.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Yendou — We make it unbelievably easy, for clinical operations teams, to manage site selection activities for oncology clinical trials.
  • Retinai — RetinAI optimises and simplifies clinics, research and pharmaceutical workflows to improve healthcare. To achieve this goal, the company builds tools to collect, analyze and organize health data, empowering healthcare professionals and patients with automatic image and data analysis supported by advanced machine learning. RetinAI has proprietarytechnology that provides unforeseen image quality enhancement, as well as automatic analysis of medical data for hospitals, private practitioners, pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers at similar level of performance as a human would produce.
  • Aeovian Pharmaceuticals — Aeovian is a San Francisco based biopharmaceutical company developing novel and highly selective therapeutics modulating mTORC1 pathway.
Atlantic Labs VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 12 investments in the past 12 months
Atlantic Labs supports and invests in mission-driven founders working on transformative technology ventures.&nbsp;<br><br>We partner with founders early, providing the capital, tools and network necessary to growing their companies and accompanying them on their entrepreneurial journey. We are currently active in areas including Digital Health, Future of Work, Machine Learning, Decentralized Networks, Mobility and Industrial Applications.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Germany, Switzerland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Heyflow — Create better customer interactions with conversational flows. More personal. More conversions. Build your flow today! No coding required.
  • Embea — Embea takes Embedded Insurance to Life & Health. Our easy-to-understand plans protect families against the most severe life risks of critical illnesses, accidents, and death. Companies of every size embed our simple and transparent insurance products into their apps and services. Embea removes complexity, paperwork, and pushy sales from theworld of life insurance. Our vision is a world where fair and affordable insurance is accessible to everyone.
  • SCRYPT Digital — Your trusted partner for crypto assets
Venture Stars VC Fund · Munich, Bayern, Germany
Venture Stars is a Munich based venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in innovative, digital B2C and B2B business models.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Pet, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • biddz — Buy biddz from your favorite artists, support them and participate in your collective financial success!
  • Finoa — Finoa is the leading European crypto-asset management platform, empowering businesses and institutions to engage with crypto safely and intuitively.
  • Finanzguru — Finanzguru is an AI based financial assistant.
Point Nine VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Point Nine Capital is a Berlin-based venture capital firm focused exclusively on early-stage Internet investments in areas like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), online marketplaces, and mobile.The fund and its managers, Pawel Chudzinski and Christoph Janz have backed a number of highly successful Internet companies such as Delivery Hero, Clio,Shiftplanning, Vend, Typeform, and Zendesk from their earliest stages.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, United States, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Upciti — Upciti provider of precise, localized and real-time data for smart cities and smart retailers. we produce and make available data at the service of man to make cities smarter and more pleasant to live for all on a daily basis.
  • BlueLayer — BlueLayer transforms the management of carbon projects with a cutting-edge software stack that frees up valuable resources to bring more quality credits to market.
  • FLOAT — Float is a product lab that focuses on developing design-led software for the technology sector. The company focuses on producing innovative software products.
Capnamic Ventures VC Fund · Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Capnamic is a Venture Capital firm supporting ambitious founders in the German-speaking regions. Our focus is on the early stages, from (Pre-)Seed to Series A.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, United States, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • Sunhat — Sunhat empowers sustainability teams to deliver audit-ready responses for customer questionnaires, reporting checklists and ESG ratings.
  • cleverly.de — cleverly.de is an onlineplatform which provides online coaching and tutorial classes.
  • MARKT-PILOT — MARKT-PILOT is proud to support machine manufactures and help them better manage the after-sales and supply chain management issues. As of today, MARKT-PILOT used its innovative AI-based software to analyze and optimize parts pricing for over 70 machine manufacturers. The results show that more than 90 percent of parts have high sales and profitpotential, since they are either underpriced or overpriced. This means that machine manufacturers are missing out on millions of euros. With the MARKT-PILOT software, PRICE-RADAR, manufactures now have comprehensive market intelligence and thus enable an intelligent market-oriented pricing strategy.
DN Capital VC Fund · Menlo Park, California, United States · 5 investments in the past 12 months
DN Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests primarily in Europe and North America. The firm focuses on companies that plan to establish operations on both sides of the Atlantic, and strives to help its companies build international businesses. Founded in 2000, the company has operations in London and Silicon Valley. DN Capital’sprevious funds are top performers and the firm is one of the lead investors in companies such as Endeca (sold to Oracle), Shazam (one of the world’s leading mobile app), Auto1 (world's largest used car marketplace), Purplebricks (IPO London) and Quandoo (sold to Recruit).
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, SaaS
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Filu — Tierversorgung, wann und wie immer du es brauchst. In der Praxis, Zuhause und unterwegs.
  • OXOLO — OMASLOT adalah GAMING ONLINE BERLISENSI RESMI dengan promo event menarik terlengkap yang sangat menguntungkan
  • Lanes & Planes — Lanes & Planes GmbH is the Travel Management solution as Software-as-a-Service that truly maps all areas of the business travel in a digital way.
468 Capital VC Fund · 20 investments in the past 12 months
468 Capital is a Berlin and San Francisco based technology investment firm. We support leading software, AI and internet growth companies across multiple investment stages.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • KARRI — Karri is a device for easy communication between you and your kids. A screen-free device for your child and a smartphone app for you
  • Codesphere — Codesphere is your Zeroconfig Cloud. No config - just code and run web apps from your browser. Team work on distributed full stack Typescript, and benefit from our automatic deployments, scaling, tests, and security / privacy audits. We optimize each and every detail to keep things simple for you. Codesphere is next level programming.
  • YonedaLabs — Yoneda Labs suggests Reaction Conditions that work with no wet lab experimentation, and then we can help you optimise too, if necessary.
HTGF | High-Tech Gruenderfonds VC Fund · Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany · 55 investments in the past 12 months
The seed investor High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) finances tech start-ups with growth potential and has supported more than 700 start-ups since 2005. With the launch of its fourth fund, HTGF now has about 1.4 billion euros under management. Its team of experienced investment managers and start-up experts support young companies with expertise,entrepreneurial spirit and passion. HTGF’s focus is on high-tech start-ups in the fields of digital tech, industrial tech, life sciences, chemistry and related business areas. To date, external investors have injected about 5 billion euros of capital into the HTGF portfolio via more than 2,000 follow-on financing rounds. In addition, HTGF has already successfully sold shares in more than 170 companies. Fund investors in this public-private partnership include the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, KfW Capital and 45 companies from a wide range of industries. Fund investors in this public-private partnership include the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, KfW Capital and 45 companies from a wide range of industries.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Biotechnology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, Switzerland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Seqana — X-Ray-Vision” Monitoring SaaS, for Soil Organic Carbon. To fight climate change, we enable Project Developers and Agri-Food Corporates to measure and understand soil carbon sequestration in an ultra low cost, fast, precise, and affordable way. At planetary scale!
  • JUPUS — As the first legal AI secretary in Europe, JUPUS automates the entire process from initial client contact to the complete file. Lawyers are supported by an AI chatbot, an online appointment booking tool, and an AI platform that automatically collects and processes inquiries, information, and documents, facilitating automated communication withclients.
  • Synthara Technologies — Synthara is a Zurich-based artificial intelligence (AI) company that provides system-level solutions for businesses to enhance their products or services with smart features. The company portable and wearable gadgets such as virtual reality headsets, small wireless monitoring cameras, sensor networks, have limited smart features because computingpowerful algorithms cannot be run on them. Synthara IPs provide server-class performance with an extremely low energy requirement for neural networks (10 TOPs/Watt).
Ralf Dummel Angel · Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Ralf Dummel, born on 02.12.1966 in Bad Segeberg in Germany, started his career on 01.04.1988 at DS Produkte as a sales assistant to the then founder. Over the years he learned the business from the ground and took full responsibility for purchases and sales after only a year. He vastly participated in the establishment of the company and has been apartner since 1996. Today, the group has an annual turnover of ca. € 250 000 000, 400 employees, and more than 4 000 products in its portfolio. He often travels the world to visit suppliers and customers, and to find inspiration in new innovative products. Dümmel knows Asia inside out, but Northern Germany is the place he calls home. Since 2016 he takes part in the TV program “Die Höhle der Löwen” (literally: The Lions’ Cave, German version of Dragons’ Den on German TV channel VOX ) where he plays one of the “lions”, looking for young entrepreneurs with brilliant products.Ralf Dummel is very convincing with his genuine and appreciative style. From day one, Ralf Dümmel brightened up the surroundings, thanks to his enthusiasm for business and for new products. He has a unique sense for trends and products; he can market them with more success than hardly anyone else. He proudly claims that there hardly is any household without a “DS product” in Germany. Dümmel is often on the road for professional reasons, and when he sees that a customer adds a DS product in their shopping cart, he feels the same tingle of joy after 28 years that he felt in the early days. The 400 employees are Dümmels’s most important asset. They actively take part in the company, invest themselves in it, and help it develop further. Dummel is very proud that the DS products are the result of such a varied cast of people and skill sets. These are people with different personalities and talents that complement each other in a cooperation shaping always innovative business and product ideas.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Manufacturing, Product Design
  • Angel, Seed, Funding Round
  • Germany, United States, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • Zeedz — Gaming for a green future. Zeedz is a monster collectible game that targets real-world climate change. Discover a world of plantified magic, made in Berlin.
  • Frinsh — Many ready-to-drink ginger shots are sweetened or blended with fruit juice and thus contain a lot of sugar. The Frinish Ginger Cubes, on the other hand, is made entirely with ginger. Our fresh ginger is processed into a fine ginger puree and then frozen promptly. This implies that the flavor and nutrients are kept better.
  • TeaBlobs — TeaBlobs allows you to make tea fast, responsibly, and without using a bag. Now available in seven delectable flavors.
Monkfish Equity VC Fund · Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Monkfish Equity is the investment vehicle of the trivago founders. As Co-investors, with a focus on later stage phases, they invest in companies which can benefit from their entrepreneurial experience. Running the world´s biggest travel meta portal with over 500 M$ revenue (2015), the people behind Monkfish Equity understand entrepreneurs needs andfocus on value adding activities. As “low maintenance” investors, they offer the leeway that entrepreneurs need to build their businesses.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, E-Commerce, Marketplace
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Germany, United States, Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • Dogo GmbH — Download Dogo, a positive dog training app with clicker. Train your puppy at home and become best friends with your dog. +100 tricks & games.
  • Refurbed — Refurbed operates as an online marketplace for refurbished products in the german-speaking world. It sells renewed phones, laptops and tablets which are up to 40% cheaper and 100% more environmentally friendly than their brand-new, store-bought counterparts. Refurbed devices are renewed through a 40-step process, making them look like new andfunction like new. On top of that, each device comes with at least a 12-month guarantee.The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Vienna, Austria.
  • ArtNight GmbH — ArtNight GmbH offers unique do-it-yourself art workshops.
Thomas Madsen-Mygdal Angel · Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Thomas Madsen-Mygdal is a Danish designer, entrepreneur and activist behind companies like Mondo, 23, Podio and the reboot festival.
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Investment focus
  • Computer, Collaboration, Software
  • Angel, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Denmark, United States, Finland
Portfolio highlights
  • Clue — Track your menstrual cycle with Clue, the #1 doctor-recommended free period tracker app built in collaboration with top health researchers.
  • Corti — Corti offers a digital assistant, augmenting medics in improving patient outcomes and internal performance.
  • Somewhere — Somewhere, formerly Support Shepherd. We find you amazing employees who cost 80% less than US equivalents, backed by our 6-month Perfect Hire Guarantee.
ECONA AG VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
ECONA is an independent investment boutique based in Berlin, Germany. As pioneers of the German Internet business, ECONA has been successfully founding and funding high-growth companies since 1999. ECONA has been invested in several successful internet growth companies, such as MyToys, Aperto, XING, and Facebook as well as GIGA.de andSparwelt.de.Currently, ECONA is invested in foodspring (Onlineshop for high-quality sports nutrition and fitness food), Ampere (Germany's first independent energy broker), smava (Germany's first marketplace for private loans), finanzcheck (one of Germany's largest comparison sites for personal financial products), and several other companies like Sarah Wiener, amapur, Getsafe, Wunderflats, Comatch, Data Artisans, MediDate, Armedangels, iMoney and Dahmakan.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Internet, Apps
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Germany, Switzerland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • yamo — Frische Bio-Kindernahrung von yamo, so lecker wie selbstgemacht und kostenlos direkt zu dir nach Hause geliefert. Jetzt probieren und profitieren.
  • Remind.me — Remind.me is the new reminder service for periods of notice! With remind.me you will never miss an opportunity to optimize your contracts. You will be reminded of us in time and optionally get even the best deals that are on the market, offered as alternatives. In addition, you can order us to provide you with the cheapest electricity and / orgas tariff from now on. remind.me went live in October 2017 and is run by the remind me GmbH in Berlin. Founder & CEO are Daniel Engelbarts & Christian Lang. You already founded Sparwelt.de in 2008 and expanded it into Germany's largest bargain and voucher portal. The media group RTL Germany bought the company in September 2014.With the new portal remind.me they now want to give you the opportunity to increase the savings potential of at least € 1,700 per year and from now on only to have favorable and good contracts. For you as a consumer / user, the portal is completely free. They finance through agency commissions, which they receive from dealers / partners, when you make a corresponding conclusion. As already at Sparwelt.de they always act true to the motto: Always the cheapest / best offer for the user. The commission level has no influence on the selection.
  • XbyX® – Women in Balance — XbyX® is a digital platform changing the world of midlife female health with solutions that help women to go through menopause with more serenity and less symptoms. Specifically developed for women over 40, XbyX® offers plant-based products combining natural ingredients like adaptogens, amino acids and more, that have been proven to reduce typicalsymptoms of perimenopause, menopause and hormone imbalance. The mission of XbyX® is to educate and thus, liberate midlife women from the still existing stigma of menopause and promote healthy aging. The XbyX® products are supported by features like an online self-assessment, a 7-week audio course & comprehensive educational content enabling women to understand their bodies and the role of nutrition in menopause as well a private community. The Berlin based company, founded in 2019 by serial entrepreneur Peggy Reichelt and digital marketing expert Monique Leonhardt, targets the German speaking market.
Speedinvest VC Fund · Vienna, Wien, Austria · 44 investments in the past 12 months
Speedinvest is one of Europe’s most active early-stage investors, with more than €1bn AUM, 40 investors, and offices in Berlin, London, Munich, Paris, Vienna and San Francisco. Your success is our priority, so we don’t just send some money and "check in" at board meetings. Our mission is to empower you with game-changing support throughevery stage of your journey. Our focused investment teams know your industry inside and out. Their Deep Tech, Fintech, Industrial Tech, Network Effects, Digital Health and Subscriptions experience, know-how and deep networks are yours from day one. You also have full access to our in-house Platform+ team of operational experts who can provide tailored growth marketing, people (HR), US business development, and networking support throughout every stage of your journey.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, United Kingdom, Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • Haz — Track and unlock the resale value of your stuff
  • Alinia AI — Alignment Platform for Generative AI. Alinia makes it easy for enterprises to control and guide Gen AI applications based on their policies and preferences.
  • Exactly.ai — Advanced AI artwork creation platform for artists that understands your style, creates inspiring images and streamlines your creative process
NRW.BANK VC Fund · Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany · 3 investments in the past 12 months
NRW.BANK is the development bank for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It supports its owner – the state of North Rhine-Westphalia – in fulfilling its tasks, notably in the fields of structural, economic, social and housing policy. NRW.BANK pools the promotion and development programmes of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the FederalRepublic of Germany and the European Union and combines them with its own equity and debt products and advisory services. It offers the full range of financial products in three areas “Economy”, “Housing”, and “Infrastructure/Municipalities”. NRW.BANK operates in a competitively neutral manner as a partner of banks and savings banks.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Software, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • widu — widu enables real estate and accommodation companies to source visuals (photography, video, drone) at scale through its serviced marketplace
  • Companyon Analytics — Companyon Analytics provides data security, cloud infrastructure, information technology, technical solutions, and consultancy services.
  • Prothea Technologies — Prothea Technologies is a private medical technology business to provide lung cancer biopsy and therapy in a single hospital visit.
NFQ Capital VC Fund · Munich, Bayern, Germany
NFQ accelerates the success of entrepreneurs with a current team of 250 specialists delivering company-building services.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Travel, Tourism
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Germany, Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • Raus — Raus is a hospitality-tech startup that offers new opportunities to take a break from big city life. Raus serves as a welcome escape from the seemingly endless demands and constant stimuli of modern life with perfectly simple cabins, close enough for a spontaneous getaway, far enough away to completely unwind.
  • Productpine — Discover, experience, and buy emerging brands and products from all over the world, at Productpine. Shop online through a personalized journey and be inspired!
  • The Naked Market — The Naked Market is a next-generation consumer products company that is creating a portfolio of food & beverage brands.
Cherry Ventures VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 17 investments in the past 12 months
Cherry Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm led by a team of entrepreneurs with experience building fast-scaling companies such as Zalando and Spotify. The firm backs Europe's boldest founders, usually as their first institutional investor, and supports them in everything from their go-to-market strategy and the scaling of theirbusinesses. Cherry Ventures has previously invested in the seed stage of over 50 companies across Europe, including FlixBus, Auto1 Group, Infarm, Rows, Forto, and TourRadar. Cherry Ventures is based in Berlin and invests across Europe with operations in London, Paris, and Stockholm.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Rows — Combine the power of a spreadsheet with built-in integrations from your business apps. Automate workflows and build tools that make work simpler.
  • X10 — 10X experience for every trader
  • Swap — Swap is a software company that specializes in returns, exchanges, and funding for e-commerce.
Burda Principal Investments VC Fund · Munich, Bayern, Germany · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Burda Principal Investments (BPI) is a division of Hubert Burda Media which provides long term growth equity for fast growing digital technology and media companies.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Retail
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Neotaste — Neotaste is the developer of the restaurant-finding app that provides free marketing services for restaurateurs.
  • Aleph Alpha — Aleph Alpha develops AI systems for modern security challenges.
  • Kasagi Labo — Kasagi Labo is an anime venture studio that brings authentic Japanese craft to a global audience through licensing, distribution and merchandising.
TA Capital VC Fund · Houston, Texas, United States
From its active funds TAC currently invests in Europe and the USA. They invest in all stages (seed, early and growth) of start-ups with capable teams and scalable business models. Their investment sizes go from as low as $200,000 to as much as $15 milion per transaction. They like opportunities in e-commerce, Internet, digital life and softwaredomains. They like to create and shape new markets. They are unconventional, caring and driven, and very fast. They are honest and fair in their daily dealings and in their transactions. They honor their commitments and deliver on their promises, on time. They see it their mission to provide entrepreneurs with the resources required to grow their companies and they exclusively partner with teams who share their values.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Talixo — Talixo is revolutionising B2B ground transportation with innovative proprietary technology that integrates seamlessly with all corporate platforms such as Amadeus, Concur and Onesto.Their technology is fully customisable and provides total compliance for all individual corporate travel policies. Now operating in >750 cities globally andgrowing exponentially, Talixo is fast becoming the go to for all the ground transportation needs of Fortune 500 companies, Airlines, Travel Agencies and many other strategic partners. Talixo is backed by Private, Institutional and Strategic investors including Deutsche Bahn, Amman Group and TA Capital.
  • AdEspresso — Start driving results across Facebook, and Instagram with a free 14-day trial of AdEspresso.
  • Hoard — Hoard’s app enables any smartphone user to easily and conveniently pick up deliveries and make exchanges of small items through registered third party operated “pickup-points.
Ben Kubota Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Geek, Founder, Builder, Angel Investor
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Investment focus
  • Internet, E-Commerce, Music
  • Seed, Angel
  • Germany, Poland
Portfolio highlights
  • Ohlala — Ohlala is a platform for paid dates, to bring users in the most efficient and safe way in contact.Their product is a single page web application that behaves like a native app, relies heavily on React and is powered by Node.js.
  • Sidestage — Sidestage is a community marketplace for listing, discovering and booking musicians.
  • Saleor Commerce — A headless, GraphQL-first e-commerce platform delivering ultra-fast, dynamic, personalized shopping experiences. Find out why developers love it.
Target Global VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Target Global is a prominent European technology investment firm with a significant presence in the venture capital landscape, boasting over €3 billion in assets under management. The firm operates out of key tech hubs including London, Berlin, Tel Aviv, and Abu Dhabi, and has a rich portfolio featuring some of Europe's most successful techcompanies such as Revolut, Auto1, Copper, Delivery Hero, Docplanner, and Rapyd.Founding and GrowthTarget Global was established in 2015 by Shmuel Chafets and Yaron Valler, who brought a wealth of experience from their tenure at Hasso Plattner Ventures. Their professional partnership dates back 15 years to their time at Giza Venture Capital, a trailblazer in Israel's investment ecosystem, where they honed their investment acumen and industry foresight.Investment Philosophy and ImpactTarget Global stands out in the European tech industry for its diverse team and its ability to identify and capitalize on unique opportunities. The firm's knack for recognizing potential in the early stages of Germany's tech economy led to the emergence of several unicorns in the 2010s. As the European tech industry evolves, Target Global remains at the forefront, seeking out innovative companies like Robovision, Saleor, and Finom. These recent investments reflect the firm's commitment to supporting cutting-edge technology and business models.Fundraising SuccessesTarget Global's fundraising prowess is evident in its six investment funds, which have collectively raised significant capital. The funds range from Early Stage Funds, focusing on nascent startups, to Growth Funds that support more mature companies scaling their operations. The firm's co-investment strategy has led to over €1 billion in capital deployment across a diverse array of partnerships.Backing and AchievementsWith the backing of investors such as FERI, UBS, Allianz X, Mubadala, and Hermes GPE, Target Global has cemented its reputation as a trusted and successful investment firm. Its portfolio spans over 140 companies at various development stages, with a focus on those targeting trillion-dollar markets.Just a few of the many notable companies in the firm’s portfolio include:- Tarabut, MENA’s leading open banking platform, which was recently featured in Forbes Middle East’s list of Top 50 Fintech Companies.- Flo Health, an AI-driven women’s health product, which is the world’s top health and fitness app by downloads.- Robovision, an easy-to-use AI-driven computer vision platform for users to develop their own deep-learning-based solutions.- Enter, a German company that helps homeowners and businesses reduce their carbon footprint.Target Global's track record includes support for 15 unicorn companies, over 20 exits, and 7 IPOs, showcasing its ability to drive growth and success in the European tech ecosystem. The team, comprised of individuals with founder and operator backgrounds, continues to pursue exceptional opportunities to expand the firm's portfolio and influence.Target Global's journey from its inception to its current status as a key player in European venture capital is marked by strategic investments, a commitment to diversity, and a deep understanding of the tech industry's dynamics. With a clear vision for the future, Target Global is poised to continue its role in shaping the next wave of European tech giants.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Software
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Germany, Israel, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Robovision — Take control of your AI vision with Robovision's award-winning platform to manage vision intelligence in smart marchines
  • MagnusMetal — MagnusMetal embarks traditional casting into the 21st century with the patent-pending digital casting.
  • Saleor Commerce — A headless, GraphQL-first e-commerce platform delivering ultra-fast, dynamic, personalized shopping experiences. Find out why developers love it.
Rheingau Founders VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Rheingau Founders is a Berlin&Munich based Venture Capital firm active since 2011. Focusing on pre-seed to Series A investments in Europe, predominantly B2B in the fields of Marketplaces, Software as a Service, InsurTech, and eHealth. Rheingau targets start-ups that have the potential to sustainably disrupt existing processes and value chains.Besides the financial investment, we offer strategic support through the mentorship of our partners.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, United States, Poland
Portfolio highlights
  • NetBird — Wiretrustee is an open-source VPN platform built on top of WireGuard® making it easy to create secure private networks for your organization or home. It requires zero configuration effort leaving behind the hassle of opening ports, complex firewall rules, VPN gateways, and so forth.
  • MoleQlar — MoleQlar is a data and research-driven longevity company. It provides valuable information and offers consumers lab-tested nutritional supplements. The company focuses on functional medicine with optimized nutrition. Their product range includes Uthever NMN, Resveratrol, Betaine, Carnosine, and more. These products are aimed at lowering biologicalage and promoting health and longevity. MoleQlar also offers health tracking services. The company is certified in Germany and delivers its products EU-wide, including Switzerland.
  • Akhetonics — Creating the first all-optical RISC Processor
Lukasz Gadowski Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Lukasz Gadowski is the Founder and CEO of Team Global. He previously worked at Circ as a Co-Founder. Lukasz Gadowski attended HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, E-Commerce, Software
  • Series A, Seed, Angel
  • Germany, United States, Sweden
Portfolio highlights
  • Bardeen — Bardeen is an automation app to replace your repetitive tasks with a single shortcut and control your web apps from anywhere. Explore our integrations with your favorite apps and hundreds of pre-built playbooks that help you stay in the flow.
  • TAU Systems — TAU Systems provides medical imaging technology.
  • MILES — Carsharing nach Kilometern statt Minuten. MILES Autos und Transporter einfach per App mieten und losfahren!
Jens Begemann Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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Investment focus
  • B2C, EdTech, Children
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Klima — Klima combines the most effective actions an individual can take to fight climate change today.
  • Edurino — Edurino is an e-learning platform that introduces digital learning responsibly and playfully for children aged 4-8+.
Felix Jahn Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Felix is an active entrepreneur and business angel. A WHU graduate, Felix was one of the first MDs of Rocket Internet, responsible for many of the initial companies incubated in 2007-2009. He went on to start Home24 in 2009 and run it as Co-CEO until 2014. In 2015 he started german hybrid real estate agent McMakler as founding investor and has beenrunning the company as executive Chairman and CEO since then. His current and past private business angel investments include Zalando, Auto1 Group, HomeToGo, among others.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Information Technology
  • Seed, Funding Round, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • 42 Watt — 42 Watt is an energy conservation consultancy which strives to reduce costs, save energy and protect the climate.
  • Kursinsel — We empower children to discover their interests and pursue their passions from the comfort of their homes. Providing access to a large variety of interactive online courses from drawing, dancing, science to Minecraft and many more.
  • Getpaid — Payments infrastructure for B2B marketplaces, wholesalers and SaaS platforms. B2B checkout to process all B2B transactions online & offline | payout instantly | automate complex money flows, end-to-end reconciliation.
Calm/Storm Ventures VC Fund · Vienna, Wien, Austria · 13 investments in the past 12 months
Calm/Storm is an exclusive founder network and venture capital firm. We invest in purpose driven founders changing our life & health for the better. Headquartered in Vienna, Austria we invest in early-stage companies all over Europe and the US. We focus on the pre-seed and seed stages but also invest up to Series A.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Wellness, Software
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Germany, United Kingdom, Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • Scavenger AI — Generative AI and Data Analytics for your daily business challenges. Scavenger uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Algorithms to power its 3 tools: Purity, Quantum and Prophecy. Purity cleans and harmonizes the data. Quantum runs statistical algorithms and analyzes the data. Prophecy d
  • ThinkSono — ThinkSono is a company at the cutting edge of medicine and technology.
  • Foundation Health — Foundation Health is a telehealth and nationwide pharmacies and diagnostic distribution centre
Emerge Education VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Emerge Education is a European seed fund investing in founders solving the $8.5tn skills gap. Emerge provides founders with unrivalled education sector insights, as they're the only fund backed by the world’s foremost education entrepreneurs.
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Investment focus
  • Education, EdTech, E-Learning
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United Kingdom, Germany, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Edurino — Edurino is an e-learning platform that introduces digital learning responsibly and playfully for children aged 4-8+.
  • Algor Education — Algor Lab is a company that provides tools and materials needed for teaching through artificial intelligence.
  • Niyyah — The goal of Niyyah is to give consumers a guided approach to comprehending the Quran in a way that is understandable, significant, and useful. With its short material, tailored suggestions, and gamified elements like leaderboards and prizes, it fits in easily with its users' everyday routines and gives them insight into the Quran'steachings and practical application of faith.
Tim Schumacher Angel · Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Tim Schumacher is a Managing General Partner at World Fund. Tim previously worked at Sedo.com as a Member Board Of Directors. He attended University of Cologne and Stockholm School of Economics.Tim Schumacher Co-Founded and was the longtime CEO of the publicly traded company Sedo AG, which currently has revenues of 130m euros per year andmaintains approximately 350 employees. Since 2012 he has dedicated his professional career to the German startup scene, acting both as a business angel and mentor for young companies with economic potential. His current startups, among many others, are Eyeo/Adblock Plus, Aklamio, Hitfox and Ecosia.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Information Technology, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, Sweden, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • JUMiNGO — Jumingo is an international digital shipping and carrier service provider. It is an innovative startup that has made the logistics industry clear and transparent for customers through a digital shipping platform. They facilitate both business and private customers to compare prices, packaging, and booking services from numerous shipping serviceproviders such as UPS, DHL Express, TNT, FedEx, GLS, and DPD with up to 80% discounted rates. Jumingo saves time and money with benefit from the dynamics and flexibility of their comprehensive range of services without any contractual obligations.
  • CareerOS — Gain a competitive edge with our innovative tools, virtual career collaboration, real-time data, and AI enhancements. Guide students each step of the way!
  • Meine Erde — Meine Erde is a provider of ecological burial option in Europe.
Balderton Capital VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 21 investments in the past 12 months
In the two decades since our founding, we have worked with hundreds of extraordinary European founders, and have raised eight funds totalling more than $3bn.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • United Kingdom, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Ory Corp — Ory is a certified and battle-tested identity solution backed by a large open source community and trusted by Fortune 500 companies.
  • trawa — The partner for renewable and affordable electricity for businesses. Get electricity directly from solar and windparks with corporate PPAs.
  • Payflows — Payflows is a fintech company focused on treasury management program for businesses.
La Famiglia VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 14 investments in the past 12 months
We are an early-stage venture capital fund backing the best tech entrepreneurs across Europe and the US
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, United States, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Parloa — Transform your customer service with our customized, enterprise-ready contact center AI platform across all channels.
  • Langdock — Meet Langdock. Start with a GDPR-compliant daily chat companion for your employees. Then deploy more advanced AI use cases like Assistants and Workflows. All in one easily extendable platform.
  • Naro — Discover how we make Money Matter through out innovative fund infrastructure, enabling fair and redistributive earnings in the ETF and fund market.
Rouven Dresselhaus Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Rouven Dresselhaus is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Cavalry Ventures. His most notable investments at Cavalry include McMakler, Forto and Planetly (acq. by OneTrust). He also serves on numerous boards, e.g. at BRYTER and Sofía.Rouven started his career at Morten Sondergaard and then moved to Capnamic Ventures. In parallel, as a member of theadvisory board, he spearheaded the digitization initiative of his family business Joseph Dresselhaus GmbH & Co. KG (acq. by Nimbus) comprising core processes such as finance, HR, logistics and procurement.Rouven has invested in more than five dozen startups and participated in over two hundred funding rounds. He is a member of YPO, a global community of chief executives, and has been mentoring young entrepreneurs in formats such as Techstars, Techstars SAP.io, next logistics accelerator and the Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator. In addition, Rouven is a supporter of the entrepreneurial charity Founders Pledge.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Germany, United States, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Inkitt — Publish stories online, join our author subscription program, and read books online for free. Join the Inkitt community for writers and readers today.
  • Reaction Commerce — Product capabilities and documentation of Mailchimp Open Commerce.
  • Meine Spielzeugkiste — Spielzeug mieten bei Meine Spielzeugkiste. Jetzt Mitglied werden!
Brandenburg Kapital VC Fund · Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany · 5 investments in the past 12 months
With a track record of over 20 years in venture capital and experience from more than 200 investments in numerous companies BFB Brandenburg Kapital GmbH (BFB) is the most active equity investor in Brandenburg. BFB invests in fast-growing technology-orientated companies throughout the whole life-cycle. Target sectors are ICT/Digital Economy,Life Science, MedTech, Proptech, Industrial Applications. BFB invests in companies based in or with facilities in Brandenburg. The current VC fund is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) an Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg (ILB).
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • IQONIC.AI — Creating AI Solutions for Skin, Hair & Inner Balance
  • ThinkSono — ThinkSono is a company at the cutting edge of medicine and technology.
  • Captain T Cell — Captain T Cell is a start-up project that develops T cell-based immunotherapies for cancer patients. The company identifies novel high-efficiency TCRs for the development of T cell immunotherapies. It focuses on CMC- and preclinical development for their lead candidates.
Vorwerk Ventures VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Vorwerk Ventures is an independent €150m Venture Capital Fund grown out of the Vorwerk Group in late 2019 and defines itself through a strong commitment towards consumer-facing digital businesses. Our unique direct selling experience in addition to an outstanding track record in Venture Capital provides added value for forward-thinkingentrepreneurs. Headquartered in Berlin Germany, we currently have more than €250m in assets under management and are constantly on the look-out for promising opportunities starting with Seed/Series A investments of €1m to €10m and ensuring continuous support reserving up to €15m for upcoming financing rounds. An outstanding founding team, an existing market presence and a well-defined exit strategy framed by a consumer-centric business model are key requirements to us when it comes to making an investment decision.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Health Care, Food and Beverage
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • Sunhero — Sunhero delivers custom-built solar panel solutions. Sunhero offers consumers a hassle-free method of installing customised photovoltaic solar systems on their homes, be that either purchasing outright or renting for a 20 year period.
  • CarbonPool — Innovative carbon credit insurance which pays claims in carbon credits, not cash. See how we can help you.
  • Sorella Care — Sorella is the first network of multidisciplinary health places for women. Sorella ensures that every woman, regardless of age, has access to a comprehensive care pathway offered by women's health specialists.
DvH Ventures VC Fund · Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Investing early in Europe's most passionate founders.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Financial Services, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, Austria, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • OneTwenty — OneTwenty is an early-stage health tech start-up that develops multiple Machine Learning based solutions for people with diabetes as well as Medtech companies for sensor optimization, biomarker prediction, glucoregulatory models, and iAGC (interoperable automated glycemic controller). Our solution demonstrates unprecedented precision in bloodglucose prediction 120 minutes in advance. OneTwenty revolutionizes the life of people with Type 1 diabetes.
  • Dr. Vivien Karl — Dr. Vivien Karl relies on a cream for moisturizing care against vulva dryness.
  • Broken String Biosciences — Our platform accelerates the characterisation of novel gene editing technologies to unlock the next wave of cell & gene therapies.
Fly Ventures VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Fly is a first check VC for technical founders solving hard problems. We invest from day-zero to seed, backing founders from all over Europe.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United Kingdom, Germany, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • FERNRIDE — Fernride enables automated, sustainable logistics by combining the skills of remote drivers with autonomous technologies.
  • Lakera AI — Lakera Guard empowers organizations to build GenAI applications without worrying about prompt injections, data loss, harmful content, and other LLM risks. Powered by the world's most advanced AI threat intelligence.
  • Orbital Materials — Orbital Materials: Building novel solutions for clean air, water and energy with AI.
Picus Capital VC Fund · Munich, Bayern, Germany · 20 investments in the past 12 months
Picus Capital is an early-stage technology investment firm with a long-term investment philosophy. We work together with daring technology companies to build successful, global companies challenging the status quo and shaping tomorrow.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Aplazo — Aplazo is an online-based platform that offers different products where its users can pay through installment.
  • Coboworx — Coboworx is an online market place for information, hardware and software products
  • Resilience — Resilience Care is building a software-based solution for cancer treatment providers and patients.
Project A Ventures VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Project A is an early-stage venture capital firm, combining financial and operational support for technology companies. In addition to $600 M in assets under management, Project A provides its portfolio companies with a wide range of operational support services. This includes more than 100 experts from key areas such as software engineering,business intelligence, marketing, and recruiting. The portfolio includes companies such as Trade Republic, sennder, KRY, Catawiki, WorldRemit, Spryker, and Voi.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Heyflow — Create better customer interactions with conversational flows. More personal. More conversions. Build your flow today! No coding required.
  • Mindfuel — Our Data Product Management software solution and value services help increase transparency across the entire value chain, slash costs and boost your data ROI.
  • Labrys Technologies — Visualise & Coordinate Your People. Securely. Anywhere. In Real-Time.
Christophe Maire Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Christophe F. Maire is the Founding Partner and CEO of Atlantic Labs, a Berlin-based seed investor dedicated to identifying and investing in innovative digital startup companies. In the last 20+ years, Christophe has built an international track record both as a founder; including gate5 (sold first to Nokia and later developed into HERE and sold tothe German automotive industry) and Plazes.com (also sold to Nokia); and as a farsighted investor named best “European Seed Investor” by Techcrunch two years running. Exited investments include Brands4Friends (eBay), Readmill (Dropbox); StudiVZ, Fyber and Plista. Recent investments led by Atlantic Labs include Medigo, Clue, Jodel, and Campanda, amongst others. Christophe remains actively involved in all his investments, including as a board member of Soundcloud, EyeEm, and Monoqi, and an active promoter of the Berlin startup ecosystem.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Financial Services
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, Poland, Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • Helu.io — Helu.io is a startup company that provides easy access to their financial data.
  • Artusiast — Jay Art GmbH is an online platform that sells art.
  • RetentionGrid — Two thumbs up - I recently switched to WPX Hosting and recommend their speed, service and security - they do know what they are talking about when it comes to WordPress hosting.
Nils Glagau Angel · Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Nils Glagau
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Food Processing, Personal Health
  • Angel, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, Austria, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Zeedz — Gaming for a green future. Zeedz is a monster collectible game that targets real-world climate change. Discover a world of plantified magic, made in Berlin.
  • BIOTherma-Pad — BIOTherma-Pad is a completely biological cooling pad made of seaweed rather than the typical chemicals; it may cool little children's injuries or offer warmth if needed.
  • Taste Religion — Taste Religion offers plant-based products that are devoid of toxic ingredients and allow to quickly create restaurant-quality cuisine.
Global Founders Capital VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 21 investments in the past 12 months
Over the past two decades, GFC have backed over five hundred entrepreneurs worldwide, e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Slack, and Away Travel.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Software, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Zocks — The Meeting Assistant made for Financial Advisors
  • Elevate Pay — Bloom mobile banking app helps in money transfer in Sudan.
  • Smartpay — Smartpay is the first free of charge BNPL payment option for Japanese consumers who have credit cards. There are no sign-up fees, interest fees, settlement fees, or late charges. The payment experience is also Japan’s first cross-merchant, cross-platform, and single-click checkout BNPL service, allowing consumers to checkout in as little as 10seconds. The BNPL payment solution is simple to understand, structured on 3 equal installments over 8 weeks. This means that unlike the existing BNPL services in Japan, customers do not need to go to the convenience store to make payments or pay any bank transfer fees.
Heliad Equity Partners VC Fund · Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Heliad's mission is to empower both entrepreneurs and investors. We find, fund, and support market-leading companies across various verticals and regions to power their next phase of growth. As a listed company and through our strong team and strategic partners, we support companies pre, at, and post IPO and act as a gateway to public equitycapital markets. Our evergreen structure allows us to act independently of usual fund lifecycles. It provides our shareholders with unique access to pre-IPO market returns without any restrictions or limitations regarding investment size and term commitment.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Retail, Financial Services
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, India, Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • Burnhard — Burnhard is a fast-growing direct-to-consumer brand that is reinventing BBQ because of its massive fan following - created by grillers, for grillers.
  • WorkMotion — WorkMotion offers Global HR Solutions to help companies navigate the New Ways of Working. Solutions fully compliant.
  • InstaFreight — InstaFreight is a digital forwarding company for B2B customers, that enables fast and uncomplicated processing of freight transports.Their goal is to become Europe's leading B2B online freight forwarding company. They stand for reliability, quality, efficiency and transparency.By offering innovative solutions and providing first-classservice, they reduce the complexity of the supply chain and ensure absolute transparency for their customers and carriers.
WestTech Ventures VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
WestTech Ventures is a Berlin-based VC firm focused on pre-seed & seed investments primarily in Germany in the fields of B2B SaaS in different verticals, and Enterprise Software as well as Mobility and New Work.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, United States, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Notch — Boost your deal win rates and customer onboarding with Notch. Create tailored buyer experiences, structured action plans, and gain valuable insights. Try our demo today.
  • Careloop — Berlin-based HR-tech and EduTech startup with a focus on the German healthcare industry.
  • THE CLIMATE CHOICE — The software platform for decarbonizing companies and their supply chains.
Saarbruecker 21 VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 3 investments in the past 12 months
They are a group of friends and internet/tech entrepreneurs who first met ten years ago in Saarbruecker Strasse 21 in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. All of them started successful businesses, they are founders and share a passion for building great companies. As active business angels, they also invest in young startups, either individually orcollectively as a group. They provide seed funding for killer-founders and great ideas. But way more important: they help to avoid mistakes that they have already made . They introduce to the right people. They provide with all the experience that they have. Not just talking about it but helping hands-on.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • Germany, United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Floy — Floy develops AI-driven software that supports radiologists in detecting complex and hard-to-identify diseases. The collaboration of Floy-AI and radiologists ensures optimal patient outcomes by enabling the early detection and thus early treatment of diseases.One of Floy’s distinguishing features is our innovative incentive structure. We partnerwith radiology offices to jointly offer patients our AI as a “second opinion”. This unique approach motivates radiologists to embrace Floy-AI and encourages widespread adoption.Since its establishment in 2021, Floy secured €8.8 million in funding and rapidly expanded its presence with over 150 radiology locations to date. Floy’s overarching mission is to pioneer proactive medicine by providing exceptional AI-powered diagnostic experiences for health-conscious patients.
  • a2zebra — a2zebra is a zebra company that specializes in instructional technology for elementary school kids.
  • Seqstant — Seqstant offers the LiveGene platform for real-time pathogen analysis, allowing for sensitive, specific, and user-friendly real-time genetic diagnostics.
Axel Springer Digital Ventures VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Axel Springer Digital Ventures is the Venture Capital unit of Axel Springer SE, investing in digital companies globally.
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Investment focus
  • Real Estate, Digital Media, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • Germany, United States, The Netherlands
Portfolio highlights
  • Wunderflats — Find furnished apartments for temporary or longer stays with 1 click on Wunderflats. Verified and complete online booking for relocation, business, or students.
  • Proportunity — Proportunity is a technology-driven mortgage lender. The company pushes the edge on real estate data-driven investment insights. It uses machine learning to accurately forecast house prices and up-and-coming areas, providing loans to buyers looking to purchase homes in forecasted high-growing areas.Vadim Toader and Stefan Boronea startedProportunity in 2016, which is headquartered in London, England.
  • Goggo Network — Autonomous Mobility as a Service. We deploy and operate fleets of shared autonomous vehicles to transport people and goods.
HR Ventures VC Fund · Dreieich, Hessen, Germany
HR Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm, which is part of the HahnAir Group. HR Ventures is based near Frankfurt am Main in Germany. HR Ventures is also an EVCA member, the European private equity & venture capital association.HR Ventures was founded to support exceptional entrepreneurs in achieving their goals together aspartners. We define ourselves as an equal partner for all entrepreneurial challenges with in-depth expertise and a large network. The company builds a strong relationship with each founder to create outstanding companies. We are here to
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Investment focus
  • Travel, Information Technology, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, Spain, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • Nezasa — Nezasa’s travel booking solution empowers travel brands globally to combine all planning and booking related actions into one seamless end-to-end experience.Our tools, enable to plan and book any type of multi-product or multi-stop itinerary.TripBuilder Hyper-personalised packaging Real-time planning and booking of personalised itinerariesPowerful, easy to use and very interactive Deep integration possibilities into existing fulfilment landscapes Enterprise-grade, proven with large TO customersTripBooster Hyper-personalised In-Destination Upselling The extension of TripBuilder’s power throughout the entire travel lifecycle The perfect travel companion Seamless purchasing of perfectly fitting additional products Smart upselling recommendation, available in both a push and pull mode
  • Caravelo — Caravelo provides travel subscription solutions that increase revenue & market share, reduce seasonality, and create better customer experiences.
  • BYHOURS — The leader in Microstays and Hotels for the day. Book Hotel rooms in hourly rates for day use, also for the night. Choose the check-in time and pay per use in more that 4,000 Hotels near Airports, City Centres, Hospitals and Train stations in 20 countries. Join 250K customers worldwide who are enjoying flexibility in their hotel booking.
Bitburger Ventures VC Fund · Bitburg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
In the mid of 2018, Bitburger Holding founded the investment company Bitburger Ventures for its investments in start-ups. The aim is to combine the growth potential of young, innovative companies with the financial strength and access to different expertise along the value chain of the Bitburger Group. Our heritage as a medium-sized family businesswith a long-term orientation distinguishes Bitburger Ventures from pure financial investors and offers young entrepreneurs a unique added value. Our activities focus primarily on the German-speaking area, where we have been operating for 200 years. Through our industrial holdings in leading medium-sized companies that are successful in various industries and in international markets, we have direct access to different networks and various competencies. We are pragmatic, accessible and credible and expect the same from our venture partners.Bitburger Ventures invests venture capital in the form of minority holdings in already established start-ups, preferably in the Seed to Series B phase. Our investment focus is on consumer-facing business models, but we are also interested in leading alternative technology and service solutions. Following the tradition of a family business, we sustainably support our portfolio companies on their growth path. Bitburger Ventures also invests in international venture capital funds.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Consumer Goods, Marketplace
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Germany, Austria, Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Magaloop — MAGALOOP IS PURSUING THE VISION OF CONNECTING GLOBAL INDEPENDENT RETAIL WITH FMCG´S ON ITS DIGITAL MARKETPLACE
  • HOLY Energy — Energy drink for gamers
  • O.c. Hairsystems — O.c. Hairsystems offer hair replacement solutions for men.
Kristofer Fichtner Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Kristofer Fichtner is a serial entrepreneur and business Angel with a strong focus on the energy industry, property tech and craft tech.
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Real Estate, Sustainability
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • 42 Watt — 42 Watt is an energy conservation consultancy which strives to reduce costs, save energy and protect the climate.
  • Predium — Predium is the software platform for real estate owners to measure, manage and communicate their ESG performance.
  • Vermietet.de — Vermietet.de is an association of Berlin entrepreneurs and investors whose vision is to make real estate ownership simple and intelligent. They know from their own experience how complex the management of a property can be - and have therefore founded rented.de.
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