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Top 50 EdTech Startup Investors in Germany

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

Top 50 EdTech Startup Investors in Germany

Investor EdTech Germany investments
HV Capital 14
Verena Pausder 11
Sven Gabor Janszky 9
IBB Ventures 9
HTGF | High-Tech Gruenderfonds 9
DvH Ventures 6
APX 5
Enjoyventure Management 5
Speedinvest 5
Emerge Education 5
allygatr 5
Angel Invest 4
Owl Ventures 4
Atlantic Labs 4
Sparkmind.vc 4
Capnamic Ventures 4
Educapital 4
La Famiglia 4
Holtzbrinck Digital 4
b2venture 4
Grazia Equity 4
Saarbruecker 21 4
Stefan Peukert 4
TEV Ventures 4
Possible Ventures 3
Mario Götze 3
Christophe Maire 3
Martin Ostermayer 3
Nicolaus Schefenacker 3
Lima Ventures 3
Cherry Ventures 3
David Nothacker 3
Stefan Glänzer 3
Project A Ventures 3
TGFS - Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen 3
Tiny VC 3
FJ Labs 3
Dirk Freise 3
WestTech Ventures 3
Michael Brehm 3
NRW.BANK 3
Jens Begemann 3
Thomas Bachem 3
Ulf Stahrenberg 3
Feliks Eyser 3
Basinghall Partners 3
Daniel Schütt 3
Bayern Kapital 3
Robert Maier 2
Egora Holding 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.
Verena Pausder Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Verena Pausder
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, E-Learning, Education
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Germany, United States, United Kingdom
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
  • cleverly.de — cleverly.de is an onlineplatform which provides online coaching and tutorial classes.
  • Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences — Build the skills, competencies, and mindset needed in the 21st-century with our fully-remote and flexible bachelor's and master's degrees.
Sven Gabor Janszky Angel · Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Scientist, Chairman, Speaker, Investor, Author, Future Coach. I’m Founder and Chairman of the Germany based “2b AHEAD Group”, which is Europe's leading strategic foresight institute. Using scientific methods we analyze and predict the future of industries, technologies and business models. Backed by our future studies we consult corporates andmedium size companies for future strategies. Within my twenty years’ experience I wrote eight books about trends and strategy, became a well-known interview expert and a popular keynote speaker on conferences and business events. In my RULEBREAKER Society, an executive network of disruptive innovators, we are regularly visiting the innovation hotspots in Israel, Silicon Valley and Shanghai/Shenzhen and meeting the people who are actually working on shaping our future.I build startups in our own 2b AHEAD Ventures company builder and invest in international deep tech startups through my family office. Beside that I manage 3 investment funds in my 2b AHEAD Group which currently consists of 33 early and later stage deep tech companies in Australia, US, UK, Israel and Europe. Before entering my innovation carrier, I worked for more than ten years as editor and prime time anchor at German public radio. I am playing chess, running marathons and I climbed the Kilimanjaro several times.
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Investment focus
  • Consulting, Biotechnology, AgTech
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Germany, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • CamHera — Future of Selfie
  • GeneNeer — GeneNeer is a biotechnology company that has developed a proprietary technology for locking and unlocking traits for complete GM containment.
  • JANSZKY GmbH — Family Investment Office of Sven Gabor Janszky, one of the leading futurists in Europe.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Enjoyventure Management VC Fund · Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
The EnjoyVenture Management is a private equity company that focuses its investments on the seed and early-stage companies.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, Portugal, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • coapp — coapp brings people and resources together under your brand and handles social and financial transactions between them. Easy!
  • MARCLEY — MARCLEY provides a system that enables multi-family building apartment owners to utilize solar energy on their roofs without any financial commitment or additional effort. The generated green power is sold at a cheaper cost than the local basic utility.
  • Careloop — Berlin-based HR-tech and EduTech startup with a focus on the German healthcare industry.
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
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.
allygatr VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 3 investments in the past 12 months
allygatr builds and invests into HR Tech companies and helps them thrive. Our mission: Transforming HR & recruitment and leading it into the 21st century. Together with our allies, we want to cover the whole HR value chain: - Attract & Select - Motivate - Train & develop - Retain
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Investment focus
  • Software, Human Resources, SaaS
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Funding Round
  • Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • clipvert — clipvert combines expertise from content creation with HR, offering you carefree packages at a fixed price. Without expensive surprises.
  • Talentlobby — Talentlobby specializes in people consultants for the hospitality and catering sectors who rely on cutting-edge hiring practices.
  • HR Autopilot — HR-Autopilot offers workforce management services. The company provides a software solution that links several HR systems, automates workflows, and eliminates manual chores to help reduce errors. Large firms and organizations, for example, benefit from its strong HR system integration and process automation.
Angel Invest VC Fund · Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany · 15 investments in the past 12 months
Angel Invest is one of Europe's most active angel funds
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Information Technology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Tabbx — Discover the easy way of settling up. Ask your friends to pay you back in just a few taps.
  • 8links — Advanced Battery Tech at Scale with 8inks: Revolutionize cell design, manufacturing, and chemistry for TWh-level solutions .
  • ValidMind — ValidMind is the most efficient solution for governance & risk management of AI and LLMs. Automate model documentation and validation for all model types.
Owl Ventures VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Owl Ventures is a venture capital fund that invests in education technology companies.The firm has invested in 24 companies across the education spectrum encompassing early childhood, K-12, higher education, and career mobility/professional learning. Owl leverages its deep domain expertise and takes an active hands-on approach to helpentrepreneurs scale their businesses into transformative category-leading companies.The firm was founded in 2014 and has over $600 million in assets under management.
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Investment focus
  • Education, EdTech, E-Learning
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, India, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Letrus — Letrus connects linguistic, pedagogical, and digital intelligence, proposing a more effective way of learning and teaching how to write.
  • Morressier — A platform geared towards the scientific community. From managing abstracts to presenting research content in a virtual conference or in-person meeting.
  • Kyron Learning — Kyron Learning is a platform that uses interactive videos to teach lessons on any topic, using real instructors.
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
Sparkmind.vc VC Fund · Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Sparkmind.vc is the first Nordic venture capital company focused on the learning sector. The company invests in teams transforming early childhood, K12, higher, secondary and vocational education as well as corporate and lifelong learning. The investment sweet spot of the company is from seed to international growth phase with single investments upto €5m.
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Investment focus
  • Education, E-Learning, EdTech
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Finland, Germany, Sweden
Portfolio highlights
  • AUTOVIO — Autovio offers digital concepts for driving schools.
  • Swap Language — Swap Language is a language learning platform that delivers Danish lessons to companies and international employees.
  • Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences — Build the skills, competencies, and mindset needed in the 21st-century with our fully-remote and flexible bachelor's and master's degrees.
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.
Educapital VC Fund · Paris, Ile-de-France, France · 5 investments in the past 12 months
The first European Edtech & Future of Work fund.
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Investment focus
  • Education, E-Learning, EdTech
  • Series A, Funding Round, Seed
  • France, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • NOLEJ — NOLEJ is a decentralized skills platform powered by an AI engine, that automatically generates interactive courseware & global knowledge graph
  • HappyPal — HappyPal is changing the French employee benefit market ($20bn) replacing paper gift vouchers (o/w 20% expire before usage) with an innovative SaaS and fintech solution. HappyPal offers a new kind of credit card for all employee allowances (gift, culture, vacation, sport...). « After experiencing first-hand the pain points of employeebenefits management in France (hefty fees, unused allowances, poor user experience...), we are now driven by the belief that it is high time employees and admins had access to a modern plug & play solution to offer employee perks »
  • MerciApp — MerciApp is a spellchecker that helps people write faster and better in French. It is correcting stylistic, spelling, and grammar errors embedded in a secure and simple interface.
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.
Holtzbrinck Digital VC Fund · München, Bayern, Germany
Holtzbrinck Digital is a venture capital fund and venture builder from Munich.
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Investment focus
  • Education, E-Learning, Internet
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Lecturio — Lecturio provides the highest quality medical education content delivered in the most advanced teaching platform for medicine. Built in collaboration with instructors from Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Brown University and more, Lecturio combines excellent didactics with high-tech delivery. Leading universities around the world trust us to helpthem deliver their unique approaches to teaching medicine and the platform adapts to their curricula and teaching methods.
  • pflege.de — web care LBJ GmbH is a service portal for care and housing for the elderly. The company advices and supports for individual inquiry about their telephone counselling services. It also has a network of partners across the region that offers its users with holistic services and domestic and institutional care.Caregivers for the elderly iscategorized as nursing and long term. The company offers a wide range of services such as food on wheels, everyday companion, and households and clearing. Accessible bathroom facilities are provided to the elders. They are treated with bath lift, hip bath, and tub to shower services. Stair lifts are also provided under the categories of home lift, hoist, and platform lift. A wide range of services and products, including carephone, mobile emergency, emergency mobile application, senior phones, and hearing aids are distributed.web care LBJ GmbH is a Germany-based company that was founded in 2011 by Lars Kilchert and Benedikt Zacher.
  • AMBOSS — AMBOSS: The digital medical resource that supports physicians in the hospital and students in the classroom. Ideal clinical companion & exam prep tool.
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.
Grazia Equity VC Fund · Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Grazia Equity is a venture Capital firm investing in innovative, technology driven startups with high potential.Based in Stuttgart (Germany), Grazia has been supporting a large number of mostly young companies, often from their foundation to the Initial Public Offering or eventual sale. In contrast to other venture capital firms, theypredominantly work with their own capital that they invest as entrepreneurs.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, E-Commerce, Biotechnology
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Germany, United States, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • VYTAL — Start the Packaging Revolution! We are offering smart & reusable To-Go Packaging-as-a-Service to gastronomy clients & consumers.In Germany the consumption of take-away, convenience and delivery food & drinks is responsible for about 281 kilotons of single-use packaging waste for immediate consumption and is growing at double digitrates. Most of the time, To-Go food containers, snack boxes or coffee cups have a very short life-span of only 30 minutes after which they are tossed into trash (or litter parks, beaches & the ocean). This is not only a giant waste of economic resources as each single use costs between 15 and up to 0,60€ for a stable bowl/box with a lid. It is a horrendous waste of environmental resources (wood, water, crude oil, metals & energy) that are used to produce this packaging. Therefore, a single use packaging not weighing more than 30 grams can easily come with an ecological backpack of more than 8 kilograms when taking into account all the resources used in production (material intensities taken from Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy). Looking at GHG emissions, the picture is similarly bleak: Using CO2 emission factors and the detailed material mix of the single-use packaging waste analyzed by NABU (German Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union), the 281 thousand tons waste from To-Go consumption generated around 556 thousand tons of CO2 or the equivalent of 195k passenger cars per year (assuming an average distance travelled of 15,000km). With the expected rise of take-away, convenience and delivery food, the related emissions are expected to increase at double digit rates as waste volume is expected to increase and as we saw a shift to plastics relative to cardboard or other materials. While there is a growing awareness of the problem, especially in Germany, there is no scalable solution yet and the commonly used alternative of nature-based & ‘biodegradable’ materials like bagasse or PLA also require many resources for production & transport, and have to be incinerated or go to landfill after use as there is currently no way to compost them.
  • ZAGENO — ZAGENO is a multi-vendor, online marketplace of life science products which, by simplifying the procurement process, saves more time for science.
  • Hypatos — Manual document processing is a major cost driver. Hypatos' deep learning tech automates complex document processing tasks. Make back office more efficient!
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.
Stefan Peukert Angel · Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Founder of Masterplan.com Founder of Employour Group (Ausbildung.de, meinpraktikum.de, trainee.de) - sold to Bertelsmann 2015
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Investment focus
  • Education, E-Learning, Information Technology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Convertible Note
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Doctorflix — Doctorflix is a medical education platform that allows doctors around the globe to learn about methods of treatment while accelerating their system-required professional development. We are on a mission to build an engine that simplifies and democratizes the consumption and exchange of medical knowledge by interlinking doctors, hospitals, andpharmaceutical companies.
  • Choosy — Choosy findet, was dir schmeckt. Lecker und ausgewogen durch die Woche. Individuell. Gesund. Abwechslungsreich.
  • charly — Wir sind charlyGestartet sind wir 2016 unter dem Namen PrintPeter: Durch Unternehmenssponsoring in den Vorlesungsskripten konnten Studierende diese gratis drucken. Seitdem wächst charly stetig um neue Produkte und Tools, denn wir verfolgen laufend unsere Vision: Lernen so einfach und erfolgreich wie möglich zu gestalten, damit alle Studierendenihre Ziele souverän erreichen.Im Jahr 2019 haben wir unser Produktangebot mit digitalen Lerntools erweitert und im Jahr 2021 eine neue Phase in unserem Unternehmen begonnen: ein Community-getriebenes Lern-Ökosystem. Unsere Lösung umfasst nun eine von Studierenden gemeinschaftlich betriebene Datenbank für klausurrelevante Fragen und Antworten und ein zusätzlicher Tutoren-Sofortantwort-Service. Dank unserer Nähe zum Studi-Alltag und unseres Verständnisses für die Bedürfnisse und Verhaltensweisen, können wir - über charly media - Unternehmen crossmedial mit mehr als 2,5 Millionen High Potentials in der DACH-Region in Verbindung bringen, indem wir eine Hypersegmentierung über unsere eigenen Kanäle und unseren Partnern anbieten.
TEV Ventures VC Fund · Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Cusp Capital is a venture capital firm focused on European software and technology. The fund invests in early-stage companies on the cusp of redefining their industries by channeling new socioeconomic and technological paradigms.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Fashion
  • Series A, Funding Round, Seed
  • Germany, Australia, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Rebike Mobility — rebike1 purchases new E-Bikes from Top manufactures and brands like Winora/Haibike, Husqvarna, Flyer, KTM, Orbea. After renting the E-Bikes to businesses and consumers, the fully refurbished E-Bikes are sold with a 2 yr. warranty on rebike1. rebike1 also purchases used stock of E-Bikes from rental stations and retailers and sell them fullyrefurbished to consumers. In Oberstdorf, a Top tourist location south of Munich, rebike1 operates the largest E-Bike rental station in the area. Under the brand ebike1verleih, the rental business is expanding within tourist areas in partnership with local bike-shops. rebike1 GmbH was founded 2018 and has 18 employees today.
  • Blickfeld — Discover the world's first smart LiDAR solution that combines state-of-the-art hardware with powerful software to digitalize whole industries!
  • Planted Foods — Planted is an ETH Spinoff that uses cutting-edge technology to turn four natural ingredients into plant-based meat that mimics the taste, texture, and mouthfeel of traditional animal meat. It takes only the best raw materials from plants and creates that tasty, nutritious, high-protein, and juicy planted that the customers love.It was founded in2019 and is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland.
Possible Ventures VC Fund · Munich, Bayern, Germany · 18 investments in the past 12 months
Possible Ventures backs ambitious teams building frontier technology to positively impact society. We invest globally in the early stages, actively supporting founders via our collective of global entrepreneurs.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Biotechnology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Germany, Australia, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Insempra — Origin.Bio creates synthetic microorganisms that can make many of the same ingredients as traditional chemical industrialization processes today, but with significantly fewer energy requirements and waste produced while eradicating the need for petrochemicals.The company drives the convergence of engineering with biology, using DNA as theprogramming language. Rather than editing genetic material only in or out of DNA, engineers can hack entirely new organisms that have never existed — all powered by computing, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI)/machine-learning while leveraging millions of years of evolution. Operating at an atomic level, the company farms organisms with microscopic precision and integrates them into existing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) manufacturing processes. This asset-light approach enables Origin.Bio to generate sustainable materials at speed in a cost-effective way, without compromising on performance.
  • Sumday — Non - financial accounting software. Start carbon accounting, properly, with the support of your existing advisors
  • Cosmic Aerospace — Cosmic Aerospace is a pioneering aerospace technology company dedicated to advancing the boundaries of propulsion systems and enabling innovative solutions for space exploration. The company collaborates with leading space agencies, research institutions, and commercial partners to design, test, and implement these groundbreaking technologies.
Mario Götze Angel · German, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Mario Götze is a professional footballer.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, SaaS
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Germany, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Xaver — Xaver offers an advanced AI-driven B2B platform for investment and life insurance sales, boosting operational and sales efficiency of banks, insurers, and brokers by up to 65%, while introducing a new era of white-labeled private pension products.
  • encentive — encentive provides modular building to grid and consumer VPP solutions as a service for existing systems and infrastructure. We are the expert for cost efficient, scalable and fully automated micro-flexibility services!
  • LANCH — LANCH is a startup that provides a virtual kitchen and food delivery service.
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.
Martin Ostermayer Angel
CEO of Shortcut Ventures GmbH in Hamburg, Germany.Martin Ostermayer is one of the CEOs of the venture capital firm, Shortcut Ventures, located in Hamburg, Germany. After graduating in Business Administration from the University of Hamburg, Ostermayer received his MBA from the University of San Francisco in 1998, majoring in telecommunicationsand business strategy.In 1999, he set up handy.de, which became Europe’s largest provider of mobile entertainment services with business partners Thorsten Rehling and Dirk Freise. They also created blau.de, the first independent wireless service discounter in Germany, in 2005. They led the company until 2011.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Software, Apps
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Germany, Spain, Finland
Portfolio highlights
  • heyData — heyData is a legal tech company. HeyData offers a digitized data protection officer for companies.
  • Hyrise Academy — Want to work at a top tech company? Apply now and interview with 70+ top European tech companies such as Hubspot, Asana or Personio. Get support from our team until you're hired. 100% free, no experience required.
  • Pandatron — With clients like SAP, Universal Pictures & Skanska, Pandatron is a startup that supports change management. We do it by scaling AI-driven coaching 1-on-1s to every employee, which also allows us to measure change.
Nicolaus Schefenacker Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Nicolaus Schefenacker is the Co-founder and managing director at Sennder.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, Restaurants
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, Spain, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • Degura — Degura provides portals for the pension plans of the companies.
  • 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.
  • Milano Vice — Milano Vice is building a new virtual food brand by working with professional kitchens to prepare and deliver delicious pizzas to home.
Lima Ventures VC Fund · Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Collaboration with outstanding initiators with exceptional insights, from inception through all levels of progress. Lima Ventures supports visionary founders as well as provides certain services to early startups. We seek innovative technology-driven entrepreneurs who generate and lead companies that will inspire millions.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Software, Digital Marketing
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Turkey, United Kingdom, Estonia
Portfolio highlights
  • VRLab Academy — VRLab Academy specializes in implementing advanced virtual science education to institutions. It focuses on waste-free, attractive, and useful design to makes advanced virtual science education possible. The company aims to evolve the educational environment where students will improve their scientific skills and learn all about it from firsthand.
  • Studio Billion — Studio Billion is a game development company that develops applications, games, and projects for different platforms. Studio Billion is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Enqura Information Technologies — Enqura Information Technologies offers advanced technologies in conjunction with human resources as reasonable solutions. Enqura develops creative solutions in the field of digital transformation. They provide innovative and end-to-end solutions to several industries, primarily finance and insurance.
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.
David Nothacker Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
David Nothacker is the Co-Founder & CEO at Sennder.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, Procurement
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, Spain, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • Twain — You now have world-class selling skills at your fingertips. Use Twain for free to see what your sales pitch is missing.
  • Degura — Degura provides portals for the pension plans of the companies.
  • 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.
Stefan Glänzer Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
Stefan is an entrepreneur and investor from Germany who enjoys living in London. He is the co-founder of companions.de, companionsTV, ricardo.de and myblog.de. He is the founding investor and executive Chairman of Mendeley.com and RjDj.me and has been and in the same role at Last.fm. Stefan is a firm believer in European entrepreneurship andan active angel. He holds a PhD in foreign exchange risk management and was a professional DJ for 15 years.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Social Media
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United Kingdom, Germany, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • Auro — Auro is a mobile fitness-tech solution providing you with a personal trainer in your ear. We believe that fitness is at its effective best, when it is personalized, engaging, and accessible anytime. We break down the barriers to exercise by providing millions of people all over the world access to a personal trainer along with the best of contentthat boutique studio fitness has to offer.We’re creating a truly motivating, connected fitness experience that keeps people coming back for more by combining world class instructors, killer playlists and data science led personalisation.Our mission is to transform lives by making fitness experiences awesome, accessible and affordable.
  • LIFT99 — LIFT99 is a coworking hub and network of startup founders in Tallinn, Estonia, and Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2018, we launched our Skillsharing Platform for founders around the world.
  • ClickClickDrive — ClickClickDrive is a developer of a search engine designed for users to find driving schools.The company's platform helps users to find information on different driving schools, find evaluations/recommendations published by driving students and also offers an easy-to-use theory application to help them prepare for the exam, enabling usersto choose the best driving school for them.
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.
TGFS - Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen VC Fund · Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany · 6 investments in the past 12 months
TGFS - Technologiegruenderfonds Sachsen is an early stage VC fund targeting high tech startups with strong growth potential. The fund invests into ventures located in Saxony/Germany, Europe's leading semiconductor cluster. The team has invested into more than 120 companies so far, including more than 40 investments from the currentfund.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Manufacturing
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Germany, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • MiViA — From microstructure segmentation to grain size measurement! Our AI engine provides a fast and reliable metallographic analysis for metallic products.}
  • Packwise — Packwise is bringing Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) to the Internet of Things. Their Packwise Smart Cap makes a container intelligent and allows for improved and automated packaging management and logistics. Millions of IBCs are being used by chemical, pharmaceutical and food companies every day. Their Packwise Smart Cap is narrow-band LPWANconnected and provides users with real-time information on the state and location of containers.Packwise develops ready-to-use web applications and can be integrated with existing in-house IT or software through web service API.Packwise GmbH is a German company based in the Silicon Saxony. Packwise is Europe’s pioneer in digital industrial packaging management (IBCs and drums).
  • watttron — Watttron invents a revolutionary heating system that can heat up surfaces heterogeneously.Watttron develops an innovative heating technology that can be used in various industrial processes. It is superior to current heating systems in many ways and offers a number of advantages. On the following pages, you will find information about possibleapplications and opportunities.The company is located in the Technologie- und Gründerzentrum Freital – a technology and start-up center on the outskirts of Dresden, the state capital of Saxony.
Tiny VC VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 34 investments in the past 12 months
Backing great companies when they're tiny
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United Kingdom, Germany, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • trawa — The partner for renewable and affordable electricity for businesses. Get electricity directly from solar and windparks with corporate PPAs.
  • VitVio — VitVio is a platform built around AI and computer vision with the goal of improving efficiency and quality of care in operating rooms.
  • mimic — mimic builds scalable AI models for universal robotic manipulation. Intuitively automate your most complex and tedious manual labor tasks from retail to manufacturing.
FJ Labs VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 89 investments in the past 12 months
FJ Labs is a stage-agnostic investment firm that focuses on marketplaces and consumer facing startups.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • Gameto — Gameto is a new breed of biotechnology company in female reproductive longevity
  • OTPless — Experience the future of user authentication with OTPLESS. Our one-tap sign-in solution eliminates the need for passwords and OTPs, offering a secure, convenient, and user-friendly alternative.
  • Rhea — Transforming fertility experiences for many. Recognizing the fragmented nature of the fertility market, we're here to unite and connect.
Dirk Freise Angel · Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Dirk Freise - Managing Director @ non olet
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Investment focus
  • Education, Software, TV
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Germany, Finland
Portfolio highlights
  • heyData — heyData is a legal tech company. HeyData offers a digitized data protection officer for companies.
  • Mindsurance — At Mindsurance, we believe that a thriving workforce starts with prioritizing mental health. Our range of evidence-based solutions empowers businesses to create a supportive environment that nurtures employee well-being. From targeted training programs to confidential counseling services, we offer a holistic approach that addresses the unique needs of your organization. Join us in fostering a healthier, happier, and more engaged workforce.
  • Pandatron — With clients like SAP, Universal Pictures & Skanska, Pandatron is a startup that supports change management. We do it by scaling AI-driven coaching 1-on-1s to every employee, which also allows us to measure change.
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.
Michael Brehm Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Michael Brehm is one of the biggest names in the German startup scene. Having sold companies to Google and eBay, taken one company public, and started an investment company (Redstone), Brehm has had the right instinct for future trends and has built multiple businesses to disrupt the status quo.During the early 2000s, he was Executive Directorand Investor at the social network startup VZ-Netzwerke, as well as co-founder of Rebate Networks, which became one of the two largest global e-commerce platforms, positioning Brehm as an expert at not only seeing but also driving a business, during significant global market transitions.One of his more recent ventures is i2x. Since 2017, Brehm has been the Founder and Managing Director of i2x, an artificial intelligence startup based in Berlin. Together with his team, Brehm is working on solving a problem that he repeatedly faced in his career: ensuring quality and delivering unprecedented customer satisfaction during every sales and service call. i2x helps companies deliver actionable insights from every customer phone call in real-time using its custom-developed voice recognition technology and AI algorithms. i2x automatically generates personalized coaching for the user that is tailored to both their speaking style and their business priorities to drive immediate results in sales and service conversations.After spending two years in stealth mode, i2x secured a €5 million seed round of financing in 2018. In 2019, i2x received €10 million as fresh capital in a Series A funding. The Berlin-based start-up is now entering additional markets and further innovating their speech analysis solution to optimize human communication and transform every customer-company relationship.Currently, Michael Brehm is back in his role as Founding Partner at Redstone, one of the most active early-stage investors in Europe.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, Machine Learning
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • Germany, Austria, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Cobrainer — Now is the time to create remarkable careers. The AI-powered skill platform for driving internal mobility and employees' life long development. Revolutionize work and collaboration with expertise intelligence.
  • charly — Wir sind charlyGestartet sind wir 2016 unter dem Namen PrintPeter: Durch Unternehmenssponsoring in den Vorlesungsskripten konnten Studierende diese gratis drucken. Seitdem wächst charly stetig um neue Produkte und Tools, denn wir verfolgen laufend unsere Vision: Lernen so einfach und erfolgreich wie möglich zu gestalten, damit alle Studierendenihre Ziele souverän erreichen.Im Jahr 2019 haben wir unser Produktangebot mit digitalen Lerntools erweitert und im Jahr 2021 eine neue Phase in unserem Unternehmen begonnen: ein Community-getriebenes Lern-Ökosystem. Unsere Lösung umfasst nun eine von Studierenden gemeinschaftlich betriebene Datenbank für klausurrelevante Fragen und Antworten und ein zusätzlicher Tutoren-Sofortantwort-Service. Dank unserer Nähe zum Studi-Alltag und unseres Verständnisses für die Bedürfnisse und Verhaltensweisen, können wir - über charly media - Unternehmen crossmedial mit mehr als 2,5 Millionen High Potentials in der DACH-Region in Verbindung bringen, indem wir eine Hypersegmentierung über unsere eigenen Kanäle und unseren Partnern anbieten.
  • Atheneum — Powered by a network of 800,000 experts, our Atheneum Insights Platform unlocks on-demand access to global intelligence. Faster Insights. Better Data.
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.
Jens Begemann Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Jens Begemann
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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+.
Thomas Bachem Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Thomas Bachem “Tom” is a passionate entrepreneur, investor and founder of several startups and initiatives, including sevenload, Lebenslauf.com and the German Startups Association. Being an avid coder and designer since his early youth, he is currently building his dream university CODE and serves as Germany’s youngest university chancellor.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Internet, Education
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • Doctorflix — Doctorflix is a medical education platform that allows doctors around the globe to learn about methods of treatment while accelerating their system-required professional development. We are on a mission to build an engine that simplifies and democratizes the consumption and exchange of medical knowledge by interlinking doctors, hospitals, andpharmaceutical companies.
  • Masterplan.com — Masterplan's mission is to turn continuous transformation in companies into an exciting and positive experience. That's why the platform aims to offer the most intuitive and engaging user interface across the industry. For example, companies can combine their content with Masterplan lectures and customized quizzes in just a few minutes -and just as easily assign those learning paths to the right employees. Serial entrepreneurs Stefan Peukert and Dr. Daniel Schütt founded the B2B edutech platform in 2017 and have since raised over €13 million in venture capital for it. Investors include Tengelmann Ventures, ex-Bertelsmann CEO Gunter Thielen, CODE University Chancellor Thomas Bachem, as well as the RAG Foundation, DvH Ventures, and NRW.BANK. In addition to its headquarters in Bochum, Masterplan.com has further locations in Berlin and Vienna and currently employs around 70 people.
  • WeAreDevelopers — Create a free profile and get access to 5.000+ pre-vetted developer jobs in Europe and countless hours of developer talks & coding sessions.
Ulf Stahrenberg Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Ulf Stahrenberg is a product director at Oply GmbH. Prior to this, Ulf served as chief product officer at MONOQI. He held positions at Zalando, txtr, and Strategies4Change.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Mobile Apps, Reading Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Blinkist — Blinkist offers the key insights from top nonfiction in a made-for-mobile format. Get up to 65% off audiobooks, too. Learn anytime, anywhere!
Feliks Eyser Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Feliks Eyser is the founding partner of JETPACK.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Learning, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Junto — Elevate your business performance with impactful leadership training. Junto's leadership development programs equip your people with the skills and behaviours to thrive.
  • cleverly.de — cleverly.de is an onlineplatform which provides online coaching and tutorial classes.
  • ExpressSteuer — ExpressSteuer is building AI-powered software that simplifies and automates the process of filing a german tax return which is considered to be the most complex and complicated in the world.
Basinghall Partners VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Basinghall believes in (really) smart capital: connecting tech pioneers with established industry partners through deep data insights and startup expertise.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Human Resources, B2B
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Delicious Data — Delicious Data offer a demand forecast engine to solve the problem of planning uncertainty in the food service and catering industry. Delicious Data machine learning solution enables kitchen chefs to optimize purchase and production planning saving valuable resources and reducing costs.
  • Retorio — Retorio takes talent management to the next level with a video AI that reveals personality. Transform the way you hire and train top talent.
  • Vawlt — Simplify your company's transition to the cloud, improve security standards, and optimize storage resource usage.
Daniel Schütt Angel · Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Founder of Masterplan.com, a corporate education company. Prior to Masterplan.com Daniel founded Employour what was sold in 2015 to European Media Company BERTELSMANN.
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Investment focus
  • Education, E-Learning, SaaS
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Masterplan.com — Masterplan's mission is to turn continuous transformation in companies into an exciting and positive experience. That's why the platform aims to offer the most intuitive and engaging user interface across the industry. For example, companies can combine their content with Masterplan lectures and customized quizzes in just a few minutes -and just as easily assign those learning paths to the right employees. Serial entrepreneurs Stefan Peukert and Dr. Daniel Schütt founded the B2B edutech platform in 2017 and have since raised over €13 million in venture capital for it. Investors include Tengelmann Ventures, ex-Bertelsmann CEO Gunter Thielen, CODE University Chancellor Thomas Bachem, as well as the RAG Foundation, DvH Ventures, and NRW.BANK. In addition to its headquarters in Bochum, Masterplan.com has further locations in Berlin and Vienna and currently employs around 70 people.
  • charly — Wir sind charlyGestartet sind wir 2016 unter dem Namen PrintPeter: Durch Unternehmenssponsoring in den Vorlesungsskripten konnten Studierende diese gratis drucken. Seitdem wächst charly stetig um neue Produkte und Tools, denn wir verfolgen laufend unsere Vision: Lernen so einfach und erfolgreich wie möglich zu gestalten, damit alle Studierendenihre Ziele souverän erreichen.Im Jahr 2019 haben wir unser Produktangebot mit digitalen Lerntools erweitert und im Jahr 2021 eine neue Phase in unserem Unternehmen begonnen: ein Community-getriebenes Lern-Ökosystem. Unsere Lösung umfasst nun eine von Studierenden gemeinschaftlich betriebene Datenbank für klausurrelevante Fragen und Antworten und ein zusätzlicher Tutoren-Sofortantwort-Service. Dank unserer Nähe zum Studi-Alltag und unseres Verständnisses für die Bedürfnisse und Verhaltensweisen, können wir - über charly media - Unternehmen crossmedial mit mehr als 2,5 Millionen High Potentials in der DACH-Region in Verbindung bringen, indem wir eine Hypersegmentierung über unsere eigenen Kanäle und unseren Partnern anbieten.
Bayern Kapital VC Fund · Landshut, Bayern, Germany · 23 investments in the past 12 months
Bayern Kapital (founded at the end of 1995) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the LfA Foerderbank Bayern (Bavaria‘s development bank). Bayern Kapital’s objective is to finance research and development as well as the market launch of new products, product diversifications, and expansion of the market share.The requesting company has to be located inBavaria. Industries are e. g. IT/software, life sciences, new materials, micro-systems and environmental technologies.Bayern Kapital and its funds have invested in more than 250 companies and currently manages funds to the value of EUR 340 m. The five investing funds currently managed by Bayern Kapital are Seedfonds Bayern, Clusterfonds Start-Up!, Innovationsfonds, Innovationsfonds EFRE and Wachstumsfonds Bayern.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, United States, Finland
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  • Insempra — Origin.Bio creates synthetic microorganisms that can make many of the same ingredients as traditional chemical industrialization processes today, but with significantly fewer energy requirements and waste produced while eradicating the need for petrochemicals.The company drives the convergence of engineering with biology, using DNA as theprogramming language. Rather than editing genetic material only in or out of DNA, engineers can hack entirely new organisms that have never existed — all powered by computing, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI)/machine-learning while leveraging millions of years of evolution. Operating at an atomic level, the company farms organisms with microscopic precision and integrates them into existing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) manufacturing processes. This asset-light approach enables Origin.Bio to generate sustainable materials at speed in a cost-effective way, without compromising on performance.
  • Proxima Fusion — We are a European fusion energy startup pursuing the clearest path to grid deployment.
  • Tubulis — Reimagining Antibody Drug Conjugates Tubulis generates uniquely matched protein-drug conjugates through the combination of novel proprietary technologies and disease-specific biologic insight. Our goal is to expand the therapeutic potential of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) by increasing design flexibility while overcoming constraints of toxicity, efficacy and indication. Tubulis will build new conjugates to fill its pipeline and
Robert Maier Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Robert Maier is a Business Angel at Saarbrücker21 and an investor at various companies. Robert was a Founder and Managing Director at Visual Meta. He attended WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Education, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • a2zebra — a2zebra is a zebra company that specializes in instructional technology for elementary school kids.
  • Synctive — Synctive enables equipment-as-a-service and pay-per-use business models for machine and plant manufacturers.
  • Blockbrain — Blockbrain analyzes millions of transactions on the blockchain to proactively detect threats and opportunities for digital assets you store in crypto wallets and exchanges.The company manages all types of wallets in one secure technology. Track KPIs, be aware of threats, and manage your assets.Blockbrain was established on May 6, 2022 byJohannes Strachwitz in Hamburg, Germany.
Egora Holding VC Fund · Martinsried, Bayern, Germany
Egora Holding is an investment company and concentrates on investments in Broadband Communications, Industrial Optronics,
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Investment focus
  • Online Portals, Music, FinTech
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series D
  • Germany, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Skoove — Explore the magic of learning piano and discover your own little musical getaway. Join over 1 million people enjoying interactive piano lessons for beginners and advanced players.
  • Xambala — Xambala, Inc. delivers message stream processing subsytem for the financial market. The company has a development center in Chennai, India.
  • Mymoria — MYMORIA offers an one-stop-online-shop for full configuration and complete commissioning of funerals. Mymoria is able to offer its services significantly cheaper than traditional mortician homes. The company is offering its services nationwide and work hard to organize our processes efficiently while maintaining thehigh service standards.
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