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Top 35 Local Startup Investors in Germany

A list of 35 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Local startups based in Germany. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Local companies from Germany. We update this investor list every month.

Top 35 Local Startup Investors in Germany

Investor Local Germany investments
HV Capital 2
RubyLight 2
Tim Schumacher 2
Felix Haas 2
Mehrdad Piroozram 2
EnBW New Ventures 2
IBB Ventures 2
Müller Medien 1
Point Nine 1
Adam D’Angelo 1
Constanze Buchheim 1
Michael Ströck 1
Bigpoint 1
Speedinvest 1
Stefan Glänzer 1
E.ON 1
Michael Brehm 1
Stephan Schubert 1
Kima Ventures 1
Digital Pioneers 1
Global Founders Capital 1
BLN Capital 1
Berlin Venture Partners 1
TS Ventures 1
redalpine 1
RATTG Verwaltungs 1
Atlantic Labs 1
Dennis von Ferenczy 1
Dr. Max Iann Invest 1
Seed GmbH 1
2 Welten Investment 1
Heise Medien 1
Freigeist Capital 1
Kite Ventures 1
Christopher Isak 1
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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.
RubyLight VC Fund · Riga, Riga, Latvia
RubyLight is experienced tech entrepreneurs that founded a new technology investment fund in 2010.Their passion is to help fast growing internet and mobile startups to scale and expand globally. Social media, content sharing, communications, and crowd sourcing are their favorite areas of investment.RubyLight offers startups its professionaltech team, proprietary technology, and financial funding to help young companies scale up and expand globally much faster than their competitors.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Mobile, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Estonia, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Yaga — Yaga is designed for everyone who wants to sell items online in a convenient and secure manner.
  • Yaga SA — Yaga is an online selling and shopping platform for new and preloved fashion. Buy preloved clothing safely or open your own shop and sell. Find unique second hand clothes, earn extra money and help save the Planet.
  • Peerby — Borrow and rent goods from others nearby - affordable, convenient and green. Tools, bikes, party equipment, electronics and more. Try it now.
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.
Felix Haas Angel · Munich, Bayern, Germany
Felix Haas is a Founding Partner at 10x Group. Felix previously worked at XING Events GmbH sa a CEO and Co-Founder. He attended Stanford University and Technical University of Munich.Felix is an active Business-Angel and Seed-investor in 25+ German startups, including founding engagements at Kaeuferportal, Hitfox, Sponsorpay and Kreditech.He isCo-Founder and Executive Chairman of IDnow, the first online solution for convenient and secure online identification of government IDs in Europe.Felix co-founded amiando in 2006 and served as CEO and Head of Product from inception to exit to public listed company XING in 2010.Previously, he founded TiberiumSun Networks, a website networks for computer games and entertainment news with over 285 million page monthly impressions.Felix is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2010", "NYC Venture Fellow" by NYC Mayor Bloomberg and an advisor to the German Government for the "Young Digital Industry.He spent over two years in Silicon Valley, authored two patents for consumer internet products and enjoys flying planes in his spare time.Specialties: Interested in computer science and its applications, especially social consumer internet products. Focus on product development, team building, strategy, business development, talent management and software marketing.
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Investment focus
  • Travel, Leisure, Information Technology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Germany, France, Belgium
Portfolio highlights
  • EWOR — EWOR is a blend of a master’s degree and venture capital firm investing €75K to €150K, connecting you with unicorn founders, and offering over 20 unique entrepreneurship courses.
  • 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.
  • Bling.de — The pocket money card and app that empowers children & teens to be money-smart. Safe, simple and educational.
Mehrdad Piroozram Angel · Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Mehrdad Piroozram - Founder and General Partner @ InsurTech.vc
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Investment focus
  • Insurance, Apps, Financial Services
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Cola — As the world’s first Messaging OS, Cola introduces interactive “Cola Bubbles” directly into the messaging stream, designed to make texting more convenient and give users access to the full functionality of their smartphone without ever leaving the conversation. Cola also serves as a platform for developers to create their own Cola Bubbles, bringingnew interactive experiences into text conversations and extending the functionality of existing products into Cola. You can do with one Cola Bubble what would usually take 10 or even 100 texts. Cola combines the ease and immediacy of texting, with the precision and interactivity of an app.Cola is led by a team of Silicon Valley veterans who have worked on some of the world’s most recognized tech products, such as the iMac, iPhone, Photoshop, and Nest, joining to advance texting beyond simple text, links, and pictures.
  • Poshtel
  • Golf Post AG
EnBW New Ventures VC Fund · Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany · 6 investments in the past 12 months
We support entrepreneurs to develop new solutions for a sustainable future - people, planet, profit - by leveraging our financially driven VC setup with the reach and skills of our corporate investor EnBW.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Energy Management, Renewable Energy
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Germany, Austria, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Sunhat — Sunhat empowers sustainability teams to deliver audit-ready responses for customer questionnaires, reporting checklists and ESG ratings.
  • enspired — enspired is a fully digital energy trading-as-a-service company. We drive the energy transition by enabling our clients to bring flexible assets to power spot markets and capture their full value with our AI-based trading services. Our team consists of leading algorithmic traders, data scientists and technology enthusiasts who firmly believe thatthe way power is traded will soon drastically change - in our world, there is no room for trading screens and traditional optimization. All trades get executed in a fully automated fashion using advanced AI algorithms that outperform the market and monetize our client's flexibility to the fullest while supporting grid stability. Our clients include leading utilities, operators of renewables and batteries or consumption assets across Europe.
  • Cozero — Cozero's carbon accounting and climate management solutions help enterprises streamline their sustainability efforts. Start making an impact today with Cozero's ClimateTech.
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.
Müller Medien VC Fund · Nuremberg, Bayern, Germany · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Müller family media and its partner network are very strong companies from different media sectors. Versatile and individually therefore also the CVs and personalities of their employees who every day with passion and curiosity to work in their teams to achieve common goals.Hans Müller has 65 years the telephone directory publisher Hans Müllerfounded from his living room out - the foundation for the company's family Müller media. His pioneering spirit is still felt today by the fourth generation and with all my colleagues.The company Müller family media is locally connected and networked world. With their five business segments directories, radio, print media, book and new business they are represented with locations in Europe, USA and Asia. More than 2,000 people every day win the confidence of consumers and customers. Changes and challenges of the media world motivate us to pick up trends early in order to help shape this. Their cooperative working lives of mutual esteem and trust.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, Poland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Caya — We believe in a future of work transformed by technology. Where the pain of admin is automated, freeing people to focus on creativity, big decisions and doing business. From anywhere, at any time. Our mission is to transform business admin into an automagic experience. Today we enable the paperless office by offering a cloud solution to manage alldocument workflows in one place. Tomorrow CAYA empowers SMBs to run a fully automated backoffice.
  • Fraud0 — Detect and mitigate bots in real time. Optimize your ad campaigns and make smarter data-driven decisions with holistic insights and alerts.
  • bookingkit — bookingkit is the European market leader in booking and marketing solutions for activity providers operating within the leisure industry. The company helps activity providers digitize their business operations with just a couple clicks. The software allows a high degree of automation in managing a wide range of different indoor and outdoor leisureand tourism-related activities, cultural events, rental services and more, all of which can be integrated as bookable experiences directly onto the provider’s website. bookingkit is then able to support customers in a unique way with their marketing, in processing their activities, as well as in managing their business and especially in sales. All in all, bookingkit gives access to over 360 million potential customers across all sales channels.At the same time, through its function as a channel manager and technology platform, bookingkit also offers online travel agencies and marketplaces the opportunity to access a large digitized inventory of experiences and activities, and therefore to book them automatically, with availabilities updated in real-time.With a combination of numerous administration, management, communication, and marketing functions combined on one single platform, bookingkit significantly sets oneself apart from the competition and enables providers of tours and activities a complete transition to the digital world.bookingkit, with its headquarter in Berlin, was founded in 2014 by Christoph Kruse and Lukas C.C. Hempel. The smart booking and marketing solution is available in 11 different languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Czech, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish.
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.
Adam D’Angelo Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Adam D’Angelo is a Founder and CEO of Quora.He previously served as Chief Technology Officer at Facebook, where he oversaw new product development and managed the engineering team. In addition, he guided the site’s architecture and infrastructure to ensure scalability as the site expanded.Prior to serving as CTO, Adam led the FacebookPlatform team and, as an engineer, built the initial infrastructure for news feed, ad targeting and delivery, and worked on scalability and optimization. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the California Institute of Technology.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, India, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Pika — The idea-to-video platform that sets your creativity in motion.
  • DatologyAI — DatologyAI optimize training efficiency, maximize performance and reduce compute costs with expert curation.
  • Codegen — Transform the way you solve problems, improve efficiency, and advance your coding capabilities. Give GPT-4 complete codebase context with Codegen.
Constanze Buchheim Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Constanze Buchheim is a pioneering entrepreneur in Germany's digital economy and is regarded as a thought leader on the subject of "future leadership“ with a focus on building intrapreneurial cultures. For 15 years, she has been building and transforming digital teams in the new & old economy. In 2009, after having experienced thehypergrowth of spreadshirt and understanding that there is no market solution for companies in scale up situations, she founded the executive search consultancy i-potentials as an entrepreneur for entrepreneurs. As an advisory board member, angel investor and sparring partner, she prepares serial entrepreneurs and boards for the strategic challenges of future-proof leadership, recruiting and organizational and cultural architecture. In 2015, the Boston Consulting Group and "Manager Magazin" named her one of the 50 most influential women in German business. In 2020, she was selected by Focus magazine as one of the 100 Women of the Year.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Software, Advertising
  • Angel, Pre-Seed, Convertible Note
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Empion — EMPiON – The Robo Advisor for Cultural FitEmpion is a data-based job platform that matches companies and applicants based on company culture, values and skills. Using an AI-based Robo Advisor, Empion quantifies company culture and implements automated headhunting.Every second employee is currently thinking about a job change. The 5 mostimportant factors for job satisfaction have to do with company culture and values. And yet, company culture remains largely ignored on customary job portals. The results for companies and applicants are inefficient hiring processes and high employee turnover.Our vision is bringing company culture to every hire in the world.For more information visit www.empion.de
  • Remi — Add mood-sharing and icebreakers to async check-ins and meetings. Stay connected and build trust on your remote team every day.
  • Morphais VC
Michael Ströck Angel · Vienna, Wien, Austria
Founding partner and investor at Calm/Storm Ventures. Previously founded companies in consumer e-commerce (KochAbo; exit to Marley Spoon in 2015) and enterprise SaaS (Gustav; YC S17). Launched and grew successful open source projects (Vienna RSS; over 10 million downloads), as well as various community and charity projects (FounderTalks.org,Chancen:reich).I‘m especially passionate about the very early stages of company-building and have a track-record of early stage investments in my own companies, as well as healthcare and health-tech startups like Mediclass, hi.health and Probably Genetic (YC W19). Other notable investments include Flaviar (YC S14), Joblocal.de (Exit 2015), Kiko, Biloba and an investment as one of the first limited partners in Austrian venture fund Speedinvest.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Medical, Information Technology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Catch — Set aside for taxes and retirement. Save thousands on health insurance. Free personal payroll and benefits for freelancers, contractors, and the self-employed.
  • Flaviar — Flaviar, a spirits tasting club, offers a subscription service that helps members discover new liquor products through sample tasting packs.Subscribers are given access to rare and original spirits, invite them to great events, and keep them educated and entertained with booze-themed content and receive personalized samples and complimentarybottles every month.Flaviar was established by Grisa Soba and Jugoslav Petkovic and was headquartered in London, England since 2012.
  • Glidian — Glidian understand the trouble of finding forms, tracking multiple authorization requests, and faxing out documents. Glidian is designed to solve all of your prior authorization needs.
Bigpoint VC Fund · Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
At Bigpoint, we are dedicated to expand the boundaries of free-to-play gaming so that everybody is able to play great games.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Apps, News
  • Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Stuffle — Markenprodukte schnell, einfach und sicher verkaufen per App. Jetzt mit stuffle.com
  • Luxodo — Luxodo GmbH operates luxury shopping platform. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Vertical Media — Vertical Media is a Berlin-based media house for the digital economy. The company presents both online magazines With its products ranging from editorial media and events allthe way to knowledge transfer through digital databases such as the Branchen-Verzeichnis (Yellow Pages) and our Datenbank (data base), seminars and many other services, Vertical Media offers relevant and up-to-date information, increases trans¬parency, and nurtures an active dialogue between individuals, companies and key players in the digital economy.
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
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.
E.ON VC Fund · Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
The new E.ON is an international energy company focused on smart grids and customer solutions to drive the energy transition in Europe.
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Investment focus
  • Renewable Energy, Software, Energy
  • Series B, Series C, Series A
  • United States, Germany, Finland
Portfolio highlights
  • Virta — The Virta platform for electric vehicle charging gives you an accelerated and cost-effective channel to launch, operate, and grow an EV charging business.
  • HoloBuilder — HoloBuilder, Inc., a FARO Technologies company, is a US-based construction technology company that designs, develops, and sells enterprise SaaS software. Dubbed “Street View for Construction”, HoloBuilder™ is an enterprise-ready Construction Progress Management platform that allows construction teams to easily capture, communicate, and controlproject progress with 360° photos. Users can navigate their way through the entire construction project to view, annotate and collaborate. HoloBuilder is trusted by over 28,000 construction projects with customers in 35 countries, enabling general contractors, owners, and engineering firms to improve hundreds of processes, allowing them to stay on schedule and within budget.
  • Orcan Energy — Orcan Energy is the leader in waste heat recovery technology.Orcan Energy GmbH was founded in 2008, as a spin-out from the Technical University of Munich (“TUM”). Orcan’s ePack offers a compact, service-reduced and cost- efficient “plug-and-play” waste heat power generator based on ORC-Technology. Spe- cific patented innovations enable Orcan topopularize the technology on the mass mar- ket. At the beginning of 2013, Orcan gained sponsorships from the Exist-Research- Transfer-Aid of the Federal Government of Germany and additional grants from the “Wissensfabrik” and various resources from the TUM.
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.
Stephan Schubert Angel · Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Stephan Schubert works as a Managing Partner at STS Ventures
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Movinga — Movinga is a vertically integrated logistics tech company for customers and medium-sized moving companies. As a professional full service provider, it offers logistically optimized moves for private individuals and companies, goods transports, and courier services.
  • kaufDA — kaufDA is a German site for local search and local promotion search. The company enables users to look for the best local sales online, search brochures of local retailers and find stores near them.
  • Freshnails — Freshnails provides a concept for beauty lounges and offers its customers professional beauty treatments in an exclusive ambience.
Kima Ventures VC Fund · Paris, Ile-de-France, France · 44 investments in the past 12 months
Kima Ventures is one of the world's most active early-stage investors, investing in 2 to 3 startups per week all over the world; providing founders with funding, network, and support for them to reach the next steps of their journey.The firm invests from seed to Series A, mostly as lead investor but also working alongside other investors;backing ambitious founders who work hard to build awesome things that more and more people use everyday. The company helps them to build a great team, to learn very quickly, to keep the right focus and execute towards growth.Kima takes pride of itself in working side-by-side with entrepreneurs. They claim to understand that fundraising is only one step in the company’s journey, that’s why they take quick decisions and make the fundraising process as smooth as possible so the founders can get back to the work of building their business. Kima considers itself not only an investor, but a network of founders and experts sharing a pay it forward mindset.Headquartered in Paris with an office in London, the company was founded and backed by Xavier Niel, founder of Iliad and supporter of entrepreneurs through such projects as 42, Station F and 101projets. Over the last 5 years Kima has invested in over 400 startups in 24 different countries.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • France, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Cube AI — Cube AI boosts back-office logistics efficiency, allowing teams to handle more loads and focus on human relationships.
  • Entroview — Entroview is a deep-tech startup specializing in battery software diagnostics.
  • Nova Carbon — Carbon fiber recycling
Digital Pioneers VC Fund · Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands
Das exklusive Barclays Arena Hamburg stellen kostenfrei eine EventLoge. Wir wollen spannende StartUps in einem kleinen privaten Kreis zusammenbringen.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Local, Banking
  • Seed
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Stuffle — Markenprodukte schnell, einfach und sicher verkaufen per App. Jetzt mit stuffle.com
  • Monedo — Monedo's Group’s mission is to improve financial freedom for the underbanked with the use of technology. Combining non-traditional data sources and machine learning, the company is aiming to provide access to better credit and a higher convenience for digital banking services. The product offerings include consumer loans, a digital wallet anda personal finance manager designed to help customers manage their credit score and plan their spending. Monedo also offers a “Lending as a Service” model, allowing partners to integrate Monedo's credit products via an API into their own platform and services.Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Monedo covers more than 5 markets worldwide, amongst others Russia, Mexico, Spain and Poland. Up until now, the company has processed more than four million loan applications through its subsidiaries. Monedo's team of more than 350 people is led by CEO and Co-Founder Alexander Graubner-Müller and is financially backed by world-class investors including PayU, J.C. Flowers, Peter Thiel, and the World Bank’s IFC.
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.
BLN Capital VC Fund · Schönefeld, Brandenburg, Germany
We are an investment firm focusing on partnerships with aspiring companies in the venture capital and private equity space.
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Investment focus
  • Video Games, Software, Gaming
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, United States, Sweden
Portfolio highlights
  • Coherence — Unlock your multiplayer possibilities
  • Unbound Nation — We connect gaming NFT owners and gamers via a single interface - the Unbound platform. Lend and borrow your gaming NFTs here in an easy & seamless way.
  • The Football Company — Create your digital fan identity and compete against others worldwide. Collect & win rare NFT items, that you truly own and trade them to earn real profit.
Berlin Venture Partners VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
As business angels investing in young, innovative companies and support and encourage for years its successful development.Their portfolio companies benefit from their extensive network of contacts and their know-how in the construction, development and sale of companies.Operationally, they support the founders in particular in the field ofonline marketing (search engine marketing, search engine optimization, affiliate marketing, conversion optimization, etc.).
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Investment focus
  • Advertising, Apps, Mobile Advertising
  • Series A, Funding Round, Series B
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Scarosso — Scarosso breaks the traditional models of distribution and defines a new category of luxury. The uncompromising, high quality, Italian handcrafted shoes and accessories from Scarosso are offered at unrivalled low prices - ready to wear, bespoke and customized designs.
  • Vimecon — Vimecon develops and produces laser catheters for the treatment of heart diseases with a focus on atrial fibrillation. It also manufactures products for the medical technology and biotechnology; and offers microscopically small catheters, as well as micro materials handling techniques for exact measurement and dosage. Moreover, Vimecon advisesvarious customers from the scholar and industrial research and development. Kai U. Markus founded it in 2005, with its headquarters in Herzogenrath in Germany.
  • Delivery Hero — Delivery Hero is the world's leading local delivery company. We are on a mission to deliver an amazing experience - fast, easy, and to your door.
TS Ventures VC Fund · Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
TS Ventures We team up with outstanding entrepreneurs and support them as angel investors wholeheartedly. In 2001, Tim co-founded Sedo.com, the world's largest domain market place. Since selling the company, Tim is active as an entrepreneur and/or investor in various startups. In 2020, Tim has been awarded as best investor in Germany by the German Startup Association. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board at Eyeo (makers of AdBlock Plus) and co-founder of SaaS.Group, a Software as a Service portfolio company.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Software, Apps
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Germany, France, Sweden
Portfolio highlights
  • Impossible Cloud — Qubit9 is the future of the cloud. A future where cloud services are always available to everyone anywhere in the world, at a fraction of the cost.
  • CarbonCloud — CarbonCloud, the Climate Intelligence Platform, enables the food industry to calculate & manage carbon footprints throughout the supply chain
  • Impossible Cloud — Experience Impossible Cloud Storage: Secure, scalable, performant. Decentralized architecture, S3 API compatibility, 100% durability. Start free trial now.
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.
RATTG Verwaltungs VC Fund
RATTG Verwaltungs
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Investment focus
  • Local, Retail, E-Commerce
  • Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Locafox — Locafox, a new venture supported by Holtzbrinck Ventures enhances the offline shopping experience for online and mobile consumers by allowing them to make more informed buying decisions. Its unique features include providing detailed information from local retail stores such as product location, availability and pricing.
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
Dennis von Ferenczy Angel · Munich, Bayern, Germany
Dennis von Ferenczy is the Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer of IDnow. Dennis previously worked at XING Events GmbH as a Co-Founder. He attended Technische Universität Berlin and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
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Investment focus
  • Local, Marketplace, Translation Service
  • Seed
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • lingoking GmbH — Order your (certified) translation quickly online - all languages - from everywhere - with quality promise. >> Order now!
Dr. Max Iann Invest VC Fund
Dr. Max Iann Invest
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Local, Retail
  • Funding Round, Series A
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Hrmony — Hrmony introduces a highly innovative, digital and disruptive Platform to a traditional and antiquated yet global operating industry. The traditional tax-subsidized meal voucher market. Hrmony aims to replace the existing insufficient and technologically outdated solutions with a revolutionary and digital business model. With its Omni-Channelapproach, Hrmony enables employees to redeem vouchers for any food related item at any venue, giving them 100% acceptance across whole Europe. Hrmony is also the first to achieve a 100% tax and law compliant solution to ensure meal vouchers are only used in their originally intended way as a subsidization for food.
  • Locafox — Locafox, a new venture supported by Holtzbrinck Ventures enhances the offline shopping experience for online and mobile consumers by allowing them to make more informed buying decisions. Its unique features include providing detailed information from local retail stores such as product location, availability and pricing.
Seed GmbH VC Fund · Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Investment focus
  • Real Estate, Internet, Health Care
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series B
  • Germany, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • ORDA — ORDA is a platform allowing guests to order and pay for food and beverage on a digital menu.
  • Blacklane — Blacklane is the global chauffeur service that offers safety, sustainability, and stress-free travel. Since 2017, the company has been carbon-neutral, combining a five-star guest experience with care for the planet. The customers can book their travels using Blacklane’s mobile app or website.Blacklane was co-founded by Jens Wohltorf and FrankSteuer and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.
  • LoanLink24 Mortgage — LoanLink24 is Germany's online mortgage broker that transforms the traditional process of getting home loans and helps expats get the best rate in buying property in Germany.
2 Welten Investment VC Fund · Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
2 Welten Investment GmbH is a venture capital arm of Deutsche Druck- und Verlagsgesellschaft mbH specializing in seed/start-up and growth equity investments. The firm seeks investments in technology, information services, communication, marketing or media sectors, with particular interest in digital business models for the transformationprocess of the regional newspaper publishers located in Germany.
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Investment focus
  • Local, Retail, E-Commerce
  • Series A
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Locafox — Locafox, a new venture supported by Holtzbrinck Ventures enhances the offline shopping experience for online and mobile consumers by allowing them to make more informed buying decisions. Its unique features include providing detailed information from local retail stores such as product location, availability and pricing.
Heise Medien VC Fund · Hanover, Niedersachsen, Germany
Heise Media stands for quality and independent journalism.
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Investment focus
  • CRM, Local, Recruiting
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • Austria, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Resmio — Resmio brings the whole restaurant customer journey online, with one easy-to-use software. Resmio provides a free online reservation tool to directly acquire guests via their own website and empowers restaurants on everything that comes next in the customer journey - from acquiring new guests, managing dining experience and reputation todata-driven guest retention.
  • 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.
Freigeist Capital VC Fund · Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Freigeist Capital is the investment company of Frank Thelen, Marc Sieberger and Alex Koch. We invest in deep tech startups and excellent founders.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Food and Beverage, Transportation
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, Bulgaria, Portugal
Portfolio highlights
  • PROSION — PROSION Therapeutics is a drug development company that utilises cutting-edge technology to unlock so far undruggable targets and address highly unmet medical needs.
  • BioThrust — BioThrust offers breakthrough Bionic Bioreactors for affordable cell cultivation that scales from research to production.
  • EnduroSat — At EnduroSat, we engineer, build and operate exceptional satellites. Our Mission is to make space universally accessible
Kite Ventures VC Fund · Moscow, Moscow City, Russian Federation
Kite Ventures is a global investment company that specializes in marketplace and transactional network investments for startups and early stage companies. It focuses on high technology and internet investments. The firm seeks to invest in companies in Europe and New York.Kite Ventures is a Russia-based company that was founded in 2008 by EdwardShenderovich.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, SaaS
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Dataminr — Dataminr is an AI platform that detects the earliest signs of high-impact events and emerging risks from publicly available information. It discovers, distills, and delivers alerts from the increasingly diverse and complex landscape of publicly available information including social media, blogs, information sensors, and the dark web, ensuring thatbusinesses have the knowledge they need to act with confidence.
  • Auctionata — Auctionata | Paddle8 is an online auction platform specializing in art and luxury collectibles. As of February 29, 2017, Auctionata has announced it has ceased operations, declaring insolvency. The company had offices in Berlin, New York, London, Los Angeles, Rome, Zurich, and Madrid. Following the conclusion of its preliminary insolvencyproceedings on February 28, 2017, Auctionata Paddle8 AG ceased its German operations. The subsidiaries Paddle8 in the US and Value-my-Stuff in the UK were sold and continue to operate.
  • Delivery Hero — Delivery Hero is the world's leading local delivery company. We are on a mission to deliver an amazing experience - fast, easy, and to your door.
Christopher Isak Angel · Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Christopher Isak - Founder @ TechAcute
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Collaboration, Cloud Infrastructure
  • Equity Crowdfunding, Seed
  • Germany, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Protonet — Protonet provides a cloud-based social project management and collaboration platform that integrates your communications, files, and project management tasks in a single place.
  • smartQED — smartQED is a visual workspace for efficient collaborative investigations and root cause analysis. It has integrated learning and recommendations for higher productivity. Schedule a demo to see how smartQED can help you: email demo@smartqed.com.
  • Rodos BioTarget — Rodos BioTarget (RBT) is a biopharmaceutical company developing a targeted drug delivery platform. RBT’s patented TargoSphere® technology enables carrying a broad range of active agents selectively into the center of the immune response - i.e., directly into antigen-presenting cells.RBT currently applies its TargoSphere® technology successfullyin various models of infectious diseases caused by viruses like HCV/ Hepatitis C and HIV/ AIDS and by bacteria like in Tuberculosis, Legionellosis, and MRSA. Yet, any disorder that goes along with either overshooting or insufficient immunity caused by antigen-presenting cells - like chronic inflammations, cancers, allergies, and autoimmune diseases - may be addressed by RBT’s TargoSphere® technology.
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