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Top 50 Marketplace Startup Investors in Germany

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

Top 50 Marketplace Startup Investors in Germany

Investor Marketplace Germany investments
HV Capital 53
Saarbruecker 21 23
HTGF | High-Tech Gruenderfonds 22
Cherry Ventures 21
IBB Ventures 19
Global Founders Capital 17
Project A Ventures 16
DN Capital 16
Vorwerk Ventures 14
TEV Ventures 13
Speedinvest 13
Rheingau Founders 13
TA Ventures 13
Rocket Internet 12
redalpine 12
Picus Capital 12
Oskar Hartmann 11
APX 11
Ralf Dummel 11
coparion 11
Point Nine 11
Redstone 10
468 Capital 10
Monkfish Equity 9
Grazia Equity 9
Target Global 9
Avala Capital 9
SquareOne 9
Venture Stars 9
Partech 8
Capnamic Ventures 8
b2venture 8
Bayern Kapital 8
Piton Capital 8
Atlantic Labs 8
Christophe Maire 8
Roman Kirsch 8
NRW.BANK 7
TGFS - Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen 7
seed + speed Ventures 7
STS Ventures 7
Futury Capital 7
Rouven Dresselhaus 7
Carsten Maschmeyer 7
Mutschler Ventures AG 7
Marcus Borner 6
Heliad Equity Partners 6
DvH Ventures 6
La Famiglia 6
Neosfer 6
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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
DN Capital VC Fund · Menlo Park, California, United States · 5 investments in the past 12 months
DN Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests primarily in Europe and North America. The firm focuses on companies that plan to establish operations on both sides of the Atlantic, and strives to help its companies build international businesses. Founded in 2000, the company has operations in London and Silicon Valley. DN Capital’sprevious funds are top performers and the firm is one of the lead investors in companies such as Endeca (sold to Oracle), Shazam (one of the world’s leading mobile app), Auto1 (world's largest used car marketplace), Purplebricks (IPO London) and Quandoo (sold to Recruit).
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, SaaS
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Filu — Tierversorgung, wann und wie immer du es brauchst. In der Praxis, Zuhause und unterwegs.
  • OXOLO — OMASLOT adalah GAMING ONLINE BERLISENSI RESMI dengan promo event menarik terlengkap yang sangat menguntungkan
  • Lanes & Planes — Lanes & Planes GmbH is the Travel Management solution as Software-as-a-Service that truly maps all areas of the business travel in a digital way.
Vorwerk Ventures VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Vorwerk Ventures is an independent €150m Venture Capital Fund grown out of the Vorwerk Group in late 2019 and defines itself through a strong commitment towards consumer-facing digital businesses. Our unique direct selling experience in addition to an outstanding track record in Venture Capital provides added value for forward-thinkingentrepreneurs. Headquartered in Berlin Germany, we currently have more than €250m in assets under management and are constantly on the look-out for promising opportunities starting with Seed/Series A investments of €1m to €10m and ensuring continuous support reserving up to €15m for upcoming financing rounds. An outstanding founding team, an existing market presence and a well-defined exit strategy framed by a consumer-centric business model are key requirements to us when it comes to making an investment decision.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Health Care, Food and Beverage
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • Sunhero — Sunhero delivers custom-built solar panel solutions. Sunhero offers consumers a hassle-free method of installing customised photovoltaic solar systems on their homes, be that either purchasing outright or renting for a 20 year period.
  • CarbonPool — Innovative carbon credit insurance which pays claims in carbon credits, not cash. See how we can help you.
  • Sorella Care — Sorella is the first network of multidisciplinary health places for women. Sorella ensures that every woman, regardless of age, has access to a comprehensive care pathway offered by women's health specialists.
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.
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
Rheingau Founders VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Rheingau Founders is a Berlin&Munich based Venture Capital firm active since 2011. Focusing on pre-seed to Series A investments in Europe, predominantly B2B in the fields of Marketplaces, Software as a Service, InsurTech, and eHealth. Rheingau targets start-ups that have the potential to sustainably disrupt existing processes and value chains.Besides the financial investment, we offer strategic support through the mentorship of our partners.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, United States, Poland
Portfolio highlights
  • NetBird — Wiretrustee is an open-source VPN platform built on top of WireGuard® making it easy to create secure private networks for your organization or home. It requires zero configuration effort leaving behind the hassle of opening ports, complex firewall rules, VPN gateways, and so forth.
  • MoleQlar — MoleQlar is a data and research-driven longevity company. It provides valuable information and offers consumers lab-tested nutritional supplements. The company focuses on functional medicine with optimized nutrition. Their product range includes Uthever NMN, Resveratrol, Betaine, Carnosine, and more. These products are aimed at lowering biologicalage and promoting health and longevity. MoleQlar also offers health tracking services. The company is certified in Germany and delivers its products EU-wide, including Switzerland.
  • Akhetonics — Creating the first all-optical RISC Processor
TA Ventures VC Fund · Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany · 5 investments in the past 12 months
TA Ventures is globally-minded and network-driven VC firm investing in early-stage tech startups in Europe and North America shaping the industries of tomorrow. Our ticket size starts from $100k up to $1M. We offer speed of execution, proactive support, and access to a broad international network. Drawing upon our network, we support our portfoliocompanies by proactively soliciting large, growth-minded co-investors in subsequent rounds. We utilize our industry knowledge and network to give portfolio companies and partner VCs access to the highly skilled and cost-effective R&D outsourcing teams in Central and Eastern Europe.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Germany, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Gameto — Gameto is a new breed of biotechnology company in female reproductive longevity
  • HD — HD is a healthcare and surgery marketplace, powering over 1,500+ healthcare providers including some of the biggest hospitals. HD connects patients to hospitals, clinics, operating rooms, and surgeons while offering healthcare financing solutions to increase access to affordable care and surgeries. To date, over 250,000 patients have benefited frommore accessible and affordable healthcare and surgeries through the company's platform.
  • Stepwell Care — Stepwell Care provides a path to sustainable recovery, based on evidence and tailored to your needs.
Rocket Internet VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Rocket Internet incubates, builds, develops operationally and strategically invests in internet and technology companies globally. It provides operational support to its companies and helps them scale internationally. Rocket Internet's selected companies are active in a large number of countries around the world.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, Singapore, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Apata — Apata the go-to fraud prevention provider for fintech issuers.
  • Knoma — Search hundreds of courses from leading schools and bootcamps. Learn now and pay later with Knoma and spread the cost with ethical finance
  • The Coterie — https://blog.thecoterie.co/introducing-the-coterie-34e739cb85dcThe Coterie builds financial software for people who may make more from assets than salary. We offer founders access to venture capital investments, estate planning strategies and, coming soon, lending products. Our founders—Ethan Agarwal, Jeson Patel, and ChrisBoies—have all founded and sold companies before. We built The Coterie, alongside our incredible team, because we saw the need for these products first hand, and we created the world we want to live in. We’ve raised $50M in funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz. Other investors include Garry Tan (Midas List), Gokul Rajaram (IFKYK), Mar Hershenson (Midas List), Stanley Tang (Doordash co-founder), and more. Loans are made by Coterie Finance LLCLoans are made by Coterie Finance LLC. Investment advisory services provided through The Coterie Management Co LLC. Not investing advice, no guarantee of future results.
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.
Picus Capital VC Fund · Munich, Bayern, Germany · 20 investments in the past 12 months
Picus Capital is an early-stage technology investment firm with a long-term investment philosophy. We work together with daring technology companies to build successful, global companies challenging the status quo and shaping tomorrow.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Aplazo — Aplazo is an online-based platform that offers different products where its users can pay through installment.
  • Coboworx — Coboworx is an online market place for information, hardware and software products
  • Resilience — Resilience Care is building a software-based solution for cancer treatment providers and patients.
Oskar Hartmann Angel · Moscow, Moscow City, Russian Federation
Oskar Hartmann currently works as an Angel Investor for YAP. He previously worked at Flaschenpost SE as an Investor. Oskar Hartmann attended WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Automotive
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, Russian Federation, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Tiggy — 15 minute grocery delivery on a mission to forever change the way we buy everyday essentials. Now live in Vancouver
  • Lumaly — Lumaly is a browser extension that automatically tries out and uses all available voucher codes in the cart when shopping online.
  • June Homes — June Homes is a network of fully furnished bedrooms in prime spots available on flexible month-to-month terms in major American cities.
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.
Ralf Dummel Angel · Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Ralf Dummel, born on 02.12.1966 in Bad Segeberg in Germany, started his career on 01.04.1988 at DS Produkte as a sales assistant to the then founder. Over the years he learned the business from the ground and took full responsibility for purchases and sales after only a year. He vastly participated in the establishment of the company and has been apartner since 1996. Today, the group has an annual turnover of ca. € 250 000 000, 400 employees, and more than 4 000 products in its portfolio. He often travels the world to visit suppliers and customers, and to find inspiration in new innovative products. Dümmel knows Asia inside out, but Northern Germany is the place he calls home. Since 2016 he takes part in the TV program “Die Höhle der Löwen” (literally: The Lions’ Cave, German version of Dragons’ Den on German TV channel VOX ) where he plays one of the “lions”, looking for young entrepreneurs with brilliant products.Ralf Dummel is very convincing with his genuine and appreciative style. From day one, Ralf Dümmel brightened up the surroundings, thanks to his enthusiasm for business and for new products. He has a unique sense for trends and products; he can market them with more success than hardly anyone else. He proudly claims that there hardly is any household without a “DS product” in Germany. Dümmel is often on the road for professional reasons, and when he sees that a customer adds a DS product in their shopping cart, he feels the same tingle of joy after 28 years that he felt in the early days. The 400 employees are Dümmels’s most important asset. They actively take part in the company, invest themselves in it, and help it develop further. Dummel is very proud that the DS products are the result of such a varied cast of people and skill sets. These are people with different personalities and talents that complement each other in a cooperation shaping always innovative business and product ideas.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Manufacturing, Product Design
  • Angel, Seed, Funding Round
  • Germany, United States, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • Zeedz — Gaming for a green future. Zeedz is a monster collectible game that targets real-world climate change. Discover a world of plantified magic, made in Berlin.
  • Frinsh — Many ready-to-drink ginger shots are sweetened or blended with fruit juice and thus contain a lot of sugar. The Frinish Ginger Cubes, on the other hand, is made entirely with ginger. Our fresh ginger is processed into a fine ginger puree and then frozen promptly. This implies that the flavor and nutrients are kept better.
  • TeaBlobs — TeaBlobs allows you to make tea fast, responsibly, and without using a bag. Now available in seven delectable flavors.
coparion VC Fund · Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Coparion provides venture capital to accelerate momentum and growth. With a currently active fund of EUR 275 million, Coparion has the means to do so.Coparion supports entrepreneurial vision with know-how, but without intervening in daily business operations. Thanks to in-depth experience in venture capital and in building companies, the Coparionteam discerns potential and opens up new perspectives. Coparion has the substance, tenacity, and creativity required to mutually manage difficult situations successfully.Coparion only invests with co-investors. The fund invests up to EUR 15M per company, usually in several financing rounds of EUR 0.5-8M each. The investment focus is on German companies in the start-up and early growth phases. Coparion is based in Cologne and Berlin.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, FinTech
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Germany, Switzerland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Finoa — Finoa is the leading European crypto-asset management platform, empowering businesses and institutions to engage with crypto safely and intuitively.
  • Protembis — ProtEmbo is designed to be a simple and reliable solution for one of the most feared complications during TAVR.The advent of transcatheter treatments for valvular heart disease has been a major revolution in the care of patients with disabilities or intercurrent illnesses that precluded undergoing stressful open cardiac surgical procedures.Nonetheless, in spite of ongoing improvements in TAVR procedures and outcomes, the occurrence of cerebrovascular events represents a significant morbidity of TAVR.Protembis was founded based on the vision to reduce the risk of cerebrovascular events, thereby improving outcomes and making TAVR even safer – especially in light of TAVR shifting to younger and lower-risk patients. The ProtEmbo System is an adjunctive device used during TAVR and removed following completion of valve implantation. The ProtEmbo is an intra-aortic filter device that is designed to deflect embolic material arising during TAVR away from the cerebral circulation.
  • 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
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.
Redstone VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 23 investments in the past 12 months
The Redstone team is an international and diverse group of serial entrepreneurs, investors, investment professionals, tech analysts and data scientists.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, Finland, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • Hiboo — Hiboo is data infrastructure platform that helps you collect, control, and visualise your equipment data.
  • Chipmetrics — Test chip, test elements and test wafer business concept builder for advanced materials and microelectronics manufacturing. Expert in thin film conformality characterization. Mission is to accelerate applications of conformal 3D thin films. Main product line: PillarHall test chips.
  • Multiverse Computing — World leaders in quantum computing for the financial industry. The first quantum & quantum-inspired toolbox for finance.
468 Capital VC Fund · 20 investments in the past 12 months
468 Capital is a Berlin and San Francisco based technology investment firm. We support leading software, AI and internet growth companies across multiple investment stages.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • KARRI — Karri is a device for easy communication between you and your kids. A screen-free device for your child and a smartphone app for you
  • Codesphere — Codesphere is your Zeroconfig Cloud. No config - just code and run web apps from your browser. Team work on distributed full stack Typescript, and benefit from our automatic deployments, scaling, tests, and security / privacy audits. We optimize each and every detail to keep things simple for you. Codesphere is next level programming.
  • YonedaLabs — Yoneda Labs suggests Reaction Conditions that work with no wet lab experimentation, and then we can help you optimise too, if necessary.
Monkfish Equity VC Fund · Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany
Monkfish Equity is the investment vehicle of the trivago founders. As Co-investors, with a focus on later stage phases, they invest in companies which can benefit from their entrepreneurial experience. Running the world´s biggest travel meta portal with over 500 M$ revenue (2015), the people behind Monkfish Equity understand entrepreneurs needs andfocus on value adding activities. As “low maintenance” investors, they offer the leeway that entrepreneurs need to build their businesses.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, E-Commerce, Marketplace
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Germany, United States, Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • Dogo GmbH — Download Dogo, a positive dog training app with clicker. Train your puppy at home and become best friends with your dog. +100 tricks & games.
  • Refurbed — Refurbed operates as an online marketplace for refurbished products in the german-speaking world. It sells renewed phones, laptops and tablets which are up to 40% cheaper and 100% more environmentally friendly than their brand-new, store-bought counterparts. Refurbed devices are renewed through a 40-step process, making them look like new andfunction like new. On top of that, each device comes with at least a 12-month guarantee.The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Vienna, Austria.
  • ArtNight GmbH — ArtNight GmbH offers unique do-it-yourself art workshops.
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!
Target Global VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Target Global is a prominent European technology investment firm with a significant presence in the venture capital landscape, boasting over €3 billion in assets under management. The firm operates out of key tech hubs including London, Berlin, Tel Aviv, and Abu Dhabi, and has a rich portfolio featuring some of Europe's most successful techcompanies such as Revolut, Auto1, Copper, Delivery Hero, Docplanner, and Rapyd.Founding and GrowthTarget Global was established in 2015 by Shmuel Chafets and Yaron Valler, who brought a wealth of experience from their tenure at Hasso Plattner Ventures. Their professional partnership dates back 15 years to their time at Giza Venture Capital, a trailblazer in Israel's investment ecosystem, where they honed their investment acumen and industry foresight.Investment Philosophy and ImpactTarget Global stands out in the European tech industry for its diverse team and its ability to identify and capitalize on unique opportunities. The firm's knack for recognizing potential in the early stages of Germany's tech economy led to the emergence of several unicorns in the 2010s. As the European tech industry evolves, Target Global remains at the forefront, seeking out innovative companies like Robovision, Saleor, and Finom. These recent investments reflect the firm's commitment to supporting cutting-edge technology and business models.Fundraising SuccessesTarget Global's fundraising prowess is evident in its six investment funds, which have collectively raised significant capital. The funds range from Early Stage Funds, focusing on nascent startups, to Growth Funds that support more mature companies scaling their operations. The firm's co-investment strategy has led to over €1 billion in capital deployment across a diverse array of partnerships.Backing and AchievementsWith the backing of investors such as FERI, UBS, Allianz X, Mubadala, and Hermes GPE, Target Global has cemented its reputation as a trusted and successful investment firm. Its portfolio spans over 140 companies at various development stages, with a focus on those targeting trillion-dollar markets.Just a few of the many notable companies in the firm’s portfolio include:- Tarabut, MENA’s leading open banking platform, which was recently featured in Forbes Middle East’s list of Top 50 Fintech Companies.- Flo Health, an AI-driven women’s health product, which is the world’s top health and fitness app by downloads.- Robovision, an easy-to-use AI-driven computer vision platform for users to develop their own deep-learning-based solutions.- Enter, a German company that helps homeowners and businesses reduce their carbon footprint.Target Global's track record includes support for 15 unicorn companies, over 20 exits, and 7 IPOs, showcasing its ability to drive growth and success in the European tech ecosystem. The team, comprised of individuals with founder and operator backgrounds, continues to pursue exceptional opportunities to expand the firm's portfolio and influence.Target Global's journey from its inception to its current status as a key player in European venture capital is marked by strategic investments, a commitment to diversity, and a deep understanding of the tech industry's dynamics. With a clear vision for the future, Target Global is poised to continue its role in shaping the next wave of European tech giants.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Software
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Germany, Israel, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Robovision — Take control of your AI vision with Robovision's award-winning platform to manage vision intelligence in smart marchines
  • MagnusMetal — MagnusMetal embarks traditional casting into the 21st century with the patent-pending digital casting.
  • Saleor Commerce — A headless, GraphQL-first e-commerce platform delivering ultra-fast, dynamic, personalized shopping experiences. Find out why developers love it.
Avala Capital VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Avala Capital invests in high-growth companies with ambitious goals and the talents to achieve them. The company partners with exceptional entrepreneurs capable of disrupting a market by creating major change in a way which can be sustained and scaled. Its focus is on Internet business models, such as cloud, mobile, and online marketplaces as wellas on businesses heavily benefiting from offline to online conversion.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Volocopter — Volocopter is here to change air transport and the aviation industry with the its all-electric air taxi. Discover it now!
  • Myos — Myos was started in 2018 in Berlin by experienced e-commerce and financial experts. As a fintech company, they are rethinking working capital, dedicated to helping merchants globally grow to scale, fully digital and flexible. In doing so, they go completely new ways of assessing risks and collateral based on big data and machine learning, whichonly became possible with marketplaces such as Amazon.
  • Talentspace — Talentspace is the hybrid & virtual career fair platform that brings real hiring results. Our event experience is the branding that employers need to attract talent.
SquareOne VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
We invest in B2B tech entrepreneurs who are obsessed with solving complex problems in huge markets at pre-seed and seed stage
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, United States, Poland
Portfolio highlights
  • Hero — Hero is a B2B payments and financing platform, offer direct online payment experience and receive your money immediately.
  • Otterspace — Otterspace takes care of DAOs.
  • Flinn Comply — We are driven to impact the health of millions of people around the globe by enabling medical companies to launch and operate products more efficiently. To make this vision come true, we established a customer-centric, experimentation-driven product development approach.
Venture Stars VC Fund · Munich, Bayern, Germany
Venture Stars is a Munich based venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in innovative, digital B2C and B2B business models.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Pet, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • biddz — Buy biddz from your favorite artists, support them and participate in your collective financial success!
  • Finoa — Finoa is the leading European crypto-asset management platform, empowering businesses and institutions to engage with crypto safely and intuitively.
  • Finanzguru — Finanzguru is an AI based financial assistant.
Partech VC Fund · Paris, Ile-de-France, France · 13 investments in the past 12 months
Partech is a global venture capital firm with offices in San Francisco, Paris, Berlin and Dakar. Partech invests in Internet and information technology startups at seed, venture and growth stages.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, SaaS
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, France, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • FlexAI — We are unlocking the future of Machine Intelligence by rearchitecting the compute infrastructure
  • Groover — Groover is the best way to promote your music to blogs, radios, record labels, & Spotify playlisters. Get listened to, receive coverage & guaranteed feedback!
  • HD — HD is a healthcare and surgery marketplace, powering over 1,500+ healthcare providers including some of the biggest hospitals. HD connects patients to hospitals, clinics, operating rooms, and surgeons while offering healthcare financing solutions to increase access to affordable care and surgeries. To date, over 250,000 patients have benefited frommore accessible and affordable healthcare and surgeries through the company's platform.
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.
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.
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
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.
  • 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
Piton Capital VC Fund · London, England, United Kingdom
Piton Capital is a venture capital and growth equity firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Piton focuses exclusively on network effects businesses (marketplaces, exchanges and platforms) as this provide one of the few moats or forms of defensibility to achieve dominance. There are several forms of great network effects businesses thataren’t marketplaces that include data network effects (including machine learning and AI), businesses that rely on user generated content, as well as SaaS businesses with the potential to layer network effects around it. The firm is a stage and style-agnostic and seeks to invest from seed to late stage (€200k to €15m).
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Marketplace, Internet
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • Germany, United Kingdom, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Ovoko — Ovoko functions as an internet marketplace, uniting sellers of car parts, auto dismantlers, and recyclers with car dealers, mechanics, and avid enthusiasts.
  • Patient 21 — Patient21 believes that the doctor-patient connection is the cornerstone to good healthcare and that it is their responsibility to remove any impediments to it. They think that the greatest healthcare necessitates cross-specialty collaboration and universal data access. Always with one purpose in mind: to help patients and physicians make betterdecisions.In comparison to today's linked world, healthcare appears to be trapped in the past. It continues to use the same analogue and isolated processes. Patient21  is on a quest to usher healthcare into the twenty-first century. They use data to help doctors give the most personalized treatments possible. And, with the help of their professional network, they are attempting to give a comprehensive perspective of their client's health.
  • Gringo — Gringo is a car app that helps in monitoring vehicle and driver's licenses, licensing vehicles and dividing fines into installments.
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
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.
Roman Kirsch Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Roman Kirsch is the Entrepreneur and Investor of Rapid Pioneers Group.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Health Care
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Germany, Italy, Malaysia
Portfolio highlights
  • Casavo — Want to sell your house fast? Fill out the online form and receive a free home value estimate and real estate prices from Casavo!
  • Bending Spoons — Bending Spoons is a fast-growing tech company focused on building and marketing mobile applications. Despite being such a young company, we've already achieved notable results, with tens of millions of downloads of our apps, and millions of users active every month. Our goal? Becoming the #1 app developer and publisher in the world. And ourambitions don't end there!We invest immensely in our team, and we couldn't be more proud of each other. We are a group of extremely young, talented, and ambitious software engineers, data scientists, and graphic designers, with among our ranks entrepreneurs that raised money from prestigious VCs, ex-CERN, ex-Google, and ex-McKinsey. We work from our amazing headquarters in Milan, but also support remote work.We're always on the lookout for people that want to be part of our über-challenging journey to build one of the greatest tech companies in the world. If that sounds exciting to you, don't hesitate to apply at http://bendingspoons.com/careers.html.
  • Animoca Brands — Animoca Brands is a metaverse and gaming venture capital firm that focuses on driving digital property rights to gamers and internet users through NFTs. It utilizes gamification and blockchain to develop and market a portfolio of mobile applications, games, and additional products oriented to educational learning to ensure transparency, security,and new business models.
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.
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.
seed + speed Ventures VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Empowering visionary founders with pre-seed and seed funding for B2B software innovation. Partner with us to turn your aspirations into thriving businesses. Our expert support ensures your journey to success.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Health Care
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • happyhotel — The happyhotel revenue and yield management system has a simple dashboard that supports the hotelier in the data analysis of the most important hotel KPI’s. happyhotel is a cloud-based hotel software specially designed for small and medium-sized hotels. Hoteliers can achieve more revenue without a great deal of prior knowledge. The hotelier getpast, current and future values of RevPar, Occupancy, ADR and Revenue. Through the booking pace graph and the on the books evaluation the hotelier can react to the current market conditions. Furthermore the hotelier can review every day the important reports and get an alert if the values do not correspond with the budget. happyhotel use a special formula and an algorithm who gives the hotelier the best price recommendation for his hotel or each of your hotel segments and room types. With an interface to the hotel pms happyhotel get all data to analyze the hotel. happyhotel facilitates the hotelier's life through automatic processes so that he can concentrate on other things.
  • Helio — Carbon Aware Cloud Computing.
  • Tokenize.it — Tokenize.it are developing non-custodial token-based fundraising methods.
STS Ventures VC Fund · Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany · 2 investments in the past 12 months
STS Ventures is a Cologne-based industry agnostic early-stage investor. We typically invest in firms headquartered in the DACH region. A typical initial investment ranges from €200k - €500k with up to a total of €5 million per company through follow-up investments. To help build a strong foundation, we prefer to be amongst the first investors.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Internet
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • mogenius — mogenius radically simplifies cloud infrastructure for software developers. The code to cloud platform provides a completely automated workflow of deploying an application in Kubernetes - with hyperscale cloud resources, built-in CI/CD and DDoS protection so you can start coding in seconds. Never waste time on complicated, error-prone, andrepetitive configurations in your cloud infrastructure again, and focus on what you really love: building great applications.
  • Replique — Shift from a physical to a digital inventory and on-demand production to provide trusted parts anytime, anywhere via our decentral network.
  • SUSHI Bikes — SUSHI Bikes has developed the perfect e-bike for modern urban people.
Futury Capital VC Fund · Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany · 2 investments in the past 12 months
We are looking for the newcomers, the architects of the future, the movers & shakers.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, France, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • Rail-Flow — Rail-Flow provides purchase and tender management, rail offer management, intermodal transportation management, intermodal capacity brokers, transport management, and automatic order entry. Their customers contact them through phone, email, and online applications.
  • seedtrace — Manage, prove and communicate the social and ecological impact along your products' supply chains through our digital platform.
  • Digital Spine — Our mission is to disrupt the paradigm that buildings are mainly defined by bricks, concrete & steel. We are enhancing their purpose and definition with digital technology, realtime connectivity & user-centric software applications. We distill 90 years of experience in machinery & engineering into cutting edge cloud-based solutions& services.Our core competency is the digital transformation of vertical mobility & transport within the ecosystem of smart buildings.
Rouven Dresselhaus Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Rouven Dresselhaus is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Cavalry Ventures. His most notable investments at Cavalry include McMakler, Forto and Planetly (acq. by OneTrust). He also serves on numerous boards, e.g. at BRYTER and Sofía.Rouven started his career at Morten Sondergaard and then moved to Capnamic Ventures. In parallel, as a member of theadvisory board, he spearheaded the digitization initiative of his family business Joseph Dresselhaus GmbH & Co. KG (acq. by Nimbus) comprising core processes such as finance, HR, logistics and procurement.Rouven has invested in more than five dozen startups and participated in over two hundred funding rounds. He is a member of YPO, a global community of chief executives, and has been mentoring young entrepreneurs in formats such as Techstars, Techstars SAP.io, next logistics accelerator and the Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator. In addition, Rouven is a supporter of the entrepreneurial charity Founders Pledge.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Germany, United States, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Inkitt — Publish stories online, join our author subscription program, and read books online for free. Join the Inkitt community for writers and readers today.
  • Reaction Commerce — Product capabilities and documentation of Mailchimp Open Commerce.
  • Meine Spielzeugkiste — Spielzeug mieten bei Meine Spielzeugkiste. Jetzt Mitglied werden!
Carsten Maschmeyer Angel · Hanover, Niedersachsen, Germany · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Carsten Maschmeyer is a successful entrepreneur, consultant and financial investor. He was born on May 8, 1959 in Bremen and grew up in Hildesheim. After his graduation in 1978 Maschmeyer completed military service before he began to study medicine in Hannover. To finance his studies, he worked part-time in sales of investment advice to it in 1982completely dedicated financial advice. More about Carsten Masch Meyers consultant. In 1988 Carsten Maschmeyer to AWD financial group, which was successfully launched on the stock market in 2000 and rise to the MDAX and expanded in 11 countries. Was sold in 2007 Carsten Maschmeyer all his shares in the company at the insurance group Swiss Life, who renamed the AWD in AWD Holding. Maschmeyer has today different occupational focuses, inter alia, as entrepreneur, investor and consultant. His experience Carsten Maschmeyer a sought-after speaker on the subject of success. Motivated by the desire expressed by many listeners to learn more about his secret of success, Carsten Maschmeyer published in the spring of 2012 his book "Self Made - performance live richly". In it he describes the basis of his own exciting path and the celebrities strategies for professional, financial and personal success.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, Health Care
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Germany, Austria, Sweden
Portfolio highlights
  • theblood — We are giving back self-determination, control and specific health conditions to our users through a non-invasive menstrual blood test
  • AnimalChat — The messenger app AnimalChat makes communication with pet owners easier and more efficient. It's used to counteract the drastic lack of staff in the animal industry. As veterinarians we know how bad the situation is, but luckily as software specialists we also know how to fix it. With AnimalChat we free up valuable time for businesses andempower them to offer a better digital experience for their customers.
  • JobSwop.io — JobSwop.io is the employment software that allows you to find available positions but also filled ones for people looking to move jobs. The features of this app are Salary information, a Watch list, Area search, Integrated chat, Up to three Job profiles in one account, Document management.
Mutschler Ventures AG VC Fund · Baar, Zug, Switzerland
Mutschler ventures has been actively investing in start-up or young internet companies in the areas of e-commerce and / or "matchmaking".
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, Switzerland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Predium — Predium is the software platform for real estate owners to measure, manage and communicate their ESG performance.
  • Invenda — Invenda has the smart technologies to propel your automated retail business into the digital age.
  • Invenda Group — Invenda has the smart technologies to propel your automated retail business into the digital age.
Marcus Borner Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Marcus Borner is a university drop-out and founded his first company reBuy.com when he was 17 years old. Rebuy became Germany's re-commerce leader, raised ~40M€ in venture capital, now employing over 500 employees and with annual revenues of over 70M€. Besides rebuy Marcus has been shareholder in over a dozen companies from many industriessuch as insurance, food delivery, saas and adtech. He is currently founder and CEO of OptioPay.com a Berlin based fintech-company creating the first payment solution software for marketing payouts. OptioPay offer diverse payout options to increase flexibility and value for payment recipients. Backed by international venture capital investors and banks as shareholders, OptioPay is run by a diverse team of over 30 experts from 12 nations, who love to work hard and have exceptional passion for changing how people receive money.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Financial Services, FinTech
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • unea — Everything you need to level up your retail media and trade marketing business - from consulting, workshops to leading software -
  • Grovy — Grovy is a q-commerce & grocery delivery provider. Customer order via App or Web and get the order delivered within 10 minutes. The company was founded in Dec 2020 and headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Reverse.supply — reverse.supply helps brands & retailers become more sustainable by enabling them to own the resale of their products
Heliad Equity Partners VC Fund · Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Heliad's mission is to empower both entrepreneurs and investors. We find, fund, and support market-leading companies across various verticals and regions to power their next phase of growth. As a listed company and through our strong team and strategic partners, we support companies pre, at, and post IPO and act as a gateway to public equitycapital markets. Our evergreen structure allows us to act independently of usual fund lifecycles. It provides our shareholders with unique access to pre-IPO market returns without any restrictions or limitations regarding investment size and term commitment.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Retail, Financial Services
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, India, Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • Burnhard — Burnhard is a fast-growing direct-to-consumer brand that is reinventing BBQ because of its massive fan following - created by grillers, for grillers.
  • WorkMotion — WorkMotion offers Global HR Solutions to help companies navigate the New Ways of Working. Solutions fully compliant.
  • InstaFreight — InstaFreight is a digital forwarding company for B2B customers, that enables fast and uncomplicated processing of freight transports.Their goal is to become Europe's leading B2B online freight forwarding company. They stand for reliability, quality, efficiency and transparency.By offering innovative solutions and providing first-classservice, they reduce the complexity of the supply chain and ensure absolute transparency for their customers and carriers.
DvH Ventures VC Fund · Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Investing early in Europe's most passionate founders.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Health Care, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, Austria, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Dr. Vivien Karl — Dr. Vivien Karl relies on a cream for moisturizing care against vulva dryness.
  • Virtonomy GmbH — Virtonomy is shortening time-to-market of medical products by conducting data driven studies on virtual patients.
  • Broken String Biosciences — Our platform accelerates the characterisation of novel gene editing technologies to unlock the next wave of cell & gene therapies.
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, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, United States, France
Portfolio highlights
  • nuvo — Transform the way you import data with nuvo, to create fast, non-technical way to handle spreadsheet data.
  • Naro — Unlock the power of capital allocation. For the better of the world.
  • Fever — Grid balancing to enable more re-newables
Neosfer VC Fund · Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Invest. Build. Connect. neosfer is shaping the digital and sustainable future in financial services. neosfer (formerly main incubator) is the early stage VC of Commerzbank Group. The company is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. Through strategic investments in the fields of Fintech, Crypto, B2B SaaS & Sustainability neosfer participates ininnovations and makes them available for Commerzbank and its customers.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, United Kingdom, Estonia
Portfolio highlights
  • SQUAKE — We help your business to create sustainable products. Made for travel and logistics companies.
  • Vamo — Vamo specializes in heat pumps and provides proficient guidance and planning, as well as rapid and easy installation.
  • Triple — The best payment data enrichment solution. Our API includes fraud detection, transaction enrichment, categorization, subscriptions, and carbon footprint.
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