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Top 50 Media (entertainment) Angel Investors in Germany

A list of 50 angel investors that invest in Media (entertainment) startups based in Germany. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Media (entertainment) companies from Germany. We update this investor list every month.

Top 50 Media (entertainment) Angel Investors in Germany

Investor Media (entertainment) Germany investments
Christian Vollmann 8
Rouven Dresselhaus 6
Lukasz Gadowski 4
Christophe Maire 4
Sven Fund 4
Joachim Bernecker 3
Martin Sinner 3
Dr. Cornelius Boersch 3
Friedrich Georg Hoepfner 3
Stefan Glänzer 3
Carsten Maschmeyer 3
Kim Nis Neuhauss 3
Klaas Kersting 3
Gunter Thielen 2
Holger Hübner 2
Tobias Tschoetsch 2
Oliver Roskopf 2
Robert Maier 2
Eugen L. Gross 2
Robin Vasan 2
Oliver Jung 2
Michael Black 2
Yat Siu 2
Elio Leoni Sceti 2
Roman Kirsch 2
Kolja Hebenstreit 2
Thomas Bachem 2
Mirko Novakovic 2
‪Daniel Kondermann‬ 2
Felix Haas 2
Just Beyer 2
Rolf Schromgens 2
Heiko Rauch 2
Evan Weaver 2
Noel Zeh 2
Gary Bradski 2
Daniel Kuhagen 2
Richard Schwenke 2
Florian Heinemann 2
Jens Schumann 2
Louis Pfitzner 2
Moritz Zimmermann 2
Klaus Hommels 2
Dominik Briggs 1
Tom Hulme 1
Stefan Mader 1
Guido Peters 1
Patrice Deckert 1
Harald Ehrl 1
Jochen Tuchbreiter 1
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Christian Vollmann Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Christian Vollmann is the Chairman Of The Board at nebenan.de.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • Germany, Ireland, Indonesia
Portfolio highlights
  • autarc — We supercharge installers with our OS to become heat pump champions
  • NeoCarbon — NeoCarbon reverses climate change by dramatically cutting costs of Direct Air Capture leveraging cooling towers around Europe. By retrofitting existing infrastructure without impacting their original function, the time and cost needed to set up a carbon capturing system is improved by up to 10x.
  • Packmatic — Packmatic finds the ideal flexible packaging solution for your product and lets you manage it online.
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!
Lukasz Gadowski Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Lukasz Gadowski is the Founder and CEO of Team Global. He previously worked at Circ as a Co-Founder. Lukasz Gadowski attended HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, E-Commerce, Software
  • Series A, Seed, Angel
  • Germany, United States, Sweden
Portfolio highlights
  • Bardeen — Bardeen is an automation app to replace your repetitive tasks with a single shortcut and control your web apps from anywhere. Explore our integrations with your favorite apps and hundreds of pre-built playbooks that help you stay in the flow.
  • TAU Systems — TAU Systems provides medical imaging technology.
  • MILES — Carsharing nach Kilometern statt Minuten. MILES Autos und Transporter einfach per App mieten und losfahren!
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 — The RetentionGrid.com website is now part of EcommerceIntelligence.com - read the full details here and learn how our mission and values are aligned to help Shopify store owners.
Sven Fund Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Sven Fund - Managing Director @ Fullstopp
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Investment focus
  • Publishing, Information Technology, Digital Media
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Zapnito — Zapnito is an online community platform that helps organizations connect with their communities. Harness your expertise with our community management software.
  • SciFlow — SciFlow is a comprehensive publishing platform that allows researchers to focus on what is important – their research. We offer an intuitive text editor that helps to focus on writing – not formatting – the document. All co-authors can write, comment and review the same version of the article. With our premium services, we allow researchers tocheck for plagiarism and spelling errors and to translate their text. With one click, the article is exported to a publisher compliant format. Unlike existing text editors, researchers can perform all tasks related to publishing scientific texts with SciFlow on a single platform. Thus, SciFlow saves time and gives the confidence to submit an article to a publisher.
  • Journal of Medical Insight (JoMI) — The Journal of Medical Insight (JOMI) is a surgical journal publishing high-definition, peer-reviewed video articles for surgeons, physicians, and medical students.
Joachim Bernecker Angel
Joachim Bernecker
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Internet
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Reposito — Reposito is develops smart phone applications for digitization, storage, and on-line management of receipts.
  • MoBerries — MoBerries is a network that connects companies and professionals. MoBerries mission is to revolutionize the old fashioned recruitment processes, offering networking software with a unique real-time matching algorithm, tailored to both professionals as well as partners.The system enables employers to expand their reach when sourcing high-qualitycandidate leads for their job openings without wasting precious time and resources. The added value for professionals is that MoBerries provides them qualified leads for potentially matching positions.
  • GotPhoto / fotograf.de — fotograf.de/GotPhoto provides photographers a SaaS system for selling photos online.
Martin Sinner Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Martin Sinner is the COO at 360dialog.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, SaaS
  • Seed, Funding Round, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, Spain, Sweden
Portfolio highlights
  • Tyles — Build up more knowledge faster
  • Hero Software — Hero Software offers cloud software solutions.
  • persomatch GmbH — persomatch offers the first B2B AdTech SaaS solution for job advertising at the largest job marketplace Google via Google Ads, Google for Jobs and Google SEO
Dr. Cornelius Boersch Angel · Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Cornelius (“Conny”) Boersch is an entrepreneur, business angel and founder of numerous technology companies. Conny is considered one of the bestconnected networkers in the tech and start-up scene. He is the founder of the global company builder Mountain Partners as well as the global co-investment company Conny & Co. Conny initiated theEntrepreneurs Day at the Tegernsee, one of the most exclusive conferences in Europe and regularly holds speeches at universities or tech events all over the world. As a business angel, he has invested in more than 300 companies since 1995 and was voted “European Business Angel of the Year” in 2009. He is a European Investment Fund (EIF) - certified super angel, which means that, subject to certain restrictions, the EIF matches all of his startup investments 1 to 1.As an entrepreneur, Conny previously founded the stock-listed RFID-based companies ACG, Smartrac and Identiv as well as the cashless payment systems provider Sandpiper. For his activities he was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2000. Politically, Conny acted as advisor to Dr. Guido Westerwelle, former president of the German Liberal Party, FDP, Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister of Germany from 2009 to 2012.He studied at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Essen with a thesis on venture capital and investing. He later also acted as honorary professor and held lectures at the University of Essen.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, Switzerland, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • Faarms — FAARMS is a new age digital platform catering to the needs of farmers.
  • Lingoda — Learn a new language effectively with our online language courses! English, German, French and Spanish online, in live video group & private classes.
  • Flash Coffee — Flash Coffee is a tech-enabled coffee chain that customers use their app to order and pay online, choosing to pick up orders from one of the Flash Coffee’s storefronts or order for delivery through major platforms in each market. Flash Coffee was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Singapore.
Friedrich Georg Hoepfner Angel · Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Friedrich Georg Hoepfner - Managing Director @ Hoepfner Brau
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Video
  • Seed
  • Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • Kamedi — Kamedi is going to provide users a device for the hyperthermic treatment of irritated skin after insect bites, the heat_it.
  • GotPhoto / fotograf.de — fotograf.de/GotPhoto provides photographers a SaaS system for selling photos online.
  • HQS Quantum Simulations — HQS Quantum Simulations is developing quantum algorithms to predict molecular properties for performance materials, specialty chemicals and pharmaceutical companies.The development of specialty chemicals, performance materials, agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals is an iterative, time-consuming and often very expensive process: Designing productsbased on functional molecules, formulations or solid-state compounds requires many – often hundreds – subsequent synthesis, formulation and testing steps to yield the desired specifications. Simulations are a powerful tool to decrease the time-to-market and decrease cost for R&D and product development cycles, but can’t be used in an efficient way in many cases or is simply not advanced enough to tackle certain problems. Shifting from conventional to quantum computers promises to overcome these hurdles, but is not yet available for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.
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.
Carsten Maschmeyer Angel · Hanover, Niedersachsen, Germany · 16 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.
Kim Nis Neuhauss Angel
Kim Nis Neuhauss is a CEO and Founder at alfatier. Kim previously worked at Bright Skies - a Rackspace Technology Company as a General Manager and Founder.
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Investment focus
  • Video, Finance, Shipping
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Private Equity
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • aiconix GmbH — AI technology and solutions for analysis and processing of audio-visual content.
  • sq[u]arely UG — Management Consulting
  • Neuhauss Capital UG — Neuhauss Capital primarily acts as a venture capitalist / investor in the early stages of a startup. Neuhauss Capital is involved with technical skills, particularly in the development of SaaS, software, and IT service companies.
Klaas Kersting Angel · Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Klaas Kersting is a serial entrepreneur (Gameforge / flaregames / Phoenix Games) and Seed-/Early-stage investor in startups in games and e-commerce. He served and serves as board member and advisor to several of his investments.Most recently, in 2019, Klaas founded Phoenix Games, a company aiming to help game founders to achievemore - both financially as well as commercially. In 2008 Klaas Kersting was named 'Entrepreneur of the Year'. Gameforge was awarded 'Red Herring 100 Europe', and 'Technology Fast 50 Rising Stars'. Furthermore, he was selected 'Technology Pioneer 2009' by the World Economic Forum.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Mobile, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • Germany, United States, Finland
Portfolio highlights
  • Fein — Fein is a female-led studio developing casual games for women.
  • Kasaz — Buying and selling properties in Spain is a daunting task. Low-quality listings, inaccurate location and painful visits-scheduling combined with dated portals makes for a bad user experience.Kasaz' one-stop real-estate portal reduces time to purchase by connecting buyers and sellers in a platform where the quality of the experience is key.The company was founded by Sebastien Marion, a serial entrepreneur who sold his previous startup Comufy to king.com.
  • Aggero — Uncover what creators & consumers say about your brand and products with our AI social media video listening tool. Understand your influencer video marketing success.
Gunter Thielen Angel
Former CEO of Bertelsmann
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Internet, Education
  • Seed, Series A
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Masterplan.com — Masterplan's mission is to turn continuous transformation in companies into an exciting and positive experience. That's why the platform aims to offer the most intuitive and engaging user interface across the industry. For example, companies can combine their content with Masterplan lectures and customized quizzes in just a few minutes -and just as easily assign those learning paths to the right employees. Serial entrepreneurs Stefan Peukert and Dr. Daniel Schütt founded the B2B edutech platform in 2017 and have since raised over €13 million in venture capital for it. Investors include Tengelmann Ventures, ex-Bertelsmann CEO Gunter Thielen, CODE University Chancellor Thomas Bachem, as well as the RAG Foundation, DvH Ventures, and NRW.BANK. In addition to its headquarters in Bochum, Masterplan.com has further locations in Berlin and Vienna and currently employs around 70 people.
Holger Hübner Angel · Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Holger Hübner
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Investment focus
  • B2B, SaaS, Audio
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • musicube — Good music deserves to be found. That is why musicube develops revolutionary music search technology. Music streaming services and other companies can forward any user request to musicube and get back high quality data in real time (e.g. to return playlists etc.).
  • RetroBrain R&D GmbH — Memore gamifies proven dementia therapies into a gesture controlled medical video game. It incorporates and gamifies proven therapies, delaying the effects of dementia and mild cognitive impairment, enabling elderly people without prior gaming experience to utilize the gaming suite easily.Memore works both therapeutically and preventatively withnursing rehabilitation. It was founded in 2014 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.
  • HorseAnalytics — HorseAnalytics empowers horse enthusiasts to monitor and improve health and training of horses by applying reliable technologies from health and sports supervision and combining constant and real-time scientific analytics.
Tobias Tschoetsch Angel
Tobias Tschoetsch is the founder and managing director of Tschoetsch holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and master’s degree in management from Berlin, Germany.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Mobile, Soccer
  • Angel, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Prematch — Prematch leverages AI/NLP technology to automate content aggregation and curation for all non-professional football players in Germany. As a second step, Prematch uses its holistic data silo to create pro-level interaction and gamification experiences for the non-pro ecosystem.
  • Productsup — The Productsup P2C (product-to-consumer) platform empowers companies to master commerce anarchy and win product orders again and again. Take control today!
Oliver Roskopf Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Oliver Roskopf began his digital career at Rocket Internet in 2008. Following this, he became one of the founding team members who created online matchmaking site, eDarling, where he worked until 2010. In 2010 he took up a position as Managing Director of Citydeal, who were later acquired by Groupon. During his time with Groupon Germany herelocated to Sao Paulo in Brazil, returning to Berlin in 2011 to head up marketing for online retail giant, Zalando. He is currently working on a new venture.
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Investment focus
  • Banking, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • academa — Academa primarily offers digital education in administration.
  • Synctive — Synctive enables equipment-as-a-service and pay-per-use business models for machine and plant manufacturers.
  • ChefCoco — Chef Coco offers personalized meals delivered daily based on your health and taste preferences.
Robert Maier Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Robert Maier is a Business Angel at Saarbrücker21 and an investor at various companies. Robert was a Founder and Managing Director at Visual Meta. He attended WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Service Industry
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Synctive — Synctive enables equipment-as-a-service and pay-per-use business models for machine and plant manufacturers.
  • ChefCoco — Chef Coco offers personalized meals delivered daily based on your health and taste preferences.
  • Blockbrain — Blockbrain analyzes millions of transactions on the blockchain to proactively detect threats and opportunities for digital assets you store in crypto wallets and exchanges.The company manages all types of wallets in one secure technology. Track KPIs, be aware of threats, and manage your assets.Blockbrain was established on May 6, 2022 byJohannes Strachwitz in Hamburg, Germany.
Eugen L. Gross Angel · Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Eugen L. Gross
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Investment focus
  • Video, Analytics, Machine Learning
  • Private Equity
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • aiconix GmbH — AI technology and solutions for analysis and processing of audio-visual content.
Robin Vasan Angel · Los Altos, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Robin Vasan is the founder and solo partner at Mango Capital, an enterprise focused seed stage firm.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Germany, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Koyeb — Koyeb is a developer-friendly serverless platform to deploy apps globally. No-ops, servers, and infrastructure management.
  • CommandK — CommandK provides the infrastructure to protect sensitive data, prevent data breaches & simplify governance.
  • Meilisearch — An open-source, blazingly fast, and hyper-relevant search engine that will improve your search experience
Oliver Jung Angel · London, England, United Kingdom · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Oliver is a global investor and entrepreneur based in Tel Aviv. Oliver is investing in US and China based companies and helps them to go international. Previous projects include airbnb, houzz and hoteltonight.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, FinTech, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Germany, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Peakflo — Streamline your finance process with Peakflo's AP & AR automation software. Automate bill payments & invoice collections for better cashflow. Get a demo now!
  • Artisan AI — Artisan AI is leading the next Industrial Revolution, creating advanced AI agent digital workers, called Artisans.
  • Zepto — India's fastest grocery delivery service.
Michael Black Angel · Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Michael Black received his B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia (1985), his M.S. from Stanford (1989), and his Ph.D. from Yale University (1992). He has held positions at the University of Toronto, Xerox PARC, and Brown University. He is an Honorarprofessor at the University of Tuebingen and one of the founding directors at the Max PlanckInstitute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Germany, where he leads the Perceiving Systems department. He was a Distinguished Amazon Scholar (VP, 2017-2021). His work has won several awards including the IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Paper Award (1991), Honorable Mention for the Marr Prize (1999 and 2005), the 2010 Koenderink Prize, the 2013 Helmholtz Prize, and the 2020 Longuet-Higgins Prize. He is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In 2013 he co-founded Body Labs Inc., which was acquired by Amazon in 2017.
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Investment focus
  • Computer Vision, 3D Technology, Machine Learning
  • Series A, Seed, Angel
  • Israel, Germany, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Body Labs — Body Labs is a horizontal solution provider of human-aware AI that understands the way we move and how we’re shaped to make our world more personal. The company is comprised of the best in artificial intelligence, computer vision, and body modeling. It aims to deliver human-aware AI as the next digital platform to empower the capture and use of 3Dbody motion and shape for numerous industries.It was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
  • Meshcapade — Meshcapade (Germany) is revolutionizing the world of human body modeling, sizing, and animation. Meshcapade employs a state of the art statistical model of body shape that encodes realistic shapes, sizes, and motions. We make animating, simulating, and recognizing human bodies effortless, and to bring realistic virtual humans into simulation and3D environments.
  • Datagen Technologies — Datagen offers synthetic image datasets, accessible via platform or api. Design and generate human centric datasets with granular control.
Yat Siu Angel · Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Yat Siu is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Outblaze a messaging communications company that services over 40 million users today based out of Hong Kong.Yat has previously worked for Atari Germany, served as Director and Head of East Coast Operations for Lexicor, established Hong Kong Cybercity (the first free web page and e-mail providerin Asia, later renamed Freenation), as well as AT&T Solutions System Integration practice.He has been named a Global Leader of Tomorrow and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.It has been reported that Yat Siu sold Outblaze messaging to IBM to become Lotus iNotes.Yat is also responsible FON's operations in China.
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, Gaming, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Hong Kong, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • NoRamp — NoRamp is a financial software company known for its zero-knowledge-proof enabled payment infrastructure and suite of onboarding APIs.
  • Mocaverse — Mocaverse is the Animoca Brands membership NFT collection of 8,888 unique beings: The Mocas. Join the Mocas in the realms to Learn, Play, Do Good, and Build together as we champion our Web3 values!
  • Darewise Entertainment — Play, connect, and create in our persistent online worlds.
Elio Leoni Sceti Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
Elio Leoni Sceti is the Co-founder & Chief Crafter of The Craftory. He previously worked at Beamly as a Chairman & Seed Capital. Elio Leoni Sceti attended LUISS Guido Carli University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Lifestyle
  • Series B, Seed, Series A
  • United Kingdom, United States, Chile
Portfolio highlights
  • Meural — Meural is a provider of an art technology platform designed to offer a digital frame to render images lifelike and textured. Its art technology platform combines art, technology, and design to create a digitally connected canvas built to showcase artwork and photography that provide consumers with newfound access to art from the past, present, andfuture while meaningfully improving the personal space.It was founded in 2014 and headquartered in New York, United States.
  • Fabula AI Limited — Fabula AI is now part of Twitter on 31 May 2019
  • Narwhal Media Group — From lead generation & web design to SEO, our Digital Agency combines our dynamic skill sets to achieve targeted results and grow businesses.
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.
Kolja Hebenstreit Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Co-Founder: Point Nine Capital, Team Europe and Delivery Hero /// Now investing in Startups via Point Nine Capital
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Investment focus
  • Internet, E-Commerce, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • AdScale — adscale offers advertisers and website owners a transparent and high-reach trading space for digital advertising space (display, video and mobile). The adscale Supply Side Platform enables publishers to optimize their yield management through private deals and private auctions. Business partners benefit from various optimization technologies(programmatic buying, targeting, data management platform) and a fair price-performance ratio.
  • amiando — amiando is a pioneer in online event registration and ticketing. Since its foundation in 2006, amiando has become a leading software-as-a-service platform for professional events. amiando’s products help event organizers to reach a professional level of event organization which, until now, was only reserved for large corporations and eventagencies. All tools are online-based and immediately available for use, without the need for software installation. Over 180,000 event organizers worldwide use amiando, including prestigious names such as Facebook, BMW, UNESCO, and Telefónica O2. amiando has been awarded numerous prizes for its innovative products, among them the “Technology Pioneer of 2010” at the World Economic Forum, and the “eco Internet Award” as the best business client portal. amiando has been part of XING AG since December 2010, an operator of the business network XING.
  • brands4friends — brands4friends is an online shop selling remainders of high quality brand name goods of the fashion industry to end users through a series of consecutive, temporary sales auctions.
Thomas Bachem Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Thomas Bachem “Tom” is a passionate entrepreneur, investor and founder of several startups and initiatives, including sevenload, Lebenslauf.com and the German Startups Association. Being an avid coder and designer since his early youth, he is currently building his dream university CODE and serves as Germany’s youngest university chancellor.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Internet, Education
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • Doctorflix — Doctorflix is a medical education platform that allows doctors around the globe to learn about methods of treatment while accelerating their system-required professional development. We are on a mission to build an engine that simplifies and democratizes the consumption and exchange of medical knowledge by interlinking doctors, hospitals, andpharmaceutical companies.
  • Masterplan.com — Masterplan's mission is to turn continuous transformation in companies into an exciting and positive experience. That's why the platform aims to offer the most intuitive and engaging user interface across the industry. For example, companies can combine their content with Masterplan lectures and customized quizzes in just a few minutes -and just as easily assign those learning paths to the right employees. Serial entrepreneurs Stefan Peukert and Dr. Daniel Schütt founded the B2B edutech platform in 2017 and have since raised over €13 million in venture capital for it. Investors include Tengelmann Ventures, ex-Bertelsmann CEO Gunter Thielen, CODE University Chancellor Thomas Bachem, as well as the RAG Foundation, DvH Ventures, and NRW.BANK. In addition to its headquarters in Bochum, Masterplan.com has further locations in Berlin and Vienna and currently employs around 70 people.
  • WeAreDevelopers — Create a free profile and get access to 5.000+ pre-vetted developer jobs in Europe and countless hours of developer talks & coding sessions.
Mirko Novakovic Angel · Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Currently CEO of Instana.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, United States, Denmark
Portfolio highlights
  • Mercanis — Source services smarter and drive automation along your source-to-settle process. Discover how Mercanis enables you to collaborate with best-in-class suppliers across your departments.
  • Apheris — Build ML-powered products using data that spans organizational or geographical boundaries, while ensuring compliance with regulation.
  • Edgeless Systems — Edgeless Systems builds the secure platform to store, analyze, and share data, using confidential computing.
‪Daniel Kondermann‬ Angel · Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Daniel Kondermann is the CEO and Founder at Quality Match.
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Investment focus
  • Machine Learning, B2B, Music
  • Seed, Angel
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Cyanite — AI solutions for the people who pioneer how we search and discover music. Cyanite offers AI music recommendation, tagging and music search.
  • Meshcapade — Meshcapade (Germany) is revolutionizing the world of human body modeling, sizing, and animation. Meshcapade employs a state of the art statistical model of body shape that encodes realistic shapes, sizes, and motions. We make animating, simulating, and recognizing human bodies effortless, and to bring realistic virtual humans into simulation and3D environments.
Felix Haas Angel · Munich, Bayern, Germany · 2 investments in the past 12 months
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 — Build a successful company with EWOR
  • 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.
Just Beyer Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Just Beyer
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Investment focus
  • Funerals, Printing, Software
  • Seed, Angel
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • academa — Academa primarily offers digital education in administration.
  • Synctive — Synctive enables equipment-as-a-service and pay-per-use business models for machine and plant manufacturers.
  • Meine Erde — Meine Erde is a provider of ecological burial option in Europe.
Rolf Schromgens Angel · Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Rolf Schromgens - Co-Founder @ leadership.sprouts
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Software, Information Technology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Germany, Spain, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • inne — Inne is a Berlin-based biotech startup that builds a hormone-based mini lab for women with a mission to make natural contraception convenient and accurate. They aim to help women tune into their bodies and make informed decisions about their fertility and overall female health.Inne uses biochemistry and an app to track hormones and understandwhat it means and how they affect a woman's everyday fertility.
  • Bunch AI — Try Bunch: the AI coach that makes it easy for ambitious leaders to learn and grow.
  • Mindsurance — At Mindsurance, we believe that a thriving workforce starts with prioritizing mental health. Our range of evidence-based solutions empowers businesses to create a supportive environment that nurtures employee well-being. From targeted training programs to confidential counseling services, we offer a holistic approach that addresses the unique needs of your organization. Join us in fostering a healthier, happier, and more engaged workforce.
Heiko Rauch Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Co-Founder of UFOstart
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Art
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Spain, Germany, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • CodeOp — Empowering Women, Trans, and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals in Tech. Join Us to Bridge the Gender Gap and Boost Your Career!
  • VisionAI — VisionAI is a rebellious research lab crafting products to enhance and grow online shops with visual and text-based AI. Experience our new website.
  • Modelmanagement.com — Model Management connects new faces and models with scouts, international modeling agencies and model photographers.
Evan Weaver Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Evan Weaver is the Co-Founder and CTO at Fauna.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, CMS
  • Series A, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, Canada, Norway
Portfolio highlights
  • Hygraph — Hygraph is the next generation GraphQL-Native Headless CMS powering mission-critical applications. Streamline content workflows, iterate faster and deliver to any destination of choice using our content APIs.
  • OpsLevel — OpsLevel is a microservice catalog that helps you build more reliable software and resolve production incidents faster.
  • Edgeless Systems — Edgeless Systems builds the secure platform to store, analyze, and share data, using confidential computing.
Noel Zeh Angel · Munich, Bayern, Germany
Noel Zeh has been a partner at Alstin Capital since June 2020 and has worked in the start-up environment for almost 20 years. He knows best how to support founders on their path to success: He has successfully founded and sold companies on several occasions; the first in the field of e-commerce was during his studies in 2002.From 2013 onwards, hehas passed on his broad experience as a founder as an active investor. Among other things, he accompanied the logistics start-up PackLink in fundraising and internationalisation. With his vehicle LITTLEROCK he invested in seed-phase tech companies worldwide. Together with the LITTLEROCK team he developed a special Founder Scoring, which analysed 19 KPI’s to evaluate the founding team.From 2017 to 2020, Noel Zeh was a partner at Reimann Investors in Munich, where he helped expand the venture capital area. As a proven expert in Fintech and SaaS, he also served on the advisory board of numerous investments such as credi2, Fintecsystem and Usercentrics on their way to success. He has not yet given up his passion for e-commerce and also invested for Reimann Investors in companies such as Highsnobiety.Noel Zeh studied business administration at the FH Giessen-Friedberg.When asked why he enjoys this profession so much, he says: „I simply love accompanying founders and am convinced that my own experience as a founder helps me to understand them and their business. Especially when the founders have to go through the valley of tears, it helps to have someone at their side who has lived through these situations themselves.“
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Financial Services
  • Series A, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, Austria, India
Portfolio highlights
  • iPrice Group — Shop now with the largest selection of top brands and products in the region - all in a single website! Discover new products, compare smartphone prices and products. Get the latest coupon and voucher codes for Lazada, Zalora, Qoo10, Grab Car, and more!
  • Hygraph — Hygraph is the next generation GraphQL-Native Headless CMS powering mission-critical applications. Streamline content workflows, iterate faster and deliver to any destination of choice using our content APIs.
  • Hygraph — Hygraph is the next generation GraphQL-Native Headless CMS powering mission-critical applications. Streamline content workflows, iterate faster and deliver to any destination of choice using our content APIs.
Gary Bradski Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States
Gary Bradski is the Board Member at Occipital Inc.Gary is the creator (and active director) of OpenCV. He recently founded Industrial Perception, and has been involved in several other computer vision related companies in the past, including VideoSurf and Willow Garage. Gary has his finger on the pulse of everything computer vision related,which makes him an enormous technical asset.
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Investment focus
  • Beauty, Animation, 3D Technology
  • Seed, Angel
  • Germany, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Meshcapade — Meshcapade (Germany) is revolutionizing the world of human body modeling, sizing, and animation. Meshcapade employs a state of the art statistical model of body shape that encodes realistic shapes, sizes, and motions. We make animating, simulating, and recognizing human bodies effortless, and to bring realistic virtual humans into simulation and3D environments.
  • LUUM — LUUM is introducing automation to the beauty-services market, initially focusing on eyelash extensions, a widely popular treatment ($20B global market opportunity). Pioneering a patented combination of robotics, AI, and machine vision, LUUM applies a full set of eyelash extensions in 20 minutes (instead of 2 hours), while eliminating the costsand safety risks associated with human application.
Daniel Kuhagen Angel · Munich, Bayern, Germany
Daniel Kuhagen - Investment Professional @ Paragon Partners
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Investment focus
  • Dating, Timber, Software
  • Seed, Angel, Secondary Market
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Mixtable — Mixtable is an online platform that enables its users to setup offline dates with each other. It was launched in 2013 by Tobias Henning and is based in Bayern.
  • SEMA Software — SEMA Software is a software company offering software solutions for timber industry, in staircase , metal processing industries etc.
Richard Schwenke Angel
Richard Schwenke
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Software, Marketing
  • Funding Round, Private Equity
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Productsup — The Productsup P2C (product-to-consumer) platform empowers companies to master commerce anarchy and win product orders again and again. Take control today!
Florian Heinemann Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Florian Heinemann is a Founding Partner at Project A Ventures, where he is responsible for the areas of marketing, CRM, and business intelligence. Before co-founding Project A, he was Managing Director at Rocket Internet with the same areas of responsibility (2007-2012). During his time at Rocket, he was mainly involved at Zalando, Global FashionGroup, and Spark Networks (aka eDarling/Affinitas).Prior to Rocket, Florian was Co-Founder and Managing Director of JustBooks/AbeBooks being in charge of marketing and product (1999-2002, exit to Amazon in 2008). Then, he was co-heading the online marketing department of Jamba! and the online dating portal iLove (2003-2005, exit to Verisign). In 2006, he was Co-Founder of the online marketplace antibodies-online.com (exit to Broadoak).Moreover, he has been an investor/business angel in more than 80 startups including Trivago (seed investor), Zalando (founding investor), Audibene (seed investor), Home24 (founding investor), CityDeal/Groupon (founding investor), Betreut.de/Care (seed investor), ClassPass (early stage investor), Mimi Hearing (early stage investor), Bitbond (seed investor), Lillydoo (early stage investor), and the Code University (seed stage investor).Apart from his Project A-related board activities he sits on the board of Koerber AG and About You and the digital advisory boards of Henkel and Oetker.Florian holds a doctorate’s degree in innovation management/entrepreneurship from RWTH Aachen University. He was a visiting scholar at the Wharton School. His research has been published in leading international journals, such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of International Marketing, and Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft. Furthermore, Florian holds a masters degree in business administration from WHU Koblenz. During his studies, he was a fellow of "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes" (German National Academic Foundation).
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Financial Services
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Germany, Brazil, Portugal
Portfolio highlights
  • itravel — itravel allows leisure travelers to configure and book experiences, hotels, and transportation on tablets, the web, and in social media. itravel offers the client tools to select and “build” custom trips based on desired experiences (such as kitesurfing, elephant rides, special spa treatments), specific room configurations, and personalpreferences. itravel’s app interfaces allow these selections to happen effortlessly and with appealing content.
  • Unicorn Workspaces — Unicorn offers work solutions for teams of all sizes with flexible terms and independent of high market rental prices. It is a fast-growing shared office provider, with 21 workspaces in Berlin, Potsdam, Cologne, Munich, Hamburg, and LisbonTheir vision of “Workspace as a Service” is reflected in their all-inclusive offer, and support fromcommunity baristas. They combine their coffee expertise and community manager knowledge to provide seamless work experience. With their friendly attitude and eagerness to help, members and visitors will receive good advice and assistance.Each of their workspaces is equipped with a modern café, where they offer organic direct trade coffee and hot beverages for all of their members and guests. They also offer a small selection of cold drinks, salads, and desserts. The café functions as a central meeting point for their community.
  • CODE University of Applied Sciences — CODE is private state-recognized university of applied sciences located in Berlin. Our mission is to empower, educate, and unite innovative the next generations of technology leaders and entrepreneurs.
Jens Schumann Angel
Jens Schumann, born on 6 June 1973, was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LOTTO24 AG on 19 June 2020. Before that, since 2 May 2012, he was already Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board. He is one of the two founders of today's ZEAL Network SE (former Tipp24 SE) and was Managing Director and a Management Board member of Tipp24SE from 1999 to 2009. Jens Schumann has been a member of the Supervisory Board of ZEAL Network SE since July 2011. From 1998 to the formation of Tipp24 SE, he worked as a business consultant at Icon Medialab AG. Schumann studied law at the University of Münster from 1993 to 1998 and finished his studies with the first State Exam.
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Investment focus
  • Analytics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Germany, Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • Adtriba — Data-driven marketing analytics, unbiased, cross-channel and easy to use multi-touch attribution, unified marketing measurement and marketing mix modelling
  • aiconix GmbH — AI technology and solutions for analysis and processing of audio-visual content.
  • Revo Foods — Revo Foods produces seafood products made of plants that is better for your health AND the environment.
Louis Pfitzner Angel · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Co-CEO at CleanHub, entrepreneur (Salonmeister / Treatwell, CAYA, Delivery Hero) and Angel Investor. Passionate about company building (marketplace and SaaS) especially when it's in the SMB space.
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Investment focus
  • Marketplace, Photography, E-Commerce Platforms
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Germany, Greece, Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • Enter — baupal seeks to democratize sustainable and customized architecture, making design, energy assessments, permitting and cost evaluations more accessible and straightforward for private builders and smaller construction projects. baupal is an online building application service that takes advantage of digital processes and efficient team structuresto streamline design, planning and permitting processes for a range of small-scale projects.baupal was established in December, 2020 in Berlin, Germany.
  • METYCLE — The B2B marketplace for global scrap metal trading. We give the world access to scrap metal.
  • Wikifarmer — A free online knowledge library where professional or amateur farmers can find best practices on growing their fields more effectively and an online marketplace where farmers can sell their products to buyers directly. Our vision is to create a fair, transparent and profitable environment for all the farming world. Farmers are dedicating theirlives in cultivating their fields, but get the lowest value of all the sales cycle, so we believe they need to receive a more fair share. Buyers have the right to have more options and buy at better prices, so we want to be the ones to solve this inequality in both sides.
Moritz Zimmermann Angel · Munich, Bayern, Germany
Moritz co-founded hybris in 1997 with an idea for a highly innovative packaged e-commerce application that has now evolved into a leading platform for multichannel communication and sales. With his team, he develops innovative products for hybris clients and supports their e-commerce and PIM multichannel strategies. Moritz holds an MBA from MunichSchool of Management and a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Gallen.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Software, Software Engineering
  • Seed, Funding Round, Private Equity
  • Germany, Denmark, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Productsup — The Productsup P2C (product-to-consumer) platform empowers companies to master commerce anarchy and win product orders again and again. Take control today!
  • Operations1 — With Operations1 the B2B software company cioplenu GmbH delivers a cloud software for adaptive employee-led production processes (Adaptive Process Execution). The solution provides intuitive worker guidance and connects the organization in manufacturing companies. Customers such as Bosch, Stabilo or Trumpf benefit with Operations1 from increasedproductivity, enhanced quality and higher machine availability. At its core, the modular solution uses digital documents such as work instructions and checklists for process guidance and is used in a wide range of application areas such as maintenance, quality inspection, HSSE, audits and in manufacturing and assembly processes. Around the document core, planning, analysis, and incident management functionalities complete the offering to holistically accompany operational employees in their daily work.The clipboard becomes a tablet, complexity becomes simplicity, blindspot becomes transparency.
  • Go Autonomous — Unlock advantages of Autonomous Commerce and experience heightened efficiency, reduced costs, and seamlessly interaction for both buyers and sellers.
Klaus Hommels Angel · Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Klaus Hommels is Founder of Lakestar. Lakestar invests in European as well as U.S. companies that show fast international growth. Klaus has been involved in the early days of investments such as Skype, Xing, King, Facebook, Spotify and Airbnb. More recent investments include online men's grooming business Harry's, GoEuro, Opendoor andFiveAI. Klaus started his career at Bertelsmann, before joining AOL Germany in 1995 as a Board Member. He was also a venture partner of Benchmark Capital Europe. He earned his MBA and PhD in finance from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He was ranked as one of the top Europe-based venture capital investors in the global Midas List 2013, 2014 and 2015 and just became third best European investor in the first European list of the same ranking. Lakestar is the leading European VC with a true global presence with offices in Zurich, Berlin and London as well as satellites in New York and Hong Kong. Klaus has a strong voice in the European Tech Ecosystems which he supports passionately with various initiatives, eg. the 'Internet Foundation'.Klaus started his career at Bertelsmann, before joining AOL Germany in 1995 as a Board Member. He was also a venture partner of Benchmark Capital Europe. He earned his MBA and PhD in finance from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He was ranked as one of the top Europe-based venture capital investors in the global Midas List 2013, 2014 and 2015 and just became third best European investor in the first European list of the same ranking. Lakestar is the leading European VC with a true global presence with offices in Zurich, Berlin and London as well as satellites in New York and Hong Kong. Klaus has a strong voice in the European Tech Ecosystems which he supports passionately with various initiatives, eg. the 'Internet Foundation'.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, News
  • Series A, Funding Round, Seed
  • Germany, Sweden, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • Enfore — EnFour is a business platform paired with a collection of versatile, easy to use apps that run on smartphones, tablets and personal computers. It was founded in 2009 by Marco Boerries. Enfour's solution creates a level playing field by giving small businesses instant access to the tools, capabilities insights normally only available to largercompanies. Their goal is to provide the majority of small businesses around the world with similar efficiencies and scale effects to those that large enterprises possess. They founded enfore to re-imagine how these businesses utilize technology and to enable them to stay competitive in a connected world. By combining innovative hardware, powerful and easy to use software as well as comprehensive services, enfore delivers an amazing solution to connect all business aspects.
  • Citra Style — Citra Style designs and produces fashion for Muslim Women that follows contemporary runway and mainstream trends. Products are available both online and offline across the globe, with strong footprint in USA, Canada, United Kingdom, and Germany. The quality of merchandise is considered best in the segment.Citra Style’s fashion experts combinefashion items to looks which are made available online in a distinguished “Shop-By-Look” feature to inspire online shoppers.The team consists of Western born/raised Muslims with extensive fashion and ecommerce experience. Citra Style has a solid investor base that will help grow the company into a Multi 100 million USD business.
  • Factory Berlin — Factory Berlin is the strongest innovation network in Europe: a curated community of 3500+ creators from the world of startups, tech, and corporates.
Dominik Briggs Angel
Dominik Briggs
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Crowdfunding, Social Media
  • Angel
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • friendfund — friendfund is a socially integrated group payment method. Using the social network infrastructure of Facebook and Twitter, friendfund connects you to the people you already know to enable dynamic social commerce.A friendfund enables friends to collect money for something that they do together. You can friendfund a group gift, purchase equipmentfor your local club, organise a group holiday or anything you like. friendfund supports any kind of group payment. Your imagination is the only limit!
Tom Hulme Angel · London, England, United Kingdom
Tom Hulme is a General Partner and Head of Europe at GV and was a CEO and Founder at Magnom Corporation. Tom attended Harvard Business School and Bristol University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, IT, Data and Analytics
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United Kingdom, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Smol — laundry capsules. posted.
  • Xempus AG — XEMPUS makes pension and life insurance easy for everyone
  • Immersive Gamebox — Immersive Gamebox is a unique immersive experience which lets you play virtual team adventures in the world's smartest room. Come and play!
Stefan Mader Angel
Stefan Mader
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Investment focus
  • Education, Digital Media, Employee Benefits
  • Seed, Angel
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • academa — Academa primarily offers digital education in administration.
  • liftOS — liftOS allows you to find, access and work with your SaaS tools without friction. Organise your data & apps and spend less time switching tabs.
Guido Peters Angel
Guido Peters - International Business Development Manager @ Continental
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Investment focus
  • CRM, Music, Mobile
  • Seed, Angel
  • Germany, Luxembourg
Portfolio highlights
  • MoodMe — Face InsightsAI for customer experience, emotional journeys & demographics analytics FACE INSIGHTSMeasure Emotional Journeys and Demographics of audiences on & off line. Detect Emotions, Gender, Age and Identify.AUGMENTED FACEPersonalize faces with Augmented Reality to create any type of engaging experiences. Face filters for your digital universeANIMOJIAnimate Characters in real time with Facial ExpressionsFACE NEURAL NETSAdvanced
  • Uberchord — Uberchord is an interactive guitar teacher. Listens and adapts to personal progress, teaching you chords, rhythm, strumming and songs. Learn guitar!
Patrice Deckert Angel
Patrice Deckert - Venture Partner @ Heilemann Ventures
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Content
  • Seed, Angel
  • Germany
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.
  • heyData — heyData is a legal tech company. HeyData offers a digitized data protection officer for companies.
  • Tidy — Turn your browser into a second brain. Be 20x faster at finding the docs and people that make your work better
Harald Ehrl Angel
Harald Ehrl
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Investment focus
  • Video, Analytics, Machine Learning
  • Private Equity
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • aiconix GmbH — AI technology and solutions for analysis and processing of audio-visual content.
Jochen Tuchbreiter Angel · Ismaning, Bayern, Germany
Jochen Tuchbreiter servers as a CEO at Hetzner Cloud GmbH.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Advertising, Digital Media
  • Seed
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Wagawin GmbH — Discover LivingAds, the world's leading audience engagement technology that enables meaningful conversations between brands and consumers. In order to do so, our technology gets users to engage with mobile ads, allowing us to identify and activate audiences with the highest affinity to the brand, product or service, generating impressive results. Check it out!
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