Acton Capital Partners

Acton Capital Partners

Acton Capital Partners is an independent, partner-led specialist investor in internet-based, consumer-oriented businesses.

Acton Capital Partners GmbH is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments in seed/start-ups; early venture; mid venture; late venture; growth equity; expansions; organic growth; consolidations; growth by acquisition; PIPEs; and bridge financing. The firm invests in: platforms, software as a service, retail, consumer-oriented businesses in e-commerce, media, and marketplace, Internet advertising, web broadcasts, and cybercasts, online entertainment, diversified telecommunication services, catalog retail, internet-enabled B2C companies, mobile, multiline retail, publishing, and Internet-based sectors.

History

Acton Capital Partners GmbH was founded in April 2008 by Christoph Braun, Frank Seehaus, Jan-Gisbert Schultze and Paul-Bernhard Kallen and is based in Munich, Germany, with an additional office in Berlin, Germany. Since 1999 they have invested more than EUR 350 million in more than 65 Internet-based business models, across four generations of funds. Acton invests worldwide, with a strong focus on Europe and North America.

Investments

Acton invests more than 70 percent in Europe and less than 30 percent in the rest of the world, including North America and the Middle East. The firm seeks to invest new equity capital between €1 million ($1.30 million) and €20 million ($27.41 million) in companies with an enterprise value between €5 million ($6.49 million) and €100 million ($130 million). The firm prefers to take qualified majority stakes and minority stakes in its portfolio companies. Acton has made over 70 investments and raised a total of €520M across 4 funds, one of the latest ones being Heureka Growth Fund II. This fund was announced on Oct 26, 2015, and raised a total of €170M.

Timeline

April 11, 2018

Cluno

€7,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

April 10, 2018

Koio

$3,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

April 4, 2018

COMATCH

€8,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

February 13, 2018

Sofatutor

€3,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES D)

October 11, 2017

HomeToGo

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES C)

September 20, 2017

Mobify

$15,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

September 12, 2017

Zenjob

€5,000,000

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES A)

March 30, 2017

Zenjob

€3,000,000

SEED FUND

February 13, 2017

Mobify

VENTURE CAPITAL

December 13, 2016

Chef's Plate

VENTURE CAPITAL (SERIES B)

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Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

A company with a car subscription service where users can book and use a car using the company's mobile application. It was founded in 2017 and is located in Munich, Germany.

Clio is a Vancouver-based law company.

Mambu is a Berlin-based software-as-a-service banking company offering lending and deposit software.

GameDuell is a Berlin-based company founded by Kai Bolik, Michael Kalkowski and Boris Wasmuth.

Etsy is a Dumbo, Brooklyn-based company.

Indochino is a fashion company.

tolingo is a Germany-based translation company founded by Hanno Decken.

Escapio is a lifestyle company.

Koio is a New York-based company.

Fashion For Home is an e-commerce company.

Glasses Direct is an e-commerce company.

Mahalo.com is a Santa Monica, California-based company founded by Jason Calacanis.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

BENEDIKT SUDBROCK

GENERAL COUNSEL

CHRISTINA CATANIA

CHRISTOPH BRAUN

MANAGING PARTNER

DAVID FISCHER

ANALYST

DOMINIK ALVERMANN

PRINCIPAL

Dominik Alvermann

Employee

DOMINIQUE KRÖTZ

TEAM ASSISTANT

FRANK SEEHAUS

MANAGING PARTNER

FRITZ OIDTMANN

MANAGING PARTNER

HANNES BLUM

VENTURE PARTNER

JAN-GISBERT SCHULTZE

MANAGING PARTNER

JÖRG WERNET

DIRECTOR FINANCE

JULIUS LÜHR

ANALYST

PAUL-BERNHARD KALLEN

MANAGING PARTNER

SEBASTIAN WOSSAGK

MANAGING PARTNER

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

"Braver in Terms of Technology" - a Talk with Acton Capital Partners - Munich Startup

Web

Acton Capital Partners - Acton Capital Partners is a leading European late-stage venture capital firm | Startup Ranking

Web

Acton Capital Partners - CB Insights

Web

Acton Capital Partners - Heureka Conference

Web

Acton Capital Partners -- Venture Funds -- Business angels and industry experts - participants of IDCEE.

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Acton Capital Partners | Closing Circle

Web

Acton Capital Partners | EU-Startups

Web

Acton Capital Partners | ZoomInfo.com

Web

Acton Capital Partners garners over $110 mln for second fund - PE Hub

Iris Dorbian

Web

Acton Capital Partners Investor Profile: Portfolio & Exits | PitchBook

Web

Acton Capital Partners leads $6 million funding in Chef's Plate

Web

DLD Conference Finance Partner: Acton Capital Partners

Web

German late-stage VC Acton closes fresh $200 million fund

Robin Wauters

Web

Late-stage comeback: Acton Capital Partners in 150M final close of new fund

FredDestin.com

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Investor Acton Capital Explains What Their Claim 'Growth Driven By Reason' Means

Dec 16, 2016

Nordic Tech Tour 2014 Interview with Sebastian Wossagk, Managing Partner Acton Capital Partners

Nordic Tech Tour 2014 Interview with Sebastian Wossagk, Managing Partner Acton Capital Partners

ul 29, 2014

People of crypto - Aline Vedder

TOA16 - Frank Seehaus Managing Partner at Acton Capital Partners

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Audibene

blog.de

BS24

Chefs Plate

CHIP

Clio

Cluno

Computeruniverse

Cyberport

Edelight

ElitePartner

Escapio

Fashion For Home

Finanzcheck

Freska

Glasses Direct

HolidayCheck

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