Earlybird Venture Capital

Earlybird Venture Capital

Germany-based venture capital firm focused on European tech startups.

Earlybird Venture Capital is a venture capital firm founded in 1997 by four individuals: Christian Nagel, Hendrik Brandis, Roland Manger, and Rolf Mathies. The firm’s base of operation is located in Europe, with a headquarters located in Berlin, Germany. It also has offices in Munich, Germany and Istanbul, Turkey. As of February 2019, the firm has 66 companies in its portfolio and has sold off its shares in 64 companies.

Funding

The firm invests in all development and growth phases of technology companies, from early-stage funding for startups to late-stage investment funding. It funds companies in multiple business sectors, some examples being marketplaces, biotech platform technologies, and enterprise productivity. Generally, the firm gives funding for companies based in Europe and U.S.

With its last funding series occurring in July 2018, Earlybird Venture Capital has managed a fund portfolio totaling €1.2 billion. This funding round collected €175 million for its Digital West fund, which focuses on early-stage digital technology opportunities in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, and Southern Europe.

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Funded Companies

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CrossLend offers a cross-border marketplace lending platform that makes pan-European investments possible via a single platform.

Wunderlist is a company founded by Charlette Prevot, Sebastian Scheerer, Robert Kock and Jan Martin.

EyeEm is a Berlin-based company founded by Sadakane Gen, Florian Meissner, Lorenz Aschoff and Ramzi Rizk.

Lexoo is a London-based company founded by Daniel van Binsbergen.

Music subscription service

Kaptivo turns dry-erase whiteboards into digital whiteboards that can be streamed by browsers, video conference meetings or lecture capture systems.

Movinga is a Germany-based company.

Company offers a software platform for data science teams that unites data prep, machine learning, and predictive model deployment.

Moped is a company founded by Schuyler Deerman.

Company that provides social media network statistics and analysis

German business process outsourcing company

An artificial intelligence company that is a subsidiary of Gradient ECM and has developed software to aid professionals in the field of business analyzing with making data-based decisions. It was founded in 2015 and is located in Bratislava, Slovakia.

smava is a Germany-based company.

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Cem Sertoglu

Employee

Chad Fowler

Advisor

Christian Nagel

Founder

Dan Lupu

Employee

David Rosskamp

Employee

Dr. Hendrik Brandis

Founder

Evren Ucok

Employee

Hendrik Brandis

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Jason Whitmire

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Lothar Stein

Investor

Maximilian Claussen

Employee

Mehmed Atici

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Mehmed Selçuk Atıcı

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Nicola Kegel

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Ravi Kurani

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Roland Manger

Founder

Rolf Mathies

Founder

Simon Sebastian Schmincke

Employee

Thom E. Rasche

Managing Partner

Thom Rasche

Employee

Thorsten Schaefer

Employee

Vivian Rokeach

Investor

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Mike Butcher
December 10, 2019
TechCrunch
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