Global Founders Capital

Global Founders Capital

A venture capital and private equity firm investing globally in companies at any stage of their business cycles.

Global Founders Capital is a venture capital and private equity firm investing globally in companies at any stage of their business cycles that is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and was founded in 2013 by Oliver Samwer. The company has offices in: Berlin, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, Milan, Madrid, Sao Paulo, Tel Aviv, Dubai, Singapore, Jackarta, Beijing, San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, and London.

Global Founders Capital supports all companies from seed stage to their initial public offerings. Notable exits made by Global Founders Capital include: Facebook, Rocket Internet, Dynamic Yield, Slack, Eventbrite, LinkedIn, Trivago, Marley Spoon, and BlueCrew.

Investment funds

Global Founders Capital Fund I

On March 18, 2013 Global Founders Capital announced raising $184 million for their first investment fund. The fund will focus on making investments in internet businesses, and the majority of capital for the investment came from successful internet entrepreneurs who remain undisclosed.


Funded Companies


InCountry is a San Francisco-based data residency-as-a-service platform that enables global data compliance for international business.

Artificial Intelligence company and FCA authorized mortgage lender in the UK helping renters purchase their first homes.

A retail company that combines shopping with socializing. It was founded in 2017 and is located in Dallas, Texas.

A financial services company with a knowledge platform that has information to educate users about investments. It is located in New York City and was founded in 2018.

Zeus is a California-based company founded by Kulveer Taggar, Joe Wong and Srini Panguluri.

Grabr is a peer-to-peer platform for shopping and cross border delivery.

Freight forwarding company offering instant quotes and transparent pricing.

A technology company providing payments collection APIs for businesses in Southeast Asia.

Scaler Academy (formerly InterviewBit) is a Pune, India-based e-learning platform for software professionals.

SidelineSwap is a Boston-based company founded by Anthony Piazza, Conor McDonough, Nick Gantsoudes, Brendan Candon and Kevin Guiltinan.

Nested is a London-based company founded by Matt Robinson, James Turford and Phil Cowans.

Lingoda is a Berlin-based language learning platform company.

Loot Financial Services is a London-based company founded in 2014.

Luxury goods from the same manufacturers as major brands with no logos and no markups.

Anyfin is a Stockholm-based company founded by Sven Perkmann, Mikael Hussain and Filip Polhem.

Meero is a photography company founded by Lestrade Guillaume.

Company behind the Lover app, a mobile application focused on sexual wellness and education.

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Omar Faridi
June 30, 2020
Crowdfund Insider
Polish-British Fintech, which helps employees maintain financial wellbeing, secures $6.3 million in seed funding.
Mike Butcher
April 16, 2020
Early-stage companies often have trouble dealing with the amount of data that can run through the organization, especially as it grows. Large sums are spent on data software, dislocated data, dealing with data pipelines. All of which involve data warehousing, cleaning tools and a visualization platform. Count is a startup that is an attempt to [...]
Kristie Neo
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Including the fresh funding, the startup said it has now raised a total of $2.3 million from angel investors and organisations.
July 18, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO -- July 18th, 2019 -- InCountry, the first Data-Residency-as-a-Service platform, has raised $15 million in Series A funding led by Arbor Ventures of Singapore, Global Founders Capital of Berlin, and Mubadala of Abu Dhabi, with participation from previous investors including Caffeinated Capital, Felicis Ventures,
Ingrid Lunden
July 18, 2019
The rise of data breaches, along with an expanding raft of regulations (now numbering 80 different regional regimes, and growing) have thrust data protection -- having legal and compliant ways of handling personal user information -- to the top of the list of things that an organization needs to consider when building and operating their [...]
May 2, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- May 2, 2019 -- InCountry, the first data residency-as-a-service platform, today announced the launch of its service and first product offering. The company is also announcing $7 million in seed funding from Caffeinated Capital, Felicis Ventures, Ridge Ventures, Bloomberg Beta, Charles River Ventures, Global Founders Capital, Parade Ventures, MState, and a series of angel investors. Already operating in 50 countries, the funding will be used to grow the...


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