HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

A venture capital firm in Germany that focuses on companies operating in the consumer, digital companies, education, enterprise, fin-tech, healthcare, mobility, and retail sectors.

HV Holtzbrinck Ventures is a venture capital firm in Germany that focuses on companies operating in the consumer, digital companies, education, enterprise, fin-tech, healthcare, mobility, and retail sectors. Founded 2000 in Munich, Bayern, Germany by Lars Langusch, it invests in early stage ventures, late stage ventures, private equity, seed, series A, series C, and series B rounds. Its portfolio companies include Limehome, Global Savings Group, Sanity Group, Scoutbee, and Delivery Hero. As of February 2020, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures has made 286 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 14, 2020, when Limehome raised €21M. HV Holtzbrinck Ventures has had 68 exits, the most notable of which include Delivery Hero, Rocket Internet, and HelloFresh. V Holtzbrinck Ventures has raised four funds, their latest being HV Holtzbrinck Ventures Fund VII. This fund was announced on January 22, 2018 and raised a total of €306M.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Inkitt

Inkitt is a Germany-based company.

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

Ozon.ru is a company founded in 1998 by Victor Kozlov.

Knowmia is a company providing a database of video lessons.

Verbit.ai is a Tel Aviv-based artificial intelligence company founded by Tom Livne, Eric Shellef, Iris Getz and Kobi Ben Tzvi.

AdScale is an advertising company.

sennder is a Berlin-based company founded by Nicolas Stephan.

Multinational e-commerce company specializing in shoes and fashion

Exporo AG is a Germany-based company founded by Bjoern Maronde, Tim Bütecke, Simon Brunke and Julian Oertzen.

Erento is a Berlin-based e-commerce company founded by Chris Möller.

IMMO is a real estate company founded by Wouter Van Der Gaag.

Seatwave is a London-based company.

Thermondo is a company founded by Kristofer Fichtner.

Fashion For Home is an e-commerce company.

Westwing Home & Living is an e-commerce company.

My-Hammer is a Germany-based company.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Alexander Kolisch

Employee

Barbod Namini

Employee

Christian Saller

General Partner

Christine Kanz

Accounting

Christoph Jung

General Partner

David Kuczek

General Partner

Felix Kluhr

Principal

Heiko Kottkamp-Ramann

CFO

Jan Miczaika

Employee

Jasper Masemann

Employee

Katharina Buttenberg

Employee

Lars Langusch

Employee

Lars Langusch

Founding Partner

Martin Weber

General Partner

Rainer Maerkle

Employee

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Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

Global Savings Group

Limehome

Sanity Group

Scoutbee

VAHA

Verbit.ai

News

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July 3, 2020
WebWire
Rabo Frontier Ventures ("RFV")", a €150 million investment fund of Rabobank, focusing globally on innovative Fintech and Agtech companies, has entered into a partnership with HV Holtzbrinck Ventures ("HV") through a commitment to their new fund (HV VIII). HV is the leading German venture firm, backing companies early on from their inception through their entire lifetime, with amounts of up to €50 million per company. This positioning is unique in the ecosystem, with very high added value f...

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