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Shortcut Ventures

Shortcut Ventures

A microventure capital firm in Germany that focuses on early-stage startups in the fields of internet, mobile phones, games, and social media.

Shortcut Ventures is a microventure capital firm in Germany that focuses on early-stage startups in the fields of internet, mobile phones, games, and social media. Founded 2012 in Hamburg, Germany by Dirk Freise, Martin Ostermayer, and Thorsten Rehling, it invests in early stage ventures and seed rounds. Its portfolio companies include Stocard, tado°, ZenMate, and Mediakraft Networks. As of April 2020, Shortcut Ventures has made 14 investments. Their most recent investment was on June 5, 2018, when Stocard raised $20M. Shortcut Ventures has had two exits, the most notable of which include ZenMate and Mediakraft Networks. The company has raised a single venture fund, Shortcut Ventures GmbH Fund I. This fund was announced on February 8, 2012 and raised a total of €40M.

Timeline

2012
Founded

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Franco Sebregondi

Founder

Herbert Bay

Employee

Jose Cortes

Board member

Monica Maurer

Employee

Oliver Stäcker

Advisor

Sabina Storsjoe

Employee

Thomas Billeter

Board member

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Mediakraft Networks

Stocard

tado

ZenMate

References

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