HV Holtzbrinck Ventures Building Market Leading Digital Companies

Categories: New media, technology, digital technologies, internet, financial technology, mobile communication, social, and professional networks; e-commerce including auction sites, online shops, B2B commerce, classified advertisements, entertainment and others.


HV Holtzbrinck Ventures Adviser GmbH is a venture capital firm specializing in incubation, seed, start-ups, early stage, mid venture, and late venture investments. The firm seeks to invest in Europe with a focus on Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. It typically starts with an initial investment between €0.20 million ($0.23million) and €5 million ($5.76 million), target investment size is between €0.5 million ($0.57 million) and €40 million ($46.05 million) and can grow up to a total investment of €40 million ($46.05 million) over several rounds and stages of maturity. The firm prefers to be a lead investor but can also co-investor in its portfolio companies. It exits its investments between three years and seven years through an IPO or acquisition. The firm prefers to take a minority stake. HV Holtzbrinck Ventures Adviser GmbH was founded in April 2000 and is based in Munich, Germany with an additional office in Berlin, Germany. HV Holtzbrinck Ventures is a Munich- and Berlin-based venture capital firm that supports founders in developping their internet companies.

Since 2000 HV Holtzbrinck Ventures has been investing in internet and technology companies across several fund generations and is one of the most successful, experienced and well financed early stage and growth investors in Europe. HV has financed over 160 companies, such as Zalando, Delivery Hero, FlixBus and Scalable Capital. The total volume of all HV funds is € 1.05 billion. HV supports startups with investments from € 500,000 to € 40m. Hence, it is one of the few venture capital firms in Europe, which is able to support companies through all investment stages.


Alumni Companies: Cabify, Sumup, Flixbus, Zalando, Scalable, Thermondo, Global Savings Group, Ottonova, Sunshine Smile, Kiveda and others.


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