Growth

Support From Seed to Exit

Speed Invest

As one of Europe’s most active and successful seed investors, it was only a natural evolution for us to begin investing in later-stage rounds – Series B to pre-IPO.

Our Growth Team manages significant capital earmarked primarily for exceptional scale-ups in our portfolio that have reached a point of inflection and are in need of growth capital – writing checks from €2.5 - 20M. We also look beyond our existing portfolio for high-growth companies across our six core areas of investment that we missed at the Seed stage. Yes, investors also make mistakes!

And to ensure all of our growth-stage founders get the relevant expertise needed during the often difficult and complicated scaling journey, we’re on hand to offer additional bespoke support where it matters most – from being sparring partners for financial metrics and capital markets topics to introductions to our global network of later-stage investors.

Growth Portfolio

Our Portfolio

Inkitt
Inkitt

Inkitt is a digital publishing platform that uses a unique algorithm to predict book success and connects popular manuscripts with publishers.

https://www.inkitt.com/

Inkitt is the world’s first data-powered book publisher. The platform’s purpose is to find stories that have the potential to become future bestsellers and get them published through one of the platforms’ partners. Inkitt has developed an algorithm that can predict future book success by analyzing the behavior of early readers that get access to pre-published novels on the platform.

Year Invested
2015
Sector
Germany
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Wayflyer
Wayflyer

Wayflyer is a revenue-based financing option for e-commerce brands.

https://www.wayflyer.com/

Wayflyer is able to merge performance marketing with financial performance. The analytics are free of charge and are continuously adjusted in order to help e-commerce shops improve their ROAS (Return on Advertising Spend). Businesses with financing needs are able to finance up to EUR 500k on their marketing spending.

Year Invested
2020
Sector
Ireland
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CoachHub
CoachHub

Rethink people development. CoachHub is the turnkey solution to transform your managers into highly effective, inspiring leaders.

https://coachhub.io/

CoachHub supports companies worldwide by implementing coaching as strategic people development in a scalable way, while offering it to every employee flexibly and regardless of location. They offer a digital business coaching platform and a coaching app with an AI-supported coach-matching algorithm. In the dashboard, both the HR department and members of management across the company can access an overview of the program. All coaches are certified and members of at least one major coaching association.

Year Invested
2019
Sector
Germany
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Germany
Schüttflix
Schüttflix

Digital marketplace for bulk construction supplies.

https://www.schuettflix.de/

Schüttflix is the first digital marketplace and delivery platform for bulk construction supplies such as sand, crushed rock, and gravel. The Schüttflix app, which connects suppliers and truckers directly with customers in landscaping and the heavy construction industry, currently offers same day service and 4-hour delivery to its core market. As the supply market is extremely fragmented and non-transparent, Schüttflix is the first to provide easy online access to customers across Germany in one platform.

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Refurbed
Refurbed

Refurbed is a marketplace for refurbished electronics.

https://www.refurbed.de/

Online consumer marketplace for specialized traders of refurbished electronic goods, like phones, PCs, and many more product categories in the future. So far, they target their customers with prices 10-40 % lower than new products, a 1-year-warranty and a 30-day trial period.

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Lapse
Lapse

Lapse is a social disposable camera and the next big social network. For friends, not followers.

https://www.lapse.app

Lapse is a social disposable camera app and the next big social network. Do you remember that experience of taking a disposable camera to a party and shooting with friends? Everyone taking snaps, no editing, no review, just enjoying living in the moment. Then a few days later you'd receive the developed snaps and all share the memories of the time together. Lapse brings that experience to your mobile device.

Year Invested
2021
Sector
United Kingdom
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TWAICE
TWAICE

TWAICE uses digital twins for a more sustainable, reliable and everlasting mobility.

https://twaice.com/de/

TWAICE delivers solutions based on digital twins to fleet operators, battery and electric vehicle manufacturers to reduce battery development and testing costs as well as to increase battery reliability and lifetime. Their solutions are built around the belief that it should be simple to test and operate complex technical systems like batteries while always having the appropriate knowledge available.

Year Invested
2018
Sector
Germany
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Tide
Tide

Tide is the leading SME challenger bank that is redefining business banking for the digital age.

https://www.tide.co/

Tide was founded in 2015 to fill in a huge gap in the market; SMEs are significantly underserved by traditional financial institutions who offer high cost, one-size-fits-all products that focus on enterprise client needs. Exacerbated by tighter regulation post 2008 financial crisis and enabled by the proliferation of digital, Tide is redefining business banking through a digital-first, hassle-free proposition that addresses the holistic needs of SMEs.

Following a platform approach, Tide is focused on building automation on all admin-related functionality while partnering with best in class fintech companies to offer a fully fledged banking experience, including payment acceptance, FX, credit and many more services such as employee expense management

Year Invested
2018
Sector
United Kingdom
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Kittl
Kittl

Kittl empowers creators. The new browser-based design tool makes processes faster and easier and lets anyone create complex designs for logos, labels, postcards and more.

https://www.kittl.com/

Kittl provides a platform that makes complex design processes easier and faster. The new browser-based graphic design tool empowers anyone to become a creator and design logos, labels, postcards or anything else. Loaded with tons of templates, illustrations, and fonts, it offers endless design possibilities.

Year Invested
2021
Sector
Germany
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Yokoy
Yokoy

The all-in-one spend management platform

https://yokoy.io/en-ch/

Experiencing the pain of manually preparing, tracking, checking, approving and processing expenses first-hand, the five co-founders, Dr. Devis Lussi, Lars Mangelsdorf, Melanie Gabriel, Philippe Sahli and Thomas Inhelder, set out to start an expense revolution. Zurich-based Yokoy automates spend management for medium and large enterprises with artificial intelligence, combining expense management, supplier invoice management and smart corporate cards into one single intuitive platform.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
Switzerland
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Moove
Moove

Africa's 1st mobility Fintech providing revenue-based vehicle financing.

https://moove.africa/

Moove embeds its alternative credit-scoring technology into ride-hailing and e-logistics platforms, which allows access to the proprietary performance and revenue analytics of mobility entrepreneurs to underwrite loans. Moove’s model is to provide loans to its customers by selling them new vehicles and financing up to 95 percent of the purchase within five days of signup. This data then empowers Moove to offer a wide range of other relevant financial products to their users.

Year Invested
2021
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Nigeria
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Nigeria
kevin
kevin

Evolving traditional card, pay by link, POS, direct debit and online payments

https://www.kevin.eu/

kevin.’s advanced A2A (account-to-account) payment infrastructure solution was created to swiftly change costly card payments to payments linked directly from customers’ bank accounts without using any third-party providers. kevin.’s technology scales to businesses of any size and across industries, including retail, parking, fashion, car-sharing, deliveries, insurance and many more. 

kevin. focuses on mobile and POS payments where customers predominantly pay using cards currently. Its payment infrastructure is based on open banking – regulated by the European PSD2 Directive – which requires all banks and financial institutions in the European Economic Area to open their API for licensed third-party providers. kevin. develops only own connections to the banks without using any third-party aggregators.

Year Invested
2021
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Lithuania
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Lithuania
FairMoney
FairMoney

FairMoney is an online Microbank in emerging markets and a credit methodology based on smartphone data.

https://fairmoney.io/

FairMoney leverages big data to give access to credit to 2 billion people in emerging markets across the world. Consumers and businesses in these markets often suffer from missing access to credit. FairMoney uses advanced machine learning applied to smartphone data to build credit scores and distribute credit through any mobile application.

Year Invested
2018
Sector
France
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Cobee
Cobee

Take control of your salary.

https://cobee.io/

Cobee (acquired by Pluxee in 2024) is an employee benefits company that is using new technologies to disrupt the big benefit market that has been traditionally dominated by big incumbent players. All our efforts are focused on making employees feel happy about their benefits, trying to unify the value proposition in an understandable and easy to use formula.

Year Invested
2020
Sector
Spain
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Packhelp
Packhelp

Packhelp is a Warsaw-based technology startup operating a European platform for customized packaging.

https://packhelp.de/

Packhelp allows its clients to quickly design and order custom packaging. A very user-friendly box editor, revolutionary low minimum order size and fast, high-quality production are the reasons why Packhelp’s services are being used by both small e-commerce entrepreneurs and multinational corporations. Packhelp’s mission is to enable every company – regardless of its size – to offer the best unboxing experience possible. Customers can expect new products and services that will push their packaging experience to the next level.

Year Invested
2018
Sector
Poland
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Flowdesk
Flowdesk

Flowdesk is building a financial infrastructure that allows web3 token issuers to manage their liquidity actively through Market-Making as a Service.

https://flowdesk.co/

In a context of exponential growth of token issuers in the web3 space, Flowdesk is building an infrastructure to help them tackle their financial needs with a more transparent and controlled approach.

Flowdesk has built a scalable infrastructure that connects crypto-exchanges to innovative products, such as Market-Making as a Service (MMaaS). MMaaS is radically different than traditional liquidity provisions where issuers fully own their liquidity and can control the strategy according to their needs.

To support their vision of scalable and regulated market-making in crypto, Flowdesk offers banking-grade compliance and stringent procedures to guarantee they always work in the best interests of issuers.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
France
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Ledgy
Ledgy

Ledgy is the leading equity management platform for scaling companies, helping teams take the pain out of equity and share ownership.

https://ledgy.com/

Ledgy helps companies build cultures of ownership. With Ledgy, companies can manage and automate key equity processes, saving time and money. Meanwhile, employees benefit from rich insights into their ownership, helping the whole team align around the company’s mission.

Founded in Switzerland in 2017, Ledgy serves more than 2,500 customers in over 40 countries around the world.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
Switzerland
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Sylvera
Sylvera

Scaling negative emissions by driving better standards in the carbon markets.

http://sylvera.io/

Sylvera combines state-of-the-art machine learning with geospatial data to transformationally improve the accuracy, regularity and cost of carbon offset monitoring.

Year Invested
2020
Sector
United Kingdom
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Gitpod
Gitpod

Gitpod is an open source developer platform automating the provisioning of cloud-based development environments.

https://www.gitpod.io/

Gitpod is driven to enable all professional developers to immediately start working and collaborating in a fully pre-built, secure development environment on any project, any branch, with any device. The company was founded by experienced developer tools experts that worked together for 10+ years creating programming languages and growing open source communities.

Gitpod operates a battle-hardened product and leads the pack of cloud-based development environments with more than 300k registered developers.

Year Invested
2020
Sector
Germany
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Seqera Labs
Seqera Labs

Seqera Labs is on a mission to simplify complex data analysis pipelines in the cloud across pharma, genomics and biotech.

https://seqera.io/

Seqera Labs is on a mission to simplify complex data analysis pipelines in the cloud. Seqera provides software that enables developers and data scientists to create and deploy data applications in any environment. Our core, open-source technology Nextflow transforms the building of massively scalable and distributed computing solutions. Seqera is now empowering customers across pharma, genomics and biotech to break with the status quo of closed-platforms and custom scripts to embrace the Nextflow future of cloud.


Year Invested
2019
Sector
Spain
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Spain
Gigs
Gigs

Gigs is building a Stripe for SIM cards. Providing phone and data plans though an API globally.

http://gigs.com/

Gigs provides platforms with custom phone and data plans through an easy to use API in 180+ countries. By enabling IoT, HR, Travel & eCommerce platforms to sell connectivity to their customers, Gigs makes it super simple for consumers to subscribe and manage a phone plan with a few clicks. Easy, transparent and global connectivity for smartphones, smartwatches and IoT devices.

Year Invested
2021
Sector
Germany
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Tuum
Tuum

Tuum is a next-generation core banking platform. Core Banking. Without Limits.

https://tuum.com/

Tuum's mission is to set banks free by enabling them to quickly and safely replace their legacy systems, reducing their maintenance costs, and unlocking new opportunities to adapt and prosper in the digital age.

By employing a smart migration approach, Tuum aids banks in moving off their current systems, with clients typically going live within just seven months. Once operational, Tuum's system empowers banks to effortlessly launch new products and enter new market verticals.

Providing more than just core functionality, Tuum allows banks to operate multiple business lines from a single system, including accounts, lending, payments, and cards. Beyond this, banks can expand their capabilities through access to a pre-configured ecosystem of partner solutions.

Tuum also facilitates business transformation. Its Business Builder enables banks to precisely configure their operating, sourcing, and distribution models, launching unique models that capitalize on the digital revolution.

Year Invested
2023
Sector
Estonia
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Estonia
One Trading
One Trading

One Trading is providing experienced traders, finance professionals, and institutions with regulated and secure access to digital assets.

https://onetrading.com/

One Trading, formerly Bitpanda Pro, is a European digital asset exchange made for experienced traders, finance professionals and institutions. Safe, regulated and intuitive, they offer over 50 tokens to deliver deep EUR, GBP and CHF liquidity at a competitive rate. As well as their high performance spot exchange, they also have an OTC desk.

Year Invested
2023
Sector
Italy
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Italy
prewave
prewave

prewave predicts supply chain and sustainability risks.

https://www.prewave.ai/

Enterprises with complex supply chain networks face a multitude of disruption risks along their entire supply chain and transportation routes. prewave analyzes social media data with advanced machine learning techniques to predict upcoming risk events in supply chain networks.

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Austria
TIER
TIER

TIER Mobility provides electric scooters that can be rented for city exploration.

https://www.tier.app/en/

TIER (merged with Dott in January 2024) is here to change urban mobility for good! TIER Mobility provides electric scooters that can be rented on demand to travel the last mile in cities. With this new form of mobility, TIER introduces an independent, fun and conscious way of urban commuting. Our goal is to fight the current status quo of polluted cities, smog and ineffective, inconvenient and overpriced transportation modes together.

Year Invested
2018
Sector
Germany
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Germany

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