Investment Team

Marketplaces & Consumer

We back startups who are shaping the future across B2B and B2C at the intersection of marketplaces, eCommerce 2.0 and consumer subscriptions. You really want our attention? Throw in some network effects - the driver behind the digital platforms that are redefining our everyday lives.

Every market requires its own approach. For some, a vertically integrated, direct-to-consumer subscription model is best. Others are better suited to a network effects-driven platform. What didn’t start as a platform may become one over time. That’s why we play the long game.

Our team’s knowledge, networks and operational expertise are yours to help you meet the moment and build the must-have technologies of tomorrow.

Initial ticket size

€200k - 2m

We invest in

Pre-Seed and Seed stage startups

Networks you need

Once a year, our renowned Marketplace Conference brings together the Network Effects world. With hundreds of founders, investors and leaders in one space, you’ll meet the people with the know-how and networks needed to take your marketplace business to the next level.

Follow-on funding

Our support doesn't end with one investment – we follow on and introduce you to top-tier investors at Series A, B and beyond. Our portfolio has raised €1bn+ in follow-on from the likes of KPCB, DST, Tencent, Northzone, Mubadala, Goldman Sachs and SoftBank.

Strength in numbers

Drawing on a strong entrepreneurial and investment track record of 30+ years and 80+ companies, we know how to build a successful marketplace. Our advisory board of seasoned investors, marketplace operators and founders are also on-hand to support you from day one.

Our Portfolio

Second Nature
Motley London
Secret City Trails

“Speedinvest has been an invaluable partner from the very beginning. They not only helped us establish a successful framework for testing to optimize our growth and marketing strategy, but they've also been instrumental in expanding our international reach in key markets that have helped us scale and connect with key decision-makers. It has truly been a game-changer for our business.”

Stefan Lederer
CEO and Founder, Bitmovin

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Our follow-on network

We partner with top international funds to help secure the capital you need to scale.

Our advisory board

Industry experts at your disposal.

Pierre-François Marteau
Pierre-François Marteau
Entrepreneur and Board Member
 Joerg Gerbig
Joerg Gerbig
COO, Just Eat
 Michael Berger
Michael Berger
Head of Marketplaces & CEO, Styria
Eugen B. Russ
Eugen B. Russ
Managing Partner, Russmedia EP

The Marketplace Conference

Entrepreneurs, experts and investors unite to share insights into what it takes to build a successful Network Effects-based business. The world's largest marketplace-focused conference attracts 650+ attendees and 30+ top speakers to its biannual events held in Berlin, San Francisco, and online.

“If you have any interest in marketplaces, this is hands-down the conference with the best attendees, content, and speakers in the world. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”

Josh Breinlinger, Jackson Square Ventures

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“Since the early days of TIER, Mathias and the Marketplaces & Consumer team has been incredibly supportive and share our vision ‘To change mobility for good.’ Speedinvest has been instrumental in getting us in front of the right investors and helping us to secure significant follow-on funding quickly.”

Lawrence Leuschner
CEO & Co-Founder, TIER Mobility

“When we raised our first, institutional Seed round, Speedinvest was a natural choice: Building a SaaS-enabled B2B marketplace, we couldn’t think of a better long term, strategic partner. They believed in our vision before it was mainstream and share our belief that technology is our most powerful weapon we have in the fight for our planet’s future.”

Anna Alex
Co-Founder, Planetly

“Using tech to disrupt the old school bulk supply chain isn’t an obvious VC case, but Speedinvest never shied away from the challenge. They were the first institutional VC to back us and have been instrumental in helping us secure the additional follow on we need to scale. Thanks to their support, we’re now working with more than 2,500 companies across Germany and planning our expansion across Europe.”

Christian Hülsewig
Founder & CEO, Schüttflix

"As one of our very first investors, Speedinvest has played a significant role in shaping our company’s growth path, from helping us hire top talent to being invaluable sparring partners. They have also actively introduced us to top-tier follow-on investors, helping us to successfully raise additional funding.”

Matti Niebelschütz
Founder & Managing Director