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 hundreds of marketplace founders and leaders in one space. 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 €1B+ 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 100+ companies, we know how to build a successful marketplace. Our Venture Partner & Advisor network of seasoned investors, marketplace operators and founders are also on-hand to support you from day one.

Our Portfolio

GoStudent
GoStudent

GoStudent is an online tutoring platform that gives students free chat access to a community of experts as well as paid live video sessions.

https://www.gostudent.org/en

GoStudent is an online learning platform that connects students with qualified tutors for personalized one-on-one lessons. Students can get support across various subjects and academic levels, making tutoring flexible, convenient, and affordable.

Year Invested
2016
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Austria
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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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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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OneTrust
OneTrust

OneTrust, LLC is a privacy and security software provider.

https://www.onetrust.com/

OneTrust builds the Trust Intelligence Platform – connecting privacy, GRC, ethics, and ESG teams, data, and processes – so companies big and small can collaborate seamlessly and put trust at the center of their operations and culture.

We help companies and supply chains stay resilient through the unknown. We empower ethical cultures so companies can uphold the highest standards of trust. We help measure and track ESG initiatives so companies can play a meaningful role in shaping a better future for all.

Year Invested
2021
Sector
United States of America
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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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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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Timberhub
Timberhub

Digitally connecting manufacturers and contractors with sawmills across Europe

https://www.timberhub.com/

Despite its size, the timber industry still largely relies on slow, offline, and manual ways of doing business, leaving it vulnerable to supply shocks that make it difficult for manufacturers, wholesalers, and construction companies to source right-quality timber at sufficient quantities and reasonable prices.

To counter this, Timberhub is digitizing the entire sawn timber procurement process with an end to end online marketplace for timber to support manufacturers and contractors in purchasing, transporting, and financing their raw materials. This marketplace also helps buyers to verify the origin of the timber traded on the platform, allowing them to make more ethical and sustainable purchases.

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byrd
byrd

Byrd is a managed B2B marketplace for full-service ecommerce fulfillment providing an all-in-one logistics software to its customers.

https://getbyrd.com/

Byrd is a managed B2B marketplace for eCommerce fulfillment. Their all-in-one logistics platform equips users with a comprehensive dashboard and connects to online shop systems such as Shopify and Woocommerce to make drop-shipping, eCommerce fulfillment or crowdfunding campaign management seamless. Byrd integrates with all major logistics partners in the German-speaking market and automatically finds the best provider for each shipment. The company also runs storage facilities in Europe, takes care of individual packaging, and manages pick-ups as well as returns.

Year Invested
2017
Sector
Germany
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TourRadar
TourRadar

TourRadar is an online marketplace for multi-day tours– counting on an inventory exceeding 1MM tour departures and 20,000 tours in over 200 countries.

http://www.tourradar.com/

TourRadar is an online marketplace for travellers to compare and book multi-day tours. The company works with over 500 tour and river cruise operators including: Avalon, Contiki, G Adventures, Globus, Intrepid Travel and Topdeck.

Since launching in 2010, TourRadar has grown to list over 1MM tour departures to fit the diverse needs of travelers. It is the hub of over 50,000 real traveler reviews for customers to sift through and learn from.

With travel styles from marine to cultural to festivals to luxury and more the company caters to every demographic. TourRadar also founded the annual Guide of the Year and Tour of the Year awards, recognizing the industry’s top rated guides and tours.

Year Invested
2013
Sector
Austria
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Harbor Lab
Harbor Lab

Harbor Lab offers the first SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) e-disbursements account analysis software that automatically calculates and evaluates port expenses against real-time port tariffs. This optimizes and streamlines the process of disbursement account analysis, while retaining the control of that process in-house.

https://www.harborlab.com/home

Disbursements are all the expenses an agent makes on behalf of the operator whilst the vessel is in port. 

Harbor Lab was born out of a real-time need to automate the processing of disbursements (port costs payments to port authorities and other port-related suppliers), while reducing manual intervention and heavy administration. 

Utilizing Harbor Lab's platform is adding value for shipowning and shipmanaging companies & charterers. It gains efficiency and cost-savings through transparency, connectivity, & customisation.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
Greece
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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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Liefergrün
Liefergrün

Liefergrün is the sustainable, customer-oriented shipping solution for e-commerce and ship-from-store.

https://www.liefergruen.de/

Liefergrün is the leading delivery service provider for sustainable delivery. Liefergrün’s aim is to enable guilt-free online shopping by reducing the environmental impact of deliveries. As a result, it is committed to creating a fair, social and emissions-free delivery experience with the mantra ‘we respect your shopping.'

Liefergrün delivers in freely selectable time windows and with 24/7 real-time tracking. Return deliveries are also able to be scheduled and are fully sustainable.

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Agro.Club
Agro.Club

Two-sided agricultural marketplace with embedded financial services.

https://agro.club/

Agro.Club is the commercial effectiveness platform that connects input suppliers and grain buyers with farmers using the latest digital commerce and fintech solutions. Platform is currently used by leading global seed, crop protection, animal nutrition and grain companies, and more than 19,000 farmers across Europe and North America.

Year Invested
2020
Sector
United States of America
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YardLink
YardLink

YardLink is a construction equipment rental B2B marketplace that connects builders with construction equipment rental companies.

https://yardlink.com/

Plant and Tool Hire Made Easy. YardLink is taking the hassle out of hiring equipment. YardLink aggregates supply and optimizes distance to the closest rental. Guaranteed reliability of service and availability of the equipment.

Year Invested
2019
Sector
United Kingdom
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Smiler
Smiler

Smiler is the world’s first on-the-spot photography marketplace that brings photographers and consumers together at public and commercial hotspots around the globe.

https://joinsmiler.com/

Smiler believes that valuable memories deserve to be captured in high quality. It’s our mission to achieve that on a global scale for everyone, everywhere. We are the world’s first on-the-spot photography marketplace that brings photographers and consumers together at tourist hotspots and other leisure locations. By being in the places where these memories are created, Smiler taps into the uncaptured potential of billions of photos, preserving something higher quality and very valuable to people all around the world.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
Netherlands
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bliq
bliq

Empowering gig workers in the transport industry to manage their workflow across multiple platforms

https://bliq.ai/

Bliq was founded in 2018 and has its headquarters in Berlin. The app lets its users maximize their earnings while driving more safely, while creating a safer, fairer, more sustainable gig economy.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
Germany
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Raus
Raus

Raus creates contemporary getaways with smart, sustainable cabins near major cities.

https://raus.life/

Raus is a hospitality-tech startup that offers city-dwellers new opportunities to take a break from big city life with perfectly simple cabins, close enough for a spontaneous getaway, far enough to completely unwind. Founded in 2021 by school friends Christopher Eilers, Johann Ahlers and Julian Trautwein in Berlin, Raus' mission is to provide seamless access to restful space outside your daily routine.

Industry-leading VCs and angel investors backing Raus include venture capital firm Speedinvest, Tourlane founders, Julian Stiefel and Julian Weselek, former Airbnb Managing Director (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Zazume Co-Founder, Jeroen Merchiers, and BCG Digital Ventures Managing Director & Partner, Urs Rahne, among others.

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Konfetti
Konfetti

konfetti is building the leading platform for local workshops and events by empowering workshop providers with customized SaaS solutions. The platform currently offers more than 3,000 classes in Germany and Austria.

https://gokonfetti.com/

More than a booking platform, konfetti enables suppliers to manage their business and increase their sales with an all-in-one software. In doing so, the company actively markets the classes. At the same time, the workshop provider has significantly less administrative work. Many processes that were previously handled offline or manually can now be handled through the konfetti platform. Billing and invoicing, is fully automated, tax compliant, and reduces unnecessary coordination with the company's own tax advisor.

Launched in 2021 in Berlin, users can now find and book workshops in more than 250 cities. Hundreds of companies use konfetti as their go-to source for organizing and booking team events and corporate parties.

Year Invested
2023
Sector
Germany
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Milano Vice
Milano Vice

Milano Vice is a virtual restaurant franchise providing high-quality delivery food.

https://www.milano-vice.de/

Milano Vice is Germany's first virtual restaurant chain. Founded in Berlin in 2022, it is an amplifier for partner restaurants, traditional bakeries, and professional chefs. Milano Vice partners can triple partners' sales thanks to resource optimization through increased utilization of kitchen and staff. It targets Gen Y and Z customers through its innovative branding and provides state-of-the-art technology to its partner restaurants.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
Germany
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Flaviar
Flaviar

Flaviar is a direct-to-consumer spirits club dedicated to providing education, discovery, and access to the world of fine spirits.

https://flaviar.com/

Born out of frustration of how inaccessible fine spirits are today, Flaviar offers its members unparalleled access, be it in the form of information on spirits and personalized recommendations, or in the liquid form, through their Tasting Boxes, private labels, exclusive bottling, and live experiences.

Year Invested
2015
Sector
United States of America
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Stotles
Stotles

Stotles helps businesses access the public sector market with a sales-enabling platform that surfaces opportunities before they come to market.

https://www.stotles.com/

Stotles was founded in 2019 with a mission to unlock the potential of business and government working better together. Stotles helps businesses get ahead in the £9 trillion (€10 trillion) global public sector market with its sales-enabling platform.

Their platform organizes a massive amount of messy government data, surfaces tailored insights and gives teams workflow tools to find and shape opportunities earlier in the government buying cycle.

Year Invested
2020
Sector
United Kingdom
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Mercanis
Mercanis

Scaling procurement excellence through our AI-powered platform solutions.

https://www.mercanis.com/

Simplify and automate your procurement procedures and processes.

Year Invested
2012
Sector
Germany
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Asap.work
Asap.work

Asap.work is a temp agency for the construction sector in France. Their purpose? Connecting construction companies with qualified temporary workers.

https://www.asap.work

Asap.work is revolutionizing the future of work in the construction industry by connecting construction companies with qualified temporary workers through a digital-first offer with personalized support. At the same time, skilled workers on the platform are also able to quickly find new employment opportunities and better-paying jobs.

Year Invested
2023
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Exactly.ai
Exactly.ai

Exactly.ai is a new creative design tool for professional artists who want to use the power of AI to scale and market their work.

http://exactly.ai/

Unlike existing Gen AI platforms that aim to bypass human creativity with AI, exactly is purpose-built to allow artists to create and replicate more designs, more quickly, in their own unique style – and maintain full ownership and IP rights over everything they create.

exactly enables artists to build and train their own Gen AI models based on their individual artistic practice and original designs, producing brilliant work at speed without compromise or constraint. Using exactly, artists can enhance their productivity and accomplish more, faster, and hone their craft thanks to the ability to make rapid, limitless iterations on any design. In just a short time since launch, exactly has nurtured a community of more than 30,000 users purely through word-of-mouth and they have ambitious plans to expand the offering further during 2024 and beyond.

Year Invested
2024
Sector
United Kingdom
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Sunhero
Sunhero

Leveraging digital technologies and service innovation to make it easy for people to install PV systems on their rooftops

https://www.sunhero.com/

Sunhero is a Berlin-based, Spain-operated startup, which aims to become the leading international service for renting and buying residential rooftop PV systems. Sunhero is driven by a mission: Satisfy a growing demand for energy in a new way and make it easy for people to power their homes with solar energy. Cheaply, cleanly and sustainably.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
Germany
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Ozé
Ozé

Ozé enables micro-SMEs to keep track of their records, receivables and payables, issue invoices and receipts, process payments, and even get access to credit.

https://getoze.com/

Despite merchants and micro-SMEs forming the pillars on which West African economies stand, these businesses have been overwhelmingly ignored and neglected by mobile-based financial service providers. Ozé helps capture, analyze and improve the performance of business owners in Ghana and Nigeria with the ambition to become a pan-African player.

Through their digital accounting system, which enables users to keep track of their records, AR and AP and get access to credit, Ozé users are able to operate like large businesses and, therefore, empowers micro-SMEs to grow and scale far beyond their current reach. Having partnered with the region’s biggest banks, SME banks and local fintechs, Ozé is able to provide its users with products from traditional financial institutions but with the seamless interface and usability of a social media platform.

Year Invested
2021
Sector
Ghana
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Opal
Opal

Become indistractable. Opal can help you take control of your tech.

https://www.opal.so/

Some companies specialize in stealing our time on screens, using features like notifications, infinite scrolling, A.I. curated feeds, subconscious triggers and disappearing stories. Opal helps you take control of your technology, so you can regain time that's been stolen from you. Their app identifies and blocks distractions, allows you to set screen timers, personal intentions for your time, and receive personalized nudges to help you find balance each day.

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Cherrypick
Cherrypick

Tired of hours of meal-planning and online grocery shopping? Cherrypick allows you to do your weekly shop in a fraction of the time.

https://www.cherrypick.co/

The Cherrypick app turns the chore of grocery shopping into a delightful tech-driven experience by allowing users to complete their weekly shop in a few clicks. Users can easily set health goals, dietary requirements, choose recipes and plan meals for the week - Cherrypick then automatically fills up your shopping basket with the necessary ingredients and delivers them to your door.

Year Invested
2021
Sector
United Kingdom
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Yolda
Yolda

Yolda.com is a “Digital Logistics Operator” that aims to improve logistics operation processes and lead digitalization efforts in the sector with in-house developed technologies and solutions.

https://www.yolda.com/

Turkey-based freight tech startup Yolda.com started it’s journey in 2020 with the aim of being the leading freight Tech startup in Europe. We manage the entire logistics operation end-to-end for our B2B business partners. Yolda.com matches freight shipments with available independent carriers to provide fast, cost-effective transport for businesses of all sizes and our model supports individual carriers by opening up new business opportunities for them through our platform.

We specialize in ‘less than truckload’ (LTL) shipments, harnessing sharing economy dynamics. Through consolidating loads from multiple shippers and making the most of each truck’s capacity, we help our business partners in reducing logistics costs and carbon footprint of the end-to-end freight journey.

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Complori
Complori

Complori is an online learning platform teaching kids 21st century skills through free gamified coding content and paid live programming classes taught by experienced tutors.

https://complori.com

Complori's mission is to teach kids the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century. Experienced coding tutors teach digital programming classes for 7 to 16-year-olds throughthe adaptive learning platform. In addition to this paid, cohort-based learning approach, Complori offers kids free gamified and self-paced coding content through their mobile app.

Since its founding in November 2020, Complori has taught over 17,000 kids how to code and has included over 800 kids from low-income households in their program through B2B cooperations. The startup has been awarded several prizes for its work in the digital education industry, such as the Innovationspreis Berlin 2021 and the Digital Female Leader Award.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
Germany
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GoTiger
GoTiger

GoTiger delivers Asian groceries, today.

https://www.gotigerapp.com/

GoTiger is building the gateway of choice for shopping for Asian groceries. The same-day delivery startup offers a high-quality assortment, geared toward the taste of Western consumers with an interest in Asian food and lifestyle. From tasty dumplings to spicy ramen, from sashimi-quality fish to juicy fruits - GoTiger offers a unique selection of groceries from countries like Japan, Korea, and China as well as everyday essentials - delivered on the same day within a 2-hour time slot. By disrupting the shopping experience of Asian groceries, GoTiger is creating a world where cultural exploration is an everyday activity. Founded in 2022, GoTiger is currently available in Berlin and Potsdam.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
Germany
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Jumba
Jumba

Jumba is a B2B construction materials marketplace simplifying the construction materials supply chain in Africa.

https://www.thejumba.com/

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, Jumba is a construction technology company that is simplifying construction in Africa. Through its B2B marketplace, Jumba connects hardware stores and construction sites to manufacturers of construction materials. 

Launched in April 2022, Jumba serves customers in 60% of Kenya’s regions. The company is layering financial services through its bank partners to provide buy now pay later options for its customers.

Year Invested
2023
Sector
Kenya
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Haaven
Haaven

Haaven is a homebuilding platform that places customers at the center, surrounded by the best architects, engineers, and builders.

http://www.haaven.com

At Haaven, we turn home building into a stress-free experience. Our platform offers a clear, end-to-end process that eliminates surprises, whether it's where to start, how long it will take, or how much it will cost. By connecting you with a trusted network of architects, engineers, and builders, we ensure your dream home comes to life on time and within budget. We're with you from the first idea to construction and aftercare, making the process smooth and enjoyable.

Europe needs more and better homes for people and the planet. Haaven meets this need by uniting construction companies across Europe onto a single platform. Our homes are built carbon neutral, using wood in prefabricated designs to reduce carbon emissions. We also preserve architectural diversity by allowing architects from all over Europe to add their designs to our platform, combining the benefits of prefab construction with unique designs.

Year Invested
2024
Sector
Netherlands
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Netherlands
Simbel
Simbel

Simbel is an all-in-one solution helping HR teams to run L&D operations seamlessly. It embeds a central Hub of curated content to make sure employees are empowered with the best L&D option.

https://www.simbel.fr/

Simbel also integrates with SMBs’ existing HR stack and uses periodic performance reviews as a starting point for identifying individual learning and development needs. It makes learning and development simple to deliver, allowing SMBs to benefit from the most up-to-date training from the best providers, while helping HR teams streamline all their L&D ops and measure the impact of the training.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
France
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Ellipsus
Ellipsus

Ellipsus makes it easy for anyone to write together.

http://ellipsus.com

Ellipsus is helping a new generation of writers create culture together. The writing tool—which combines the best of modern text editors with the granular version control championed by Git—aims to thread collaboration through every stage of writing, editing, and publishing. Founded in late 2022, Ellipsus is currently in private beta testing.

Year Invested
2023
Sector
Germany
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Maqsad
Maqsad

Maqsad is building a personalized learning platform to make high-quality education accessible to 100 million Pakistani students.

https://maqsad.io/

Maqsad is a mobile-first edtech platform that delivers high-quality personalized academic content for 100 million Pakistani students. The platform provides a holistic learning experience where users can learn a concept, test their knowledge, and ask questions. The edtech has developed the MENAP region's first instant query-solving engine, which matches student queries to video solutions within seconds.

In just the last 6 months, Maqsad has reached over 1 million students and answered 4 million plus student queries. The platform is building AI-enabled tools to increase personalization, adaptive learning, and build a data-driven ecosystem to improve learning outcomes.

Year Invested
2023
Sector
Pakistan
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Fairlyne
Fairlyne

Resale-as-a-Service platform for the travel industry.

https://fairlyne.com/

Fairlyne is building the world’s 1st resale-as-a-service platform for the travel industry, allowing travel brands to generate incremental revenue and deliver a seamless Resale experience to their customers.

Year Invested
2023
Sector
France
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Julaya
Julaya

Julaya is a digital account that enables companies to perform all their financial transactions in one single interface.

https://julaya.co

Julaya is a B2B digital account that enables companies to send and collect payments seamlessly through a digital account. With the Julaya platform, SME’s, large corporates and government institutions can make bulk payments through all mobile money channels, process their travel or online expenses with a corporate prepaid card, easily import all transactions into their accounting system, and digitize cash collection.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
Ivory Coast
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Ivory Coast
Lizee
Lizee

Lizee enables brands and retailers to adapt their businesses to the shift in consumer behavior with circular rental models.

https://lizee.co/

Lizee is building a more sustainable retail industry by helping brands adapt their businesses to include a rental service. The Lizee Rental Lab makes the process simple and hassle free by first optimizing the brands existing eCommerce site for renting. The team then handles the picking, packing, shipping and facilitation of payments for rented products, oversees quality checks for returned products, refurbishing, and more. Lizee does the heavy lifting and retailers reap the financial rewards.

Year Invested
2020
Sector
France
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PalmHR
PalmHR

Simply a better HR experience.

https://palmhr.net

A SaaS based platform for businesses, palm.hr fully automates HR management to transform employee experiences. Founded in 2019 in Riyadh, palm.hr’s innovative technology is designed to elevate HR functioning with a number of solutions to create efficiencies for businesses.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
Saudi Arabia
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Saudi Arabia
Nilo Health
Nilo Health

The mental well-being support for your entire workforce. Our psychologists, group sessions, and digital content are easily accessible in one app.

https://nilohealth.com/

nilo.health makes high-quality mental health support easily accessible for everyone, enabling employers to conveniently and effectively offer mental health services as a company benefit. Through its evidence-based and confidential platform, nilo.health provides employees with the right level of care based on their individual needs: the support ranges from 1 on 1 sessions with psychologists to group sessions and digital, self-guided tools.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
Germany
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Germany
MyClubs
MyClubs

MyClubs is a flexible fitness subscription that gives members access to a variety of fitness experiences at different studios and gyms.

https://www.myclubs.com/

MyClubs is a flexible fitness subscription that gives members access to various gyms, yoga studios and many other workout providers in 12 different cities. The company strives to offer a new approach to sports memberships for the digital age. Users can choose between different subscription models and use the complimentary myClubs app to check in to classes. MyClub also offers a solution for corporate fitness which lets companies provide MyClubs memberships to their employees as part of their employee benefits packages.

Since the company’s foundation in 2014 MyClubs has grown into the leading sports aggregator in Austria and Switzerland with over 500 exclusive contractual partners.

Year Invested
2018
Sector
Austria
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Austria
Landvault
Landvault

Landvault helps AR/VR (XR) developers make money from their content by connecting them to traditional ad networks.

https://landvault.io/

Landvault enables developers to create, manage and sell their AR/VR inventory in minutes, so they can focus on what they do best: creating great content. Landvault offers a plugin for Unity and Unreal Engine which allows normal ads to be displayed in VR/AR or gaming content, filter hundreds of advertisers via our programmatic platform and start generating revenue in minutes.

Year Invested
2018
Sector
United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
Seafair
Seafair

Seafair helps shipping companies manage data and recruit seafarers.

https://www.seafair.io/

Our goal is to make crews and crew departments more effective on all the vessels in the world. We want to use data, technology and our operations on the ground across the world to empower the people involved in maritime crewing.

Year Invested
2022
Sector
United States of America
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United States of America
ShopUp
ShopUp

ShopUp is Bangladesh's leading full-stack B2B marketplace for SMEs.

https://shopup.com.bd/

At its core, ShopUp enables offline and online neighborhood mom-and-pop shops to sell through digital, social and retail channels. They do so, however, in such a way that they are deeply integrated at every section of the value chain. ShopUp's onlne platform allows merchants to upload their products, connect to both retailers and consumers, easily and cost-efficiently sell their products, as well as get access to cheap and sustainable credit. ShopUp's platform provides a full ecosystem for Bangladeshi store-owners and entrepreneurs.


Year Invested
2020
Sector
Bangladesh
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Bangladesh
BlubBlub
BlubBlub

“Let’s create a speech therapy tool that kids will love.” That's exactly what Blubblub did!

https://speechblubs.com/

Speech therapists still assign homework on sheets of paper, because the industry has not yet been digitized. BlubBlub decided to change this by introducing its video app, which triggers sounds and words recorded by children and for children, helping them to practice in their specific language to address their specific speech problem. BlubBlub connects children, therapists and parents on one platform to ensure everyone plays a role in each child's progress.

Year Invested
2017
Sector
United States of America
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Bikemap
Bikemap

Bikemap provides a platform where bike enthusiasts around the world create, upload and share their favorite cycle routes.

https://www.bikemap.net/

Bikemap is a platform where bike enthusiasts around the world create, upload and share their favorite cycle routes. The Bikemap app lets users record routes on the go, add their own photos or notes and share it all on social media.

Bikemap has evolved to become the largest bike route collection in the world– with active users in more than 80 countries sharing their cycling experiences from all around the world. More than 1,500 new routes are created by Bikemap users on a every day; enriched with information such as route length and interactive elevation profile for every cycling route. To date, users have access to more than 3 million different routes.

Year Invested
2016
Sector
Austria
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Austria
Katch
Katch

An anti-calendar product that gives us more time to do whatever it is we think is most important at the moment.

https://gokatch.com/

Our mission is to save you time and allow you to optimize your time for what is most important. Blow up the calendar, starting with all those scheduled 1:1 meetings. Our goal is to change how we think about time. We want to remove the rigidity of the calendar and turn it into something more spontaneous, off-grid, and in the moment.

Year Invested
2021
Sector
United States of America
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Haz
Haz

Haz is an AI enabled social commerce app, building technology to connect the world through the things you own.

https://www.haz.co/

Haz makes it easier for people to buy and sell their belongings, by using AI technology to remove the time consuming, frictious and manual processes traditionally associated with resale. Our proprietary receipt reading technology allows our users' belongings to be digitised automatically and in real time, significantly increasing the liquidity of everyday items such as clothing and electronics. Our mission is to create a new type of social connection which is entertaining, good for the planet and great for your wallet.

Year Invested
2024
Sector
United Kingdom
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Second Nature
Second Nature

Second Nature is inspiring and supporting to live free of any lifestyle disease.

https://www.secondnature.io/

Second Nature is a digital health program, proven to help people change their behaviors and reduce their risk to type 2 diabetes. It solves this issue by introducing a 6-week behavioral change program delivered digitally and supported by mentors and health tracking. Users receive a Second Nature smart scale and an activity tracker to track their health and outcomes. Additionally, they will be matched with a full-time coach, who will guide them through the prevention program and they learn how to prevent diabetes through Second Nature’s online education courses.

Year Invested
2017
Sector
United Kingdom
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Shpock
Shpock

Shpock is a C2C selling and buying marketplace. It is one of Europe’s most popular shopping apps.

https://www.shpock.com/

Shpock (acquired in 2014) is a mobile marketplace that brings millions of private buyers and sellers together in categories that range from electronics and fashion to cars and property.

Year Invested
2011
Sector
Austria
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Austria
Planetly
Planetly

Building the easiest tools for your business to analyse, reduce and offset your carbon footprint.

https://www.planetly.org/

Planetly (acquired by OneTrust in 2021) is a climate-tech-company developing digital tools enabling companies to analyze, reduce and compensate their Co2 emissions. By completely automating the process of data acquisition, Planetly provides real-time analysis of the carbon footprint and the required transparency and tools reduce it.

Planetly was founded by Berlin serial entrepreneurs Anna Alex and Benedikt Franke in January 2020.

Year Invested
2020
Sector
Germany
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Germany
Joblocal
Joblocal

Joblocal is the first network of regional online job marketplaces in Germany and Austria.

https://joblocal.de/

Joblocal (acquired by Funke Mediengruppe in 2014) is the first network of regional online job marketplaces in Germany and Austria. Unlike large national online job sites, joblocal connects potential candidates with relevant positions in their area. Their marketplaces cover the entire job market across all employee levels, from managers to temporary workers and interns. The company has built 34 local job marketplaces including jobs.sh, bglandJOBS.de, or MünchnerJOBS.de. Corporate customers recruiting talent on Joblocal’s marketplaces include companies like Marc O’Polo, Sixt, Ikea, and Intel.

Year Invested
2012
Sector
Germany
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Germany
gronda
gronda

Gronda is a career platform for the hospitality and gastronomy sector as well as a knowledge platform for the community.

https://gronda.eu/

Gronda is an industry blog and community platform designed to facilitate recruitment, transparency and knowledge exchange in the hospitality and gastronomy industries. The platform helps industry professionals showcase their expertise as well as connecting and applying to open positions. For companies, this is a one-stop-shop platform to recruit talent, build their employer brand, and solve their industry’s persistent labor shortage.

Year Invested
2015
Sector
Austria
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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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FinCompare
FinCompare

FinCompare is a financing marketplace that helps SMEs find, compare, and close on the right financing solution.

https://fincompare.de/

FinCompare (acquired by VAD Beteiligungen GmbH in 2021) is a comparison platform for financing options aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) seeking funding starting at 10,000 €. Via the online platform, businesses can access a wide range of financing options. Companies can independently compare offers from over 200 well-known banks, fintechs, and financial services providers and close on the financing. In addition to the usual corporate loans, FinCompare offers alternative financing solutions such as factoring, and leasing.

Year Invested
2017
Sector
Germany
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Germany
Playbrush
Playbrush

Playbrush turns any toothbrush into a game controller gamifying children’s teeth brushing routine.

http://www.playbrush.com/

Playbrush (aquired by Sunstar Global in 2021) is a London and Vienna-based technology company that digitizes oral care for children.

With Playbrush, boring brushing routines suddenly become an exciting adventure. The colorful, smart toothbrush attachment fits onto the handle of any manual toothbrush so kids control planes, paint masterpieces and win dance battles via their brushing movements. Personalized feedback, statistics and brushing rewards mean brushing is now not only fun, but also effective. The Playbrush comes with a variety of games, a data monitoring application for parents and regular toothbrush and toothpaste supplies.

Year Invested
2015
Sector
United Kingdom
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Sunlight
Sunlight

Sunlight is a digital marketplace and wallet for employee learning that helps companies create a highly engaging learning culture.

https://www.sunlight.is/

Sunlight helps companies grow an engaging learning culture by facilitating their team’s access to any book, event, or course in the world. The Sunlight platform lets businesses allocate each team member with a learning and development budget. Through Sunlight employers can approve requests from their employees on everything from books to courses and events, and only get charged for what they use, in one monthly invoice. Through its work with existing clients, Sunlight has seen that it improves learning engagement by 34%. Sunlight’s services are particularly relevant in the US market, where competition for top talent is fierce and employee training is a key part of retention.

Year Invested
2017
Sector
United Kingdom
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Rive
Rive

Rive is an AI-powered residential real estate data platform.

https://rivehomes.com/en/

Rive is a PropTech startup and the leading iBuyer in Europe providing instant offers for apartment owners. They have developed a highly accurate AI-powered real estate data platform and revolutionary service concept redefining how people sell and buy homes. They use technology to quickly purchase homes from sellers who desire convenience and speed.

Year Invested
2018
Sector
Finland
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