Acton Capital Partners

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Christoph Braun Frank Seehaus Jan-Gisbert Schultze Paul-Bernhard Kallen


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Total investments 111
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 74
Rounds per year 4.83
Lead investments 23
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 34
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
  • Retail
  • Fashion
  • Shopping

In 1999 was created Acton Capital Partners, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in Germany. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Mu00fcnchen.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Etsy, Cluno, INDOCHINO. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Germany. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Social Media, Fashion.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Acton Capital Partners, startups are often financed by Atlantic Labs, Union Square Ventures, Point Nine Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Atlantic Labs, DN Capital, Index Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by DN Capital, MCI Capital SA, Index Ventures.

The current fund was established by Christoph Braun, Frank Seehaus, Jan-Gisbert Schultze, Paul-Bernhard Kallen. The overall number of key employees were 12.

The important activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 10 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. When the investment is from Acton Capital Partners the average startup value is 50-100 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Comparing to the other companies, this Acton Capital Partners performs on 1 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

ArtNight GmbH

21 Apr 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


$35M07 Mar 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Human Resources
Staffing Agency
$53M22 Feb 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

SoSafe Cyber Security Awareness

$73M13 Jan 2022 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


Health Care
$8M29 Dec 2021 Lichtenfels, Hesse, Germany


$11M14 Dec 2021 -


$23M25 Nov 2021 Munich, Bavaria, Germany


$25M13 Sep 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Big Data
Information Technology
$11M02 Aug 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Audio Platform For Kids Yoto Raises $17 Million

– Yoto is an audio platform for kids.
– The company raised $17m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Acton Capital with participation from JamJar Investments, Global Founders Capital, Emerge Education, and MPL Ventures.
– Yoto Player is inspired by Montessori principles and is designed to safely give children full control over their listening with access to entertaining audio.


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