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Berlin Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Jan Christoph Gras Marek Barlein


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Total investments 28
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 26
Rounds per year 2.15
Lead investments 12
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Exits 5
Key employees 4
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Areas of investment

  • Fashion
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • FinTech
  • Financial Services

Berlin Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2008. The company was established in Europe in Germany. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Berlin.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Outdoorsy, Talon.One, OptioPay. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 1 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Information Technology, SaaS. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Germany.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Berlin Ventures, startups are often financed by Senovo, Paua Ventures, Otto Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are NJF Capital, Martin Sinner, DvH Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft, Target Partners, Rubicon Venture Capital.

This organization was formed by Jan Christoph Gras, Marek Barlein. We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Berlin Ventures works on 19 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 35 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The top activity for fund was in 2014.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Advertising Platforms
Employee Benefits
Financial Services
Information Technology
Personal Finance
18 Jul 2019 Berlin


Information Services
Information Technology
Trading Platform
$3M23 Mar 2017 Munich, Bavaria, Germany


Cloud Computing
Digital Media
Mobile Advertising
Video Streaming
$2M02 Aug 2016 New York, New York, United States


Advertising Platforms
Employee Benefits
Financial Services
Information Technology
Personal Finance
$8M22 Jun 2016 Berlin


Business Development
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
01 Jun 2016 Berlin


Point of Sale
Service Industry
Small and Medium Businesses
$2M01 Sep 2015 Munich, Bavaria, Germany


Peer to Peer
01 Jun 2015 Austin, Texas, United States


01 Jan 2015 North Rhine-Westphalia


Ad Targeting
$4M28 Oct 2014 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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