btov Partners

btov Partners

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Headquarters Location

Switzerland, Saint Gallen


btov Partners is the renowned VC, which was created in 2000. The main office of this VC is situated in Saint Gallen. The fund is located in Switzerland, Europe.

The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund doesn't coincide - Germany. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 11 other locations. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Medical, Software. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 24 more industries for this fund. SumUp, Raisin, Healx are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 other investors. Besides btov Partners, start-ups are typically funded by Rocket Internet, TA Ventures, RI Digital Ventures and 60 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are TA Ventures, TEV | Tengelmann Ventures, Ringier Digital Ventures and also 72 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, GoBeyond, Wellington Partners, as well as 62 other investors.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 7 key employees of this fund in our database.

In comparison with other funds, btov Partners makes 16 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2019. The fund generally invests in 7-12 deals every year. This fund was the most active in 2017. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. At the time of investment by btov Partners, a typical start-up valuation would be 100-500 millions dollars. In real terms, this VC performs 5 percentage points more exits than other funds.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

96.4% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

23.8% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.5 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.2 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Previous

Rocket Internet, TA Ventures, RI Digital Ventures

Funds Investing in Following

HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, GoBeyond, Wellington Partners

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