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Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments

Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments

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Headquarters Location

Germany, Bonn-lengsdorf


Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1997. The the headquarters of this VC is in Bonn-lengsdorf. The VC's location is in Europe, Germany. Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments is a CVC is a part of a corporation.

In comparison with other funds, Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments makes 3 percentage points more than the average number of lead investments. When Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments invests, the average start-up valuation is 10-50 millions dollars. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2010. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 0 percentage points less exits in comparison to other VCs. The fund generally invests in 7-12 deals every year. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund's activity peaked in 2013. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active.

Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments doesn't coincide - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 9 other countries. WebEx, Lookout, Affirmed Networks are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Internet, Information Technology. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 33 more industries for this fund.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 other investors. Aside from Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments, start-ups are often funded by Accel, Kleiner Perkins, Vertex Ventures and 82 other funds. The most common co-investors for the fund are IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, Genesis Partners and also 70 different VCs. The investors in the following rounds are usually TELUS Ventures, DTCP, BDC Venture Capital, and 62 VCs in total.

The fund was created by Thomas Abraham. We also identified another 4 core personnel in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last, last first_initial, last, first_initial '.' last, first_initial '0' last

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

100.0% 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]

22.9% 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]

2.2 years

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

0.37 out of 1

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


Funds Investing in Previous

Accel, Kleiner Perkins, Vertex Ventures

Funds Investing in Following

TELUS Ventures, DTCP, BDC Venture Capital

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