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Earlybird Venture Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Cem Sertoglu Christian Nagel Hendrik Brandis Roland Manger Rolf Mathies


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Total investments 303
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 169
Rounds per year 11.65
Lead investments 54
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 42
Key employees 20
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Internet
  • Information Technology
  • Financial Services

In 1997 was created Earlybird Venture Capital, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in Europe in Germany. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Berlin.

This organization was formed by Christian Nagel, Hendrik Brandis, Roland Manger, Rolf Mathies. We also calculated 16 valuable employees in our database.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Germany. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Marketplace, Enterprise Software. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight UiPath, N26, Atlantic Therapeutics.

Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2011. The typical startup value when the investment from Earlybird Venture Capital is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Earlybird Venture Capital performs on 11 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The top activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 14 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Earlybird Venture Capital, startups are often financed by Global Founders Capital, Aslanoba Capital, Wellington Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Wellington Partners, Target Partners, Redalpine Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by High-Tech Gru00fcnderfonds, Frazier Healthcare Partners, Piton Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$200K01 Dec 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Browser Extensions
$590K23 Nov 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Information Technology
$59M01 Nov 2022 Siegen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


$6M11 Oct 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Food and Beverage
Life Science
$56M05 Oct 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


$9M30 Sep 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


$2M29 Sep 2022 Stockholm, Södermanland, Sweden


$3M22 Sep 2022 -


Service Industry
$4M21 Sep 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Privacy-oriented search app Xayn raises $12M from Japanese backers to go into devices

– Berlin-based Xayn, a personalized search engine, raised $12m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Global Brain and KDDI (a Japanese telecommunications operator), with participation from previous backers, including the Earlybird VC in Berlin.
– Xayn’s total financing now comes to more than $23m.
– The company will now focus on the Asian market, starting with Japan, as well as Europe.

Aiven Raises $100M in Series C Funding

– Aiven from Helsinki develops open source technologies with cloud infrastructure.
– Company raised $100m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Atomico and attracted new investors Salesforce Ventures and World Innovation Lab as well as existing investors Earlybird Venture Capital and IVP.
– The new investment will be aimed at doubling the company’s headcount over the next year, bringing new products to market, developing open source technologies and continuing to expand internationally.


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