HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Lars Langusch


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Total investments 364
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 193
Rounds per year 16.55
Lead investments 70
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 74
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
  • Financial Services
  • Software
  • FinTech

HV Holtzbrinck Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2000. The main department of described VC is located in the Munich. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in Germany.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Shopping, Internet. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Germany. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Groupon, Rocket Internet, Zalando.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, startups are often financed by Picus Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Speedinvest. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are e.ventures, Project A, Picus Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Vorwerk Direct Selling Ventures, RTP Global, H14.

The average startup value when the investment from HV Holtzbrinck Ventures is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 investment rounds annually. This HV Holtzbrinck Ventures works on 3 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The high activity for fund was in 2019. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 0 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

We also calculated 9 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Food and Beverage
$3M16 Dec 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Cloud Data Services
Online Portals
13 Dec 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


$1M08 Dec 2021 Munich, Bavaria, Germany


Food and Beverage
Mobile Apps
$260M02 Dec 2021 Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil


Delivery Service
Local Shopping
$260M29 Nov 2021 New York, New York, United States


$60M16 Nov 2021 Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany


Supply Chain Management
$14M03 Nov 2021 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany


Environmental Engineering
Renewable Energy
$12M20 Oct 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Information Technology
Web Development
$1M04 Oct 2021 Zagreb, City of Zagreb, Croatia


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