HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

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Headquarters Location

Germany, Munich


HV Holtzbrinck Ventures is the renowned VC, which was created in 2000. The primary office of this VC is located in Munich. The fund is located in Germany, Europe.

We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Shopping, Internet. In addition, there are 44 more industries where it has achieved success. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - Germany. Besides this, the fund also invested in 16 other countries. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Groupon, Rocket Internet, Zalando. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If the applying start-up has 4 founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 2-3 years old to get investment from this fund.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 other investors. Besides HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, start-ups are typically funded by Picus Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Speedinvest and 92 more VCs. The fund often co-invests with e.ventures, Project A, Picus Capital, overall with 129 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Vorwerk Direct Selling Ventures, RTP Global, H14, out of 96 investors from our database.

We also identified another 9 core personnel in our database.

The most exits for the fund occurred in 2017. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from HV Holtzbrinck Ventures is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. HV Holtzbrinck Ventures participates, on average, in 3 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. In real terms, this VC performs 0 percentage points less exits than other funds. The fund usually participates in 13-24 investment rounds per year. The fund's activity peaked in 2019. In addition, the fund was active in 2019.

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: hvventures.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last, first last_initial

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

96.6% of cases

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

32.8% 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]

4 years

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

0.5 out of 1

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


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Picus Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Speedinvest

Funds Investing Together

e.ventures, Project A, Picus Capital

Funds Investing in Following

Vorwerk Direct Selling Ventures, RTP Global, H14

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