Monkfish Equity

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Malte Siewert Peter Vinnemeier Rolf Schromgens Stephan Stubner


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Total investments 55
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 48
Rounds per year 5.00
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 8
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • E-Commerce
  • Marketplace
  • Software
  • Health Care

Monkfish Equity appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2011. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in Germany. The main department of described VC is located in the Leipzig.

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. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as E-Commerce, Tourism. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Germany. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline SpareFoot, Exporo, Tourlane

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Monkfish Equity, startups are often financed by Insight Partners, Vorwerk Direct Selling Ventures, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Insight Partners, Project A, HOWZAT Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Project A, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, btov Partners.

The high activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The typical startup value when the investment from Monkfish Equity is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Opposing the other organizations, this Monkfish Equity works on 15 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The real fund results show that this VC is 6 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

The fund was created by Malte Siewert, Peter Vinnemeier, Rolf Schru00f6mgens, Stephan Stubner. We also calculated 1 valuable employee in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

ArtNight GmbH

21 Apr 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Internet of Things
Mobile Apps
$3M19 Nov 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


$54M05 Aug 2021 Vienna, Austria


Health Care
$9M31 Oct 2019 Berlin


Human Resources
$1M13 May 2019 Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey


Health Care
Personal Health
$88M06 Feb 2019 San Francisco, California, United States


Food and Beverage
31 Jan 2019 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


21 Jan 2019 Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


20 Dec 2018 Pasching, Oberosterreich, Austria
Refurbed Raises $54M in Series B Funding

– Refurbed from Vienna is a marketplace for refurbished electronics in the German speaking region promoting sustainable consumption.
– Company raised $54m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Evli Growth Partners and Almaz Capital, which joined existing investors such as Speedinvest, Bonsai Partners and All Iron Ventures, as well as a group of new backers – Hermes GPE, C4 Ventures, SevenVentures, Alpha Associates, Monkfish Equity (Trivago Founders), Kreos, Isomer Capital and Creas Impact Fund.
– The company intends to use the funds to strengthen its position in the DACH market for refurbished electronics and focus on geographical expansion by entering more European countries, further develop and improve its product portfolio as well as focusing on scaling its international team, employing specialists from all across Europe.


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