Paua Ventures

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Total investments 65
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 43
Rounds per year 5.42
Lead investments 17
Follow on index
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Exits 6
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • E-Commerce
  • Retail
  • Machine Learning

Paua Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2010. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in Germany. The main department of described VC is located in the Berlin.

The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Comparing to the other companies, this Paua Ventures performs on 19 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The important activity for fund was in 2018. The real fund results show that this VC is 20 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. When the investment is from Paua Ventures the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars.

The overall number of key employees were 5.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Paua Ventures, startups are often financed by Sequoia Capital, Senovo, Otto Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are RI Digital Ventures, Otto Capital, Senovo. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Vorwerk Direct Selling Ventures, Rembrandt Venture Partners, Otto Capital.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Stripe, Lesara, KIWI. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Germany. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Mobile, SaaS.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$9M12 Apr 2022 Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany


Human Computer Interaction
Industrial Automation
Machine Learning
$84M25 Jan 2022 Dresden, Saxony, Germany


Cause Marketing
Enterprise Software
Social Impact
$10M09 Dec 2021 New York, New York, United States

Vue Storefront

E-Commerce Platforms
Retail Technology
$17M13 Oct 2021 Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland


$4M20 Sep 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


$5M14 Sep 2021 Rheinland-Pfalz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany


Enterprise Software
Information Technology
$5M13 Sep 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Information Technology
$9M22 Jul 2021 Germany, Hesse, Germany


3D Printing
12 May 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


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