Picus Capital

Founded 2015
Founders Alexander Samwer Jeremias Heinrich Robin Godenrath

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Total investments 137
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$8M
Portfolio companies 87
Rounds per year 22.83
Lead investments 20
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.36
Exits 3
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Financial Services
  • Real Estate
  • FinTech
  • Internet
  • Human Resources
Summary

Picus Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2015. The venture was found in Europe in Germany. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Munich.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Software, Recruiting. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. 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 portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Billie, Personio, Getsurance.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Picus Capital, startups are often financed by Vito One, Speedinvest, Lakehouse Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, Y Combinator, Kairos. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, Y Combinator, Speedinvest.

The important activity for fund was in 2017. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 investment rounds annually. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 9 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The average startup value when the investment from Picus Capital is 100-500 millions dollars.

This organization was formed by Alexander Samwer, Jeremias Heinrich, Robin Godenrath. The overall number of key employees were 6.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

PayZen

Financial Services
FinTech
Health Care
Payments
$15M16 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Aplazo

E-Commerce
Internet
$27M15 Nov 2021 Mexico City, Mexico

Basic Home Loan

Banking
Consumer Lending
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Internet
Real Estate
14 Oct 2021 Gurugram, Haryana, India

WeRize

Banking
Credit Cards
Financial Services
FinTech
InsurTech
Lending
Personal Finance
$8M08 Sep 2021 Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Truck It In

Freight Service
Logistics
$3M07 Sep 2021 Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Morada Uno

Commercial Real Estate
Property Management
Real Estate
$2M01 Sep 2021 Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

Kocomo

Leisure
Real Estate
Vacation Rental
$6M30 Aug 2021 Mexico, Maine, United States

Pulsar

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Productivity Tools
$3M20 Aug 2021 -

WorkMotion

Compliance
Employee Benefits
Human Resources
$24M10 Aug 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany
News
MODIFI Valuation Increases to $120M as Global Fintech Company Raises $24M in Equity

– MODIFI announced $24M in funding, which brings its valuation to more than $120M.
– The round was led by Heliad Equity Partners with a co-investment from Neva SGR, the venture capital investment vehicle of Italy’s leading banking group Intesa San Paolo.
– Existing investors also participated significantly, including Global Founders Capital, Maersk Growth, and Picus Capital.
– The funds will be used to grow MODIFI’s digital trade finance platform for SMBs (small-to-medium businesses) into a global trade management hub.

Telos Brands Raises $2.1M in Seed Funding From Picus Capital

– Telos Brands, a technology-first eCommerce company focused on the Amazon FBA ecosystem, announced a $2.1M seed round led by Picus Capital with participation from select business angels.
– Telos has also raised an undisclosed amount of debt from several financing partners to support acquisitions.
– Telos Brands is rethinking the “Amazon Aggregator” model that has become popular over the last couple of years by utilizing predictive analytics, automation tools and other proprietary technology-first processes to grow and optimize acquired brands.

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