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Venture Stars

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Stefan Pfannmoeller


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Total investments 27
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 13
Rounds per year 2.45
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
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Exits 3
Key employees 5
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Areas of investment

  • Travel
  • E-Commerce
  • Software
  • Vacation Rental
  • Search Engine

Venture Stars 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 office of represented VC is situated in the Munich.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Venture Stars, startups are often financed by Point Nine Capital, Heliad Equity Partners, Blumberg Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Heliad Equity Partners, Senovo, Mountain Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by TA Capital, Senovo, Mountain Partners.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Miflora, Hundeland, Vitafy. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. 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 Vacation Rental, Fitness.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2016. Comparing to the other companies, this Venture Stars performs on 11 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 2 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

This organization was formed by Stefan Pfannmoeller. The overall number of key employees were 5.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Information Technology
$14M05 Sep 2022 Bremen, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany


Artificial Intelligence
Assistive Technology
Financial Services
Machine Learning
$9M11 Jan 2022 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany


Search Engine
Vacation Rental
$45M12 May 2021 Munich, Bavaria, Germany


Financial Services
$22M29 Apr 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Financial Services
$2M07 Jan 2020 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Information Technology
$3M10 Nov 2019 Bremen, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany


Search Engine
Vacation Rental
$47M17 Sep 2019 Munich, Bavaria, Germany


Consumer Goods
$11M13 Dec 2018 Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Smart Host GmbH

04 Dec 2018 Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Finoa Closes $22M Series A Funding Round

– Finoa, a Berlin, Germany-based digital asset custody and financial services platform for institutional investors and corporations, raised $22m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Balderton Capital, with further participation from existing investors Coparion, Venture Stars and Signature Ventures, as well as an undisclosed investor.
– The new investment will be used to build out its products and services, scale up the team, and enable participation in innovative financial services beyond custody and staking.


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