BACKING:
FROM START
TO EXIT

„WE BACK ENTREPRENEURS WITH DARING VISIONS FROM SEED STAGE TO EXIT.”

__ RAINER, HV CAPITAL

We love when new things are being built. New companies, new relations, new perspectives. This is why we like to be amongst the first to join builders in their entrepreneurial journey. And since some endeavors are bigger than others, we are committed to go the long way. With over € 1.7bn under management and about 200 companies backed, HV’s funds have the resources and the experience needed.

NEW COMPANIES

HV’s funds invest early. Leading investment rounds with initial tickets between € 500k and € 5m. If a company is developing exceptional but was missed in the early stage, the relationship can also start in growth stages with tickets of up to € 20m as initial investment and follow on investments with up to € 100m per company.

NEW RELATIONS

Our network is our biggest value. In our history, we have backed hundreds of entrepreneurs, enabling great success stories. We are creating an ecosystem for companies to connect and thrive together. HV’s funds co-invest with a set of top international business angels and investors.

NEW PERSPECTIVES

We have backed about 200 companies in the last 20 years. We have enabled the creation of more than 100,000 jobs across all sectors of the industry.

OUR JOURNEY

2000
START

Two decades of experience: HV was founded in 2000 as part of Holtzbrinck, one of Europe’s largest publishing groups. This was around the same time some of the earliest German tech startups were created.

2010
EVOLUTION

An independent investor: In 2010, HV became an independent venture capital firm, backed by top tier institutional investors from all around the world.

2014
LEADING INVESTMENTS

A portfolio of champions: By 2014, HV’s funds had invested in leading consumer Internet companies such as Zalando, HelloFresh, Delivery Hero, SumUp and FlixBus.

2018
ONE BILLION

Over € 1bn under management: In 2018, HV’s funds surpassed € 1bn in assets under management. HV broadened the investment focus, adding companies from areas like B2B, SaaS, Logistics, Healthcare, AI and Blockchain.

2020
NEXT LEVEL

Bringing companies to new dimensions: Today, HV’s funds have invested in about 200 companies with € 1.7bn assets under management and counting, backing some of the greatest success stories in recent European business history. As an early supporter of start-ups around the world, HV remains committed to backing the next generation of daring enterpreneurs and thriving companies.