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.
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.
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.
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.
Bringing companies to new dimensions: Today, HV’s funds have invested in about 200 companies with over € 2.1bn 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 entrepreneurs and thriving companies.
Building category-defining companies takes time. In 2022 HV Capital announced the first continuation fund in the German tech sector with a size of over €430 million. HV COCO Growth will enable HV to continue supporting portfolio companies from existing funds and take advantage of further growth opportunities facing them.
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.
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.
An independent investor: In 2010, HV became an independent venture capital firm, backed by top tier institutional investors from all around the world.
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.