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Backing the Unique, the Mavericks, the Outliers

b2venture is a European venture firm, leveraging the power of generations to shape tomorrow. We invest at the earliest stages in the best ideas and the brightest minds so they can take flight.

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b2venture is one of the most experienced venture investors in Europe. Supported by an unparalleled community of angel investors, we bring unique expertise, entrepreneurial experience, and hands-on service to our portfolio companies.

We are the first backer of outstanding European entrepreneurs in the earliest stages and later, supporting them with our own expertise and Europe’s strongest community of angel investors.

We Invest in Innovative Ideas and Startups at the Earliest Stages

We build partnerships based on trust and a shared vision for the future. We help every team in our portfolio navigate the inevitable challenges with passion and dedication.

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Meet Some of Our Portfolio Companies

We support the most ambitious business ideas and outlier entrepreneurs and give them the wings to grow.

Michael Stephan, Dr. Tamaz Georgadze and Dr. Frank Freund, founders of Raisin, which is one of b2venture's portfolio companies.
Marc-Alexander Christ, co-founder and CEO of SumUp, which is one of b2venture's portfolio companies.
Jaroslaw Kutylowski, founder of DeepL, which is one of b2venture's portfolio companies.
Philipp Schröder, founder of 1KOMMA5°, which is one of b2venture's portfolio companies.
Irene Klemm and Franziska Meyer, founders of Edurino, which is one of b2venture's portfolio companies.
Benjamin Wulff and Patrick Thelen, founders of Procuros, which is one of b2venture's portfolio companies.
Volocopter is one of b2venture's portfolio companies.
Yoko Spirig
Quanta is one of b2venture's portfolio companies.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, which is one of b2venture's portfolio companies.

Together We Fly

Our mission has always been to pay it forward to the next generation. We have experienced firsthand how powerful this value proposition can be in creating a virtuous circle: funding the best entrepreneurs connected with the best angel investors not only leads to better companies, but also to a new generation of angel investors motivated to be mentors and custodians themselves.

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Marc-Alexander Christ is ceo at SumUp.

"The team at b2venture has been with us since the very beginning of our journey back in 2012 and has continued to support us in our latest round in 2022. The firm’s ability to mobilize its business angel community to invest in our company at the later stages is an incredible value-add for us. I would always work with them again."

Marc-Alexander Christ
Co-Founder & CFO at SumUp
Jaroslaw Kutylowski is founder of DeepL.

"b2venture was our seed-investor at the very beginning and we have profited enormously from our exchange and their support over the years as we have grown. I personally look forward to working with the b2venture angel community to give back to the next generation when the time is right."

Jaroslaw Kutylowski
Founder of DeepL
Philipp Schröder, founder of 1KOMMA5°.

"We cannot imagine a better partner than b2venture and rely on the power of their angel community to not only provide 1KOMMA5 with funding, but also expertise to help us grow at the ambitious pace we need to in order to tackle climate change."

Philipp Schröder
Founder of 1KOMMA5°
Johannes Plehn is founder of Seven Senders.

"The b2venture team has been with us since the seed round, supporting us throughout our journey and offering valuable guidance. "

Johannes Plehn
Co-Founder of Seven Senders

What is core to our investment approach is our collaboration with our community of angel investors. We have pioneered new approaches to venture funding with our angel investor community which makes us one of the most active investors in Europe.

Insights
Powering the Future: Exploring Innovations in EnergyTech
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Powering the Future: Exploring Innovations in EnergyTech
May 22, 2024
AI
AI-Translation Startup DeepL Announces $300 Million Investment at $2 Billion Valuation
May 22, 2024
AI
AI-Translation Startup DeepL Announces $300 Million Investment at $2 Billion Valuation
May 13, 2024
Fintech
Raisin turns first profit on surging customer deposits
May 13, 2024
Fintech
Raisin turns first profit on surging customer deposits
May 1, 2024
Fintech
SumUp secures record €1.5bn in one of Europe’s largest private credit deals
May 1, 2024
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SumUp secures record €1.5bn in one of Europe’s largest private credit deals
February 7, 2024
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Meet Some of Our 
Angel Investors

What is core to our investment approach is our collaboration with our community of angel investors. We have pioneered new approaches to venture funding with our angel community that makes us one of the most active investors in Europe.
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Beate Fastrich
Angel Investor