A unique community

b2venture is an early-stage venture capital firm, supported by an unparalleled community of angel investors.

Spanning both the worlds of tech and industry, our network of angel investors helps us bring unique expertise, entrepreneurial experience, and hands-on support to our portfolio companies.

We invest primarily in the pre-seed and seed stage with the ability to invest in later stages through our Direct Investments track.

Daniel Gutenberg
b2venture angel investor
Daniel Gutenberg
Joachim Schoss
b2venture angel investor, founder & CEO Scout24
Joachim Schoss
Beate Fastrich
b2venture angel investor
Beate Fastrich
Viktoriya Tigipko
b2venture angel investor & entrepreneur
Viktoriya Tigipko
Martin Enderle
b2venture angel investor, entrepreneur & former CEO Scout 24
Martin Enderle
Holger Hengstler
b2venture angel investor & entrepreneur
Holger Hengstler
Michael Hinderer
b2venture angel investor & entrepreneur
Michael Hinderer
Verena Pausder
b2venture angel investor & entrepreneur
Verena Pausder
Reiner Mauch
b2venture angel investor & entrepreneur
Reiner Mauch
Phyllis Studerus
b2venture angel investor & entrepreneur
Phyllis Studerus
Nicole Herzog
b2venture angel investor & entrepreneur
Nicole Herzog
Philipp Schrempp
Co-Founder Foodspring
Philipp Schrempp
Tobias Schüle
Co-Founder Foodspring
Tobias Schüle
Joachim Drees
b2venture angel investor & former CEO MAN
Joachim Drees
Sina Afra
Founder Markafoni & Tiko
Sina Afra
Luis Cabiedes
b2venture angel investor
Luis Cabiedes
Stefan Loacker
b2venture angel investor & former CEO Helvetia.
Stefan Loacker
Xaver Lehmann
Co-Founder e-bot7
Xaver Lehmann
Gwendolyn Schröter
b2venture angel investor
Gwendolyn Schröter
Toon Coppens
Co-Founder Realo
Toon Coppens

b2venture is one of the most experienced venture investors in Europe, investing in the earliest stages and beyond. We bring unique expertise, entrepreneurial experience, and hands-on service to our portfolio companies together with our angel investor community.

Our Mission

Leveraging the power of generations

Our mission has always been paying it forward to the next generation just starting out. Every successful entrepreneur we support in scaling their business plants the seed for the next generation. Our portfolio founders can continue their journey with us as angel investors, helping us see emergent technologies and back innovative business ideas in the earliest stages.

Our Pioneering Approach

Two tracks for backing innovative startups

We are a collaborative firm, working hand-in-hand with our angel community across generations. We operate dedicated funds run by dedicated fund teams, as well as a Direct Investments track staffed by an independent investment team. We can thus pool individual investments from our angel community and provide our portfolio companies with even more support as they scale beyond what a traditional fund can provide.

How do we collaborate with our community and support our portfolio companies to the fullest? Here’s what our founders have to say.

Company
Why b2venture?
Our Community
Joerg Rheinboldt
Heartfelt Capital
Daniel Gutenberg
b2venture angel investor
Michael Hinderer
b2venture angel investor
Gwendolyn Schröter
b2venture angel investor
Reiner Mauch
b2venture angel investor
Florian Schweitzer is partner at b2venture.
Florian Schweitzer
b2venture Partner
Jaroslaw Kutylowski is founder of DeepL.
Jaroslaw Kutylowski
Founder & CEO
Jaroslaw Kutylowski is founder of DeepL.
b2venture met the DeepL team through Jörg Rheinboldt and invested in the seed round in 2009, supporting the team through all phases of the business, helping structure subsequent Series A and Series B financing rounds with additional backing from the b2venture angel community.
“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.”
Jaroslaw Kutylowski is founder of DeepL.
Jaroslaw Kutylowski
Founder & CEO of DeepL
Florian Schweitzer is partner at b2venture.
Michael Hinderer
b2venture angel investor
Reiner Mauch
b2venture angel investor
Phyllis Studerus
b2venture angel investor
Joachim Drees
b2venture angel investor
Stefan Loacker
b2venture angel investor
Florian Schweitzer is partner at b2venture.
Florian Schweitzer
b2venture Partner
Philipp Schröder
Co-Founder & CEO
Michael Hinderer introduced 1KOMMA5° to b2venture, which then led the company’s Series A round. As an M&A expert, Michael is also Chairman of the Board at 1KOMMA5° and provides strategic advice on the company’s international expansion.
“We have benefited from the expertise of b2venture angels like Michael early on. He brings a lifetime of experience, having invested over EUR35 billion and transacted over 450 investments over the course of his career in venture and private equity.”
Philipp Schröder
Co-Founder & CEO of 1KOMMA5°
Joachim Schoss is angel investor at b2venture.
Viktoriya Tigipko has made 130+ investments.
Marc-Alexander Christ is ceo at SumUp.
Daniel Gutenberg
b2venture angel investor
Joachim Schoss is angel investor at b2venture.
Joachim Schoss
b2venture angel investor
Viktoriya Tigipko has made 130+ investments.
Viktoriya Tigipko
b2venture angel investor
Florian Schweitzer is partner at b2venture.
Florian Schweitzer
b2venture Partner
Marc-Alexander Christ is ceo at SumUp.
Marc-Alexander Christ
Co-Founder & COO
Having known SumUp co-founder Daniel Klein from his previous startup Skrill, we helped orchestrate SumUp’s unprecedented 10 million seed round in 2012 with the b2venture Fund II and dozens of angel investors from the b2venture angel community, including Daniel Gutenberg, Joachim Schoss, Viktoriya Tigipko, Tim Schiffers and others.
“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 is ceo at SumUp.
Marc-Alexander Christ
Co-Founder & COO of SumUp
Florian Fenner
b2venture angel investor
Reiner Mauch
b2venture angel investor
Verena Pausder
b2venture angel investor
Michael Hinderer
b2venture angel investor
Jochen Gutbrod
b2venture Partner
Frank Freund
Co-Founder & CFO
Partner Jochen Gutbrod was introduced to the team pre-product by b2venture angel investor Florian Fenner and both were impressed by the idea. Together with our angel community we invested in the company’s seed round in 2013 and have supported the company as they have grown to over €50bn assets under management in several markets across Europe and North America.
“Jochen and the b2venture team have been with us from the very beginning. They have been fantastic partners for us as we have grown the company for more than ten years and we continue to rely on them.”
Frank Freund
Co-Founder & CFO of Raisin
Myke Naef
Co-Founder, Doodle
Paul Sevinç
Co-Founder, Doodle
Daniel Gutenberg
b2venture angel investor
Reiner Mauch
b2venture angel investor
Luis Cabiedes
b2venture angel investor
Andreas Goeldi
b2venture Partner
Yoko Spirig
Co-Founder & CEO
We were introduced to Yoko and the Ledgy team by Doodle founders Myke Näf and Paul Sevinç, leading the company’s pre-seed round. Several other b2venture angels supported the company on its growth path. The b2venture team helped Ledgy with its successful fundraise from Sequoia and later NEA.
“b2venture was one of our earliest believers and we are very grateful for their support. Their partnership has been an invaluable part of our journey for many years now.”
Yoko Spirig
Co-Founder & CEO of Ledgy
Tobias Schüle
Co-Founder, foodspring
Philipp Schrempp
Co-Founder, foodspring
David Nothacker
Co-Founder, Sennder
Julius Köhler
Co-Founder, Sennder
Nicolaus Schefenacker
Co-Founder, Sennder
Jan-Hendrik Bürk
b2venture Partner
Patrick Thelen
Co-Founder & CEO
Partner Jan-Hendrik Bürk was an early supporter of Procuros and met with the team when developing their MVP. Together with members of the b2venture community, such as Holger Hengstler, Beate Fastrich, and Joachim Drees, we worked with the founders to position their product in the retail and industrial sectors, bringing on board additional business angels such as the Sennder and Foodspring Founders, initially investing in their pre-seed round.
“b2venture came on board in the very early days of Procuros, trusting our team and our ideas and really lifting us up to the next level. We have benefited tremendously from their counsel and from the b2venture angel community.”
Patrick Thelen
Co-Founder & CEO of Procuros
Beate Fastrich
b2venture angel investor
Verena Pausder
b2venture angel investor
Michael Hinderer
b2venture angel investor
Jan-Hendrik Bürk
b2venture Partner
Niklas Radner
Co-Founder & CEO
The b2venture Fund team got in contact with Nelly early on and saw enormous potential, working with the Nelly team to co-lead their seed round. Together with members of our angel community, we provided further support in the Series A stage through our Direct Investments track and helped Nelly with strategic customer acquisition.
“From the moment b2venture came in, they had a huge impact, bringing in very relevant angel investors for our sector and opened a lot of doors. We at Nelly are very fortunate to to work with b2venture and their wider angel investor community.”
Niklas Radner
Co-Founder & CEO of Nelly
Viktoriya Tigipko has made 130+ investments.
Joachim Schoss is angel investor at b2venture.
Kostas Tzoumas is founder of dataArtisans.
Ijad Madisch
ResearchGate
Viktoriya Tigipko has made 130+ investments.
Viktoryia Tigipko
b2venture angel investor
Joachim Schoss is angel investor at b2venture.
Joachim Schoss
b2venture angel investor
Holger Hengstler is co-ceo of dress-for-less.
Holger Hengstler
b2venture angel investor
Kostas Tzoumas is founder of dataArtisans.
Kostas Tzoumas
Co-Founder & CEO
Ijad Madisch, founder and CEO of ResearchGate, introduced b2venture to Kostas after having tested his technology. Viktoriya introduced Kostas to Intel Capital, then joining the Series A with b2venture in the lead.
“The b2venture community has been an important part of my journey, always providing wise counsel and superb introductions when I needed it. Since selling our company, I have been proud to be part of the community as an active angel investor.”
Kostas Tzoumas is founder of dataArtisans.
Kostas Tzoumas
Co-Founder & CEO of dataArtisans
Holger Hengstler is co-ceo of dress-for-less.
Johannes Plehn is founder of Seven Senders.
Holger Hengstler is co-ceo of dress-for-less.
Holger Hengstler
b2venture angel investor
Martin Enderle
b2venture angel investor
Luis Cabiedes
b2venture angel investor
Gwendolyn Schröter
b2venture angel investor
Johannes Plehn is founder of Seven Senders.
Johannes Plehn
Co-Founder
Holger Hengstler was a very early angel investor in Seven Senders and facilitated our acquaintance with the team during the seed round in 2015. Since then we have proudly backed the team until its latest Series D. We are also very happy to have Holger as a member of the board alongside our b2venture colleagues.
"The b2venture team has been with us since the seed round, supporting us throughout our journey and offering valuable guidance. The same is true for Holger - both he and b2venture took a chance on us early on and we are grateful for their ongoing support and backing in all our financing rounds."
Johannes Plehn is founder of Seven Senders.
Johannes Plehn
Co-Founder & Managing Director of Seven Senders

Our Philosophy

For more than 20 years, we have been investing in entrepreneurs across Europe. We have accompanied companies from the seed-stage to IPO. We understand that entrepreneurs are not just raising capital but hiring partners for the long-term.

Our roots in early-stage angel investing run deep and give us a broader perspective on what it means to build a company.

We began our journey as an online platform for angel investors before moving into venture capital and pioneering new ways of deploying capital to the most promising innovations in tech.

We offer entrepreneurs more than capital - we empower them to conquer the globe. With the help of our angel community, we support them with the right expertise at the right moment during their entire journey.

See our portfolio
Entrepreneurs

build great companies hand in hand with b2venture investors

Entrepreneurs

build great companies hand in hand with b2venture investors

Entrepreneurs

build great companies hand in hand with b2venture investors

We Leverage the
Power of Generations

Our virtuous cycle is driven by a shared passion for entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs and b2venture investors work together to build great companies, with our commitment to supporting startups at every stage of their journey. Our portfolio founders are welcomed into our community as top angels to help those just starting out, creating a cycle of success that continues to support the next generation of founders.

Angel Investors
Leading by example - How angel investors can maximize their impact with Joachim Schoss
Angel Investors
Leading by example - How angel investors can maximize their impact with Joachim Schoss
December 14, 2023
Marketplaces
Urban Sports Club secures a €95 million investment to boost its position in the employee wellness market
December 14, 2023
Marketplaces
Urban Sports Club secures a €95 million investment to boost its position in the employee wellness market
September 27, 2023
Blacklane raises $36 million in a Series F funding round and partners with Sixt
September 27, 2023
Blacklane raises $36 million in a Series F funding round and partners with Sixt
August 3, 2023
b2venture recognized as most active investor in new unicorns in 2023
August 3, 2023
b2venture recognized as most active investor in new unicorns in 2023
June 16, 2023
Digital Health
Nelly raises €15 million to fully digitise medical admin and payments
June 16, 2023
Digital Health
Nelly raises €15 million to fully digitise medical admin and payments

At b2venture we believe entrepreneurs are not just raising capital but hiring partners for the long-term. Our roots in early-stage angel investing run deep and give us a broader perspective on what it means to build a company. With the help of our angel community, we support them with the right expertise at the right moment during their entire journey.

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