Ideas are easy.
Implementation is hard.
We are passionate about entrepreneurship. It drives innovation, solves problems and creates jobs. That’s why we love to invest in and work with entrepreneurs who share our values and who want to create great companies.
We support founders who have a clear vision and the determination to turn it into a reality - with capital and with our own entrepreneurial experience of over 25 years.
Founded by us in 1999 and venture-backed by Earlybird and 3i, Interhyp has become Germany's largest independent mortgage distributor, offering consumers access to the mortgage products of over 400 lenders as well as high-quality advice over the phone or in person in one of over 80 offices all over Germany. We took the company public in September of 2005 and fully exited the investment in 2008 when Interhyp accepted a public takeover offer from ING Group. Interhyp today employs over 1.500 people and originates over 100.000 new mortgages per year.
We co-founded and provided seed funding to Finanzchef24 in 2011 and remain one of the largest shareholders in the company. The goal of Finanzchef24 is to become Germany's leading insurance platform for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by using technology to offer small businesses and entrepreneurs a convenient one-stop destination for all their insurance needs.
We started Finanztip in 2013 to provide consumers with a truly independent and free source of financial advice and information. With detailed guides and recommendations on hundreds of financial products and led by Germany’s leading consumer finance journalist Hermann-Josef Tenhagen, Finanztip has quickly grown to become one of the leading consumer finance websites in Germany, serving over 2 million unique visitors per month. As a so-called “gemeinnützige GmbH”, all of Finanztip’s profits will be donated to charitable causes whose aim is to improve financial literacy in Germany.
Payworks provides the largest acquirers and payment providers worldwide with white-labeled Point of Sale payment solutions. Payworks’ payment gateway technology enables developers to quickly and cost-efficiently integrate card readers into their applications and securely process EMV and contactless transactions, as well as mobile wallet payments at the Point of Sale. Payworks’ technology is the basis for many major mobile POS initiatives worldwide, providing business from every size and industry with secure and stable payment acceptance solution. We invested in Payworks in June 2016.
GetSafe is an app-based insurance platform which lets consumers manage all of their insurance policies in one place. The company’s digital insurance folder replaces the traditional paperwork and lets customers access all of their insurance policies wherever and whenever they want. We invested into GetSafe in 2015.
Circula's mission is to equip small and medium-sized businesses with the means to make travel expenses part of a frictionless and simple experience.
Bonify helps its users to gain transparency on their credit score and to leverage their credit score and further financial data to improve their financial life. In order to do so, bonify provides a powerful data analytics engine to its users that enables them to benefit from their financial data and to optimize the financial products they use.
Finimize is making finance more accessible for millennials – through a daily newsletter with the day’s top two business stories and a financial planning platform.
Founded in 2008, Käuferportal is Europe's leader in the online brokering of high-value products, referring product enquiries from the internet to regional suppliers. We invested in 2008 and sold our stake to ProSiebenSat.1 and General Atlantic Partners in 2016.
Banovo, which was founded in 2015, is Germany’s leading online-provider of full-service bathroom renovations, providing online and video-enabled planning and turnkey execution.
Suitepad provides hotels with in-room tablets that unite guest file, room service menu etc. and allow for direct communication with hotel guests. SuitePad has been introduced in 11 different European countries and received numerous awards.
MeinAuto enables carbuyers to configure their desired vehicle online and immediately receive offers from more than 9,000 dealerships. Since 2007 over 132,000 cars were sold through the platform.
Originally founded by us in 1996 as Haselsteiner & Wolsdorf GmbH, Novethos is an independent asset management and advisory firm registered with the BaFin. The company was rebranded after its sale in 2007 to a group of investors led by a former board member of Private Bank Merck Finck. Novethos currently has 20 employees and over 600 million EUR in assets under management.