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Earlybird with offices in Munich, Berlin and Istanbul invests in innovative, fast-growing technology enabled services companies with outstanding management teams and high growth potential in international markets and from the following sectors: web-enabled services, consumer internet, cloud-based IT services, software, communications, cleantech and medtech. The company was established in 1997, currently has €700 million under management and has invested in over 105 companies.

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Earlybird is one of the most successful European venture investors. Its portfolio includes 29 companies with category-leading cloud services, consumer Internet and digital media firms such as Wunderlist, Auctionata, B2X Care Solutions,, Peak Games, Socialbakers, Onefootball and Videdressing. Some of the over 105 companies have sparked significant innovations in business and technology. Besides several successful trade sales, Earlybird led 6 companies to an IPO.

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Maximilianstr. 14
München 80539
+49 (0) 30 46724700
+49 (0) 30 467247099
Dr. Christian Nagel
+49 (0) 30 467247020

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700 Mln Euro
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12 K Euro
Funding stages:Startups, Early Stages, Expansion
Geo. scope europe:North Europe, West Europe
Investment distrib.:Europe 100%
Industry preferences:ICT, Internet, Communications, Computer Related, Software, Electronic Related


  • Alexander Müller
  • Cem Sertoglu
  • Ciarán O'Leary
  • Dan Lupu
  • Dr. Christian Nagel
  • Dr. Hendrik Brandis
  • Evren Ucok
  • Jason Whitmire
  • John Yianni
  • Konstantin Guericke
  • Rainer Christine
  • Roland Manger
  • Rolf Mathies
  • Thom Rasche


  • flipps
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  • Number26
  • Videdressing
  • Versus
  • Traxpay
  • Onefootball
  • Simfy
  • Ubitricity
  • Peak Games
  • Oneshield
  • nfon
  • Miracor Medical Systems
  • LiquidM
  • Moped
  • Light Blue Optics
  • Hemoteq
  • EBS Technologies
  • Eyeem
  • Conject
  • Auctionata
  • Wunderlist
  • B2X Care Solutions
  • Azeti Networks

    EDEFClosedJan 2014100 Mln Euro
    Earlybird 2012ClosedJun 2013150 Mln Euro
    Earlybird 2007ClosedJun 2008129 Mln Euro
    Earlybird 2000ClosedDec 2000260 Mln Euro
    Earlybird 1998ClosedJun 199957 Mln Euro

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