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Investments

17

Portfolio Exits

5

About Christoph Janz

Christoph Janz is an angel investor who generally invests $50k-$150k in young, emerging companies with a focus on SaaS, consumer internet. He looks for concept and seed stage firms and is geographically agnostic. Janz has founded and sold two internet startups and aims to assist portfolio companies through efforts and expertise focused on product development and user experience design to marketing, recruiting and financing. Christoph Janz is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor a with successful track record of founding consumer Web startups. Originally from Germany, Janz was the co-founder & Chief Product Officer at Pageflakes (acquired by LiveUniverse). He is also an advisor at various software & internet startups and a non-exec co-founder at Friendity.de (acquired by a Top 3 German ISP). Follow his blog at http://christophjanz.blogspot.com/

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20VC: The Contentful Memo: Point Nine’s Christoph Janz on The Cold Email That Led to a Unicorn Investment, How To Approach Market Sizing and Timing & The Pros and Cons of Pre-Emptive Rounds, When To Do Them vs When Not To?

Nov 24, 2021

20VC: The Contentful Memo: Point Nine’s Christoph Janz on The Cold Email That Led to a Unicorn Investment, How To Approach Market Sizing and Timing & The Pros and Cons of Pre-Emptive Rounds, When To Do Them vs When Not To? 24th November 2021 Christoph Janz is the Co-Founder and General Partner @ Point Nine , one of Europe’s leading early-stage firms with a portfolio including the likes of Zendesk, Algolia, Revolut, Nex Health, Loom and of course, Contentful. Prior to co-founding Point Nine, Christoph was a prolific angel investor and also the Co-Founder @ Pageflakes, leading the company from inception to their acquisition by LiveUniverse in 2008. Christoph is also one of the most thoughtful writers in SaaS and you can find his writing here. How did a cold email from the solo founder of Contentful convince Christoph to lead their first round? What was it about the email that made Christoph excited? How does Christoph advise founders today when it comes to crafting cold emails to VCs? 2. ) The Market: How did Christoph analyze the market when making the investment? How much of a role does market sizing and analysis play in determining whether Christoph will make an investment? What matters more team or market? How did the market change in a way that Christoph was not expecting? How did it evolve in a way he was expecting? 3. ) Business Model: How does Christoph advise SaaS founders today in crafting variable pricing mechanisms? How can you create a pricing mechanism that does not disincentivize usage but also optimizes for value extraction? Where does Christoph see many founders go wrong when it comes to pricing? 4. ) Fundraising: How did the early fundraising rounds for Contentful come together? How does Christoph advise founders today on whether to take pre-emptive rounds? When can they be helpful? In what circumstances can they be very damaging? What is the best outcome that founders should be optimizing for today with fundraising? Want the latest 20VC insights? Get all of the insights from of our latest epsiodes and more in our monthly newsletter. Leave this field empty if you're human: Want the latest 20VC insights? Receive the latest and more from our monthly newsletter.All venture, no spam. Leave this field empty if you're human: Related Posts 22nd November 2021 17th November 2021

Christoph Janz Investments

17 Investments

Christoph Janz has made 17 investments. Their latest investment was in NexHealth as part of their Series B on June 6, 2021.

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Christoph Janz Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/28/2021

Series B

NexHealth

$31M

Yes

6

4/5/2017

Angel

Saastock

$0.44M

Yes

3

7/25/2016

Series A - II

Automile

$6.2M

Yes

13

2/18/2015

Series A

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$99M

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10

2/11/2013

Seed VC - III

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$99M

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10

Date

6/28/2021

4/5/2017

7/25/2016

2/18/2015

2/11/2013

Round

Series B

Angel

Series A - II

Series A

Seed VC - III

Company

NexHealth

Saastock

Automile

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Amount

$31M

$0.44M

$6.2M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

6

3

13

10

10

Christoph Janz Portfolio Exits

5 Portfolio Exits

Christoph Janz has 5 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Automile on October 13, 2020.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

10/13/2020

Acquired

$99M

4

1/16/2019

Acquired

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10

5/14/2018

Merger

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10

11/16/2016

IPO

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10

5/15/2014

IPO

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$99M

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10

Date

10/13/2020

1/16/2019

5/14/2018

11/16/2016

5/15/2014

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Merger

IPO

IPO

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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4

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