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Investments

318

Portfolio Exits

42

Funds

15

About Earlybird Venture Capital

Earlybird is a venture capital investor focused on European technology companies. Founded in 1997, Earlybird invests in all growth and development phases of a company. Amongst the most experienced venture investors in Europe Earlybird offers its portfolio companies not only financial resources, but also strategic and operational support as well as access to an international network and capital markets.

Earlybird Venture Capital Headquarter Location

Münzstraße 21

Berlin, 10178,

Germany

+493046724700

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Latest Earlybird Venture Capital News

Berlin-based Earlybird gets 2 new unicorns and closes new megafund at €350 million

May 17, 2022

By We are (somehow) almost halfway through 2022 and Europe’s startup ecosystem is continuing to grow this year at an exciting pace. Contributing to this is, of course, the close of big funds that help startups scale and find success. These funds are a great vital sign of health in Europe’s innovation community. Today, Earlybird Venture Capital has closed its seventh early-stage fund out of the firm’s Digital West investment team at a cap of €350 million – making it one of Europe’s largest early-stage funds! Earlybird is further consolidating itself as one of Europe’s leading VC firms in Europe as it has also just witnessed the birth of two new unicorns in its portfolio. Founded in Berlin in 1997, Earlybird is investing in innovation and entrepreneurship that’s shaping society for good. Hendrik Brandis, Partner & Co-Founder at Earlybird: “Our portfolio companies Isar Aerospace, Aleph Alpha, Marvel Fusion or SimScale show that deep tech startups are on the rise and stem from continuous work of scientific institutions across Europe. Our role is to offer these highly scientific young companies, besides our other focus sectors such as Fintech, Enterprise Software and Sustainability, commercialization and growth opportunities on a global scale, in order to make ground-breaking ideas available to society.” Fund VII will be used to support companies across enterprise software, fintech and sustainability, with a particular focus on deep tech. It’s a fund that is therefore strengthening this highly dynamic sector in Europe. As in previous fund generations, this fund was oversubscribed. Earlybird Digital West has already made over 17 investments out of the Earlybird Digital West VII fund. These include both existing and new portfolio companies such as Aleph Alpha, Deed, Finmid, Hive Technologies, HiveMQ, Marvel Fusion, MAYD, Remberg, Sikoia and ThingsTHINKING. Earlybird’s portfolio is also becoming home to more and more unicorns. In the past 4 months, 2 companies joined the exclusive unicorn club – Finnish software company that combines the best open source technologies with cloud infrastructure, Aiven, and German sports and soccer media platform, OneFootball. It shows that despite current geopolitical tensions and some anxiety around funding, Europe’s startup ecosystem is strong. Earlybird is continuing to support its companies and doing so helps bring stability and optimism to the entire region. With the capital from this fund, Earlybird is again looking to help build European tech champions such as Aiven and N26, or UiPath out of Earlybird Digital East. Christian Nagel, Partner & Co-Founder at Earlybird: “We are grateful for the high-level of commitment and trust coming from our long-term investors, many of whom accompanied us along almost all our fund generations.”  Earlybird has reached major milestones in the European startup and tech ecosystem, such as the recent USD 900 million funding round in N26 –making the mobile bank the second most valuable retail bank in Germany; or the funding round in Isar Aerospace –making the Munich-based startup the best-funded space tech company in Europe. Meanwhile, the Earlybird Digital West team brings on new perspectives, a fresh interest in digital health and fintech, and expands investment activity in France via a Paris office launch and hiring of a local team – all making way for compelling stories out of Europe. European tech is continuing to soar and it’s exciting to see! TAGS

Earlybird Venture Capital Investments

318 Investments

Earlybird Venture Capital has made 318 investments. Their latest investment was in Upvest as part of their Series B on June 6, 2022.

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Earlybird Venture Capital Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/16/2022

Series B

Upvest

$42M

No

6

6/13/2022

Series C

ImCheck Therapeutics

$103M

Yes

4

6/7/2022

Seed VC

Certivity

$1.5M

Yes

High-Tech Grunderfonds, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

2

5/11/2022

Series D

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$99M

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10

5/10/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

6/16/2022

6/13/2022

6/7/2022

5/11/2022

5/10/2022

Round

Series B

Series C

Seed VC

Series D

Series A

Company

Upvest

ImCheck Therapeutics

Certivity

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Amount

$42M

$103M

$1.5M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

High-Tech Grunderfonds, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

Sources

6

4

2

10

10

Earlybird Venture Capital Portfolio Exits

42 Portfolio Exits

Earlybird Venture Capital has 42 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Minit on March 31, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

3/31/2022

Acquired

$99M

13

6/10/2021

Acquired

$99M

3

5/25/2021

Acq - Fin

$99M

3

4/21/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

4/14/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

3/31/2022

6/10/2021

5/25/2021

4/21/2021

4/14/2021

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acq - Fin

IPO

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

13

3

3

10

10

Earlybird Venture Capital Acquisitions

2 Acquisitions

Earlybird Venture Capital acquired 2 companies. Their latest acquisition was Heilemann Ventures on April 26, 2016.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

4/26/2016

$99M

Merger

2

7/15/1998

Seed / Angel

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$99M

$99M

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10

Date

4/26/2016

7/15/1998

Investment Stage

Seed / Angel

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$99M

Note

Merger

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Sources

2

10

Earlybird Venture Capital Fund History

15 Fund Histories

Earlybird Venture Capital has 15 funds, including The Earlybird Digital West Fund VII.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

5/17/2022

The Earlybird Digital West Fund VII

$368.76M

1

10/11/2021

Earlybird UNI-X Fund

$86.94M

1

2/18/2021

Digital East Fund III

$243M

1

7/3/2018

Digital West Early Stage Fund VI

$99M

10

8/24/2016

Earlybird Health Tech Fund

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10

Closing Date

5/17/2022

10/11/2021

2/18/2021

7/3/2018

8/24/2016

Fund

The Earlybird Digital West Fund VII

Earlybird UNI-X Fund

Digital East Fund III

Digital West Early Stage Fund VI

Earlybird Health Tech Fund

Fund Type

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Status

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Amount

$368.76M

$86.94M

$243M

$99M

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

Earlybird Venture Capital Team

15 Team Members

Earlybird Venture Capital has 15 team members, including current Founder, Managing Partner, Evren Ucok.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Hendrik Brandis

Founder

Current

Roland Manger

Founder

Current

Evren Ucok

Founder, Managing Partner

Current

Heiko Thiel

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Rainer Christine

Managing Partner

Current

Name

Hendrik Brandis

Roland Manger

Evren Ucok

Heiko Thiel

Rainer Christine

Work History

Title

Founder

Founder

Founder, Managing Partner

Chief Financial Officer

Managing Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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