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Investments

88

Portfolio Exits

5

Partners & Customers

1

About investiere

investiere combines the best elements of a business angel club, a venture capital fund and an online investment platform. The +7'000 strong investiere community identifies the most promising investment opportunities which are then further reviewed by experts and the investiere-team. Pre-selected startups are presented on the investiere-platform. The entire financing process is facilitated by investiere's highly efficient online investment process. investiere-investors participate in financing rounds alongside reputable co-investors such as banks, corporate venture funds, established business angel clubs and prominent private investors.

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Baar, CH-6340,

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Cognism raises $12.5m

May 19, 2021

AXA Venture Partners Leading globally compliant prospecting solution, Cognism, today announces it has raised $12.5 million in funding led by AXA Venture Partners and joined by Swisscom Ventures. $12.5m raise led by existing investors; AXA Venture Partners, Investiere, and VentureFounders. Joined by new investor Swisscom Ventures ARR grew by 60% year-on-year to December 2020 from $7 to $11 million. Cognism’s technology helped over 1,000 customers in 30 countries access compliant prospect data in 2020. This latest funding was led by existing investors AXA Venture Partners alongside Investiere and VentureFounders. They are joined by new investor Swisscom Ventures. The capital will support Cognism in its plans to expand further across Europe and consolidate its position as a leading provider of compliant and intelligent B2B contact data. James Isilay, CEO of Cognism, said: “This is great news for us as we continue to thrive. This funding round marks the continued recognition of the strength of our team as we are now one of the biggest go-to-market data providers in Europe.” “In 2021 we are focusing on growing our presence in the U.K. and on the continent. We are also looking to enhance our product suite with additional functionality and solutions for our global market.” “We continue to invest in making our data compliant in every one of the 30 countries in which we operate. Our patented AI technology solution makes the process of finding the right prospect faster, more accurate and compliant, which is now a top priority for all businesses.” Stefan Kuentz, Partner at Swisscom Ventures, said: “Sales intelligence is crucial for making sellers more productive, even more so when people are working from home. Cognism is well-positioned to become the leading company in Europe and we are excited to be part of that journey.” FY2020 saw the company report 60% growth year-on-year as ARR increased from $7 to $11 million. January 2021 saw record-breaking growth for the company as new-business ARR and revenue for the month both surpassed $1 million for the first time. May 2020 saw Cognism acquire email signature marketing platform Mailtastic and the company’s workforce now includes 200 employees based in seven countries including the U.K., USA, Canada, South Africa, Croatia, Macedonia and Germany. Cognism’s continued success and revenue growth is testament to the demand from B2B companies for compliant prospecting data. The company’s ongoing commitment to adhering to global regulations is recognised, as it now is a global leader in providing compliant prospecting data to over 1,000 companies worldwide. About James Isilay, Cognism CEO James Isilay is the co-founder and CEO of Cognism, one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies in the UK. Last year, Cognism grew ARR by 60% and was voted a Top 10 UK Start-up by LinkedIn. James approaches work with unrivalled technical and organisational skills, perseverance, precision, and total dedication. He is an expert in lead generation, sales management, and alpha discovery using algorithmic technologies, natural language processing, and machine learning. Before founding Cognism, James was an Algorithmic Trader and Quantitative Developer at Axpo Group, EGL Trading and UBS. James has an MEng in Information Systems Engineering from Imperial College London. About Cognism Established in 2015 and headquartered in London, U.K., Cognism is a world-leading all-in-one globally compliant prospecting solution. Powered by patented AI technology, it provides organisations with compliant B2B data and a suite of sales acceleration tools to help action it. Cognism enables its global customers to find and deliver new revenue, faster. Cognism’s international team of over 200 employees is passionate about providing real-time, accurate data that businesses can trust in order to grow. For further information visit https://www.cognism.com/

investiere Investments

88 Investments

investiere has made 88 investments. Their latest investment was in Raw Labs as part of their Seed on February 2, 2021.

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

2/11/2021

Seed

Raw Labs

$5.5M

Yes

3

12/2/2020

Convertible Note

Verity

$8.42M

Yes

1

11/30/2020

Series A

Perfood

$6M

Yes

2

11/30/2020

Convertible Note

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$99M

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10

11/27/2020

Series A - II

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$99M

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10

Date

2/11/2021

12/2/2020

11/30/2020

11/30/2020

11/27/2020

Round

Seed

Convertible Note

Series A

Convertible Note

Series A - II

Company

Raw Labs

Verity

Perfood

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Amount

$5.5M

$8.42M

$6M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

1

2

10

10

investiere Portfolio Exits

5 Portfolio Exits

investiere has 5 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was GotCourts on February 01, 2022.

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Exit

Companies

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2/1/2022

Acquired

$99M

2

1/25/2022

Acquired

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$99M

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10

10/5/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

9/16/2021

Corporate Majority

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$99M

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10

8/25/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

Date

2/1/2022

1/25/2022

10/5/2021

9/16/2021

8/25/2021

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Corporate Majority

IPO

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

10

10

10

10

investiere Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

investiere has 1 strategic partners and customers. investiere recently partnered with Be Angels on November 11, 2020.

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Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

11/26/2020

Partner

Belgium

investiere partners with the leading Belgian business angel network BeAngels

Through an exclusive partnership , BeAngels will offer Belgian investors access to the state-of-the-art platform developed by investiere and will contribute to sourcing new deal flow from Belgium as well .

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Date

11/26/2020

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Country

Belgium

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investiere partners with the leading Belgian business angel network BeAngels

Through an exclusive partnership , BeAngels will offer Belgian investors access to the state-of-the-art platform developed by investiere and will contribute to sourcing new deal flow from Belgium as well .

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1

investiere Team

4 Team Members

investiere has 4 team members, including current Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Steffen Wagner.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Steffen Wagner

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Current

Lukas Weber

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Current

Richard Lockyer

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Laura Regazzoni

Managing Partner

Former

Name

Steffen Wagner

Lukas Weber

Richard Lockyer

Laura Regazzoni

Work History

Title

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Managing Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Former

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