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IDCEE 2013: HV: An Overview - Martin Weber (General Partner @ Holtzbrinck Ventures)


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Martin Weber participated in the IDCEE 2013 Panel "Agency model: new trend for VC smart money"

Martin has built up HV Holtzbrinck Ventures as the leading consumer internet focused all-stage venture capital company in Germany over the last 12 years. HV has invested in more than 100 companies including Citydeal (acquired by Groupon),,,,,,, Glossybox plus founded several start-ups such as, and Prior to joining the firm, Martin was CFO of Netlife AG (managing their IPO) and Investment Manager with Bayerische Landesbank for five years.
Holtzbrinck Ventures is the leading German Venture Capital Investor focused on consumer internet. We invest in start-ups at their foundation and initiate / co-found companies. HV is the first institutional investor helping successful companies from the day of their inception to multi national category leaders around the world. The current portfolio consists of 67 companies with total annual revenue of several billion USD.

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IDCEE 2013: HV: An Overview - Martin Weber (General Partner @ Holtzbrinck Ventures)

  1. 1. HV: An Overview Highly successful investor in the consumer internet market, one of Europe’s fastest growing sectors Selected Portfolio Companies Selected Portfolio Companies Independent Team • Europe‘s largest online store for shoes & fashion One of the largest mobile & social gaming platforms worldwide Brazil‘s star in fashion e-commerce Online jeweler, allowing its customers to create individual genuine jewelry • • • • • • Investment Strategy • Fast growing payment company offering the easiest way to technically integrate payments into your website. Marketplace for unique / handmade products Founded in 2000 as the Corporate Venture Capital Arm of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group Became fully independent in 2010 Raised Fund V in 2012, with first and single closing of € 175M Deployed more than € 225M across 110 investments since 1999 Current portfolio > 3bn annualized revenues World class multiple of > 4x over all Funds and 13 years The core investment team has remained unchanged since 2000 • • • Focus on consumer internet, mainly commerce, gaming, mobile, social & online service businesses, education & healthcare, “light” technology Like to initially invest at seed stage and 75% of the total investment in follow-on rounds Total investment size € 0.2M - € 15M We back entrepreneurs and initiate company foundations 1
  2. 2. CIS is a more than relevant space for selected portfolio companies Selected portfolio companies active in CIS Selected portfolio companies active in CIS lamoda is one of the leading Russian online shops for fashion and shoes eDarling is one of the leading European online matchmaking services is the leading online retailer for general merchandise on the Russian-speaking Internet Westwing is the leading e-tailer for home & living in Europe and beyond Auctionata allows real time bidding in its virtual auction room for everyone. • • • • • • • Similarity of consumer behaviour leads to leverage of existing know how Systems and tools can be re-used Access to purchasing power of 270 Mio inhabitants Interest in luxury/quality items Strong local technical talent can run development efforts Step to „Go-east“ into emerging markets Access to capital for follow-on rounds: L'ArcoBaleno is the ultimate marketplace for exploring, discovering and shopping of curated high end design objects from around the world. 2