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Holtzbrinck Ventures  CERTIFIED

Firm Rating:

Rated 3.5 / 5.0 by 6
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Record
4.0
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Competence
3.5
Pitching
Efficiency
2.8
Favorable
Deal Terms
3.5
Execution
Assistance
3.7

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FIRM OVERVIEW: Small Private VC founded in 1998 based out of Munich, Germany (Europe)

FIRM DESCRIPTION: Since 1998, Holtzbrinck Ventures has invested, with risk capital, in young companies within the new media sector and has been involved with over 60 companies making it one of the largest start-up investors with a focus on internet, mobile and broadband companies. We seek investments in media-oriented business models in the digital media sector. As an established early stage investor, we will gladly participate even at the company’s foundation. Having built up many companies, either independently or in collaboration with business entrepreneurs, we have extensive know-how at our disposal, regarding both operational and growth matters. Active supervision and long-term support of the investments, as well as the utilisation of established brands and media services from the Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group, enables us to offer optimal value management right up until we exit.

TEAM MEMBERS: Christoph Jung, Konstantin Urban, Lars Langusch, Martin Weber, Sven Achter,

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Trustworthy Long Term Thinkers

Fund: Holtzbrinck Ventures

Posted by ArndtRoller on 2008-04-04

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Holtzbrinck Networks are an unusual and very successful investor in Germany. Very successful in the way that they identify successful start-ups and later-stage opportunities more quickly than others and are very fast in the closing process.

The above mentioned friendly approach is no "make-up", but part of the fund-culture and intrinsic to all members of the team that I have known for many years now.
If this is not enough to call these guys unusual, let me add the long-term thinking. This includes difficult times in the lifecycle of a business as well and is not limited to those phases where everything is great and cool.

What I enjoy is a laissez-faire shareholder-attitude during the good times and a fair appraisal (and tighter communication) in more difficult phases.

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Inefficient Pitching

Fund: Holtzbrinck Ventures

Posted by syncinprogress on 2008-02-25

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Friendly and professional on the first look. Got introduced to a principal by a mutual friend. HB was invested and we had first meeting with principal. Already discussed and fixed few important topics. Decision for second meeting was promised.
Second meeting with general Parter: He was unprepared and obviouslygot other information from principal as we have been given. Meeting was unproductive and already fixed topics fell apart.

We heard in the market that they are fair and ok to work with before. But pitching was a total waste of time.

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