Finoa developed the world’s first fully digital (warm-storage) custody and asset-servicing solution built on a crypto-native banking infrastructure combining maximum user-friendliness with the highest military-grade security levels available in the market.



ELISE develops a Generative Engineering software to automate product development processes. Beta software users include leading OEMs and Tier1s in the automotive and aerospace industry such as BMW, MAN, Ariane Group and Brose.

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AlphaPet Ventures is digitalizing the premium pet food market by combining its leading e-commerce platforms (petspremium.de and hundeland.de) with a customer data driven digital brand building approach. AlphaPets fast growing pet food brands are available online and at most of Germany’s leading stationary retail and pet food specialist stores.


Vitafy Brands

Vitafy is a leading provider for functional food, healthy nutrition and fitness food. A selected portfolio of successful own brands is complemented by a range of third-party products and distributed via Vitafy’s own shop, partner shops and national stationary retail partners.

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The Munich based start-up holidu is a search engine for holiday apartments and houses. Holidu compares millions of accommodations from hundreds of websites, helping customers to select from the largest offering at the best price. Holidu belongs to the Venture Stars portfolio since 2015.



Solvemate is a SaaS platform forcustomer service automation. Solvemate's virtual agents instantly resolve the vast majority of requests by actively guiding the customer to the right answer. If a human agent is needed, the customer is efficiently routed to the right person. Training a virtual agent is easy: through machine learning, the performance continuously improves, and further training is automatically suggested when needed. Going-live is quick and easy and can be done in just a few days. Solvemate integrates with existing service workflows to automate repetitive tasks. This enables 24/7 support, while getting better insights, and saving costs.

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Smart Host helps small and medium sized hotels and hotel chains to increase their guest retention and direct bookings by optimizing their CRM. Based upon guest data, Smart Host increases the relevance and efficiency of it’s clients guest marketing, thus increasing revenues and saving marketing costs.



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Netzathleten media is a market leading vertical network operator and marketer. At a reach of several hundred selected premium publishers and ca. 20m unique monthly users, the company was acquired in 2011 by the RTL media group. Netzathleten media was founded in 2008 by Stefan Pfannmöller, Florian Calmbach and Martin Junker.



The mobile app Justbook enables last minute bookings of premium hotels. Every day, the app presents a small selection of premium hotel offers in the categories “luxury”, “upscale”, “design” and “comfort”, helping customers to realize savings of up to 50%. Justbook was acquired in 2013 by Secret Escapes.



ShopLove is an innovative Shopping App for fashion and home design. Shoplove was acquired by the Burda media group in 2015.

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Vaola is an online market place for sports apparel and equipment. The company was acquired in 2016 by the 21sportsgroup, owner of online and stationary retail sport brands such as Planet Sports.

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MIFLORA is a premium flower delivery service for business customers. By cutting out the middlemen in the flower supply chain, MIFLORA offers fresher flowers with a superior value for money. MIFLORA was acquired in 2017 by BLUME2000.