Berlin’s #1 Angel VC Group

Lifecycle investing in global, category-leading Internet technology companies.

Avala Mission

Avala Capital is Berlin’s leading Angel VC Boutique that has invested ca. €30m since 2012. We are a lifecycle investor and leverage our extensive international network to offer advice in key areas such as marketing, strategy and funding in order to boost performance of ambitious Internet teams.

 

We are looking for European investment opportunities in Berlin and London that provide a tangible value add for customers while carrying potential for global scale. And we love innovations with the potential to disrupt an industry, as apparent in foodtech or fintech.

Our focus is on seed, early and late stage Internet businesses with a vast usage potential and attractive unit economics. Typical investments, mostly B2C, range from €100k to €1m per financing round.

 

As team members of Avala Capital, we are investing our own capital and have created an attractive setup, offering access to privileged investment opportunities to both individual investors and family offices.

Avala Portfolio

Avala Capital invests in high-growth companies with ambitious goals and the talents to achieve them. We partner with exceptional entrepreneurs capable of disrupting a market by creating major change in a way which can be sustained and scaled. Our focus is on Internet business models, such as cloud, mobile and online marketplaces as well as on businesses heavily benefiting from offline to online conversion.

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Active Investments II

Exited Investments

Facts & Figures

Delivery Hero is the leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplace with number one market positions in terms of restaurants, active users, gross merchandise value or website traffic, in more countries than any of its competitors and online and mobile platforms across 40+ countries in Europe, the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Delivery Hero also operates its own last-mile food delivery primarily in 50+ high-density urban areas around the world.  The Company is headquartered in Berlin and has over 5,000 employees.

Founded: 2010, Berlin, Germany, Invested: 2012-2015 (Commons, Series A, Series B, Series C)

Raisin ("WeltSparen") is a German deposit broker offering attractive fixed term deposits with European partner banks, whereby no fees are charged to the customer and all deposits are protected by statutory deposit insurance.

Founded: 2012, Berlin, Germany, Invested: 2013-2017 (Series Seed, Series A, Series B; Series C)

Book a Tiger is a Digital Facility Management company offering both private and business customers a modern alternative to traditional cleaning services (cleaners hired on an employment basis).

Founded: 2014, Berlin, Germany, Invested: 2014 – 2016 (Series Seed, Series A2-A5)

Hostmaker offers full-service hospitality management services for Airbnb hosts. Current services include listing and pricing management, with future plans to become a full-service hospitality management service.

Founded: 2014, London, UK; Invested: 2015, 2017 (Series Seed, Series A)

Sonovate offers working capital financing and industry-leading contractor management technology to recruitment agencies.

Founded: 2014, London, UK; Invested: 2015, 2016 (Series A; Series B)

Fyber (formerly SponsorPay and currently part of RNTS Media) is a leading advertising technology company that empowers app developers to execute smart ad monetization strategies across all connected devices through a unified mobile supply side platform.

Founded: 2009, Berlin - Germany, Invested: 2014 (Commons, Series A1, Series A2 and Series A4)

Medisafe is a digital health platform that leverages real-time data to monitor and improve patient medication adherence.

Founded: 2013, Boston (MA), USA; Invested: 2017 (Series B)

Billie is an invoice financing tool for small businesses across Europe. Using a fully digitalized and lean process, SMEs can gain access to instant credit decisions to help them overcome liquidity crunches.

Founded: 2016, Berlin, Germany; Invested: 2016 (Series Seed)

Dojo Madness harnesses the latest innovations in machine learning to create sophisticated tools that help eSport gamers master their play.

Founded: 2015, Berlin, Germany; Invested: 2015 (Series Seed)

Next Caller provides Advanced Caller ID℠ and spoof detection for businesses. The service helps businesses identify unknown callers by providing detailed caller profile information, thereby reducing the cost and length of calls. Next Caller's API has become native with many business VoIP providers and customer service platforms.

Founded: 2014, New York City, USA; Invested: 2015 (Convertible Series A)

Urbanara provides high-quality home textiles and accessories at affordable prices in Germany and the UK. The unique selling point is based on high emphasis on quality, sourcing product directly from manufacturers and selling own brand products only.

Founded: 2010, Berlin/ Shanghai, Invested: 2013 (Commons, Series A4)

Lingoda is an online language school offering group classes, private classes (1-2-1) and interactive learning videos with experienced native speakers. Current languages taught are English and German.

Founded: 2012, Berlin, Germany, Invested: 2013, 2014 (Series Seed, Series A)

Herrenfahrt is an authentic online brand providing premium care products for classic and luxury cars. Based on a proprietary recipe products are manufactured in Mannheim, Germany, the birth place of the modern automobile built by Karl Benz in 1885.

Founded: 2014, Mannheim, Germany, Invested: 2014 (Series Seed)

Fleet provides a cloud-based platform that businesses use to book and manage transportation for international freight. Besides providing instant quotes, Fleet also ensures improved decision making by showing provider lead times, ratings and reliability, and direct access to all of the service providers.

Founded: 2014, San Francisco, USA; Invested: 2015 (Series Seed; Commons)

Delivery Hero is the leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplace with number one market positions in terms of restaurants, active users, gross merchandise value or website traffic, in more countries than any of its competitors and online and mobile platforms across 40+ countries in Europe, the Middle East & North Africa (MENA), Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Delivery Hero also operates its own last-mile food delivery primarily in 50+ high-density urban areas around the world.  The Company is headquartered in Berlin and has over 5,000 employees.

Founded: 2010, Berlin, Germany, Partially exited to Insight Venture Partners (2014), Rocket Internet (2015) and Ramphastos Investments - Marcel Boekhoorn (2016)

Fyber (formerly SponsorPay and currently part of RNTS Media) is a leading advertising technology company that empowers app developers to execute smart ad monetization strategies across all connected devices through a unified mobile supply side platform.

Founded: 2009, Berlin - Germany, Partially exited to RNTS Media (2015, 2016)

Sanoga is an E-commerce platform in South-East Asia (Thailand) with a focus on beauty and health products combined with magazine-grade online content. Sanoga employs a “curated” market place approach whereby products are shipped directly by the suppliers eliminating on-site stock.

Founded: 2013, Bangkok, Thailand, Invested: 2013 (Seed round); Exited to WhatsNew in 2014

9Cookies enables SMBs to run their entire business with an iPad - including customer acquisition and retention, order processing, customer data and relation management, payment, reporting and marketing.

Founded: 2013, Berlin, Germany, Invested: 2013 (Series AA, Series AB); Exited to Delivery Hero 2014

Karhoo is the world’s first global car aggregation service connecting passengers with licensed taxis and private hire cars wherever they are.

Founded: 2014, London, UK; Write-down (2016)

Rival Fox is the first SaaS-based competitor intelligence (CI) solution for small to medium enterprises creating automated reports on competitors’ website changes, online press releases, social media activity and traffic/SEO.

Founded: 2013, Berlin, Germany; Write-down (2016)

meinKauf GmbH with its brands meinKauf and miKunu is the market leader in digital circulars & offers for retailers and brands in Austria, Hungary and Turkey. The platform is known as innovation driver in location based retail and brand marketing as well as consumer profiling.

Founded: 2012, Vienna, Austria; Write-down (2016)

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€30mn

 

~220%

 

~30%

 

<2%

 

>100

 

€1,85bn

Successful years on the Berlin startup scene.

 

Startup investments under our belt.

 

Invested by Avala Capital and its affiliates to date.

 

IRR on exited holdings.

 

IRR on current holdings (fair value).

 

Impairment ratio.

 

Transactions completed.

 

Total funds our portfolio companies have raised from investors.

Avala Team

With over 45 years of combined, successful entrepreneurial and investment experience, we have invested in over 40 companies out of which some have achieved billion dollar valuations. We are passionate about helping teams materialize the full business potential in Internet technology innovations.

As a team we provide complementary strategic and operational competency to our portfolio investments with over 25 years of operational management background, 25 years of investment experience and 10 years of strategic consultancy. Previous professional experience includes Intershop, Pro7Sat1, SevenVentures, Delivery Hero, McKinsey, and Goldman Sachs etc.

Avala Network

Co-Investors

Advisors

P+P Pöllath + Partners focuses on transactional advice and asset management. P+P partners regularly advise on corporate/M&A, private equity and real estate transactions of all sizes. P+P enjoys an excellent reputation in corporate matters as well as in asset and succession planning for family businesses and high net worth individuals

Taylor Wessing is a full-service international law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries. 24 offices around the world cover local commercial, industry and cultural knowledge with international experience to provide proactive, integrated solutions for their clients.

Leading law firm specialized in VC/PE mandates in the field of Technology and Media.

The team of MeyerPartner Berlin is advising us on tax and labour law.

Andreas Wirtz is a leading tax accountant based in Munich. He is an expert in the field of fund tax advisory (among other fields).