Berlin’s #1 Angel VC Group

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

Avala Mission

Avala Capital is Berlin’s leading angel venture capital investor with €25m invested since 2012 in seed, early and late stage assets. We invest capital throughout all cycles, leverage our extensive international network and offer advice in key areas such as marketing, technology, funding and strategy in order to boost performance of ambitious Internet teams.

 

We are looking for European investment opportunities with a focus on 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.

Our focus is on early and growth stage Internet businesses with a vast usage potential and attractive unit economics. Typical investments 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 for both individual investor and family offices offering access to privileged Internet investment opportunities.

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.

Active Investments I

Active Investments II

Exited Investments

Facts & Figures

Delivery Hero is the world's leading network of online food ordering sites with around 260,000 restaurants connected to its service. On its mission to provide better takeaway food to the people globally, Delivery Hero operates in more than 33 countries.

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: 2013-2015 (Series Seed, Series A, Series B)

Book a Tiger is aiming to become the world’s premier service connecting professionals with customers seeking multiple household services. Book a Tiger is a curated marketplace with absolute focus on providing the best experience for customers and professionals on their mobile devices.

Founded: 2014, Berlin - Germany, Invested: 2014, 2015 (Series Seed, Series A)

Fyber (formerly SponsorPay) 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)

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; Invested: 2015 (Commons)

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

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

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 (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)

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)

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, Invested: 2013 (Series Seed)

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, Invested: 2014 (Series A Bridge)

Delivery Herois the world's leading network of online food ordering sites with around 260,000 restaurants connected to its service. On its mission to provide better takeaway food to the people globally, Delivery Hero operates in more than 33 countries.

Founded: 2010, Berlin, Germany; Partially exited to Insight Venture Partners (2014) and Rocket Internet (2015)

Fyber (formerly SponsorPay) 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, Partially exited to RNTS Media (2015)

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

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15

 

€25mn

 

~50%

 

75

 

€1,5bn

Successful years on the Berlin startup scene.

 

Startup investments under our belt.

 

Invested by Avala Capital and its affiliates to date.

 

IRR at 1% 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 22 years of operational management background, 15 years of investment experience and 8 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).