Berlin’s #1 Super-Angel VC Group

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

Avala Mission

Avala Capital is Berlin’s #1 Super-Angel VC Group, founded in 2012, currently with EUR 100m Assets under Management. 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. Typical investments range from EUR 100k to EUR 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. Opportunistically, we have syndicated EUR 10m rounds in AAA assets.

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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Exited Investments

Facts & Figures

After its successful IPO in June 2017, Delivery Hero continues to be the leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplace with number one market positions in terms of partner restaurants, active users, gross merchandise value and website traffic. The company is headquartered in Berlin and operational in 39 markets across 5 continents and has over 19,000 employees.

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

Raisin (formerly "Weltsparen") is Europe’s #1 marketplace for savings and investment products. €15.5 bn has been brokered across the 7 Raisin platforms to date, with 82 partner banks having been onboarded so far. Currently, >510 products are being offered to >195,000 customers across 30+ countries

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

Tiger Facility Services (formerly “Book a Tiger”) is a B2B digital Facility Management company offering its customers a modern alternative to traditional cleaning and general facility management services.

Founded: 2014, Berlin, Germany, Invested: 2014-2019 (Series Seed, Series A, Series B)

Hostmaker is a rental property management company headquartered in London and present in 6 cities in Europe and the Middle East. Current services include pricing management, bookings, housekeeping, interior design, maintenance as well as guest and tenant communications.

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)

Lemoncat is Germany’s leading marketplace for corporate catering. The company has recently been merged into the B2B Food Group - a Rocket Internet holding company that also includes Caterwings under its umbrella.

Founded: 2017, Berlin, Germany, Invested: 2017-2019 (Seed, Series A)

Troy is reinventing debt collection for its corporate customers with the goal of improving debt recovery rates. The company is leveraging technology to challenge the highly fragmented, inefficient and offline debt collection market.

Founded: 2017, Lippstadt, Germany, Invested: 2019 (Convertible Loan)

Billie is a digital factoring platform targeted at SMEs, leveraging big data analytics, fully digitalised processes and a highly scalable tech platform to provide a platform that allows small businesses flexibility in choosing when they pay and get paid, without worrying about collections or defaults.

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)

Volocopter is a pioneer in the field of electric air taxis, leading innovation in the ecosystem surrounding urban air mobility.

Founded: 2011, Bruchsal, Germany, Invested: 2017 (Series B)

Myos provides a working capital lending product for Amazon merchants, with the goal being to expand to providing full scale financing products for online retailers.

Founded: 2017, Berlin, Germany, Invested: 2019 (Convertible Loan)

ROLI is the world's leading tech-backed music creation company. As developers of the only vertically integrated hardware and software platform for music creation, ROLI's products range from handheld drumpads, stage-perfomance synthesizers, as well as sophisticated sound design software.

Founded: 2009, London, UK, Invested: 2018 (Convertible Loan)

Bonify provides a unified access to all data relevant for a user’s credit score and leverages this data to optimise personal finances through individualised offers.

Founded: 2016, Berlin, Germany, Invested: 2018, 2019 (Series A)

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)

After its successful IPO in June 2017, Delivery Hero continues to be the leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplace with number one market positions in terms of partner restaurants, active users, gross merchandise value and website traffic. The company is headquartered in Berlin and operational in 39 markets across 5 continents and has over 19,000 employees.

Founded: 2010, Berlin, Germany, Partially exited to Insight Venture Partners (2014), Rocket Internet (2015), Ramphastos Investments - Marcel Boekhoorn (2016), official IPO-Secondary (2017)

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, 2017, 2018).

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)

Lingoda is an online language school offering both group and private classes in virtual classrooms to students. Current languages taught on the platform by native speaker teachers are English, German, Spanish and French.

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

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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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).

 

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