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Jungfernstieg 30
Hamburg, 20354, DEU



tado° 9/2013
SumUp 8/2012
Upptalk 5/2012


Shortcut Ventures GmbH

Shortcut Ventures is a German Venture Capital Enterprise created by founders for founders. The main focus of Shortcut Ventures investment strategy is on international startups specializing in the fields of Internet, Mobile, Games, and Social Media. The company mainly invests in startups that are in the early growth stages. Along with the financial support, firms in the portfolio are also provided with access to founder knowledge and know-how. Shortcut Ventures is managed by Dirk Freise, Martin Ostermayer, and Thorsten Rehling, entrepreneurs and founders of multiple companies such as and The enterprise’s main investor is the Dutch telecommunications corporation, KPN.

Recent Milestones




  1. Smart Thermostat Market Heating Up As Tado Raises $2.6M For Its European Nest ( [edit]
  2. Make Way For Another European Square: SumUp Launches With $20M+ In Backing ( [edit]
  3. yuilop Raises €4.5M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
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