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Description25 years of successful venture capital


Fund III, 9/2011 €80M
Fund II, 1/2007 €60M
Fund I, 1/2003 €20M



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Creathor Venture Management

As a leading European Venture Capital firm, Creathor Venture invests in technology-oriented companies and entrepreneurs. The focus is particulary on mobile, e-, m-, s-commerce, media, cloud, life science, mobile health and diagnostics. Regional focus is on Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria and Scandinavia.

The current portfolio of more than 30 companies is actively supported in development, growth and internationalization by our team of 15 staff. The management team of Creathor Venture consists of the founder of the former Technologieholding VC GmbH, Dr Gert Koehler as well as Karlheinz Schmelig and Cedric Koehler. The team has built more than 200 technology companies successfully, conducted more than 20 international IPOs and has achieved exceptional returns for fund investors and the financed entrepreneurs in the past.

Creathor Venture manages funds of more than EUR 180 million (USD 240m) and currently has four offices (near Frankfurt & Munich, Zurich & Stockholm).

The investors of the current fund (CVIII) include the European Union, through which the fund receives funding from the “Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme” (CIP), and the “ERP EIF fund of funds” and the LfA – Gesellschaft für Vermögensverwaltung mbH, both facilities of the European Investment Fund (“EIF”), fund of funds, family offices and entrepreneurs. As the largest investor in Creathor the management underlines its entrepreneurial orientation.

Creathor Ventures was acquired by Shopgate.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Mobiles Republic 10/2013Series B$6M3
Toroleo 8/2013Venture Round1
Roombeats 8/2013Seed€500k2
Zimory 7/2013Venture Round$20M5
Shopgate 6/2013Series B$7M2
Bitbar 4/2013Venture Round$3M5
Kigo 4/2013Series A$1.8M1
Iconicfuture 1/2013Series B$3.3M1
SIRION BIOTECH 2013Venture Round5
Cube Biotech 12/2012Series A2
Hojoki 11/2012Series A2
Netbiscuits 10/2012Venture Round$27M3
Mobiles Republic 3/2012Series A$3M2
cloudControl 9/2011Series A2
Sividon Diagnostics 9/2011Venture Round3
Zadego 8/2011Venture Round1
Shopgate 8/2011Series A$2M1
CEVEC Pharmaceuticals 7/2011Venture Round€6M2
SIRION BIOTECH 6/2011Venture Round4
Netbiscuits 1/2011Series B2
Tellja 2011Series B2
Zimory 10/2010Venture Round€4M2
Phenex Pharmaceuticals 9/2010Series C€6M5
Caprotec Bioanalytics 5/2010Series B$5.1M4
stylefruits 3/2010Series B1
CEVEC Pharmaceuticals 2/2010Series B$5.4M3
joiz 1/2010Series A1
aka-aki networks 10/2009Venture Round2
Mobiles Republic 2/2009Venture Round1
stylefruits 11/2008Series A1
Viewster 10/2008Series A$2.95M1
Caprotec Bioanalytics 1/2008Venture Round$8.8M3
Doodle 1/2008Series A2
Netbiscuits 1/2007Series A2



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  1. Creathor Venture Holds First Close of Third Fund at €51M ( [edit]
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  5. Mobiles Republic Secures US$6M in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  6. Toroleo raises funding from Creathor Venture ( [edit]
  7. Roombeats Raises €500K Seed To Spread Its Ad-Infested Interactive Images Further ( [edit]
  8. Zimory Raises $20 Million In Funding ( [edit]
  9. Shopgate Raises $7M To Help Retailers Maximize Mobile Storefronts And Sales ( [edit]
  10. Bitbar Raises $3M From Qualcomm, Creathor, DFJ Esprit, And Finnvera For Its Testdroid Mobile App Testing Platform ( [edit]
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  12. Iconicfuture Raises $3.3M To Give Games Developers An Easy Way To Pimp Branded Virtual Goods ( [edit]
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  16. Netbiscuits Secures $27 Million Funding to Capitalise on Mobile Web Industry Leadership ( [edit]
  17. Mobiles Republic Closes $3M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  18. cloudControl Raises Funding from Creathor Venture ( [edit]
  19. Sividon Diagnostics Receives Equity Funding ( [edit]
  20. ShopShare Secures Seven-Digit Funding from Creathor Venture ( [edit]
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  22. CEVEC Pharmaceuticals Closes €6M Financing Round. ( [edit]
  23. SIRION BIOTECH Raises Further Funding ( [edit]
  24. The Future Web is Mobile - T-Venture and Creathor Venture invest in Mobile Cloud Software Platform Netbiscuits ( [edit]
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  26. Zimory Secures €4M in Funding ( [edit]
  27. Phenex Raises €6M in Series C Financing ( [edit]
  28. caprotec bioanalytics Completes Series B Financing Round of EUR 4 Million ( [edit]
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  30. CEVEC Pharmaceuticals, GmbH: Series B $5.4M ( [edit]
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  32. October 23, 2009 Aka-aki gets expansion money from Creathor Venture ( [edit]
  33. Mobiles Republic Secures Funding from Creathor Venture ( [edit]
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  36. Life Science Startup Caprotec Bioanalytics Receives Additional Venture Capital Funding ( [edit]
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