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Total$1.09B
Venture Fund 2012, 4/2012 $100M
Venture Fund 2008, 9/2008 €127M
Fund IV, 7/2013 $200M
Digital East Fund, 1/2014 $110M
EB 1998, 6/1999 €57M
EB 2000, 12/2000 €260M
EB 2007, 7/2008 €129M
EB 2012, 6/2013 €150M
EDEF, 6/2013 €150M
EB 2007 Opportunities, 1/2014 €30M
EDEF, 1/2014 €80M

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Berlin, DEU
Münzstrasse 21
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München, DEU
Maximilianstrasse 14
München, 80539, DEU
Istanbul, TUR
Insirah Caddesi
Cemre Sokak No. 1, Bebek, Besiktas
Istanbul, 34342, TUR

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Earlybird Venture Capital

Established in 1997 Earlybird currently manages over €700 million ($900 million) in assets. We have backed 100 companies, some of which have sparked significant innovations in business and technology and resulted in large scale ($1bn+) IPOs and trade sales.

Earlybird backs European companies with global ambitions and our active portfolio currently includes 27 companies across the consumer Internet and enterprise services space.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Socialbakers 2/2014Series C$26M2
6Wunderkinder 11/2013Series B$19M3
RapidMiner 11/2013Series A$5M4
LiquidM 10/2013Series A$5M3
Jumpstarter 9/2013Seed$1.7M3
DingDong 7/2013Series A1
EyeEm 7/2013Series A$6M3
Versus 5/2013Series A$2.8M5
THE Football App 4/2013Series A€10M1
Videdressing 3/2013Series A$6M4
Socialbakers 11/2012Series B$6M2
Auctionata 10/2012Series A$16.9M6
Traxpay 6/2012Venture Round$4M1
Moped 6/2012Venture Round$1M4
B2X Care Solutions 2012Private Equity2
smava.de 11/2011Venture Round€4M2
Crowdpark 10/2011Series B$6M2
Miracor Medical Systems 10/2011Series B$10M4
madvertise 10/2011Series B$10M3
Socialbakers 9/2011Series A$2M1
Peak Games 9/2011Series B$11.5M2
carpooling.com 7/2011Series A1
carpooling.com 7/2011Series B1
Peak Games 5/2011Series A$5M1
nfon 11/2010Venture Round€4M4
Light Blue Optics 10/2010Series A$13M6
Crowdpark 6/2010Series A$2M1
simfy 5/2010Venture Round$8.84M3
madvertise 3/2010Series A2
EBS Technologies 1/2010Series B€3M3
BridgeCo 12/2009Venture Round$7.5M1
UPEK 10/2009Venture Round$6.2M4
Scoreloop 8/2009Series B$2.8M3
carpooling.com 8/2009Seed1
Light Blue Optics 7/2009Series A$15M5
BridgeCo 2/2009Venture Round$6M8
Conject 9/2008Venture Round$5M2
MergeOptics 5/2008Series D$8.26M4
Clean Mobile 3/2008Series A€3.3M2
Zonare Medical Systems 2/2008Venture Round$30M8
Light Blue Optics 10/2007Series A$26M4
Purple Labs 9/2007Series A$12.7M3
Smava 5/2007Series A€4M6
BridgeCo 1/2007Venture Round$17M7
BridgeCo 6/2006Series D$23M7
Yoggie Security Systems 5/2006Venture Round$1.8M2
abaXX Technology 3/2006Series D$4.54M3
Vital Sensors 1/2006Venture Round$1M4
Lumics 12/2005Venture Round$6.6M5
BridgeCo 7/2004Series C$16M4

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  1. Berlin Is Still Sexy But No Longer Poor – Earlybird Raises $100M For A $200M Fund (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. CT Investor (cleantechinvestor.com) [edit]
  3. As Earlybird Closes New €150m Fund, LPs Warm To European Tech Valuations (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. EarlyBird Raising $130M To Fund Startups In Turkey And Central Eastern Europe (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  12. ubitricity Raises 1.8M in Series A Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
    B2X Care Solutions Closes Growth Financing Round with Earlybird (finsmes.com) [edit]
    Earlybird gets the raise (venturebeat.com) [edit]
    LinkedIn co-founder Konstantin Guericke joins the Earlybird VC flock as US Partner (thenextweb.com) [edit]
    Analytics outfit Socialbakers scores $6 Million (allthingsd.com) [edit]
    Earlybird's BMEYE exits to Edwards Lifesciences (siliconallee.com) [edit]
    Exclusiv in-depth interview with LinkedIn Co-founder and Earlybird's newest partner (venturevillage.eu) [edit]
    Earlybird portfolio company smava.de launches cooperation for further growth (reuters.com) [edit]
    Azimut, Earlybird partner for Italian tech fund (altassets.net) [edit]
    madvertise secures $10M in a Series B round (eu-startups.com) [edit]
    The VCs at Earlybird raise $100M for their fourth fund (venturebeat.com) [edit]
    Earlybird closes $200 Million Fund (blogs.wsj.com) [edit]
  13. Social Analytics Company Socialbakers Raises $26M More (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  14. To-Do App Wunderlist Confirms $19M Series B And Expands To The US, While Sequoia Heads Into Germany (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  15. German Predictive Analytics Startup Rapid-I Rebrands As RapidMiner, Takes $5M From Open Ocean, Earlybird To Tackle The U.S. Market (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  16. Just-Launched Mobile Ad Management Platform LiquidM Raises $5M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  17. Jumpstarter Pulls In $1.7M Seed To Re-Imagine The Dev Platform – Invite Codes For Readers (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  19. EyeEm, ‘Europe’s Instagram,’ Picks Up $6M To Build Out Its Visual Search Engine And Crowdsourced Stock Photo Service (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  20. Comparison Engine VERSUS IO Adds Further $2.8M To Its Coffers From Earlybird, Dave McClure, Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  21. THE Football App Raises €10M in Series A Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  22. Social Fashion Marketplace Videdressing Secures $6M To Go International From France (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  23. Social Analytics Heats Up: Socialbakers Raises $6M From Index And Earlybird To Expand Its Big Brand-Focused Monitoring Service (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  25. Traxpay Raises $4 Million, Sets Sights On Redefining B2B Online Payments (traxpay.com) [edit]
  26. Moped Raises $1 Million From Betaworks And SV Angel To Become Twitter For Private Messages Only (businessinsider.com) [edit]
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  28. smava.de Raises 4M; Invests in prestiamoci.it (finsmes.com) [edit]
  29. Crowdpark Raises $6 Million To Bring Legal, "Social Betting" Games To Facebook (And Soon Android & iOS) (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  30. Miracor Secures 7M/$10M in Series B Financing Round (miracormedical.com) [edit]
  31. madvertise Completes over $10M Series B Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
  32. Socialbakers Raises $2M in Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  33. With A Foothold In Emerging Markets, Peak Games Climbs Up The Rankings; Raises $11.5 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  36. Peak Games raises $5M for social gaming (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  37. nfon Raises 4M (finsmes.com) [edit]
  38. Light Blue Optics raises US$13 million to realise growing list of new applications for Light Touch (lightblueoptics.com) [edit]
  39. Earlybird Ventures (earlybird.com) [edit]
  40. EDGAR [edit]
  41. Mobile ad network madvertise secures series A round (eu.techcrunch.com) [edit]
  42. Germany, EBS Technology Completes 3m Series B Financing Round (finsmes.com) [edit]
  43. BridgeCo Turns Ears, Efforts To Streaming Audio With $7.5M Recap (earlybird.com) [edit]
  44. Upek raises $6.2M for fingerprinting software (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  45. Social Gaming Startup Scoreloop Closes $2.8 Million Round (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  47. Light Blue Optics Raises US$15 Million in Series A Extension (freshnews.com) [edit]
  48. BridgeCo Raises $6 Million in New Financing (freshnews.com) [edit]
  49. Conject Raises New Round (feeds.feedburner.com) [edit]
  50. MergeOptics Raises 5.3 M / $8.5 M in Fourth Round Led by KTB (earlybird.de) [edit]
  51. German Fuel Cell Maker Clean Mobile Raises 3.3M From Earlybird (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
  52. Compact-ultrasound maker Zonare Medical raises $30M (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  53. lightblueoptics.com [edit]
  54. EDGAR [edit]
  55. Earlybird lead investor in online credit marketplace smava (tornado-insider.com) [edit]
  56. Home Entertainment Networking Firm BridgeCo Gets $17 Million (dmwmedia.com) [edit]
  57. BridgeCo Raises $23M in Latest Venture Finance Round (thefreelibrary.com) [edit]
  58. Yoggie completes a $ 1.8M round of investment (yoggie.com) [edit]
  59. EDGAR [edit]
  60. Company closes largest seed financing round in BioTech Park’s history (vabiotech.com) [edit]
  61. Lumics raises additional 5.5 million (ecapital.de) [edit]
  62. BridgeCo Secures $16 Million Series C Funding Round; Fidelity Ventures Joins as Lead Investor (businesswire.com) [edit]
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