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Stefan Glänzer

Stefan Glaenzer is founder of White Bear Yard, the Startup hub in London’s East End, and founding partner at Passion Capital LLP. He was named the best angel investor in Europe 2010/2011 by readers and editors of TechCrunch Europe, and was the first investor and executive chairman of, seeing that company through to its sale to CBS in 2007. Prior to that Stefan was co-founder of, one of the first European online auction sites, which he took public in 1999 before merging with QXL in 2000.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
Smava 5/2007Series A€4M6



  1. Earlybird lead investor in online credit marketplace smava ( [edit]
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