Oliver Holle founded his first web startup, SYSIS, in 1992, taking smart, interactive games to the exploding online market. Later, Oliver focused SYSIS on mobile content, which resulted in a 3-way merger that created a leading European mobile services player which was successfully acquired 2006 by VeriSign Inc.
After working a few years in Silicon Valley, Oliver started his new company, The Merger in 2008 that works with Central European startups in the internet and mobile space.
In 2011, he raised 10M USD to start Speedinvest (www.speedinvest.com), a seed fund for mobile & internet based in Vienna, Austria. In 2015, Speedinvest raised its 2nd fund with 100M USD under management.
Speedinvest operates out of Vienna, Munich and San Francisco and invests seed stage across Europe with a focus on deep tech, fintech and selective consumer verticals.
Board & Advisor Roles (5)Update
|May, 2015||iyzico||$6.2M / Series B||Speedinvest|
|Aug, 2014||iyzico||$1.4M / Series A||Speedinvest|
|Jun, 2014||wikifolio||€6M / Series A (Lead)||Speedinvest|
|May, 2014||TourRadar||$500k / Angel (Lead)||Speedinvest|
|Jul, 2013||iyzico||$1.4M / Seed||Speedinvest|
|Jun, 2013||TourRadar||undisclosed amount / Angel (Lead)||Speedinvest|
|Feb, 2013||wikifolio||undisclosed amount / Seed||Speedinvest|
|Feb, 2012||Shpock||undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)||Speedinvest|
|Jun 21, 2016||Business Insider Australia - Startup bank Loot raises £1.5 million to build a bank for 'Generation Snapchat'|
|Dec 23, 2015||FinSMEs - Speedinvest, Interview with CEO Oliver Holle|
|Dec 14, 2015||FinSMEs - Speedinvest Raises $100M Early Stage Venture Capital Fund|
|Nov 3, 2015||Examiner.com - Wargaming invests in Hitbox|
|Jun 5, 2014||EU Startups - wikifolio.com secures €6M and plans international expansion|
|Jul 10, 2013||TechCrunch - Iyzi Payments Raises $1.4M In Bid To Become The Stripe Of Turkey|
|Feb 20, 2012||TechCrunch - Speedinvest Makes Four Investments In Four Months|
|Sep 29, 2011||TechCrunch - Vienna-based Speedinvest closes $10m fund to bridge the EU/Valley divide|