One of the top 10 auction houses worldwide outside of China

Posted on 12. Mai 2016 by Earlybird VC Blog

Auctionata, founded in Berlin, and Paddle8, founded in New York, announced today that they are joining forces to create the global leader in online art, collectibles and vintage luxury. The joint company will immediately become one of the top 10 auction houses worldwide outside of China and with joint sales above $150m and nearly 800,000 […]

Heilemann Ventures and Earlybird VC Join Forces

Posted on 26. April 2016 by Earlybird VC Blog

This is a very special day for Earlybird as we proudly announce the merge of Heilemann Ventures and Earlybird. We wish a very warm welcome to our grown digital tech team Fabian and Ferry Heilemann as Partners, Alexander Ruppert as Associate, Julius Ruessmann as Analyst and Melanie Nawrocki as Assistant. Further to the new full-time […]

Earlybird Exits Conject

Posted on 18. März 2016 by Earlybird VC Blog

Earlybird Venture Capital today announces the successful acquisition of Conject Holding GmbH to the Australian construction software company Aconex. Since the founding of Conject in 2000, Earlybird backed Conject in their striving to become Europe’s market leader for cloud and mobile collaboration service provider. With the acquisition of the hidden champion based in Munich to […]

Movinga’s $25m mission to transform removals globally

Posted on 4. Januar 2016 by Earlybird VC Blog

It is really impressive to have such a fast growing company in our portfolio. Just in August 2015, Earlybird, together with other investors, announced its investment in Movinga – only a few months after their launch in January 2015. Immediately this first investment was followed by the series A – now led by Rocket Internet […]

Worker migration from East to West – Tjobs´ numbers are setting the record straight

Posted on 14. Mai 2014 by Roland Manger

Often enough perception is reality. This is well understood in the relatively short-term business of the media and its symbiotic partner politics, where “after the elections is before the elections”. 2014 is an excellent year to observe how political and media opinion leaders are shaping public perception with very few means. At midnight on January […]

Konstantin Guericke joins us in the US & building a better VC product for entrepreneurs

Posted on 2. April 2014 by Earlybird VC Blog

Right now we are working hard to make Earlybird a better product for entrepreneurs. So we are delighted that today we announced that we are significantly expanding our operations to provide increased services to entrepreneurs and portfolio companies. We think that i) having credible entrepreneurial and operational experience  and ii) a deep and wide US network […]

We’re looking for passionate Analyst Interns to join us in Istanbul

Posted on 19. März 2014 by Earlybird VC Blog

But first the facts on Earlybird: Founded in 1997, we have invested in more than 100 companies with impressive returns. We’ve seen powerpoint presentations turn in to billion dollar IPOs but have also seen promising companies fail, giving us a rich experience set to help entrepreneurs. With currently 900 million dollars under management, we are […]

Socialbakers raises $26 million growth round from Index and Earlybird

Posted on 18. Februar 2014 by Jason Whitmire

The social media market has grown explosively over the past 36 months (the key metric, social ad spend, is growing at 49% per annum, and is expected to reach ~$40bn by 2017) especially due to the ongoing shift of ad spend towards the social channel (expected to capture 6% of advertising budgets by 2017). To […]

Earlybird Digital East Q&A

Posted on 31. Januar 2014 by Roland Manger

Last week´s press release on the first close and launch of the Earlybird Digital East Fund has led to some coverage in the media, further interviews by journalists and quite a number of questions asked and comments posted by entrepreneurs, investors or just friends from our various social networks. Many thanks for all of your […]