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Major European SaaS investors are at our Summit

The panels and master classes for investors who want to actively help shape the exchange of knowledge and the discussion in the German-speaking SaaS community on stage were assigned extremely quickly.

Other SaaS investors can still be involved - this applies to active business angels as well as venture capital, providers of alternative forms of growth capital and private equity funds that invest in European SaaS models from pre-seed to Series B.

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Please find below all investors already confirmed their participation at ARRtist Summit 2023

Point Nine

We're an early-stage venture capital fund focused on backing seed-stage B2B SaaS and B2B marketplace entrepreneurs anywhere in the world. Since 2008, we’ve been amongst the first investors in companies like Algolia, Chainalysis, Contentful, Delivery Hero, Docplanner, Loom, and Zendesk. We obsess about helping you win, and it shows in the numbers: More than 65% of the companies that we back at the seed stage raise a Series A, and more then ten are already at $100M+ ARR (and counting).

Goldman Sachs

At Goldman Sachs, we believe progress is everyone’s business. That’s why we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices in all major financial centers around the world.

High-Tech Gründerfonds

High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is a seed investor that finances high-potential, tech-driven start-ups. With around EUR 900 million in total investment volume across three funds and an international network of partners, HTGF has already helped forge more than 650 start-ups since 2005. Driven by their expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and passion, its team of experienced investment managers and startup experts help guide the development of young companies. HTGF’s focus is on high-tech start-ups in the fields of digital tech, industrial technology, life sciences, chemistry and related business areas.

Senovo

Senovo focuses on early stage B2B SaaS investments. We fund outstanding entrepreneurs and teams building world class products, and generally get involved soon after product launch, during the Series A. We invest up to EUR 3m in investment rounds of EUR 1-5m and plan reserves to support you in later rounds. Whether we lead or co-invest with a partner, we believe it is beneficial for startups to have complimentary investors and usually syndicate our investments.

Auxxo Female Catalyst Fund

Building on more nearly 30 years combined investment & operational experience and three years of joint angel investing via Auxxo Beteiligungen, Bettine Schmitz and Dr. Gesa Miczaika launched the Auxxo Female Catalyst Fund. The vision of the fund is to drive equitable representation of women as founders and investors in venture capital.

Cavalry Ventures

Cavalry Ventures is a European early-stage venture capital fund focusing on pre-seed and seed stages with EUR 120+ million in assets under management. In addition to the expertise of the partners, the portfolio companies gain access to a cross-sector, global and exclusive network of more than 200 angel investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, business experts, and many more, who provide advisory and operational support in areas such as strategy, organisational development, product development, sales, international expansion, recruiting and marketing.

Cherry Ventures

Cherry Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm led by a team of entrepreneurs with experience building fast-scaling companies such as Zalando and Spotify. The firm backs Europe's boldest founders, usually as their first institutional investor, and supports them in everything from their go-to-market strategy and the scaling of their businesses. Cherry Ventures has previously invested in the seed stage of over 90 companies across Europe, including FlixBus, Auto1 Group, Flaschenpost, Infarm, Forto, SellerX, Juni, and Flink. Cherry Ventures is based in Berlin and invests across Europe with operations in London and Stockholm.

Monterro

Monterro is the leading B2B software growth investor in the Nordics, with a mission to turn Nordic software companies into market leaders and global leaders within their niche. Since 2012, Monterro has completed many platform and add-on investments. We manage four funds with a combined value of EUR 1.1bn, and 25 percent of the managed capital comes from our founders and employees. To support our portfolio companies with software development, we've set up Scandinavia Software Park in Vietnam. We help Nordic software companies fulfil their world-beating potential by adding value in several areas: strategic and hands-on support, insight, talent management, and our management network.

DTCP

DTCP is an investment management firm focused on growth equity and digital infrastructure. Founded in 2015, the firm has raised more than $2.3 billion in funds from corporate and institutional investors and invested in over 70 companies. DTCP GROWTH invests in leading enterprise application and infrastructure software companies. DTCP INFRA invests in mobile access, fiber, and data center infrastructure. DTCP has a dedicated advisory team supporting portfolio companies and corporate sponsors in creating measurable synergies. The driving force behind the firm’s strategies is the belief that the convergence of networks, devices and the internet is creating more wealth, disrupting more businesses, and unleashing more innovation than any force in the history of technology.

FLOAT

Traditional finance hasn't kept up with innovation. The funding process for SME SaaS companies is antiquated, hard to access, time-consuming, and tedious. That’s why at Float we pioneered a new product, we like to call Capital-as-a-service (CaaS). We provide SaaS startups and SMEs with fast, easy, founder-friendly, and non-dilutive growth capital. As founders ourselves, our vision is to empower other founders by providing them the capital they need to focus on building and growing their business without entering a never-ending fundraising mode.

re:cap

We’re refining capital for economies to come. At re:cap, we create a world where every company has access to the best possible financing solutions – irrespective of size, location, and network. To help entrepreneurs outgrow themselves. More options, better choices. When it comes to funding your business, you should have more than one option. With re:cap, you get access to a new source of capital with clear advantages over traditional instruments.

eNugget Ventures

We back innovative and disruptive SaaS companies in finding product market fit and building efficient and scalable sales engines on the way to Series A. Since 2016, we have joined forces with extraordinary founders across different verticals in SaaS. We’ve walked the path with them since the earliest stages, being an entrepreneurial and hands on partner.

Bregal Unternehmerkapital

Bregal Unternehmerkapital is part of a family-owned business that has grown over several generations. Funds advised by Bregal Unternehmerkapital ("BU") specialise in majority and minority holdings, particularly in mid-sized companies based in Germany, Switzerland and Austria – the “Mittelstand”. Its investment activity is based on long-term commitment and independent of developments in the financial markets. With patient capital, entrepreneurial expertise and a partnership approach, Bregal can focus on the performance of the portfolio companies and help them generate sustainable value.

Riverside

Riverside Acceleration Capital (RAC) provides flexible growth capital for expansion-stage B2B software and technology companies. Through revenue-based funding and subsequent growth capital, RAC provides the right amount of capital at the right time.

Yttrium

Yttrium (formerly Digital+ Partners) is a growth equity investment firm specialised in B2B technology companies. We work as a trusted partner to management teams to help them scale their businesses globally. Yttrium’s exclusive focus and successful track record in growth-stage B2B technology investing enables us to provide targeted, high-impact support to enable our companies to grow faster and more efficiently.

Speedinvest

Speedinvest is one of Europe’s most active early-stage investors with more than €1 billion AuM and 40+ investors based in Berlin, London, Munich, Paris, and Vienna. Founder success is our top priority, so we don’t just send some money and "check in" at board meetings. Our mission is to empower you with game-changing support through every stage of your journey. Our focused investment teams know your industry inside and out. Their proven experience, know-how and deep networks are yours from day one.

Target Global

Target Global is a pan-European technology investment firm with more than €3 billion in assets under management. It invests in companies across all stages of their lifecycle, from pre-seed to pre-IPO. Since 2012, Target has invested in global winners including Delivery Hero, Revolut, Auto 1 Group, Copper, Rapyd, Wefox, Flink, Cazoo, and many others. Target's experienced team of investors, many of whom began their journeys as founders and operators, help exceptional entrepreneurs build leading companies that target trillion-dollar markets.

session.vc

Founded in late 2019 by Martin Altorfer and Philippe Bubb, session.vc is a Swiss based early stage investor that backs bold entrepreneurs in the B2B Software and Consumer space in the DACH region.

Lightbird Ventures

Lightbird partners with world-class founders building world-changing technology companies in Europe. We invest in B2B software companies at Pre-Seed/Seed stage with a particular interest for Bottom-up SaaS, PLG, Community-Led Growth, and Network Effects.

Endeit Capital

Endeit Capital is a growth capital firm fuelling internationalization and innovation since 2006. With local Partner teams in the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden, Endeit specializes in boosting European tech scale-ups that have outgrown the start-up phase. Endeit and its community of entrepreneurs and experts support these companies with capital and management guidance to reach maturity. Current and former portfolio companies include Parcellab, Happeo, Sharpist, Stravito, Tripactions, Tourradar, Bux, 3D Hubs, MetrixLab, Gastrofix, Blis and Leadfeeder. Endeit’s Partners draw on their broad operational experience in branding and internationalization, especially via buy & build.

10x Founders

10x Founders is a network-driven investor backed by over 200 entrepreneurs and angels. The founding partners (Andreas Etten, Andrej Henkler, Claudius Jablonka, Felix Haas, Jan Becker, Jan Reichelt and Robert Wuttke) have made more than 300 investments and continue this early-stage investing now within 10x Founders. At the beginning of 2021, they came together with the vision to build the best early-stage investor for Europe’s most ambitious next startup founders.

Coparion

Coparion is a venture capital fund for young, German technology companies. The capital is provided by ERP Special Fund, KfW Capital and European Investment Bank. We accelerate growth:  We help young technology companies achieve swift and sustained growth. With a fund sitze of EUR 275 million we have the means to do so.

Please find below an overview of all participating Early Stage Investors, focusing on PreSeed, Seed and Series A Investments or companies below EUR 2 million ARR.

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Louis Coppey

VC @ Point Nine

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Christian Arndt

VC @ HTGF

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Dr. Alexander Buchberger

Dr. Alexander Buchberger

Investor @ Senovo

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Dr. Gesa Miczaika

Dr. Gesa Miczaika

Gen. Partner @ Auxxo FCF

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Dr. Gesa Miczaika

Marcel Hollerbach

Partner @ Cavalry Ventures

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Christian Luecke

CEO @ re:cap

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Dr. Gesa Miczaika

Jannis Koehn

Co-Founder @ FLOAT

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Filip Dames

Partner @ Cherry Ventures

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Julius Göllner

Founder @ eNugget Ventures

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Markus Lang

Partner @ Speedinvest

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Yang Tran

Senior Associate @ Speedinvest

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Lina Chong

Investment Dir. @ Target Global

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Jeremias Meier

Partner @ session.vc

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Jonas Kern

Early Stage Inv. @ Target Global

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Thomas Meier

Partner@ Lightbird Ventures

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Anina Blietz

Investor @ 10x Founders

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Nico Schoenenberger

E.S. Investor @ 10x Founders

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Kevin Heidrich

Inv. Manager @ coparion

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Stefan Martinez

Inv. Manager @ coparion

Please find below an overview of all participating Growth Investors, mainly focusing on post Series A Investments or companies above EUR 2 million ARR.

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Dr. Gesa Miczaika

Julian Mattes

Growth Investor @ Yttrium

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Stefan Lehotkay

Manager @ Monterro

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Dr. Gesa Miczaika

Christian Resch

MD @ Goldman Sachs

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Dr. Gesa Miczaika

Michael Rager

MD @ DTCP

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Dr. Gesa Miczaika

Cedric Notz

Co-Founder @ FLOAT

Investor

Dr. Gesa Miczaika

Norbert Heller

Director @ Bregal

Investor

Dr. Gesa Miczaika

Christian Stein

Partner @ Riverside A.C.

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Dr. Gesa Miczaika

Phillip Schroeder

Partner @ Endeit

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Dr. Gesa Miczaika

Martijn Hamann

Partner @ Endeit