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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

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.

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).


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.


Blackstone Growth (BXG) is part of the Blackstone Group and one of the largest growth-oriented capital providers worldwide. BXG acts as a strategic partner for B2B SaaS companies and has access to Blackstone's global resources to actively support these companies (>250 portfolio companies, >900bn AuM, >150 Operating Executives). Relex, Celonis, Cloudinary, or Snowflake are examples of BXG's software investments to date.

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.


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.

Earlybird Venture Capital

Earlybird is a venture capital investor focused on European technology companies. Founded in 1997, Earlybird invests in all growth and development phases of a company and supports its portfolio companies with financial resources, strategic support, as well as access to an international network and capital markets. Earlybird invests out of a family of focused and independently-managed funds: Digital West (Western Europe), Digital East (Emerging Europe), Healthcare, Earlybird-X (Pre Seed), and Growth Opportunity. With EUR 2 billion under management across all fund streams, 8 IPOs, and 30 trade sales, Earlybird is one of Europe’s most established and active venture capital firms.


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.

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.


KKR Tech Growth invests >$50M checks in high-growth technology companies across software, cybersecurity, consumer internet and fintech verticals. Beyond access to financial capital, KKR offers the companies we partner with access to our substantial network, industry expertise, M&A support, global reach, and insights from our global Private Equity portfolio which has more than 200 current portfolio companies worldwide, translating into over $7 billion in Information Technology spend and over $10 billion in marketing spend annually. Additionally, our portfolio companies have access to the operational experience of KKR Capstone. Since 2014, the firm has executed a number of transactions as part of the firm’s growth equity strategy, including Darktrace, GetYourGuide, KnowBe4, OutSystems, ReliaQuest, Zwift, OneStream, Wolt and o9, amongst others.


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.


PSG is a growth equity firm that partners with software and technology-enabled service companies to help them navigate transformational growth, capitalize on strategic opportunities and build strong teams. Having backed more than 115+ companies and facilitated over 420+ add-on acquisitions, we bring extensive investment experience, deep expertise in software and technology, and a firm commitment to collaborating with management teams. Founded in 2014, PSG has since raised over $10 billion in capital and has a team of more than 145 investment professionals. PSG operates out of offices in London, Paris, Madrid, Boston, Kansas City, and Tel-Aviv.

Riverside Acceleration Capital

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.


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.

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.


Armira is a Munich-based investment holding that invests in established, market-leading and high-growth companies in Europe, with a focus on family businesses and technology. With its unique capital base of German and international entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial families, Armira has the flexibility to invest without a fixed term and to focus on the long-term development of the company.

Blue Cloud Ventures

Blue Cloud Ventures, (BCV), is a software-focused growth equity venture capital with offices in Miami and New York City. The fund targets investments in leading SaaS, infrastructure and open source software companies. BCV offers entrepreneurs an alternative to raising a traditional growth round by being flexible on amount invested, ownership requirements, board representation and exit horizon. BCV supports entrepreneurs in raising the optimal growth round and enables early stage investors to double down on their most promising companies.

Bregal Milestone

Bregal Milestone is a leading growth capital firm focused on providing growth capital and strategic assistance to ambitious, market leading technology companies. We are part of Bregal Investments, which has invested more than €15 billion to date.

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.


Capnamic is a venture capital firm based in Cologne, Berlin and Munich with a focus on early-stage investments in outstanding teams in the German-speaking regions. We back aspiring entrepreneurs as they embark on their journeys. No matter if it’s pre-product, MVP stage or first revenues: we’re the early-stage venture capital firm that provides not just financial backing but the network, experience and guidance to turn outstanding teams into category leaders.


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.

Dawn Capital

Dawn is Europe’s largest specialist B2B software investor, with total commitments of $1.9bn. Dawn partners with founders building the next generation of global software leaders, supporting them to harness extraordinary teams, exceptional technology and scalable business models to create category-defining global companies.

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.


Eurazeo is a leading global investment company, with a diversified portfolio of €32.5 billion in assets under management, including nearly €23.4 billion from third parties, invested in 530 companies. With its considerable private equity, venture capital, private debt as well as real estate and infrastructure asset expertise, Eurazeo accompanies companies of all sizes, supporting their development through the commitment of its nearly 360 professionals and by offering deep sector expertise, a gateway to global markets, and a responsible and stable foothold for transformational growth. Its solid institutional and family shareholder base, robust financial structure free of structural debt, and flexible investment horizon enable Eurazeo to support its companies over the long term.

FLEX Capital

We are a private equity fund founded by serial entrepreneurs. We focus on investments in profitable and growing internet and software companies with sales of between EUR 5 million and EUR 30 million. FLEX Capital specializes in majority holdings in the DACH region to help tech pioneers reach the next level of growth. In Germany there are over 11,000 medium-sized software and Internet companies that have developed into high-growth and profitable, sometimes world market leaders, on their own. As the "digital backbone", these tech pioneers carry out the innovative work that will continue to ensure our prosperity in the future. We want to support them in this – with investments and know-how.

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.


Redstone is a European venture capital firm following selected investment strategies. Our focused approach with specialized investment teams for each strategy has enabled us to develop strong sector expertise and networks. This combination supercharges our portfolio companies.


Revaia is a leading European sustainable growth investor, partnering with mission-driven entrepreneurs with global ambitions and sustainable leadership. Revaia helps these growth-stage companies navigate their entire life cycle from Series B to IPO and beyond.


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.

UVC Partners

UVC Partners is a Munich- and Berlin-based early-stage venture capital firm investing in European B2B startups in the fields of Enterprise Software, Mobility, and Industrial Technologies.

Vitruvian Partners

We are an international investment firm that supports the most ambitious and talented entrepreneurs and companies to achieve their goals. From our fourth fund (VIP IV) of €4.0 billion, we invest €25m-€600m+ in high growth, dynamic situation buyouts and growth capital investments, from seven offices around the world with >140 professionals.


WENVEST Capital is a private investment firm and emerged to become an entrepreneurial minded Venture Capital investor for Growth. The team of WENVEST Capital is dedicated to support the digital leaders of tomorrow with capital, know-how and network.


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.

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.

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


BORN2GROW invests in start-ups that offer truly innovative ideas, and a management team with the skills and grit to achieve sustainable growth. We partner with companies at an early stage, but our private funding allows us to form long-term relationships. By investing in a range of industries, we can partake in a variety of growth opportunities, and manage risk. Our start-up partners are at work in fields from biotechnology to software, and from medical technology to industry & automation.

Brandenburg Kapital

As an active investor, we have so far put more than 180 companies on the road to success with venture capital and entrepreneurial know-how. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Brandenburg's development bank ILB. As a public venture capital company, we ensure a strong equity base for startups and small and medium-sized enterprises in the state of Brandenburg on the basis of a stable group environment, so that they can grow securely and sustainably.


Clearsight GmbH is the private investment office of an entrepreneurial family who built up a large IT services company and a large financial services company. Investing our own capital allows us to support companies for the long term and gives us the flexibility to have a deeper focus on the key issues for an entrepreneur. We care passionately about what we do and the businesses we invest in. Clearsight GmbH is a member of the Clearsight group of companies.


Kybernautik Investments focuses on early-stage investments in projects in the following areas: Blockchain and Web3, AI and Data, People/HR, Learning and Health


Lightrock is a global impact investor with a focus on growth capital that backs purpose-driven entrepreneurs tackling the world’s biggest challenges. Lightrock invests in companies that pursue scalable and tech-driven business models around the key impact themes of people, planet, and productivity/tech for good. Lightrock’s portfolio includes more than 90 high-growth companies in 14 countries across Europe, the USA, Latin America, Asia, and Africa, supported by a diverse team of over 100 professionals based in 5 offices across these regions, including Lightrock’s headquarters in London.

Russmedia Equity Partners

Russmedia Equity Partners Est. is an investor in and operator of online marketplaces, aggregators and SaaS solutions. We look back at over 20 years of experience in successfully investing in and operating digital companies. We currently run a profitable portfolio of 19 digital platform businesses across 6 countries in Europe. Headquartered in Schaan (Liechtenstein), we are investing € 100 million to significantly increase our commitment to international digital growth.

Schaefer & Friends

As a consultant and interim manager, Schaefer & Friends helps B2B software companies to establish plannable marketing and sales processes, along with angel investments.

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.


Louis Coppey

Partner @ Point Nine


Dr. Andre Retterath

Partner @ Earlybird


Lina Chong

Investment Dir. @ Target Global


Alexander Kiltz

Principal @ UVC Partners


Alexandra Kurmulis

Investment Manager @ Capnamic


Christian Arndt



Christian Luecke

CEO @ re:cap


Christophe Aumaître

Partner at WENVEST Capital


Daniela Raffel

Vice President @ Dawn Capital


Dr. Alexander Buchberger

Managing Partner @ Senovo


Dr. Gesa Miczaika

Gen. Partner @ Auxxo


Filip Dames

Partner @ Cherry Ventures


Jannis Koehn

Co-Founder @ FLOAT


Jonas Kern

Early Stage Inv. @ Target Global


Marcel Hollerbach

Partner @ Cavalry Ventures


Mickaël Bellaïche

Partner @ Redstone


Nils Howland

Investor @ Dawn Capital


Andreas Fauler

Founding Member @ Kybernautik


Anina Blietz

Investor @ 10x Founders


Florian Heinemann

Partner @ Project A Ventures


Gloria Baeuerlein

Partner @ Beyond Capital


Jeremias Meier

Partner @


Julius Göllner

Founder @ eNugget Ventures


Julius Schaefer



Katja Kühnel

Senior Investment Manager @Brandenburg Kapital


Kevin Heidrich

Inv. Manager @ coparion


Manuel Böhringer

Investment Managerr @ Born2Grow


Markus Lang

Partner @ Speedinvest


Nico Schoenenberger

E.S. Investor @ 10x Founders


Stefan Martinez

Inv. Manager @ coparion


Thomas Meier

Partner@ Lightbird Ventures


Yang Tran

Senior Associate @ Speedinvest

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


Christian Stein

Managing Director @ PSG


Julian Mattes

Growth Investor @ Yttrium


Lukas Loch

Growth Equity Inv. @ Blackstone


Marta Szczerba

Growth Equity Principal @ KKR


Michael Rager



Stefan Lehotkay

Manager @ Monterro


Zoé Fabian

Managing Director @ Eurazeo


Christian Resch

MD @ Goldman Sachs


Cedric Notz

Co-Founder @ FLOAT


Christian Stein

Partner @ Riverside A.C.


Christoph Jost

Founder @ FLEX Capital


Florian Tappeiner

Managing Partner @ Armira Growth


Jean-David Herld

Growth Investor @ Revaia


Marcel Goehre

Vice President @ Bregal Milestone


Tobias Richter

Director @ PSG


Martijn Hamann

Partner @ Endeit


Martin Karschkes

VP @ Lightrock


Nathalie Thébault

Head of Private Equity & Growth Investment


Phillip Schroeder

Partner @ Endeit


Victor Yaw

Investor @ Blue Cloud Ventures


Norbert Heller

Director @ Bregal