We’re here at the Next09 conference in Hamburg, a two-day conference about the future of the web, so we figured we’d organise an impromptu TechDrunk… sorry, TechCrunch Meetup this evening. Thanks to Neuhaus Partners, eVenture Capital Partners, Cribb and BV Capital we have a little venture capital to buy you your first drink at the 3freunde bar tonight from 8pm in downtown Hamburg (Clemens-Schultz-Str. 66, closest metro is Feldstrasse or St Pauli), and we have room for more sponsors if anyone else wants to chip in. Come on down and say hi Robin Wauters of TechCrunch and Mike Butcher of TechCrunch Europe. We don’t bite, honest. If you would like to RSVP just hit the Facebook Event page and anyone else who wants to sponsor can drop Mike a line on mike[@]mbites.com with the subject line “HAMBURG”.
Neuhaus Partners invests venture capital (VC) in companies from the information technology sector. With venture capital from our funds, we selectively support companies with outstanding managerial and technological advantages – in particular in growth markets. Since its founding, the fund has led portfolio companies to several IPOs and numerous trade sales. Examples of former successful investments include ricardo.de, Nikoma, NxN, handy.de, DocMorris and blau Mobilfunk. Neuhaus Partners offers its partners a combination of entrepreneurial know-how, years of experience in the field of venture capital as well as technical expertise. Our partners and investment managers are to a large degree engineers from the IT sector. They are familiar with the services and products, as well as with the technical language of the companies we have invested in. We place great importance on the intensive strategic consultation for our partners and are happy to convey well-founded market knowledge and arrange personal contacts within the industry.
Operating at the intersection of Internet, digital media and communications software for more than a decade, BV Capital team members have been instrumental in identifying opportunities and driving innovation in the Internet multimedia space. We like to fund high-growth consumer oriented companies with a very scalable business model and a strong viral marketing component. Our deep operational expertise, trans-Atlantic set up and diverse international experience shape our global perspective and position BV Capital as one of the leading partners for passionate and creative entrepreneurs with cutting-edge technology companies.
eVenture Capital Partners (EVC) aims to back up young, innovative, technology oriented companies offering them seed and early stage financing. EVC goal is to use its broad network, large start-up expertise and direct access to one of the biggest eCommerce retailers worldwide to actively support those companies’ operative development and maximize shareholder value creation. Anchor investor of the eVenture Capital Partners Fund is the Otto Group. The Otto Group is the second largest eCommerce retailer worldwide and has been consequently expanding their business in Digital Business. The Otto Group has 123 established companies in 19 countries around the world.