We are entrepreneurs and investors with a passion to build successful and scalable tech companies. We partner with founders and investors on eye level to unleash the full potential of digital business models. We invest & develop.
EU startups need capital to grow: VC investments are growing quickly in the EU and have quadrupled over the last 4 years. But EU startup investments are still trailing the US and Asia by a factor of 4-9x. Europe is strong in engineering and innovations but weaker in turning great ideas into successful business models. We love to make a contribution to changing that.
We are entrepreneurs and investors – we invest and develop. As entrepreneurs we are aware of the risks of starting a new venture but firmly believe that the opportunities outweigh the risks. As investors we are willing to put our money where our mouth is. We love to partner with startups to develop new solutions that deliver customer value – and great returns for our investors.
Digitalize or disappear. We believe that digitalization is one of the most pervasive mega-trends of our days. There are more than 5 billion mobile and internet user in the world, > 40% of enterprise revenues are digital. Digital businesses grow faster and offer new solutions for pressing problems. We love to leverage technology to meet peoples needs.
That is why we are DVC – Digital Venture Capital.
We are a value-based firm: our values are what keeps our backs straight when the wind is blowing in our face. Our values also provide guidance for our day-to-day work and strategic decisions
Each of our founding partners brings along >20 yrs of business & management expertise in business operations, finance and fund raising across a broad range of industries:
Uwe has joined DVC with 25 yrs of business & executive experience in the financial sector, including 9 yrs as managing director, founder and board member of DZ Privatbank, WestLB Lux, Alceda Fund Mgmt and his own HR consultancy, Krönert & Partners.
He is an expert in Private Equity, Finance & Fund Mgmt., Corp. Governance, Finance, Investor Relations, Org. & Team Development
Hauke joined DVC with >20 yrs of business & executive experience in technology, ecommerce and operations. He served as a member of Amazon‘s EU ops leadership team and board member of Cimpress / Vistaprint. In prior roles he worked for ASML and McKinsey & Company. Hauke has founded the VC firm Lakeside Invest and works for the PE firm Triton. He is author of the book Capex Excellence.
He is an expert for investments, technology, operations,
business strategy and growth
As an active business angel with a number of successful investments, Matthias advises on the selection of investment targets, the development of the portfolio and exit management. He is the founder of the start-up invest firm moselVenture and has >25 yrs of business and leadership experience in international companies (incl. Telecom & Fintech)
Peter has 25 years of experience in venture capital, private equity and investment banking, e.g. as general partner at Deutsche Telekom’s investment entity, as managing director at Macquarie Capital and as an M&A banker at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Grenfell. He completed more that 50 exits/ investments as a fund manager and M&A/ capital markets transactions with a total value in excess of USD 200bn as an investment banker. In addition, Peter gained hands-on experience as CFO of a deep-tech start-up.