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b-to-v is a venture capital firm backed by Europe’s largest network of investing entrepreneurs.
We invest in and with extraordinary entrepreneurs to yield extraordinary results.
"Nothing is more exciting and fulfilling than being innovative and changing the world together with a world-class team. Working with an outstanding team on disruptive ideas, having a job that you love, and facing new and exciting challenges every day is what makes working at Blacklane a fascinating journey." Frank Steuer & Jens Wohltorf
For millions of people around the world end stage renal failure means several time-consuming journeys to their dialysis centres each week to get the treatment they need. Quanta has developed a game-changing haemodialysis technology that has the robustness, clinical efficiency and simplicity to bring patient self-care into the dialysis clinics around the world and provide patients with the confidence, safety and support to undertake self-care dialysis at home.
SumUp is the leading mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) company in Europe, set to revolutionize the global payments market. The company with locations in Berlin, London and Dublin was founded in 2011 and employs more than 100 employees in the meantime.
CEO at Urbanara«Over the past two years, b-to-v has been an invaluable strong partner both as a financial investor and supporter but also as a beneficial multiplier through its powerful network. What I value most about b-to-v is that they take enterpreneurial spirit to heart - most of their partners are very successful entrepreneurs themselves and understand what it takes to run and grow a business.»
«With b-to-v we have found an active investor that supports us intensively especially in the areas of follow-on financing and strategic orientation as well as hands-on logistics.»Björn Kolbmüller & Paul Schwarzenholz
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News & Events
Great news from b-to-v’s portfolio – Happify has just announced strategic partnership
Great news from b-to-v’s portfolio - Intel-GE Care Innovations™, a pioneer in connecting the care continuum to the home, announced a...
b-to-v sold its stake in portfolio company ondeso GmbH to alphaBit
IT consultancy alphaBit takes over b-to-v’s stake in ondeso GmbH. We wish ondeso much luck for its future development. Please...
From surf coach to entrepreneur to super angel – Interview with our b-to-v Circle of Investor member Daniel Gutenberg by Florian Schweitzer
Please read the interview with our b-to-v Circle of Investors Member Daniel Gutenberg and our Florian Schweitzer about the hard...
BigRep GmbH successfully closed its Series A financing round
BigRep GmbH successfully closed its Series A financing round with over EUR 7mio with new investors b-to-v and Koehler Invest GmbH....
David & Goliath Conference 2015 in Berlin
This video produced by Gründermetropole Berlin reports on the 3rd David & Goliath Conference which took place yesterday in Berlin....
b-to-v is happy to announce that COMPEON GmbH raised a EUR 2.5mio round
b-to-v is happy to announce its participation in a 2.5mio Euro round together with Tengelmann Ventures and Dieter von Holtzbrinck...
Welcome to Dr. Francesco Granata to the board of Quanta Fluid Solutions Ltd.
Welcome to Dr. Francesco Granata to the board of the b-to-v portfolio company Quanta Fluid Solutions Ltd. Please see the...
b-to-v portfolio company Quanta Fluid Solutions has successfully treated first patients
Quanta Fluid Solutions Ltd. completed more than 40 successful patient treatments with its advanced Haemodialysis system SC+. The results showed...
News from b-to-v portfolio company Quanta: Dialysis at home possible for kidney patients
Quanta fluid solutions: A new dialysis machine could allow patients with kidney disease to have the treatment at home. Please...
St. Galler Tagblatt interviews b-to-v Partner Alexander Stoeckel
b-to-v is not only Swiss-based, we are St.Gallen-based! And trust us: This is important to us. Find here the link to...
GetSafe (Plan Forward GmbH) closed their third round
GetSafe (Plan Forward GmbH) closed their third round in 2015 with some other interesting VCs like CommerzVentures, Acton Capital Partners...
b-to-v portfolio company AYOXXA is Member of the International EYE-RISK Consortium
b-to-v portfolio company AYOXXA is Member of the International EYE-RISK Consortium - a large biomedical consortium bringing together the expertise of...
b-to-v portfolio company SumUp expands in the USA
b-to-v portfolio company SumUp expands in the USA and will offer its proprietary EMV mPOS platform to cover the entire payment...
4th start-up weekend in St. Gallen organized by STARTFELD
No Talk, All Action: Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire,...
Vienna Summer Summit
On June 29, 2016, b-to-v Members and selected guests will meet in Vienna for the second Vienna Summer Summit with Kobza Medien...
Article with our Dr. Jochen Gutbrod about Swiss FinTech start-ups
Please enjoy the latest article with our Dr. Jochen Gutbrod about Swiss FinTech start-ups and their hard way to success.
b-to-v Investors’ Meeting in Frankfurt am Main
On May 12, 2016, b-to-v Members and selected guests will meet for the b-to-v Investors’ Meeting in Frankfurt am Main....
Clique Media closes $8mio series B
b-to-v portfolio company Clique Media closes $8mio series B round with Amazon and Bertelsmann.
b-to-v portfolio company TargetVideo GmbH closed seed round
TargetVideo GmbH closed a six-digit seed round to extend the production. Please see here the full article.
Interview with our Florian Schweitzer and b-to-v Member Joachim Schoss
See the interview about start-up culture in the States and Europe with our Florian Schweitzer and b-to-v Circle of Investors...
b-to-v portfolio company eperi to encrypt MariaDB database
b-to-v portfolio company eperi GmbH to encrypt MariaDB database Version 10.1, as reported by heise.de.
€100 million for Internet and Mobile start-ups in Europe
The venture capital firm b-to-v Partners with offices in St. Gallen and Berlin has successfully raised its third fund with...
Bayerische Venture Capital Akademie
The Bayerische Venture Capital Akademie is organized by b-to-v, in close cooperation with BayStartUP and supported by the Bayerisches Staatsministeriums für Wirtschaft und Medien, Energie...
Founder of the b-to-v portfolio company Idagio explains in an interview the story behind
Founder of the b-to-v portfolio company Idagio, Till Janczukovicz, explains in an interview the story behind. Check out the full...
b-to-v Investors’ Meeting in Düsseldorf
On April 13, 2016, b-to-v Members and selected guests will meet in Düsseldorf for the second b-to-v Investors’ Meeting in...
Evening of the b-to-v Circle of Investors and b-to-v Investors’ Talks
The evening of the b-to-v Circle of Investors in Zurich on March 17, 2016 is exclusively reserved for members of the b-to-v Circle of Investors. It is a time to not only enjoy the food, but also the personal exchange and discussions with the other members in an intimate atmosphere. When appropriate, we introduce new members to the Circle.
Exosome Diagnostics raises $17.6 Million in second round
Exosome Diagnostics, Inc., a developer of revolutionary, biofluid-based molecular diagnostics, today announced the completion of an additional $17.6 Million round...
b-to-v Investors’ Meeting in Munich
On February 18th, 2016, we will host a b-to-v Investors’ Meeting in Munich in close cooperation with our strategic partner BakerTillyRoelfs....
b-to-v Investors’ Meeting in Hamburg
On January 21st, 2016, we will host a b-to-v Investors’ Meeting in Hamburg, in close cooperation with our strategic partner Hoschke&Consorten....
b-to-v in a new design
Our St.Gallen team has been in the same beautiful building since 10 years now. Coming home from our trips in...
Inside Blacklane GmbH: A look at its new Office
Our portfolio company Blacklane GmbH has grown to 200 employees and recently moved to a new office. Take a tour...
b-to-v invests into classical music start-up IDAGIO
IDAGIO aims to revolutionise the way people access and enjoy classical music via an innovative music streaming app which also...
b-to-v participates in SumUp’s EUR 10m increasing round
b-to-v portfolio company SumUp, Europe’s leading mobile payment start-up, managed to raise yet another impressive financing round amounting to EUR...
Television station ZDF has sent a TV docu about Codecheck
The German television station ZDF has devoted a special place in the program “The big cosmetic test” (from minute 28)...
b-to-v announces investment into Comatch GmbH
Alongside existing shareholders Atlantic Labs and other new investors, b-to-v participated with a six-digit amount in the latest financing round...
SECA & Y-SECA Evening Event: Robotics, October 14th, 2015, Zurich
The Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA) and Young SECA are jointly hosting an evening event on “robotics”...
Daniel Klein aims to turn SumUp into a global payment card brand
Tech.eu recently sat down with Daniel Klein, who is leading European mPOS company SumUp to growth in over a dozen...
b-to-v Private Investment Academy (Module 2)
The Module 2 of the b-to-v Private Investment Academy is designed for former participants of the first module as well as seasoned investors. Topics of the first module will be discussed in more detail and specific/ individual cases are analyzed in order to deduct learnings that could be helpful for future other investments.
b-to-v portfolio company SavingGlocal closed a world class round!
SavingGlobal GmbH, one of the super strong start-ups in Berlin. Congratulations to the entire SavingGlobal Team for that world class...
b-to-v is one of the most active VC investors in Europe!
According to a Global Analysis of Venture Funding (Venture Pulse), published in July by KPMG and CBInsights, b-to-v has been one...
b-to-v participates in Movu’s Series A round
Movu AG, a Zurich-based start-up operating an online platform for moving and cleaning services referrals, recently announced the closing of...
b-to-v portfolio company WISE Srl on the Medical Device Daily
WISE Srl moves with novel electrode to disrupt spinal pain therapy. See the full article here or below in a...
b-to-v portfolio company OrCam – these glasses read to the blind
b-to-v portfolio company OrCam developed an intuitive portable device with a smart camera mounted on the frames of your eyeglasses,...
8th Annual b-to-v Portfolio Day
The 8th Annual b-to-v Portfolio Day is hosted on September 24th in Berlin in cooperation with the Axel Springer Plug & Play Accelerator. The...
SECA Business Angel 2015 – Swiss artist & investor Dieter Meier
The SECA Business Angel award 2015 was handed over by Alexander Stoeckel, Partner at b-to-v. Please see the full press relaese...
b-to-v announces investment in Molecular Dx firm GNA Biosolutions
b-to-v portfolio company GNA Biosolutions, a molecular diagnostics company, announced today that it successfully closed a EUR 6m Series B...
b-to-v portfolio company Webdata Solutions won an award
b-to-v portfolio company Webdata Solutions / Blackbee won the eco-internet award 2015 in the category e-commerce. Check out the full...
Ayoxxa and Grünenthal completed research collaboration
b-to-v portfolio company Ayoxxa Biosystems GmbH and Grünenthal completed research collaboration. Please see the full article with video here.
ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator Demo Day on June 19, 2015
The ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator would like to invite you to its Demo Day on June 19, 2015, at the ProSiebenSat.1 headquarters...
b-to-v portfolio company Blacklane with a strong performance!
b-to-v portfolio company Blacklane GmbH gives Uber an airport run for its money. Have a look at the full article...
b-to-v’s Luca Martinelli as a mentor for the Pro7Sat1 Accelerator
Pro7Sat1 Media AG has announced the reorganization and expansion of its Accelerator program. b-to-v Principal Luca Martinelli will support the...
b-to-v portfolio company WISE S.r.l. raises EUR 3mio round!
b-to-v portfolio company WISE S.r.l. raises EUR 3mio for clinical development of novel neuromodulation implants for spinal cord Stimulation. Please...
b-to-v portfolio company Studitemps closed financing round
b-to-v portfolio company Studitemps GmbH closed a 12mio financing round. Please see the full article here.
b-to-v portfolio company SumUp closed another financing round
b-to-v portfolio company SumUp Ltd. closed another financing round with Venture Incubator. To see the full article, please click here. If you...
Check out the latest interview with our Alexander Stoeckel!
Check out the latest interview with our Alexander Stoeckel and startwerk.ch!
The 14. SECA Conference 2015 is only a few weeks away! Join them this July 8, 2015, in Zurich (SIX Swiss...
b-to-v is delighted to welcome Equippo to its portfolio!
b-to-v invests in global heavy equipment marketplace. To see the full articel, please have a look here.
b-to-v portfolio company Campanda scores EUR 5 million funding!
Our portfolio company Campanda GmbH has raised EUR 5m in a Series A financing round from Ringier Digital Ventures, Écomobility...
b-to-v portfolio company Webdata – 3 women and a tech-start-up
b-to-v portfolio company Webdata Solutions stands for women´s power and the experience that arise from some exciting university projects.
Great interview by b-to-v portfolio company Finanzcheck
Check out the latest Interview with our b-to-v portfolio company CEO Mr. Moritz Thiele.
b-to-v at the ETH Zurich
b-to-v Partner Alexander Stoeckel was invited to to give a lecture at the world-famous ETH Zurich as part of a...
b-to-v portfolio company Wine in Black raises 7mio funding round
b-to-v portfolio company Wine in Black GmbH raises 7-digit million funding round. To read the full article, please click here.
Exosome Dx’s test accurately predicts high-grade prostate cancer
Exosome Diagnostics announced that its urine-based test demonstrated ability to accurately predict high-grade prostate cancer. A large clinical validation study...
Entrepreneurs as mentors/investors for start-ups
As you know, b-to-v is a rather unique animal in the venture capital universe. For the past 15 years, we...
b-to-v portfolio company Webdata published a new market study!
Webdata Solutions published its newest market study on jeans, comparing Germany’s three leading online shops Amazon, Otto and Zalando. To see the...
b-to-v portfolio company Exosome presents new data!
Exosome Diagnostics plans to launch a EML4-ALK liquid biopsy test already in the second half of this year. Please see here...
b-to-v portfolio company SavingGlobal plans to expand!
b-to-v’s portfolio company SavingGlobal has really attractive offers to bank customers. Have you checked it out already? You should! Just...
b-to-v portfolio company SumUp announced cooperation with mytaxi!
b-to-v portfolio company SumUp, Europe’s leading mobile payment company, and mytaxi, the largest European taxi app, have announced their cooperation...
3rd David and Goliath Conference Berlin
David and Goliath is an international conference about the roots and sprouts of entrepreneurship and innovation. In the third edition of the conference in 2014 we are again looking for entrepreneurs, innovators and investors and top executive managers who are willing to share their views on innovation and challenge the status-quo in their particular industries with the attendees of David and Goliath.
b-to-v Investors’ Meeting in Frankfurt am Main
On July 9, 2015, b-to-v Members and selected guests will meet for the very first b-to-v Investors’ Meeting hosted in...
On July 9, 2015, b-to-v Members and selected guests will meet for the very first b-to-v Investors’ Meeting hosted in Frankfurt am Main.
This event is slightly different from other regular b-to-v Investors’ Meetings since we invite you to spend the entire day with us.
Moreover, this event will be hosted in close cooperation with GSK STOCKMANN + KOLLEGEN, one of Germany’s leading independent commercial law firms focusing on real estate, corporate, banking/finance and public law.
The event will start in the morning featuring two panel discussions on trends in the medical technology industry and the financial technology industry.
In the afternoon, we will see start-up presentations from the aforementioned industries (and potentially other industries).
We will conclude the day with a final panel discussion on early stage technology investments during the late afternoon.