All of our portfolio companies share the same principles – strong founder teams, proven business models, and an unbeatable high score of a data analytics approach.
Acatus connects originators of loans and such as banks, lending fintechs or credit funds, with investors across Europe by providing flexible and transparent real-time capital markets access as well as direct digital investment opportunities for fixed income investors.
A refurbed cellphone service where every single recycled phone reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 50kg. Just imagine the positive impact of this service, once it has fully scaled up! We invested because it was clear that the time had come, given the market trends: away from buying new overpriced products; towards buying well refurbished, used consumer electronics.
Atheneum Partners is a global network of over 450,000 experts. As a comprehensive B2B communications provider, Vogel made the investment in order to remain current and ready for the expected shifts in the business communications landscape, and to be able to professionally serve customers’ changing communications needs across all relevant channels.
Backbone was founded in late 2018 by three art lovers with real estate backgrounds and is building the leading European platform for real estate visualization. The startup offers a platform where customers can get visualizations of any kind. Backbone’s software enables real estate teams to order, store and manage their visuals while facilitating collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
Banxware is a software-as-a-service provider for Embedded Financial Services that enables digital platforms such as marketplaces, payments providers, and other aggregators to offer white label financial products, especially loans, to merchants. We believe the future of banking is embedded, and with its provision of state-of-the-art technologies and open banking, Banxware is the missing link between banks, digital platforms, and merchants.
Bergfürst enables private investors to invest in early-stage and growth-stage young companies in the form of shares via an online platform. Investors can then trade their shares via an electronic trading platform. Berliner Volksbank Ventures immediately saw an emerging growth area in the model.
There is a huge gap between the innovative products available online and what you can see or try in person at traditional retail. The next generation of retail is about experiences, enjoyment and discovery. Blaenk creates a curated environment for this that meets modern customer demands. For brands, the opportunity arises to place their products in this environment and present them to the target audience quickly and easily.
Chipmetrics is an expert in thin film conformality characterization. Their main product – PillarHall test chip – is developed for advanced thin film process conformality characterization to accelerate applications of conformal 3D thin films.
Via CNC24’s service platform, customers can procure industrial components of utmost quality transparently and in one place. In increasingly volatile markets struck by supply chain risks, the company addresses a major thorn in the side of the manufacturing industry.
Cobrainer’s B2B software and Expertise Graph map the knowledge and experience of people in an organization. Using various external databases and semantic analysis, Cobrainer creates “Universal Expertise Maps.” The expertise is then linked to data from the project management software so that teams can be staffed with the most qualified people for the tasks and optimal staffing is achieved.
The French company Comet has developed a marketplace where tech freelancers and data experts can connect with the biggest European companies. This creates a flexible exchange of expertise tailored to the needs of a firm. On Comet’s platform, over 10,000 freelancers are waiting for you to create the world of tomorrow.
Contiamo’s team is able to connect and analyze data from multiple sources, enabling organizations as a whole to make better decisions. Redstone and Contiamo share the expertise in analyzing data and see a big potential in the technology.
ContractHero takes care of the digital, automated management of contracts. The cloud-based software-as-a-service solution is specially designed for SMEs, mid-sized companies and startups. ContractHero provides an overview, visualization and automation. This allows companies to save time and costs.
CURE Finance, founded in 2020 devotes to simplify and brighten financial management for healing professions. The core is to introduce an intelligent financial platform between house banks and medical practices. The all-in-one platform improves and connects the two industries – Health and FinTech.
Business lifestyle platform for women, delivering discussion and opinion pieces on business, politics, careers and society, as well as business travel and fashion. We agree with founder Nora-Vanessa Wohlert: “We know women are very interested in business topics, but the perspectives and context need to change from what we’ve seen so far.
The Finnish start-up eLive has set itself the goal of ensuring efficient and medically effective prevention of chronically ill people by 2050 with the help of medical devices and machine-learning algorithms. To this end, the company is launching a device for self-measurement of sleep apnea.
Empion is an HR tech company that automates headhunting with artificial intelligence. The company was founded by Dr. Annika von Mutius and Dr. Larissa Leitner at the end of 2021 and is headquartered in Berlin. With an AI-based Robo Advisor, Empion quantifies company culture and automates headhunting. With the Empion Culture Test, you can find out which characteristics define companies and applicants and which culture type your company corresponds to.
Exein focuses on intrinsic, embedded security that acts as an immune system emanating from the device itself. Exein’s easy-to-integrate solution offers a seamless implementation experience for developers in charge of firmware, thus greatly broadening access to security.
Finanzguru is a digital and individual financial assistance based on artificial intelligence, providing users complete control and a comprehensive overview of their finances and contracts. Thanks to Finanzguru’s financial advice, users can save and invest money easier as well as choose suitable rates for electricity, gas, and insurance policies.
As bank branch density declines, online channels increasingly gain in importance. APIs facilitate the quick integration of emerging new media, and as online sales are exploding, APIs allow brands to keep their presence across multichannel sales. Finleap Connect is developing the European financial industry’s central data interface, which ensures data transfer in compliance with all current and future regulations for banks, app developers and credit card companies.
Fiuge is a technology company founded in 2018 that provides a mass transit service. The business is based on connecting mass drivers and those in need of a transport service with a modern technology platform solution. Fuige enables customers fast and inexpensive home deliveries from both the stone foot shop and the web store.
Flexcavo serves as a central platform for construction companies to manage their machinery fleets, as well as handle digital construction sites and cost documentation. With its software solution, Flexcavo aims to increase productivity for construction companies by reducing both economic and ecological costs along the entire construction machinery lifecycle.
Flexperto operates an eServices platform that allows companies to communicate with their customers using desktop and mobile devices. Flexperto concentrates on the insurance industry with all its distribution channels: scheduling appointments, resolving queries by video chat, viewing and signing contracts is all possible online and digitally with Flexperto. Client data is only stored on client servers while the software is always web-based at the client end, making it independent of the particular OS in use.
When it comes to mental health, there are big shortages in the healthcare system. Since the pandemic, problems have come to the surface that have been long in need of a remedy. Healthcare providers struggle to cope with the high demand for treatment and rely largely on the prescription of antidepressants, which are fraught with severe side effects. Flow Neuroscience’s novel therapy method represents a real alternative to antidepressants and gives patients full autonomy to treat themselves. After an initial consultation with a specialist, it can be safely used at home independently as and when needed.
We have invested in Flyability, a startup building drones able to inspect confined spaces from the inside, looking to make human entry to chemical tanks a thing of the past.
FreewayCamper was founded in late 2019 to digitize the camping travel industry. Since March 2020, the platform www.freeway-camper.com has been live and since then stands for a quick and easy way to book your camping adventure. Currently, campers are bookable at over 25 locations in 5 countries. At all FreewayCampers locations, customers can choose from a wide range of fully equipped campers and motor homes for every occasion & need.
Based on five years of experience in developing successful voice-first user interfaces for people on the move, German Autolabs offers a unique, offline-capable technology stack with innovative voice AI products for key transport and logistics players. We think with the soaring increase of the logistics industry, seamless driver-to-dispatch communication will improve the quality, safety and success of work for deskless workers.
Heartbeat Medical drives the implementation of value based healthcare by collecting real-world evidence based on patient reported outcome measures. So for instance Heartbeat Medicals team is conducting outcome measurements at healthcare facilities or pharmaceutical companies to find out how treatments affect patients’ quality of life.
holo|one is a Santa Clara-based software development company that established the XR (Extended Reality) Platform sphere using all common mixed reality devices. Through sphere, it becomes possible to collaborate across boundaries as holograms in the form of avatars, making collaborative work even easier and more sustainable.
Humanoo has found a smart approach to connect all the actions we can take to feel better and offers an all-in-one-health solution in just one app. The software provider offers an automated digital wellness solution for businesses and insurance companies worldwide. It not only includes on-demand programs that cover a wide range of physical activities, such as fitness, physical therapy and yoga, but also takes care of the user’s mindfulness, sleep and nutrition.
Hypatos is a Deep Learning company that develops AI systems to automate document capture and processing. Hypatos emerged from smacc, an accounting tool company. Hypatos applies AI and computer vision technologies to language processing to accelerate the processing of financial documents for business applications such as invoices, travel and expense management, credit application review, and insurance claims.
Kelluu Airships, based in Joensuu, Finland, manufactures small, autopiloted airships that can remain airborne almost permanently. With these airships, Kelluu Airships provides a continuous data feed and photo service to monitor power lines and forests with a fraction of the carbon footprint compared to current monitoring methods such as helicopters and ground crews.
Ketokamu was founded in 2019 and is providing various products to ketogenic diets. In addition to products the company is also one of the pioneers to offer online courses, webinars and motivating blogs to educate people for benefits of the ketogenic diets and general wellbeing.
Laboratories traditionally require many manual processes and the presence of an entire laboratory team on site, but Labforward pushes this technological frontier by providing increased automation and digital data management for labs to keep them running with fewer on-site staff, thereby shortening drug development cycles.
Libify provides emergency call systems as part of a fully customizable and modular service offering designed to enable seniors to lead safer and independent lives. With many processes fully digitalized, the company has optimized its efficiency and delivers a uniquely high degree of freedom from devices.
Liqid is a digital asset manager. The company offers its clients easy and transparent access to professional asset management. The products provided offer numerous diversification options, simulation of expected returns. A particularly convincing selling point is that the advisors behind the platform are HQ Trust, one of the oldest and largest independent multi-family offices in Germany.
Lykon is Germany’s market leader for personalized nutrition concepts based on certified blood and DNA tests. Supported by machine learning and artificial intelligence, Lykon provides users with customized nutritional recommendations, recipes, products and a guidance for better health.
The agile tech startup forms the first investment made by Redstone from the South Savo Growth Fund. Specializing in open source solutions, the company offers services from smart software solution design and definition to implementation, consulting and maintenance.
As a provider for teledermatology in Europe, OnlineDoctor through its web-based platform gives patients a specialist diagnosis and recommended action for their skin problem within 48 hours. Customers include hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, health insurance companies and international companies such as Hartmann and L’Oréal. In Germany, over 10 million people with statutory health insurance can already use the service without having to pay extra.
The GraphTech company Palturai delivers instant transparency in business relationships, helping individuals discover the ultimate decision-makers and beneficial owners. It enhances efficiency across the intelligent enterprise and is a key tool in modern compliance, risk management and fraud prevention.
The digital platform for business banking is secure, fast, and reliable. In addition, Penta offers all the benefits that traditional banks do not and allows entrepreneurs to invest their time efficiently. Thus, entrepreneurs no longer have to deal with complex banking processes.
PlanRadar’s cloud-based solution enables the recording and documentation of construction defects on a smartphone or tablet. The construction industry has yet to go digital, and for Berliner Volksbank Ventures it was immediately clear that PlanRadar would end up playing a big part in it.
Pregnolia has developed a medical device for the improvement of pregnancy care. The device is the result of several years of academic research at ETH Zürich and University Hospital Zürich and allows to measure the stiffness of the cervix for more accurate characterization of cervical status.
Qonto is the next generation bank for entrepreneurs, SMEs, and startups headquartered in Paris. It was founded in April 2016 by Alexandre Prot and Steve Anavi. It is an online service that allows consumers to create an account in less than 5 minutes, instantly receive an IBAN, and get started to manage the company’s physical and digital business cards, as well as performing their day to day operations.
Redkik is an embedded insurance and SaaS provider offering per shipment coverage for all parties within logistics and transportation. With this, Redkik offers simple and fast insurance policies which enable process speed enhancement, as well as a more specific risk assessment, computing premium and concluding contracts only on a per-shipment basis.
The Remind.me reminder service ensures that users no longer miss a contract cancellation deadline. Users get reminded of both, electricity and gas contracts. But the startup also takes care of cancellation periods for freetime activities or even media contracts with its digital solution. With Remind.me, consumers have all their contracts under control and no longer have to worry about missed deadlines.
RightNow is a LegalTech startup built to provide regular citizens with full access to legal assistance in small claims against corporate entities (like disputes with airlines and gyms). We invested because we want to enable innovations into the markets that will have a positive impact on people’s lives, the economy and society.
Roobeo is a marketplace of building materials and equipment, connecting clients (construction workers, SMEs and Enterprises) to industry supplies on its digital platform. Redstone instantly loved the strong value proposition of the startup’s marketplace, which aims to be the one-stop-shop platform for tools and materials where customers can satisfy all their needs in one place, see full specs on all products, as well as digital market tools.
Founded in 2018 by Roman Bednarik and Piotr Bartczak, SeeTrue technology’s business operations are based on long-term research activities in eye-tracking technology and a team of top experts. Producing different eye tracking technology, SeeTrue technology believes that there are several implementation sectors for their product. It can help optimize the displays of devices that use augmented reality, help to understand the user better, and use eyes to control the devices. Co-founder Bednarik exemplifies the forest industry as an example of a significant industry in Finland where eye tracking can be utilized in the future.
Shore offers a checkout system as software for iPads for use in retail. With high data security, it is easy to use and covers all standard functions such as check-out with various payment options, invoice printing, bookkeeping with an electronic cash book, and much more. The POS system is linkable to online stores, as needed, and supports a full range of sales options (click & collect, click & reserve, shipping, digital showroom, etc.). As online retail is quickly gaining ground over brick-and-mortar stores, Redstone knew immediately that Inventorum’s business model, especially targeted at SMEs through its low prices, would be the ideal way forward in this market.
Silmuke is a mental health company, operating utilizing a networking model where therapists and psychologists are not employed by Silmuke. The finnish company is a platform that provides customers, takes care of invoicing and offers other supporting tasks for therapists and psychologists.
SMACC helps financial professionals and organizations master financial management with technology. The intelligent purchase invoice ledger can be easily combined with various financial systems. These modern purchase invoice processes can be produced by Artificial Intelligence.
Thermondo is a pioneer of digitalization in the central heating market. The unique software developed in the company ensures efficient planning, processing and execution of heater replacements, including financing and subsidy support processes. The heater changes are performed by fully employed technicians. In recent years, Thermondo has been one of the fastest growing companies in Germany and now employs over 440 people nationwide.
Tradeplus24 is a B2B Lender. The company specializes in helping SMEs and mid-sized companies finance their working capital.
The Estonian company Wert based in Tallinn uses embedded finance technology in order to simplify purchasing of NFTs and other DeFi products. Wert’s payment module facilitates user acquisition by unifying compliance, payments and blockchain for blockchain-based projects under their software.
At several Swiss locations, Westhive offers more than 1200 workstations with a complete service infrastructure at your disposal. The co-working space can be used for a variety of reasons. Besides team offices, co-working desks and meeting rooms, Westhive also offers the premises as an event location.