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TruVenturo Review 2015

January 31st 2016 – The last year has been yet another exciting one for our Portfolio Companies and we would like to share some of the highlights with you. Our ventures grew extraordinary and we were proud to see accelerated growth on many levels. With currently 9 portfolio companies, we are active on 4 continents and over 20 countries. Here are some of the highlights of the year 2015:

 

G+J acquires Delinero

Having grown extraordinarily throughout 2013 and 2014, Delinero became one of the major premium food platforms in Europe. Being an early investor in Delinero, German publishing giant Gruner + Jahr (G+J) knew about the platforms potential. In mid-2015, G+J decided to fully acquire Delinero. The acquisition will enable Delinero to make use of the huge G+J digital and offline customer base and establish itself as a major player in the premium food segment in Europe. With this acquisition G+J continues its Community of Interest-Strategy and expands its market leadership position in the food segment.

 

Online Credit Comparison giants Finanzcheck secures double-digit million financing from Highland Capital

With the support of one of the most prestigious US investors Highland Capital (known for European Investments in Wooga or Outfittery) Finanzcheck was able to raise a high double digit million euro amount. CEO Moritz Thiele says, the funds shall be used for further product diversification and increasing brand awarness across Europe. The company has also moved to bigger offices in the heart of Hamburg and is now rapidly expanding their credit platform.

 

StyleLounge secures €2.3m in funding

Since StyleLounge's foundation in 2014, the company has grown into a major e-commerce player in Germany and is already operating in five markets. With a portfolio of over 300 online shops worldwide, StyleLounge provides an assortment of over 2 million products on its websites. The unique price comparison feature and a sleek white website design places it among the top fashion comparison sites. The Series-A-round was led by renowned VC's Axivate Capital, TA Ventures, Astutia Ventures as well as a number of European Family Offices.

 

European's Leading Metasearch Engine for Holiday Rentals raises €6m

Led by UK-based VC DN Capital and Acton Capital Partners, HometoGo has successfully raised a noteworthy Series-A-round this year. Being active in nine markets already, the company has more than 150 rental websites and lists more than 2.7 million offers on its websites. Future plans include; further market expansion in Europe as well as a move into the promising online rental market in the US.

 

Happycar picks up backing from Global Founders Capital

Internationally active car rental comparison platform Happycar raised €1.5m of funding from notable backers including Global Founders Capital, the venture arm of Rocket Internet. The round was led by Capnamic Ventures and HR Ventures (Venture Capital firm of the Hahn Air Group). Other backers include Swoodoo-Founder Wolfgang Heigl, George Hadjigeorgiou (HouseTrip CEO), Teodoro D’Ambrosio (former Bravofly, now Hotelscan CEO) and Dreamlines founder Felix Schneider. Happycar currently operates in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Poland and the Netherlands and partners with over 250 international and local car rental services and providers in order to always provide users with the best overall package (including car type, rate and insurance).

TruVenturo Team

Just as crucial for a business model’s success as capital endowment are the team’s cooperation, qualification and motivation. Experience from our own businesses has taught us the importance of these factors and thus we place …

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10 reasons for TruVenturo

One spends more time working than doing any other activity – that’s why it’s so important to enjoy it. Part of this is being trusted with challenging tasks, achieving success that is visible, being appreciated and having a team …

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TruVenturo Portfolio

Information about current TruVenturo holdings and exits, e. g. CASAMUNDO – Europe’s leading platform for vacation homes (largest offer with more than 200.000 holiday houses and flats) …

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Career

Our holdings are constantly evolving. Consequently, we’re always looking for people who enjoy working in a team turning a good business idea into a great one/making a great business idea even more successful.

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