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Vealo Ventures GmbH is an investment and holding company founded in 2014 by Christian Dereser to bring together his several entrepreneurial projects. Since then, Vealo Ventures has invested in numerous successful technology startups, with the goal to bring together outstanding ideas, strong personalities, and capital to build successful companies.



Munich, Germany
StudySmarter is a leading EdTech startup, awarded „Best Educational App Worldwide“ for its intelligent and content-agnostic platform for lifelong learning. StudySmarter’s vision is to leverage state-of-the-art technology to empower everyone to achieve their educational goals.


Berlin, Germany
vetevo is a leading provider of personalized pet care. It supports pet owners to help their pets lead happier and healthier lives. With its holistic approach to pet health, combining pet care with intuitive products, education, exercise, and nutrition, vetevo has become one of the most popular apps for pet healthcare.


Nuremberg / Berlin, Germany
financeAds, founded in 2006, is Europe’s leading and award-winning affiliate network and specialist for performance-based marketing in the financial industry. With its network of highly relevant publishers, the company helps banks, insurance companies, and FinTechs acquire new customers.


Nuremberg, Germany
With data from thousands of providers and millions of connections, CheckMyBus is one of the leading international search engines for bus connections. CheckMyBus shows rides and prices in over 60 countries in real time and compares them with rail and air connections.


Berlin, Germany
Creative and digital media such as blogs, magazines, podcasts, and YouTube channels use Steady to turn their communities into paying members, including publishers such as Titanic, Der Postillon, and Krautreporter. Steady was awarded the European Digital Media Award in the category “Best Paid Content Strategy.”


Barcelona, Spain
Carnovo is redesigning the process of buying a car, making it faster, more transparent, and more convenient – for both dealers and buyers. The customer selects a vehicle and compares prices, availability, and ratings from more than 1,500 affiliated dealers.

GCN Global Comparison Network

Berlin, Germany
GCN’s (former Netz Holding) focus is on establishing international metasearch business models. Every day, its companies refer thousands of customers to Amazon, eBay, Otto, and other leading e-commerce companies, delivering significant added-value to them and their users.


Berlin, Germany
mymoria, founded in 2015, is Germany’s pioneer in online funeral planning and web-based funeral provision. Since 2020, mymoria has also been offering its service offline in its funeral boutiques in more and more cities.


Berlin, Germany
Taledo is a recruitment platform that connects the top 10% of candidates in IT, digital business, and sales and marketing with top companies. Taledo’s quality candidates and employers accelerate and improve the recruitment process for startups and DAX corporations.


Berlin, Germany
The Berlin-based FinTech QUIN Technologies helps private investors create portfolios according to their individual needs and interact with their friends and the community. With the getquin app, customers have a digital and free investment advisor at their fingertips, which they can use to easily optimize their financial investments.


Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm based Apotekamo provides Northern European e-commerce excellence to Eastern European markets within pharmacy and health. In a very short time, Apotekamo has taken a leading position among online pharmacies in Southeastern Europe and continues to expand.


Hamburg, Germany
Planet A Ventures provides early-stage funding and mentoring to startups adressing the world‘s most urgent environmental problems. One of the keys to success is measuring and forecasting the positive ecological impact of the portfolio companies. Vealo Ventures was one of the first backers to invest in the fund, Christian is a member of the Planet A Network (PAN).

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Vealo Ventures has backed more than 25 exciting companies so far. They serve over 50 countries worldwide.

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November 24, 2021|

Stockholm based Apotekamo raises 23 million SEK

The leading online pharmacy in central and southeastern Europe, Apotekamo, closed a SEK 23 million Series A round. Its rapid growth convinced several investors, including existing shareholders like Vealo Ventures, to participate in this capital round. The money is intended to strengthen Apotekamo´s continued expansion and technology development.


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Oktober 15, 2021|

StudySmarter secures $16 million Series A extension

In an expansion of its Series A financing round, StudySmarter added $16 million funding from Silicon Valley-based VC Goodwater Capital, bringing the round total to $31 million. Goodwater Capital (Facebook, Twitter, Spotify) thus continues the investment series of numerous world-class investors in the rapidly growing Munich-based EdTech startup.

source: silicon canals

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Juli 1, 2021|

15 Millionen Euro für mymoria in Series C-Finanzierungsrunde

Mit dem Ziel, in drei Jahren zum deutschen Marktführer zu werden, sichert sich mymoria 15 Millionen Euro in einer Series C-Finanzierungsrunde. Das Geld wird verwendet für den Ausbau der ganzheitlichen Weiterentwicklung, beispielsweise für Zukäufe und Integration von traditionellen Bestattungshäusern in die digital geprägte mymoria Gruppe.

source: (German)

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April 30, 2021|

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StudySmarter raises $15 million in Series A round

The round is led by two international top-investors: Owl Ventures from Silicon Valley („Global leader in education technology investing“) and Left Lane Capital from New York (Hello Fresh, N26, Delivery Hero). Also participating are the existing investors Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures (DvH Ventures), Vealo Ventures and Axel Springer P&P.


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Januar 9, 2021|

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StudySmarter wird als Best Educational App Worldwide ausgezeichnet

Das Münchener EdTech-Startup erhält die Auszeichnung “Official Best Educational App Gold Award Winner” der Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards 2020, welche auch als Oscars des Bildungssektors bezeichnet werden. Die Lernapp konnte sich dabei gegen 1.425 internationale Wettbewerber durchsetzen.

source: (German)

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Dezember 19, 2020|


Axel Springer übernimmt die Mehrheitsbeteiligung an Framen

Der Medienkonzern Axel Springer setzt auf die Experten für Digital Out Of Home-Werbung und will über die Plattform künftig unter anderem auch sein Bundesliga-Rechtepaket verwerten. Vealo Ventures hat sich im Zuge der Übernahme der Mehrheit durch Axel Springer von seinen Anteilen getrennt.

source: (German)

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Purpose-driven Investments

Vealo Ventures encourages its portfolio companies to behave responsibly in environmental and social matters. Financing companies and projects that address the urgent problems the world is facing is becoming an increasingly important part of Vealo Ventures‘ activities.

To help with this idea, Vealo Ventures has set up a fund to help dedicated people realize their ideas for a better world: Vealo Visions.

Vealo Ventures has been sourcing green power since its founding and is climate positive.