ABOUT US

STS Ventures concentrates all business angel activities of Cologne-based serial-entrepreneur and successful investor Stephan Schubert.

Having founded and exited 4 companies, Stephan is a serial entrepreneur in the German internet industry. Since the rise of the internet in Europe in the late 90s he has been investing in numerous technology driven startups and has an outstanding track record in seed investing in successful ideas and teams. He is one of the most active, connected and experienced business angels in Germany. If you are looking for a genuine entrepreneur who has overcome a vast bunch of obstacles that you may face in the future, and seek honest and timely feedback, we are the right partner for you.

  • We invest in exceptional teams with business ideas that work.
  • STS Ventures covers the whole spectrum of investment rounds from pre-seed to later stage or in financial terms, up to €2 million per case.
  • We highly commit to our portfolio companies and regularly do follow-on investments.
  • We only invest our own money and therefore decide and act quickly.
  • We maintain a strong network of partners for co-investments, access to VCs and legal support

PORTFOLIO

ottonova is Germany's first digital private health insurance. Investment stage: Series B (2017)
Involvement: Investor
Movinga is a vertically integrated platform for moving services. Investment stage: Convertible (2016)
Involvement: Investor
ampido brings together residents with private car parking spots and car drivers that seek parking space via its app. Investment stage: Series A (2016)
Involvement: Investor
BusExpress is an inventory distribution system for bus companies in CEE. Investment stage: Seed (2015)
Involvement: Largest Investor
Locarta offers an app that provides actionable mobile insights for the physical world. Investment stage: Seed (2015)
Involvement: Largest Angel
Pixsy is a plattform that supports photographers in the fight against image theft. Investment stage: Seed (2015)
Involvement: Largest Investor
Sapaso offers full service membership billing, reminder and collection management as well as fee pre-payment to small and medium businesses like fitness centers and golf clubs Investment stage: Founder (2014)
Involvement: Largest Shareholder
Ventoro is a lead-generation platform in the window industry Investment stage: Seed (2015)
Involvement: Angel
B2X is a leading provider of customer care solutions for electronic devices to manufacturers, insurance providers, mobile network operators and retailers globally Investment stage: Series E (2015)
Involvement: Investor
Dormando is a full service retailer for mattresses and related products Investment stage: Seed (2015)
Involvement: Largest Investor, Board Member
Teatox is a lifestyle brand which offers organic wellness teas Investment stage: Seed (2015)
Involvement: Largest Angel, Board Member
Reputami offers online reputation management tools for the hospitality industry Investment stage: Seed (2013)
Involvement: Largest Angel
Exit: sold to eKomi
Lingoda (formerly Easy Languages) is an online language school Investment stage: Seed (2015)
Involvement: Largest Angel
Exit: sold to European Founders Fund
Incent offers incentive employee programs for medium and large companies Investment stage: Seed (2012)
Involvement: Largest Angel
audibene is the leading online retailer for hearing aids Investment stage: Seed (2012)
Involvement: Largest Angel, Board Member
Exit: sold to EQT/Sivantos
CloudNumbers.com was an emerging cloud computing company in the field of high performance computing for scientific applications Stage: Seed (2011)
Involvement: Largest Angel
Exit: It doesn't always work out - CloudNumbers was closed
Carsale24 is the unique online platform where individuals can sell their car free of charge Investment stage: Series A (2011)
Involvement: Largest Angel, Board Member
Exit: sold to Kroschke Group
kaufDA is a website offering electronic leaflets and offers from retailers to mobile customers Investment stage: Seed (2009)
Involvement: Angel, Board Member
Exit: sold to Axel Springer
Shoeboxed, a receipt and e-receipt organizing company, offers a fast, easy way to turn a pile of receipts into organized digital data Investment stage: Series A (2009)
Involvement: Angel
Zooplus: European online market leader for pet food Investment stage: post IPO (2010)
Involvement: Investor
Exit: sold to stock exchange
AllesAnna was an online drug store Investment stage: Seed (2010)
Involvement: Largest Angel
Exit: It doesn't always work out - AllesAnna was closed
Finanzen100 Leading mobile financial information portal in German speaking countries Investment stage: Founder (2008)
Involvement: Largest Shareholder
Exit: sold to Tomorrow Focus
NetMoms is a community portal for all topics related to young moms Investment stage: Seed (2007)
Involvement: Largest Shareholder, Board Member
Exit: sold to Tomorrow Focus
IS. Teledata is the largest European software company for internet based customized fiancial market information systems Investment stage: Founder (1999)
Involvement: Largest Shareholder, CTO
Exit: sold to Interactive Data Corp.
AbeBooks is an online marketplace for new, used, rare and out-of-print books from thousands of sellers Investment stage: Seed (1999)
Involvement: Largest Angel
Exit: sold to Amazon
Ligatus is the leading lead generation network in Germany Investment stage: Founder (2003)
Involvement: Largest Shareholder
Exit: sold to Gruner + Jahr
OnVista is Germany's first finance portal for high-end financial market information and analysis tools Investment stage: Founder (1998)
Involvement: Largest Shareholder, Chairman
Exit: sold to Société Générale

WHO WE ARE

Stephan Schubert

Managing Partner

Stephan is a serial-entrepreneur and founded the leading companies OnVista, Ligatus and IS.Teledata. He further has been investing into disruptive internet companies for over 15 years.

stephan@sts-ventures.de

Niklas Walinski

Investment Manager

Niklas gained experience in the startup ecosystems both in Germany as well as in SEA, and in M&A in German small cap companies. He holds a business degree from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

niklas@sts-ventures.de

CONTACT US

If you have a project you would like to discuss, get in touch with us.

STS Ventures GmbH

niklas@sts-ventures.de