Silicon Valley-based Guericke named partner of Earlybird

Berlin-based venture firm Earlybird Venture Capital announced today it has named Konstantin Guericke a partner. He becomes the fifth partner at the firm, which in mid-2013, raised $200 million for its fourth early-stage fund. Guericke has been in Silicon Valley for some 20 years and is co-founder and former VP of marketing of LinkedIn. He joined Earlybird nearly two years ago as a venture partner.

German Venture Firm Earlybird Raises $200M Fund

Earlybird Venture Capital closed its fourth early-stage fund with $200 million in commitments. The Berlin-based firm — which has invested in Auctionata,, Versus.IO and EyeEm, among others — says the fund was oversubscribed.

VERSUS IO completes Series A

VERSUS IO has completed its Series A funding round led by Earlybird Venture Capital. The round also includes additional investments from 500 Startups led by Dave McClure who initially invested $100,000 in December 2012, seed investor High-Tech Gründerfonds and angel investors Lars Dittrich and Dario Suter. To date VERSUS IO has raised $1 million in total.

Earlybird Exits BMEYE Via Sale to Edwards Lifesciences

Earlybird Venture Capital portfolio Company BMEYE has been acquired by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, a heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring business. BMEYE is a Dutch company that specializes in the development of non-invasive technology for advanced hemodynamic monitoring.

Traxpay Secures Funds and Appoints CEO

Traxpay, a business-to-business real-time payment provider, has secured $4 million in funding led by Earlybird Venture Capital. Traxpay is headquartered in Mountain View, California with R&D operations in Cologne, Germany. The company also announced the appointment of John Bruggeman as chief executive officer. PRESS RELEASE Traxpay, the business-to-business (B2B) real-time payment provider, today announced a […]

LinkedIn Co-founder Joins Earlybird

German venture investor Earlybird Venture Capital has appinted LinkedIn co-founder Konstantin Guericke as a venture partner. He will help grow the firm’s portfolio companies as they expand from Europe into the US market, in addition to identifying and evaluating attractive areas of opportunity for investment. PRESS RELEASE Earlybird Venture Capital today announced that it has […]

Earlybird Holds Initial Close on Fourth Fund

Earlybird Venture Capital, which relocated from Hamburg to Berlin in December, announced today it has held an initial close of $100 million on its fourth fund. The firm’s LPs are located in Japan, the Middle East and Russia, as well as in the United States and other parts of Europe. The fund is targeted at […]

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