Earlybird Venture Capital closed its fourth early-stage fund with $200 million in commitments. The Berlin-based firm — which has invested in Auctionata, Carpooling.com, Versus.IO and EyeEm, among others — says the fund was oversubscribed.
EARLYBIRD VENTURE CAPITAL CLOSES ITS FOURTH FUND AT €150 MILLION ($200 MILLION)
• Fund closes above target
• Also expanding to later stage venture investments
BERLIN, MUNICH 31 JULY, 2013 – Earlybird Venture Capital announced the €150 million ($200 million) final closing of its fourth early stage fund to continue focusing on disruptive global consumer Internet and enterprise technology companies originating from Europe. This new fund brings the firm’s total capital under management to €650 million ($800 million).
The firm’s fourth fund was oversubscribed with all key institutional Limited Partners from its previous fund and a small number of new investors being admitted.
In the last 12 months Earlybird has already made 10 investments out of the new fund and expects to continue this pace over the next 1-2 years. By adding growth investments the fund is stage agnostic and has made initial commitments from the seed to Series B stage, with first investments ranging from €300,000 to €10 million.
The active portfolio now spans SaaS companies such as B2X Care, SocialBakers, Traxpay and Wunderlist, market places such as Auctionata, Carpooling.com and Videdressing and consumer web and applications such as The Football App, Versus.IO and EyeEm.
You can find a comprehensive update on the Earlybird portfolio, investment activity and team at: www.earlybirdupdate.com.
Established in 1997 Earlybird currently manages over €650 million ($800 million) in assets. We have backed 100 companies, some of which have sparked significant innovations in business and technology and resulted in large scale ($1bn+) IPOs and trade sales. Earlybird backs European companies with global ambitions and our active portfolio currently includes 27 companies across the consumer Internet and enterprise services space.
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