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 have a lean organizational structure and therefore decide and act quickly.
  • We maintain a strong network of partners for co-investments, access to VCs and legal support.

PORTFOLIO

sourc-e is a cloud-based procurement tool, that digitizes the procurement process for printed products. The software is based on an algorithm, that identifies the most efficient production path, thereby maximizing cost savings for companies. Investment stage: Pre-Seed (2018)
Involvement: Angel
hypcloud is a B2B marketplace for real estate financing. Their goal is to bring more geographical reach to both sides and ease the commmunication between borrowers and lenders.  Investment stage: Seed (2017)
Involvement: Angel
JustWatch is a streaming search enginge so the enduser can easily find out where to watch favorite movies & TV shows on his favorite providers and see what’s new on Netflix and Co. Investment stage: Seed (2017)
Involvement: Angel
MediDate is Germany’s leading virtual clinic brand and medical market place for lifestyle surgeries. Investment stage: Series A (2017)
Involvement: Investor
November is a digital funeral service provider catering to the wishes of its clients before and at the time of need. Investment stage: Seed (2017)
Involvement: Angel
ottonova is Germany's first digital private health insurance. Investment stage: Series B (2017)
Involvement: Investor
Weissmaler is pioneering the digitalization of the painters and floorlayers industry. Through its employees based in 20 different locations Weissmaler is able to secure quick fulfilment and supreme quality. Investment stage: Founder (2016)
Involvement: Angel
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.

WHO WE ARE

Stephan Schubert

Managing Partner

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

stephan@sts-ventures.de

Friederike Wolf

Executive Assistant

Friederike studied Romance and German in Passau and worked with the Cologne-based label EMI Music before joining the team at STS Ventures in 2015.

friederike@sts-ventures.de

Daniel Perthes

Investment Manager

Daniel has a background in M&A and financial services as well as with consulting companies in Germany and abroad. He holds a masters degree in management from EBS University of Business and Law.

daniel@sts-ventures.de

Thies Wollesen

Investment Manager

Prior to STS Ventures, Thies worked in consulting with a focus on the the financial industry. He founded a social startup in Togo and holds a masters degree in Economics from Barcelona GSE.

thies@sts-ventures.de 

CONTACT US

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

STS Ventures GmbH

thies@sts-ventures.de