We are a Cologne-based early-stage investor
With a mindset of a business angel and the firepower of a VC, we fill the gap between business angels and traditional venture capital firms
STS Ventures is a Cologne-based early-stage VC, founded by Stephan Schubert, that typically invests in the pre-seed and seed stages. Having founded and exited 4 own companies, including OnVista, 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 built an outstanding track record. 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 obstacles similar to those you may face in the future and if you could benefit from honest advice and timely feedback, we are the right partner for you.
JustWatch collects user profiles of millions of cinema goers and learns their individual movie taste.
ottonova is Germany's first digital private health insurance.
Rebike is an ecommerce startup that sells and rents new and used premium ebikes to end users.
Klima.metrix builds the easiest and quickest footprint calculation software for companies according to common global calculation standards.
Audibene advises millions of people with hearing loss in choosing the right hearing aid.
Talent360 is a solution driven platform that helps high volume recruiters run successful recruitment campaigns.
Emma – The Sleep Company
Emma is the largest Direct to Consumer company for mattresses outside the US. The company sells its products in more than 25 countries.
Baqend accelerates existing websites without the need to deploy additional hardware or infrastructure.
We were founded by an angel and like the best angels, we aim to be a partner at eye level. Through our many years of experience as entrepreneurs, and our diverse network of decision-makers in various industries, top talents, and investors, we will help you build a company that lasts.
Investments in startups
We back hidden champions that grow strong and steadily over time. We invest in numbers-driven founders who prioritize balance over burn by managing costs while pursuing growth. Learn more about how founders have expressed their confidence in us.read more
Christian Gaiser Founder of kaufDA
Stephan is a very active and numbers-driven investor. His honest feedback helped us along our entire entrepreneurial journey.
Manuel Müller Founder of Emma - The Sleep Company
We could not have achieved this great success alone. We strongly recommend STS to every founder who wants to build a sustainable business!
Marco Vietor Founder of Audibene
We really enjoyed working with STS. Stephan brought in many key ideas and concepts which we are grateful for!