We invest in exceptional teams with business ideas that work. We typically invest in firms headquartered in the DACH region. A typical initial investment ranges from €200k - €1m with up to a total of €5 million per company through follow-up investments. To help build a strong foundation, we prefer to be amongst the first investors.


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Porträt von Stephan Schubert, Managing Partner von STS Ventures

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.

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.

Investment Manager_STS Ventires_Nicolas von Cappeln

Nicolas von Cappeln


Nicolas has worked in various roles in consulting and private equity. He holds a Master's degree from ESCP Europe with a focus on corporate finance and a Bachelor's degree from WHU. He gained international experience by living in places abroad, among them Ecuador, Singapore, France, and Spain.

Oliver Kaul


Oliver previously worked in the automotive and mobility sectors, and for various consultancies. He holds a Master's degree from RWTH Aachen in Industrial Engineering. During his studies, he gained experience in AI and data analytics as well as international experience living in NYC.

Philipp Hauptmann


Philipp has previously worked in an internet startup that was successfully exited. He holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from RWTH Aachen University and has gained international experience working and living in Indonesia.

Yannick Laux


Yannick has previously worked in various roles in consulting, business development, and deal advisory. He holds a Master’s degree from Maastricht University with a focus on sustainable finance. He gained international experience living and working in the Netherlands and studying abroad at the University of California.

Niklas Boehlke


Niklas worked in the inhouse consultancy of a DAX-listed company, thereafter transitioning into the group as a sustainability product manager. He holds a Master's degree in international management from the University of Cologne. During his studies, he gained experience in consulting and venture capital, and gained international experience in Santiago de Chile.

Kira Thormeier


Kira has previously worked in private equity and investment banking. She holds a Master’s degree in
business administration with a focus on finance from University of Cologne. Kira gained international
experience from studying abroad in Venice, Shanghai and Florida.



The entrepreneurial collaboration with our portfolio startups is a trademark of STS Ventures. Watch this interview with Stephan Schubert, managing partner at STS Ventures, to learn more about the scope of our involvement.

Stephan Schubert im Büro
Bilder im Büro in Köln.

I really like to understand the business, and the numbers behind the business, and work with the team along their entrepreneurial journey.
Stephan Schubert, Managing partner at STS Ventures

Ein Investment Manager bei der Arbeit

If we like the company and the team, we will make follow-up investments.
Stephan Schubert, Managing partner at STS Ventures

Stephan Schubert im Büro

We seek for teams who generate revenues while managing their cost structure.
Stephan Schubert, Managing partner at STS Ventures