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Invested in DeepL

Invested in Jaroslaw

DeepL is a technology company specializing in the development of artificial intelligence for languages. Based in Cologne, Germany, the company was founded by the team who started Linguee. Under the leadership of Yaroslaw Kutylowski, DeepL developed a new translation engine based on neural networks and has since become the undisputed global leader in language translation, servicing 24 languages, including many European languages, as well as Japanese and Chinese (Mandarin). To date more than a billion people have used the services of DeepL.

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Invested in SumUp

Invested in Marc-Alexander


Since 2012, SumUp has worked towards its vision of a world where independent small business owners can take the hassle out of getting paid, and focus on doing what they love. We at btov Partners have backed Marc-Alexander and the other co-founders from the earliest stages and share their vision of providing powerful and affordable tools to businesses of all sizes. In 2020 SumUp further expanded its full product suite and payment solution by launching Invoicing, Gift Cards, and Mobile Payments, offering even more ways for small businesses to engage with and delight their customers.

SumUp raises €590 million and celebrates 10 years of supporting small merchants

Invested in Ledgy

Invested in Ben, Yoko & Timo

Ledgy believes that entrepreneurship is the main driver of positive change in the world. That is why they build beautiful and intuitive software for startups, helping them be more successful.

Manage ESOPs, Model Financing Rounds, Engage Your Employees and Investors. Create an exit chart and see how much you’ll actually get in the end. Model funding rounds. Always free. Guaranteed error-free. Financing Round Modeling. All-in-one solution.

Ledgy raises $22M Series B to fund European expansion

Digital Tech Fund

Investing in Digital Technology

The digital tech fund invests in B2C- and B2B-oriented businesses in the fields of commerce, marketplaces, mobile and software.
Digital Tech Fund

Industrial Tech Fund

Investing in Industrial Technology

The industrial tech fund places its focus on deep tech, e.g. in industry 4.0, resource efficiency, industrial AI, IoT, enterprise software, cyber security, as well as medtech.
Industrial Tech Fund

Private Investor Network

250 Extraordinary people at your service

We provide members of our investor network with vetted investment opportunities in early and later stage tech companies from over 25 different industries.
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How COVID-19 forces us to rethink the future of education: Interview with Verena Pausder

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