Portfolio

21sportsgroup is Europe´s leading multi-channel sports e-tailer with strong growth via vertical extension, international roll-out and highly synergistic acquisitions.

21sportsgroup.com
2009
Year of Foundation
2010
Grazia: Lead-Investor Seed-Round

The Adconion Media Group became one of the world’s largest independent active audience networks. It was one of the fastest growing international online marketing networks and promised to mediate efficient and powerful sales and brand communication between website operators, corporate advertisers and agencies.

amobee.com
2005
Year of Foundation
2010
Grazia: Co-Investor Series C-Round

Agenus is an immuno-oncology company focused on the discovery and development of revolutionary new treatments that engage the body’s immune system to benefit patients suffering from cancer. Agenus’ broad portfolio of novel checkpoint and other immuno-modulatory monoclonal antibodies, vaccines and adjuvants, work in combination to provide the opportunity to create best-in-class therapeutic regimens.

agenusbio.com
1994
Year of Foundation
2014
Grazia: Investment in 2004 in A-Round

AYOXXA Biosystems GmbH is an international biotech company based in Cologne (Germany), with offices in Boston (USA) and Singapore. AYOXXA introduced patented LUNARIS™ beads-on-a-chip technology to analyze picogram amounts of proteins in precious biological samples. This innovative technology platform detects almost any biomarker in multiplex and at any throughput. AYOXXA’s focus areas include but are not limited to Ophthalmology, Mouse-to-Man and Immunooncology.

ayoxxa.com
2012
Year of Foundation
2014
Grazia: Co-Investor Series B-Round

B2X is a technology company providing customer care services for mobile devices and other consumer electronics to manufacturers, insurance providers, carriers and retailers. B2X helps its clients to deliver the most seamless customer - care experience for people using mobile devices.

b2x.com
2007
Year of Foundation
2009
Grazia: Lead-Investor A-Round

Carisma Therapeutics leverages advances in macrophage biology, chimeric antigen receptor engineering and adoptive cellular therapy to develop disruptive immunotherapy approaches for the treatment of human disease.

carismatx.com
2017
Year of Foundation
2017
Grazia: Co-Investor Seed-Round

GYANT is a friendly health assistant that you can talk to - like to a friend who happens to be a physician. We use AI to take a detailed medical history and human physicians to diagnose, prescribe, or recommend the right care. This decreases unnecessary ER visits and improves patient navigation and loyalty for providers and payers.

gyant.com
2016
Year of Foundation
2017
Grazia: Lead-Investor Seed-Round

Hypatos liberates backoffice processes from manual data entry with deeplearning technology. Organizations can use pre-trained machine learning models or a studio software for cognitive process automation. The technologies read, analyze and understand data from semi-structured documents and turn them into actionable information. This document handling is completed at a substantial cost saving to manual alternatives.

hypatos.ai
2015
Year of Foundation
2016
Grazia: Lead-Investor Seed-Round

Immatics is an innovative player in cancer immunotherapy. Its special position is based on Immatics’ unique and world-leading target discovery platform XPRESIDENT® that enables the company to discover novel relevant, highly specific cancer antigens that are expressed by tumor cells for a range of cancer immunotherapies including adoptive cellular therapies, T-cell receptor- and antibody-based bispecifics. Immatics is based in Tuebingen, Germany and in Houston, Texas, and employs more than 120 people.

immatics.com
2000
Year of Foundation
2004
Grazia: Co-Investor A-Round

Inspekto, a German-Israeli Company, has developed the world’s first Autonomous Machine Vision System for industrial quality assurance, gating and sorting that will deliver market changing benefits to manufacturers the world around, with a yearly total available market of many $ billions.

inspekto.com
2017
Year of Foundation
2017
Grazia: Lead-Investor Seed-Round

Lingoda.com offers high-quality language courses in English, German, French and Spanish. Qualified teachers offer group classes live and online.

lingoda.com
2013
Year of Foundation
2016
Grazia: Lead-Investor Series A

Mister Spex is establishing a new way of buying glasses – one that combines the advantages of e-commerce with a range of services and advice from high street opticians. Greater choice and better, transparent prices in an easy, intuitive process. Put simply, with all the services customers need.

misterspex.de
2007
Year of Foundation
2008
Grazia: Lead-Investor A-Round

Quantenna is a global leader of leading-edge performance Wi-Fi solutions. Combining its high-performance radio frequency, wireless systems and software expertise, Quantenna introduced the world’s first 10G Wave 3 Wi-Fi technology that establishes benchmarks for speed, range, efficiency and reliability. Quantenna is Wi-Fi Perfected.

quantenna.com
2006
Year of Foundation
2007
Grazia: Co-Investor B-Round

Urbanara offers its customers high-quality home textiles and home accessories at exceptionally great prices. This is because they can cut out the middleman and do business through online sales only.

urbanara.de
2011
Year of Foundation
2011
Grazia: Lead-Investor A-Round

YEAY is a new video shopping app that allows everyone with a smartphone to buy and sell anything with a short 60-second video. Those who likes videos and shopping will love YEAY.

yeay.com
2015
Year of Foundation
2016
Grazia: Lead-Investor Seed-Round

ZAGENO is a digital life science marketplace for the ambitious and networked researcher striving for more Eureka moments. ZAGENO offers independent and relevant bench knowledge. Enriched with an impartial scientific trust score researchers use ZAGENO to find and buy their right biotech kits.

zageno.com
2015
Year of Foundation
2015
Grazia: Lead-Investor Seed-Round

Past Investments – Examples

AIS develops comprehensive IT solutions for an end-to-end real-time data exchange between in-house systems and the vehicles of logistics companies and their customers. Hardware, consultation, training and customer service complete AIS’s complete telematics package. A reliable and cost-efficient mobile management of transport jobs.

We sold our shares in 2010.

ais.de
1997
Year of Foundation
2000
Grazia: Lead-Investor Seed-Round
2010
Exit

Conergy AG is one of the pioneers of photovoltaic plants and was one of the world’s largest developers. The company’s portfolio included everything from planning and assembly to funding and maintenance. The Company went public in 2005.

conergy.com
1998
Year of Foundation
1999
Grazia: Lead-Investor Seed-Round
2005 (Exit/IPO)
Exit

The DVBN (German Federal Government Procurement Agency) tried to digitize the construction industry’s entire supply chain and to represent all the single working steps in an internet-based solution. Unfortunately, the ambitious project failed due to the overall complexity.

2003
Year of Foundation
2004
Grazia: Lead-Investor Seed-Round
2007
Exit

FACT is one of Europe’s market leaders in fiber-reinforced thermoplastics.

In 2005 together with our co-shareholders we sold FACT to Ravago. Today FACT belongs to the Celanese Group.

fact-kunststoffe.de
1998
Year of Foundation
1999
Grazia: Lead-Investor Seed-Round
2005
Exit

MID is your competent partner for modeling business processes, software and databases. MID offers tool solutions, consultancy expertise and training from a single source to implement IT projects more quickly and efficiently.

After several succesful years Grazia and our co-investor have sold the company to a financial investor.

mid.de
1980
Year of Foundation
2003
Grazia: Lead-Investor Management Buy-In
2005
Exit

Moviepilot is the go-to destination for millennial entertainment fans. With more than 18 million monthly unique visitors and over 32 million Facebook fans across its different genre channels, Moviepilot has created a unique opportunity to help elevate buzz around upcoming TV shows and films, while creating awareness within core audiences.

moviepilot.de
2007
Year of Foundation
2007
Grazia: Lead-Investor A-Round
2017
Exit

SiTime Corporation, a MEMS and analog semiconductor company, is revolutionizing the $6 billion timing market with MEMS-based silicon timing solutions that replace legacy quartz products. With 90% share of MEMS timing and over 400 million devices shipped, SiTime is driving the electronics industry to use 100% silicon-based timing.

End of 2014 SiTime was sold for 200 Mio. all in cash to MegaChips.

sitime.com
2003
Year of Foundation
2010
Grazia: Co-Investor Series D
2014
Exit

Statista.com is one of the world’s leading statistics portals. In 2016 it offers access to more than 1,000,000 statistics, insights and trends from 170 branches within seconds. More than one million registered users generate around seven million visits every month.

statista.com
2007
Year of Foundation
2008
Grazia: Lead-Investor Series A
2015
Exit

Starboard Storage was one of the first storage companies which developed and brought to market a hybrid storage system taking care of structured, unstructured and virtualized data all in one system. Unfortunately the company’s plans to achieve market leadership did not materialize. After that had become clear, the shareholders including us sold the company to SGI.

2005
Year of Foundation
2005
Grazia: Lead-Investor Series A
2014
Exit

STRÄHLE + HESS began as a classic knit and woven textile manufacturer and over the course of time has become one of leading suppliers to the automotive industry for innovative surfaces for the interiors of premium cars.

2002 after very successful development, we have sold the company to a financial investor.

straehle-hess.de
1926
Year of Foundation
2000
Grazia: Lead-Investor Management Buy-In
2002
Exit

Metaversum developed Twinity — a virtual 3D world — designed to reflect reality and based on mirror images of many of the world’s cities as well as avatars. The subject was ahead of the times, and both users and providers were not quite ready. However, even today you can visit twinity.com to see the urban worlds.

2006
Year of Foundation
2006
Grazia: Lead-Investor Seed-Round
2009
Exit

Voicetrust is a global provider of voice biometrics solutions that enable highly secure and convenient authentication.

We sold our shares in 2007.

voicetrust.com
2000
Year of Foundation
2003
Grazia: Co-Investor Series B
2007
Exit