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e.ventures is a venture capital firm with an early stage investment approach in the markets of consumer internet, digital media and mobile space. e.ventures was founded 1997 in Santa Barbara (today, its headquarters are located in San Francisco) and has since grown to invest in five different regions worldwide (United States, Europe, Russia, Asia and Brazil).
e.ventures was founded 1997 by Jan Henric Buettner and Wolfgang Rose along with co-founders Thomas Gieselmann and Mathias Schilling. Jan had previously built up the multimedia companies Computel, Videotel and AOL Europe. Out of Santa Barbara, e.ventures invested in internet companies, among them GotomyPC (Expertcity), which was acquired by Citrix in 2003. Along with raising its second fund, e.ventures moved its offices to San Francisco in 2001. Investments of its second fund include Sonos, nCircle, Angie's List, MrTed, Peanutlabs, and Vuze. e.ventures also established an office in Hamburg, Germany to oversee their investments in Western Europe. Its third fund was raised in 2007 and is oriented on more global investments. Besides their former focus on the US and Western Europe, e.ventures opened Eastern Europe, Asia and Brazil to its radar. Among the investments of e.ventures’s 4th generation of funds are Bluekai (Acquired by Oracle), Citydeal (Acquired by Groupon), Xango, Farfetch, Munchery, Pulse (Acquired by LinkedIn), Sapato (Acquired by Ozon.ru), Eucalyptus Cloud, NGINX and others.
e.ventures invests in companies in the consumer internet and mobile market. As a firm, e.ventures distinguishes itself through its global vision, with its five teams across the world; launched in California (1998), opened funds in Germany (2001), Russia (2009), Asia (2009) and Brazil (2012).
Investing through several funds worldwide, e.ventures has made investments internationally in North America, South America (Brazil), Western Europe (Germany, France, UK), Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Russia) and Asia (China, Japan). The management team is spread globally, but works together closely with aligned incentives for each partner in any deal. This ensures a joint focus on supporting all their portfolio companies wherever needed. e.ventures’s global network helps startups seize opportunities for international funding, sourcing, business development, etc.