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Who we are

MOTU VENTURES is a Berlin-based seed fund focused on building lean startups and boosting talented entrepreneurs. We specialize in first round financing of seed stage companies. Leveraging our network and experience, we support our portfolio companies from their early stage and we accelerate them as active investor.

Our focus in digital technology reflects our belief in the disruptive potential of innovative software; tools that the global economy will continue to need to improve its efficiency. As a result, innovative tech companies have the potential to shape the future and promise attractive returns.

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MOTU: Endless water flowing along channels through reef gardens in Polynesia nourish the coral to the extent that they grow above the surface of the water creating islets capable of sustaining vegetation, called Motu. Like the energetic currents that form these oceanic islets, Motu Ventures nourishes business ideas to break through the clutter and sustain growth – making the tide rich with capital to flow back to investors.

Team

Managing Partners

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Dr. Philipp Semmer, MBA

Former Partner@Hogan Lovells

Business Angel for several years

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Dr. Karsten Stein

Startup@Y2K, Investor

VC and Private Equity

Venture Partners

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Wolf von Trotha

Former Consultant@Roland Berger

Private Equity

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Michael Schmitt

Former Engineering Director@Google

Business angel for several years

Portfolio

Our first investment in March 2016:

http://opinary.com

Opinary is the next chapter in publishing and marketing, driving record user interaction and revolutionary ad formats. Known for its first product pressekompass on Spiegel Online.

Our second investment in May 2016:

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parlamind is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Customer Service. Based on latest research in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning parlamind works seamlessly together with its human counterparts as a member in the customer service team.

Our third investment in July 2016:

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voya is a highly innovative digital business travel service. Voya reimagines business travel by using human assisted artificial intelligence, combining all services a business traveller needs in one application. Being personal, efficient and fast by providing hand-picked travel options in no time, perfectly matching the needs of travellers, while they are on the clients’ side 24/7 via conversational services on multiple messenger channels.

Our fourth investment in January 2017:

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Vivira provides post-rehab workout programs. The patients reclaim mobility, strength and agility with a personalized plan via tablet or smartphone.

Our fifth investment in June 2017:

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Bilendo automates and streamlines the ti­me-consuming process of dunning for each company.

Track Record

Selected investments In 2013 / 2014

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„Those guys are active shareholders.“

Holger Seim – Blinkist

MOTU Ventures Management GmbH

Managing Director
Dr. Philipp Semmer, Dr. Karsten Stein