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btov Partners Newsletter - March 2017
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btov Newsletter - March 2017

 

Dear Readers,

March 2017 was a very good month for Europe looking to the Netherlands as well for European entrepreneurship and btov. We are in fact part of a virtuous circle and lucky to be where we are. Speaking of St. Gallen and Switzerland, last week’s START Summit deserves special recognition. The Summit has become the most important student-run entrepreneurship conference in Europe. Participants from all around the globe travelled to St. Gallen; star guest Tony Fadell, inventor of the iPod and the iPhone as well as founder of nest was introduced to btov and START via University of St. Gallen alumna Stephanie Schoss. And this is how we make European start-ups great – by give and take. Giving back is being taught implicitly by the way of example at the alma mater in St. Gallen. Mentorship can release phenomenal energy and focus. And quite often it is beneficial to both parties – the mentee and the mentor. Along these lines, I would like to thank Gerry Haag who, in response to our last editorial, wrote us saying that he regards his role as a mentor of founders as a true privilege. We couldn’t agree more.

On behalf of the btov Team
Florian Schweitzer


New Investments
We are happy to announce we participated in the USD 4.5m Series A of TripleMint led by DN Capital. The New York based company, aims to change residential real estate brokerage by employing a proprietary algorithm which analyses and anticipates future market activity to then match prospective buyers and sellers early on. Read more.
We welcome Ottonova to our portfolio, a digital private health insurance that strives to be an active partner for your health. The company starts completely afresh using contemporary advanced technologies. Süddeutsche Zeitung reported.


Portfolio

Congratulations to the Beekeeper.io founders and angel investors for a significant CHF 8m Series A. The mobile-first communications platform for non-desk workers will expand further in Europe and the US. TechCrunch reported.

EFFECT Photonics wins the prestigious PIC Award for the category “Advances in Integration” in Brussels. You can read the official press release here.

Advanon, the leading platform for invoice financing in Switzerland, is about to go live in Germany! For SME's, the company offers a solution for working capital issues by allowing them to sell their open invoices. Cash is paid out within 24 hours. Tens of millions have been financed over the platform so far with both small credit lines for younger companies and larger facilities for established businesses. Get started now.


News from btov

deutsche-startups.de interviewed btov parnter Luca Martinelli this week and asked about what it is  like to be a venture capitalist. Chief Editor Alexander Hüsing posed a number of perceptive questions about the industry, btov and how to find promising startups. Luca went so far as to share a few companies out of our “anti-portfolio.” Please click here to read the interview.

Events
Maximilian Kempken will attend EXEC in Berlin on the 5th - 6th of April, Europe’s largest application only Fintech & Insurtech event. You can register here to get a 15% discount. Be quick to register as the available places are limited and you don't have much time left!
The btov Private Investment Academy will focus, in this particular iteration, on female private investors with an interest in start-up investments. The event will be in Schloss Wolfsberg in Ermatingen/Thurgau. If you want to participate on May 3rd - 5th, 2017, please contact Morena Botta.
The btov Investor's Meeting in Frankfurt am Main will be on May 11th, 2017. The event will be hosted in close cooperation with Schiedermair Rechtsanwälte, one of Germany’s leading independent commercial law firms. Interested investors are kindly invited to contact Benita Xheladini for further information.
btov will be at NOAH Berlin. Join us at our booth on 22th - 23th June 2017. btov friends (up to 20 – first come, first serve) get a 20% discount with the following invitation code: N17BER-b-to-v. For registration please click here.
btov Partner Alexander Stoeckel will contribute to the leAD - legacy of Adi Dassler, seed accelerator for innovation in sports, as a mentor. The accelerator was initiated by the grandchildren of Adi Dassler, who are returning to the sports to continue his legacy. Aimed at start-ups, founders and future founders worldwide, everyone with an innovative idea, including start-ups that are already active can apply here for the three-month program this fall until May 31st, 2017.  Spread the word!

Jobs
 
btov and a very experienced private investor are searching a CEO candidate willing and able to build a world class FoodTech company based on existing patents and technology which has the potential to revolutionize a EUR 100bn market. The candidate should have strong empathic and analytical skills and know how to build companies. If you are interested, please send your CV and one sentence explaining why you want to do this to @Florian Schweitzer.
 

BUX is on the lookout for an Senior Mobile Developers. BUX - a tech start-up - is based in the historical heart of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Please send your application to recruitment@getbux.com or check the website of BUX.
 

Joblift is looking for somebody to fill the following vacancies:

  • US Country Manager to build up and scale the US market from our Berlin based office. Please apply here.
  • Entrepreneur in Residence to help us scale even faster from our Berlin based office. Please apply here.
  • Team Lead Sales to build up and later on manage our international direct sales team in Berlin. Please apply here.
  • Head of Performance Marketing to bring Joblift’s traffic to new hights from our Berlin-based office. Please apply here.

Effect Photonics is looking for somebody to fill the following vacancies:

  • Optical Transceiver Product Engineer for the location Eindhoven, The Netherlands. You will be responsible for the integration of hardware, software, reliability, safety and other requirements in the total engineering of the optical communications modules. For viewing the full vacancy, please click here.
  • PCB Design Engineer in Eindhoven the Netherlands with a mechanical and thermal analysis background. You are responsible for the layout of electrical high-speed driver- and receiver PCB’s for optical communication modules. For viewing the full vacancy, please click here.
  • Test & measure technician to contribute to the team in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. You will be responsible for executing tests and measurements on optical chips and optical products. For viewing the full vacancy, please click here.
  • (Senior) Software engineers to be part of our exciting journey to deliver new standards in the availability of data bandwidth within our expanding engineering team. EFFECT Photonics is divided by 2 sites: Brixham, United Kingdom and Eindhoven, the Netherlands. For viewing the full vacancy, please click here.
  • Process Engineer & Graduate Process Engineer to be part of our exciting journey to deliver new standards in the availability of data bandwidth within our expanding engineering team in Brixham, Devon. For viewing the full vacancy, please click here.
  • Supply Chain Manager and you will be responsible to work with the team to establish a reliable supply base at lowest total cost in  our optical module portfolio. The position is based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. For viewing the full vacancy, please click here.
  • Photonics Process Engineer (internship) a placement student to be part of our exciting journey to deliver new standards in the availability of data bandwidth. The role is within our expanding engineering team in Brixham, Devon. For viewing the full vacancy, please click here.

For more information regarding this position please send your CV or questions to: recruitment@effectphotonics.nl
 

Debitos is looking for somebody to fill the following vacancies:

  • IT-Project Manager for its IT team in Frankfurt in the newly opened Fintech-Centre. For more details please click here.
  • Frontend Web Developer for its IT team in Frankfurt in the newly opened Fintech-Centre. For more details please click here.

Websitebutlers is looking for an Senior PHP/Symfony Developer. Berlin-based Website-as-a-Service start-up that enables thousands of companies worldwide to have a website with full service based on AI and we are currently strengthening our tech team to realize our vision: AI-based Websites+Service in agency quality for millions of SMB world-wide. Please send your application to Websitebutler at Matthias Behm.
 

Testbirds is looking for somebody to fill the following vacancies:

  • Project Manager for digital Crowdtesting: Our crowdtesters do the testing, you are responsible for making the project a success: How? You are the key contact for clients and our crowdtesters during projects. You are responsible for quality assurance and the evaluation & reporting of the results. If you are interested to become our next ‘Bird’, please apply here.
  • Software Test Automation Engineer: For our innovative cloud testing services we have big plans for the future. You can be part of the product development and will be responsible for the test conception and implementation in cooperation with our clients like Audi, Allianz or Telekom. If you are interested to become our next ‘Bird’, please apply here.
  • Account Manager for Sweden: Testbirds is growing fast. Our next step will be the opening of a new office in Stockholm. Therefore we need you: a passionate sales manager to acquire and develop customers in Sweden. If you are interested to become our next ‘Bird’, please apply here.
  • International Social Media & Community Manager: You draw a high affinity to Social Media and Gamification? Then become part of our ‘Nest’ and be the contact person for our international tester community and their inquiries. If you are interested to become our next ‘Bird’, please apply here.
  • Online Marketing Manager: SaaS models, SEA campaigns and advertisement strategies are your specialty and on top you are creative and open for new ideas? Let’s start rocking the online world! If you are interested to become our next ‘Bird’, please apply here.
  • Accountant / Finance Manager: You will be responsible for our financial and reporting procedures for our offices in Munich, Amsterdam, London and Stockholm. If you are interested to become our next ‘Bird’, please apply here.
 

foodspring, an exciting company that stands for superb fitness foods and a healthy lifestyle is looking for a Head of Offline Retail to position and push the brand also in the offline food retail sector. Send your CV and cover letter to jobs@foodspring.com and become a part of this exciting journey.
 

MYMORIA is looking for somebody to fill the following vacancies:

  • Full-Stack-Developer in Berlin: You have fine-tuned your development skills in an agile development team and with modern development tools. Now you are looking for the next step, where you can contribute pro-actively and work on cutting edge technologies. Please apply here.
  • Middle/Senior Front-End Developer in Berlin: You have fine-tuned your development skills in an agile development team and with modern development tools. Now you are looking for the next step, where you can contribute pro-actively and work on cutting edge technologies. Please apply here.
     

42matters.com offers a full suite of products and services for App Market Data and Mobile Audience Data. The truly international team is looking to hire a talented and energetic Head of Online Marketing with at least three years of experience in the (mobile) industry to help us further develop and scale our business activities. For the full description click here.

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