Earlybird is a venture capital investor focused on European technology companies. Founded in 1997, Earlybird invests in all growth and development phases of a company. Amongst the most experienced venture investors in Europe, Earlybird offers its portfolio companies not only financial resources, but also strategic and operational support as well as access to an international network and capital markets. Earlybird manages different funds with focuses on digital technologies in Eastern and Western Europe as well as health technologies. With over EUR 1 billion under management, seven IPOs and 23 trade sales, Earlybird is one of the most successful venture capital firms in Europe.
UiPath designs and develops robotic process automation software. The platform offers foolproof development tools, automation of intricate processes, enhanced control, cloud and on-premise deployment, robust governance, and multiple robots on a single virtual machine. UiPath was founded in 2005 and headquartered in New York, United States.
Based out of Berlin, sennder was founded in 2015 by David Nothacker, Nicolaus Schefenacker and Julius Koehler. In 2020, Everoad, the French leader in digital freight forwarding based in Paris and founded by Maxime Legardez, merged with sennder to become Europe's leading digital freight forwarder. By merging with sennder, Everoad becomes "Everoad by sennder". Our mission as a data-based technology company is to revolutionize the logistics and transport industry by connecting small freight companies with large business groups. By introducing technology, we remove the challenges and inefficiencies associated with the transportation of goods across Europe, while increasing the degree of transparency in the marketplace and helping it to move more seamlessly. Since its foundation, sennder has raised over €120m from leading investors including, Accel, Lakestar, HV Holtzbrinck, Project A, Next47, SCG and Perpetual. In 2020, sennder also made a JV with Poste Italiane in Italy and acquired the European activities of Uber Freight. sennder has strategic partnerships with industry giants Scania and Siemens to guarantee continuous innovation and services using the most up-to-date technology. With a team of over 500 people in 7 countries, we move +50,000 loads across Europe, each month. sennder's teams are passionate about modernizing the freight market, an industry valued today at nearly €400bn, only in Europe.
sennder is a digital road freight forwarder in continental Europe, linking large commercial shippers with small freight carriers. With its in-house-developed platform, sennder provides a new level of automation, transparency, and efficiency to the European €300 billion road freight market, which until now has been dependent on paper, phone, and fax and characterized by multi-layer subcontracting. sennder’s digital connection to over 10,000 vehicles in all segments allows for almost unlimited capacities, no matter what time of the day. sennder digitalizes the truckload-shipping ecosystem by providing mobile apps to drivers, fleet management tools to carrier managers, and logistics management solutions to shippers. Real-time booking, a designated contact person always on hand, as well as precise live tracking, bring full transparency to any logistics supply chain. By integrating directly with the shippers’ Transport Management and Freight Management Systems via APIs and by cutting the multiple middlemen, sennder increases efficiency and reduces cost for all stakeholders.
Headquartered in Helsinki with offices in Berlin, Sydney, Toronto and Boston, Aiven provides managed open source data technologies, like PostgreSQL, Kafka, and M3, on all major clouds. Through Aiven, developers can do what they do best: create applications. Meanwhile, we do what we do best; manage cloud data infrastructure. We enable our customers to drive business results from open source that trigger true transformations far beyond their own backyards.
Isar Aerospace is a space technology company that aims to lower the entry barriers to space. It develops launch vehicles dedicated to deploying and resupplying satellite constellations and to ensure low-cost space access for small satellites. Based on rocket engineering research, environmentally friendly propellants, and advanced manufacturing, the company delivers small and medium payloads to orbit. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Munich, Germany.
Payhawk is a spending software that simplifies expenses, payments, and card spending for growing businesses. The company's platform enables financial officers and business owners to manage the entire spending lifecycle end-to-end. It collects and analyzes receipts, invoices, and card transactions to help stay in control of the budget with no paperwork for the employees. With its paperless corporate card linked to an automated expense management, Payhawk provides a product on top of existing banks. Payhawk was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in London, England.
smava, one of the credit comparison portals in Germany, continued the strong growth path of previous years in 2019: The brokered loan volume grew by 35% from around EUR 2 billion in 2018 to around EUR 2.7 billion. Likewise, smava grew again significantly in the first quarter of 2020: smava was able to increase the loan volume brokered by 45% compared to the same quarter of the previous year to approx. EUR 900 million. In total, smava has already brokered more than 8 billion euros in loans.
Hive is democratizing access to e-commerce operations. We're providing technology to enable D2C brands to run their operations on auto-pilot. Businesses can integrate their existing e-commerce stores with our own warehousing solution to get up and running. Hive takes care of inventory, orders and returns from start to finish, providing everyone with peace of mind.
Getsafe is a digital insurance company creating a better insurance experience for everyone that is easy, flexible, and enjoyable. With its strong technological backbone, the company offers liability, contents and car insurance in Germany and contents insurance in the UK. Getsafe replaces complexity and manual paperwork with smart bots and automation, allowing customers to file claims or change their coverage in real-time with just a few clicks.
We enable intelligent and efficient processing of 3D point clouds in digital workflows. 3D scans are the foundation of every visual Digital Twin or BIM-Object but handling them is a huge pain. Objects in scans today have to be recognized and isolated by hand, costing the industry time and millions in labor costs. While automation is slowly entering the industry, most of it is based on heuristics or pseudo-AI which fail to be generally applicable. Our deep learning approach is changing that. Our solutions enable the automated recognition of objects in 3D scans, offering immense value for various industries from automotive to construction to manufacturing. Our highly intelligent data analysis precisely identifies and segments each object in the scan based on its 3D geometry and color. We make this knowledge available to the market as a technology and software provider in the form of value-adding tools and interfaces. Are you interested in a technical demonstration or would like to get in touch? Feel free to contact us at team[@]riiico.com
thingsTHINKING develops a platform designed to understand and processes human language. It captures the meaning of sentences and transfers them to other use cases like Bots, Requirements Engineering, Auditing, LegalTech, InsurTech and many other AI aspects that can be augmented using semantic analysis. It works with suppliers of virtual assistants and other vendors in the AI space, the automotive industry as well as the “Big Four” in the areas auditing and tax.