Clifton has been an investor in venture capital situations for more than 30 years. It has preferred companies in the healthcare and information technology industries but has invested in a broad range of sectors in Switzerland, The Netherlands, U.K., India, and South Africa. It is comfortable with early-stage investments and has usually been the lead investor, although often accompanied by its colleagues. It has had 2 NASDAQ listings (Centrafarm subsequently acquired by Nycomed and Smallworld subsequently acquired by GE) and a number of successful corporate acquisitions including PMP Recruitment and CLPL/Ultravision.
IVC Venture Capital AG is a leading European venture capital firm dedicated to helping the best entrepreneurs build the most successful companies in their field. The company was founded in 1998 in Frankfurt am Main. Within a few years, IVC became one of the top addresses for innovative early-stage financing. In those early days, IVC invested in start-up companies in the high-tech, IT, Internet and telecommunications sectors. Over the years, IVC has developed as a financing specialist for growth companies in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation. A high-yield IPO and several profitable trade sales have been realized so far. Successful entrepreneurs such as John Tu, founder of Kingston Technology, are among IVC's global partner network.
RM Shareholding Management (RM Beteiligungsverwaltung GmbH) is the investment vehicle for Dr. Roland Metzger. Since 2003 Dr. Metzger has been engaged as an angel investor through RM Shareholding Management (RM Beteiligungsverwaltung GmbH) and as a founder of a number of technology companies.
Schnell Consult is an investment vehicle led by Bernd Schnell who has founded several successful companies in the past, including IVC Venture Capital AG, S&S Marketing and Engineering GmbH (today Memq AG). Schnell Consult had a Business Development responsibility for Kingston Technology Europe and conducts various investment management services.
Sunrise Capital is a venture capital vehicle for Dr. Brigitte Mohn. Sunrise Capital aims at achieving sustainable economic success as well as social impact. The investment focus is on digital approaches, healthcare, education, e-commerce, big data solutions, and sustainability.
BigData Investments BV – one of the activities of Esse Non Videri Investments BV - is an Investment Company led by Private Equity Investor, Mr. Frits Baron van Dedem. Mr. van Dedem is the Executive Board Member of several companies including Gerlin NV, Hermes Mineralol GmbH, Angela Beteiligungsgesellschaft GmbH etc. He also served as Senior Industry Adviser to Kepler Cheuvreux SA. He has been acting as the Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer of ‘UNION TANK Eckstein GmbH & Co. KG (UTA) for over 15 years. Mr. van Dedem has worked in several positions at ABN Amro Bank, in South America, the USA and the Netherlands for a period of 10 years. Mr. van Dedem holds several other industry and no-profit positions.
Catalpa GmbH & Co. KG is the single-family office of the ‘Van Agtmael’ Family and was founded in 2011. The Van Agtmael Family is a majority shareholder of E. Breuninger GmbH & Co. KG, Germany’s leading fashion and lifestyle multichannel-retailer, operating in the upper- and luxury segment. Prior to founding the family office, the family members held various executive positions within the company, collectively building the market leader Breuninger is today.
DAH Beteiligungs GmbH operates as a holding company. The company is based in Mannheim, Germany. DAH Beteiligungs GmbH operates as a subsidiary of Service Innovation Group GmbH.