Today in Germany: Point Nine Capital, Lesara, Atheneum Partners



Point Nine Capital raises $60 million fund

Berlin-based early stage VC Point Nine Capital closed its third fund. Up to $1 million will be invested in around 40 startups across Europe and North America. Point Nine Capital already has 49 companies in its portfolio, including Delivery Hero (which is the most valuable) and e.g. Zendesk.
The VCs total capital under management is $110 million.

Lesara expands to the Netherlands and Italy

The Berlin-based online discount shop Lesara announced expanding to the Netherlands and Italy today. The online shop, which focusses on fashion and lifestyle products, launched 18 month ago is already available in six countries. According to the startup the new markets offer over 76 million potential customer.

B2B Expert platform Atheneum Partners raises €10 million

Atheneum Partners is a Berlin-based startup that launched five years and connects industry experts. Now, it announces a €10 million investment round. The fresh cash comes from existing investor Vogel Business Media, who invested about €6.5 million and now holds about 30 percent of the company. New investor is Jens Odewald who bought FPW Capital’s shares (about 2%).

Image: Point Nine Capital