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We’re the active ingredient.

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Founding team / Planet A Foods

We speak the same language as founders.

We started as founders and operators ourselves. That’s why we know we have to put founders first. We know you have the core. We want to be the nutrients that help you grow. We make all of our decisions, from recruitment to network-building to building our Copilot coaching program, to create an environment where founders can grow and thrive.

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Founding team / Cosuno

We’re Cherry.

Founded in 2012, first as an angel fund, by Filip Dames and Christian Meermann, Cherry is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Berlin, London and Stockholm. We’re an investment team of former entrepreneurs and operators who’ve built fast-scaling companies such as Zalando, Spotify and Uber. At the moment, our entire team is working with +100 active portfolio companies across Europe with the support of our extensive entrepreneur pool of Europe’s top founders and operators from Dropbox, Zalando, Spotify, N26, Skype, Supercell, Wolt, Doordash and others.


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More than 50% of our fund is reserved for championing founders on their growth journey.


Ideas know no borders.

And neither do our investments. We're pan-European, not country-focused. We look for founders with the wit, the heart and the guts to ask the right questions and follow through. That’s where it all begins.

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Stephan Haslebacher / Moss

When we invest

It's never too early for us to meet a founding team. We often invest before you have the product or revenue figured out. We invest across all industries and sectors across Europe, with seed as our core stage. We occasionally invest at pre-seed and even in early Series A companies. If your idea seeks to challenge a current solution, or better yet, shine a light on something we didn't even think to look at before, we'd love to hear from you.

A startup’s success isn’t just defined during funding rounds. Once you’ve hit the ground running and it’s time to build a strong team, our specialists and network experts are by your side to help out. We invest money, but we spend time – both ours and our network’s. Because you also need the right connections.

120+ investments

A glimpse into our network.

We don't just team up with Europe's best founders.
We also work alongside them.

Here's a glimpse into our broader network, filled with individuals who have contributed to — and continue to support — Europe's tech future.

Verena Pausder / President, German Startup Association
Verena Pausder / President, German Startup Association
Miki Kuusi / Cofounder & CEO, Wolt
Miki Kuusi / Cofounder & CEO, Wolt
Ilkka Paananen / Founder & CEO, Supercell
Ilkka Paananen / Founder & CEO, Supercell
Jochen Engert / Cofounder, Flix
Jochen Engert / Cofounder, Flix
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Lutz Finger, Serial Entrepreneur & Professor at Cornell University
Daniel Dines | Cofounder & CIO, UiPath
Daniel Dines | Cofounder & CIO, UiPath

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London 50-51 Wells St, London W1T 3PP, United Kingdom

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Stockholm Nybrogatan 8, 114 34 Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Nybrogatan 8, 114 34 Stockholm, Sweden