We will not tell you that you're too small to dive deep.
A baby shark is still a shark.
We will help you grow.
Tiburon, led by Daniel Wild, has been investing successfully into inspiring founders for over a decade. We have made it our mission to support innovative startups to achieve more.
If you just want cash, go somewhere else. We invest smart money and see ourselves as your sparring partner on your entrepreneurial journey.
We provide you with access to our outstanding network offering marketing expertise, significant synergies and continous strategic advice.
We focus on seed and early stage startups in the digital sector.
Your business preferably operates in the areas of media, mobile, communities, meta platforms, FinTech or Saas.
We do not want to work with you on the surface, because success has deeper reasons. We dive with you where great opportunities wait.
Founded in 2001, our goal is to become the leading European-American early-stage investment boutique. Our mission: to be our founders’ preferred and trusted sparring partner along their entrepreneurial journey.
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XING is a networking website for business professionals with more than 15 million members worldwide. Professionals from all industries can connect, find jobs, colleagues, new assignments, cooperation partners, experts and even generate business ideas.
Invoco Group founded in 2007 as a merger of three communication service providers perceives itself as an innovative service enterprise. Invoco is able to rapidly generate advantages for its customers in numerous fields such as customer service, sales service, customer retention and fulfillment.
Lokalisten is a German social network. The online community was founded in 2005 and peaked with 3.6 million users in 2010. Access is limited to being invited by active users only and the platform has a focus on especially connecting members with their closer environment.
Cadooz is a full-service provider covering the whole spectrum of customer retention marketing, sales management and staff motivation by using intelligent incentive products and services.
Swyx Solutions enables medium-sized businesses to enhance their internal and external communication through the Unified Communications Solution. This solution combines different communication channels, like calls, messages and video calls, in one user interface allowing better and easier collaboration.
Tiburon operates in the background, like a shadow whose advice is always in reach. We passionately support our startups and will not let you down.
The Tiburon Team:
Daniel Wild is a serial entrepreneur and active business angel. Within the last 15 years he invested in over 100 startups through Tiburon Unternehmensaufbau GmbH founded in 2001. Amongst his most successful seed and early stage investments are XING (openBC), Posterjack, Trivago, Shirtinator, Invoco, MovingImage24 and many more.
In 1999 he founded the getmobile AG together with Tim Schwenke, which he led as CEO and grew to over 100mn € in revenue p.a. until 2007. In 2005 the company went public as getmobile Europe plc through a reverse IPO at the AIM segment of the London stock exchange.
End of 2009 he returned as CEO to getmobile Europe plc, which was renamed into Ecommerce Alliance. Ecommerce Alliance AG is listed in the Entry Standard segment of the Frankfurt stock exchange since 2010. With this company setup Daniel is able to combine his roles as entrepreneur, founder and investor to develop a fast growing and integrated group of ecommerce companies.
Felix Artmann has studied technology and management orientated business studies at the Technical University Munich as well as an MBA from the Darden Business School University of Virginia. He worked in Berlin as an entrepreneur in residence and is a serial founder. Felix joined Tiburon as a Partner beginning of 2014.
As a serial entrepreneur, international seed fund founder, and former executive vice-president with Wells Fargo Bank, Bill has been using technology innovation to build durable business models for 25 years. His business building methods have been featured at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and at The World Bank, and are the subject of a book, entitled “Six Secrets”.
Maxim Matias is an emerging investor who has been primarily active on the secondary market where he invested over $23M in the last two years. Some of the most notable exits include UiPath, Palantir, Confluent and Samsara. Previously at deep tech fund OpenOcean, he was responsible for building a venture platform and global network that yields deal flow, helps to enrich investment themes (e.g. AI & Automation) and supports in due-diligence efforts. He has an MSc from Imperial College London in Business Innovation.
With more than 15 years of international strategic consulting and interim manager at top management level, with 5 years of banking experience with HVB, Tatjana has gained perfect professional experience to cover the FinTech area of Tiburon’s portfolio and target investments. She has studied at the Humboldt University of Berlin and has become an expert in the field of retail banking.
Tim and Daniel founded the Tiburon Unternehmensaufbau GmbH in 2001. They developed the getmobile AG to over 100mn € in revenue. As a business angel he has invested in over 30 internet companies in the seed and early stage and is still supporting the Tiburon team as an experienced ecommerce entrepreneur.
Successful sharks are always hungry for more.
Together we will find buried treasures!
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