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BI-as-a-Service platform Clarisights raises $14M from Sequoia India and others

Berlin, 6 October 2021 – The Series A round was led by Sequoia Capital India with participation from OMERS Ventures and existing investor signals Venture Capital who led the seed investment in 2018. Techstars, Cavalry Ventures, as well as angel investors are also part of the round. Clarisights provides marketers with a holistic reporting platform that allows them to create sophisticated multi-channel reports without any support from BI experts. Read more here.

Workpath closes €10.5M Series A round

Munich, 9 September 2021. Workpath, the SaaS solution for outcome-oriented strategy execution, has closed a Series A financing of €10.5 million to further grow and expand its market leadership. The new funding is led by new investors Capnamic Ventures and Iris Capital, next to the existing shareholders, signals Venture Capital and HTGF. Read the full press release here.

Leaving stealth mode: Hi vay.io!

7 September 2021. Big day for our portfolio company Vay! The startup that formerly went by the name REE Technologies has come out of stealth mode and revealed what they have been working on for the past three years: Vay_io will launch a driverless, certified, commercial mobility service on public streets. Unique about Vay is its teledrive-first approach to autonomous driving. Read more about Vay here.

CoachHub Secures $80M in Series B2 Funding to Democratize Coaching

Berlin, 1 September, 2021 CoachHub — the world’s leading digital coaching platform — has raised $80 million in Series B2 funding, increasing total Series B capital to $110 million. Draper Esprit, RTP Global, @HV-Capital, Signals Venture Capital, Partech, and Speedinvest were all part of this latest round, bringing the total funds raised to $130 million since 2019. Read the full press release about CoachHub here.

Product-Led Growth: Do you know the real value of your SaaS product?

June 2021. During the past decade, product-led growth (PLG) evolved from a consumer-only play to the most discussed growth strategy for B2B SaaS companies. Read our colleague Christopher Algier's thoughts on PLG here on our blog.

SMB vs. Enterprise: Is Bigger Always Better?

May 2021. Working with our portfolio companies and talking to many founders each week has shown us one topic that routinely emerges as a key challenge for startups: how to succeed at sales. In an attempt to share what we’ve learned so far, our team member Remo Mahler shares some key learnings on B2B Sales from the signals VC portfolio. Read the article here.

The future of SME financial management: Why we invested in Monite

March 2021. We are excited to participate in Monite’s € 1.1M pre-seed round, together with Tomahawk.VC, InVentures, Runa Capital and renowned business angels including former Deutsche Bank board member Ralph Müller. Founders Ivan Maryasin and Andrey Korchak and their team are building the all-in-one financial management platform for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Read the blog post on why we invested in Monite here.

Three macro trends on the way to people-centered workplaces: Snippets from our Enterprise Tech deal sourcing

February 2021. While the buzzwords “New Work” and “Future of Work” have been around for some years now, COVID19 has been the long-awaited final boost which disrupted work as we knew it. At signals Venture Capital, we have been observing the evolving market for Enterprise Tech solutions enabling people-centered work places for the past 3+ years. Read our thoughts on People-Centered Enterprise Tech here.

Agile Enterprise: SaaS Platform Workpath Closes Multi-Million Euro Funding Round

Munich, October 15, 2020​. The Munich-based software company Workpath has received millions in funding from signals Venture Capital to further grow and expand its market leadership. Workpath uses Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to help companies flexibly and effectively implement their strategy. The software is based on management approaches around agile work and new work and was specially developed to help teams with the transparent and efficient definition, coordination, and pursuit of goals.
Read the full press release here.

“Device-as-a-Service” startup everphone closes €34 million Series B funding round

Berlin, July 28, 2020. Everphone completed a Series B funding round of €34 million, with the new capital being used to further grow and expand its market leadership as a driver for innovation in the New Work vertical. Founded in 2016 by former CHECK24 board member Jan Dzulko, companies use everphone as a flexible, safe, and cost-efficient way to equip their workforce with smartphones and tablets, reducing costs, and supporting the expansion of flexible and mobile forms of work.
Read the full statement here.

Say hi to our new teammates at signals Venture Capital!

Not only our portfolio is growing, but our team is, too! We have hired a bunch of new people to support us in our mission of identifying the most talented founders and supporting them along their growth path. With that idea in mind, we are also building our team. Read more about our new colleagues here.

Why we Invested in Zenloop

The most recent addition to our portfolio is zenloop, a Berlin-based experience management (XM) platform that just closed their latest € 6.1 million funding round, led by signals VC. Our partner Marcus Polke is sharing some insights on why customer centricity matters to us as investors, but also his personal interest and experience with putting customers and their feedback first in order to grow a business. Read the article here.

€6.1M Round for Customer Experience Management Platform zenloop

Berlin, June 16, 2020 – zenloop, an integrated experience management platform, today announced a financing round of 6.1 million euros led by signals Venture Capital, the enterprise tech VC from Berlin. Nauta Capital and Piton Capital each contributed to the round as existing investors. Read the full article here.

signals Venture Capital: Neuer Managing Partner Christian Weniger

February 2020. Signals Venture Capital gewinnt mit Christian Weniger einen Experten im Bereich B2B-Investitionen mit starkem Netzwerk in den USA, Asien und Europa für sein Führungsteam. Weniger startet ab Februar 2020 als Managing Partner und wird den Fonds gemeinsam mit Marcus Polke leiten. Read full article here.

Bird Acquires European Micromobility Leader, Circ

January 2020. Bird, the leading provider of micromobility, is acquiring Circ. With the merger, Bird expands its European business with more than 300 additional employees for sustainable and safe operations in cities looking to reduce CO2 emissions and traffic. Read full article here.

Timo Hertweck expands ELEMENT's Executive Board

September 2019. The Supervisory Board of ELEMENT Insurance AG appoints Timo Hertweck to the management board. With his many years of industry expertise, he will head the sales as well as the insurance product and insurance project steering divisions. Read the full article here.

finleap gears up to become Europe’s leading financial technology provider

August 2019. Finleap strengthens its position as a fintech SaaS provider to financial institutions and introduces its new business unit finleap connect. Read the full article here.

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