Berlin, March 20th 2018 – Hubert Burda Media continues to believe in Nebenan.de: Burda’s investment unit BurdaPrincipal Investments led the Series A financing round, in which the neighbourhood network raised a total of 16 million euros. Just six months after the launch of Nebenan.de, Burda had invested in the platform in July 2016. Existing investor Lakestar is also increasing its shareholding in this round. Both thus support the further growth course of the founders Christian Vollmann and Till Behnke. Deutsche Telemedien, NWZ and pd ventures are also new investors.
If your marketplace idea and target market are big enough, you might consider raising venture capital or taking on an angel investor to grow your business. Even if you don’t, keeping an eye on VCs and marketplace investors, their blogs, discussions, and investment activity can give you valuable insights into marketplace dynamics, trends and business opportunities. This article offers you a non-exhaustive list of VC firms with a specific focus on marketplaces, along with their HQ country and preferred round. We also list our top 10 insightful marketplace investors every marketplace entrepreneur should follow.