18. December 2020 by kmoeller 0 Comments

Financing round: OnlineDoctor

OnlineDoctor closes oversubscribed Series A funding round of 5.5 million!

The founders Dr. Tobias Wolf and Dr. Philipp Wustrow of the internationally award-winning Swiss telemedicine startup OnlineDoctor AG were able to attract further renowned new investors in this financing round. The Swiss health insurance company CSS which invested in digital health startups with Swiss Health Ventures AG , took the lead in this round. In addition, with Mutschler Ventures and the US investor PilotRock Ventures, further significant new investors were acquired. 

Already in 2019 EquityPitcher Ventures joined OnlineDoctor and now participated again in this financing round together with other existing investors such as Forty:one and various angel investors, such as Dr. Ole Wiesinger, former CEO of the Hirslanden private hospital group, played a major role in the capital increase. 

This makes a total of more than CHF 8 million in venture capital that has flowed into the company.

Click here for the full press release.

16. December 2020 by kmoeller 0 Comments

Financing round: RightNow

RightNow receives EUR 8.5 million in Series A financing round from VR-Ventures and Schwarzwälder Bote

VR Ventures and the Family Office of Schwarzwälder Boten invest EUR 8.5 million in our LegalTech portfolio company RightNow,. With the fresh capital, the company aims to "further advance its product development and build the leading consumer receivables purchasing company." RightNow was founded in 2017 by Dr. Torben Antretter, Phillip Eischet and Dr. Benedikt Quarch. The young company focuses on so-called consumer claims purchasing and buys legal claims from customers in full. 

Dr. Torben Antretter, co-founder and CFO of RightNow, said:

With this investment, we have a solid financial basis for further growth. Our focus is now on further developing our products to make it easier and easier for existing and future customers to deal with legal claims.

More about RightNow's funding round can be found here.

15. December 2020 by kmoeller 0 Comments

Willkommen Beelinguapp

It's that time again, the EquityPitcher family has a new addition! Beelinguapp, our latest venture, revolutionizes the language learning experience with a strong founding team.

Beelinguapp is a language learning application that allows you to learn a new language or improve your language skills by naturally consuming your daily real-life content such as favorite books, music, lyrics, or news. Texts are displayed in the native language and in parallel in the language to be learned as well as played back acoustically. So you don't just learn the classic ABCs or how to make small talk in French, but you internalize exactly the vocabulary you need to talk about your interests. This gives the learner the security and confidence to apply what he has learned directly in his personal everyday life.

Beelinguapp won the Editor`s Choice Award from Google Play and the WeWork Creator Awards in Germany. In the Apple and Play stores, Beelinguapp already has over 3.5 million downloads without any marketing spend and serves over 250,000 paying active users per month. We are convinced that Beelinguapp will differentiate itself from other language learning apps and revolutionize the language learning process. We are happy to support the multilingual team on their way.

You can Download the App here

9. December 2020 by kmoeller 0 Comments

Financing round: ANYbotics

ANYbotics closed CHF 20 million Series A financing round!

Our portfolio company ANYbotics. was a spin off from the Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule Zürich(ETH).The company has developed ANYmal, a four-legged robot that can see, hear and move around in challenging environments. In the future, it will inspect and monitor industrial plants or canalizations, for example, as well as take on dangerous maintenance tasks. Today, the ANYmal has already worked autonomously in Zurich's canalization system and carried out fully autonomous monitoring missions on offshore oil platforms. ANYbotics also cooperates with companies from the construction and energy industries, as Péter Fankhauser, co-founder and CEO of ANYbotics, explains.

To accelerate the large-scale rollout of its robotic solution, ANYbotics is entering into another round of financing with a group of well-known investors. The round is led by Swisscom Ventures and co-investors including us, EquityPitcher Ventures and Ace & Company as well as others.

We are proud to have been one of the first venture capital investors to recognize the potential of ANYbotics' cutting-edge technology prior to Series A and look forward to further collaboration with the ANYbotics team.

You can find out more in the video below.