HV Capital

HV Capital, formerly HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, has been investing in Internet and technology companies through various generations of funds since 2000. It is one of Europe’s most successful and financially robust early-stage and growth investors. HV Capital has invested in some 200 companies, including Zalando, Delivery Hero, FlixMobility, and SumUp. HR funds total €1.7 billion. The company provides start-ups with capital ranging from €500,000 to €50 million. This makes HV Capital one of the few venture capital providers in Europe that can finance start-ups in all phases of growth.

Tasks

Communication for HR Capital and portfolio companies, particularly in the case of reports relevant to HR Capital (e.g. funding rounds)

Results

  • Publications in national and international business, tech, and start-up media, including TechCrunch, t3n, FAZ, Handelsblatt, and Business Insider
  • Raising brand awareness in German-speaking and international spheres

Measures

  • Advice on long-term and short-term communication options
  • Establish contact points for relevant media via face-to-face contact and press information
  • Preparing, supporting and following up talks with journalists
  • Advice on investment reports for, more inexperienced on PR issues, portfolio companies, agreement with communications officers/PR agencies of other investors on joint reports
  • Monitoring and reporting

Skills

  • Media relations
  • Corporate communications
  • Speaking opportunities
  • Crisis communication
  • Media training
  • Storytelling
  • Analysis and evaluation

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