“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
JOHANNIS HATT FOUNDER OF JVH VENTURES
Johannis Hatt is a passionate business angel and founder. He studied International Management in Oxford, Paris and Berlin at ESCP-EAP, for which he successfully obtained a master’s degree. After having worked for three years in strategy consulting, Johannis went on to follow his true passion: entrepreneurship.
Johannis has founded several companies, focusing on B2B solutions, software and e-commerce. Among those are:
productsup – a cloud-based software provider for managing and optimizing product data with 140 people where he acts as CEO.
Faceadnet – the leading German Vertical Content Network with more than 60 million Facebook fans and over 40 million impressions each month (sold to Ströer)
Hendryk Hosemann is responsible for the venture and investment management at JVH Ventures. As such he manages the dealflow, investment process and everyday portfolio activities.
Next to his role at JVH Ventures, Hendryk is an active entrepreneur. He founded companies in the b2b-software field, including brytes, a SaaS application for psychographic online personalization and AngelDesk, a software suite for business angels. He holds two Master degrees in International Business and Human Decision Science and studied at Maastricht University and National University of Singapore.
Sandra Lux supports JVH Ventures as an administrative backbone. In her role as assistant, she takes care of everyday organizational tasks in order to grant focus of the core business without distraction.
Completing a Master degree in Philosophy with a specialization in business ethics, equipped her with methodical skills that quickly convert abstract thinking into a solution oriented hands-on approach. Sandra is a dynamic enthusiast with strong communication skills, who enjoys working with business experts to facilitate growth on a mutual basis.
My focus is on Angel and Seed stage investments in fast growing and highly scalable startups in growing markets led by dedicated entrepreneurs that are passionate about what they are doing. I invest in people that I would love to work with and who are capable to implement the quick iterations needed to make a startup company successful.
“I invest in people. I think: people first, projects second.”
Bruno Zheng Wu
Investments / Portfolio
Beducated claims: Sexual Happiness is trainable. Their sexual wellness online trainings are in the same time classy & stylish as they’re proven to get results. In collaboration with doctors, therapists and sexologists they create an online curriculm – „the Netflix for Sexual Education“ – that can be streamed straight into the bedrooms.
ParkDepot uses AI to power cameras on parking lots to rent out unused parking space and detect parking violators. Parking lot owners face the problem that they barely have any control over the situation of their lot. Gated parking might seem like a solution, but is, in reality, a huge cost factor and has a deterring impact on potential customers. On the other hand, leaving parking lots without any barriers attracts parking violators to leave their car and block parking space needed for customers. Parkdepot designed an automatic solution to keep parking lots available for customers and monetize unused space.
Wunderflats brings together tenants, landlords and companies on one platform and makes renting a furnished apartment as convenient as possible. Tenants can easily find a temporary home online, while landlords find verified tenants, most of which are managers, IT freelancers and job starters. Wunderflats also provides a solution for companies looking to outsource their travel management.
LILLYDOO is an online provider of stylish and skin friendly baby care products. The focus is on comfort and optimal skin friendliness, so LILLYDOO diapers are free from perfumes, PEG- emulsifiers and parabens. LILLYDOO’s 100% fair and flexible diaper subscription enables parents to spend more time with their children and less with shopping for diapers.
Tailored to the needs of international students, Fintiba offers products, help and advice to those who are planning to study in Germany. Flexible duration contracts and individual solutions are created to facilitate and ease students everyday lives. Fintiba answers all the questions that come up when you consider studying at a German university.
Productsup is the leading software for managing and optimizing your product data feed. Productsup provides cloud-based software for managing and optimizing product data. The software enables users to import product data from multiple sources, analyze and optimize it, and distribute custom feeds to unlimited destinations – quickly and easily.
Pottsalat is a new healthy and environmentally friendly delivery service in Essen. Pottsalat sees itself as an alternative to traditional delivery services and offers tasty fresh salads that are sourced from local companies in Essen. Pottsalat uses ecological and 100% recyclable packaging and deliver by bicycle or e-bike.
repareo is an independent online information and price comparison portal helping users with its intuitive and efficient search engine to find an auto repair shop that fits their needs. repareo also offers professional posts written by experts so that users can get the information they need before they go to their car dealer.
autengo is an all-in-one SaaS platform for car dealers. Its mission is to transfer the stationary car trade into the internet and make it competitive in a digital environment. autengo supports car dealers in digitizing their processes and provide advice when needed. Its broad software enables them to manage cars, customers, messages, appointments and online advertisements.
Investments in Funds
FLEX Capital is a Private Equity Fund for profitable and growing companies in the German Internet and Software Mittelstand founded by a team of successful entrepreneurs and investors. FLEX Capital is run by 6 successful and seasoned entrepreneurs who founded startups and developed them to industry leading companies with operations on all 6 continents.
Cavalry Ventures is a Berlin-based early stage venture fund. Cavalry Ventures invests in early-stage, disruptive companies. Cavalry is founded and led by a team with deep founder and investment experience themselves. Cavalry is a hands-on, operations-driven and laser-focused on enabling early stage entrepreneurs who have the ambition to transform important markets to build the next big thing. Investments in all three Cavalry funds (CV I., CV II. and CV Opportunity fund).
STARTUP GROWTH SUPPORT
pixx.io is a Media Asset Management software for smaller and larger teams. They enable efficient cross-organizational collaboration by making organizing, sharing and integrating images, graphics and video assets easier.
ART INVESTMENTS & ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS
Heinz Mack – Heinz Mack, born in 1931 in Lollar (Hesse, Germany), attended the Academy of Arts Düsseldorf during the 1950s. In 1956 he also earned a degree in philosophy at the University of Cologne. Together with Otto Piene he founded the group ZERO in 1957 in Düsseldorf. Investment in paintings – e.g. I like the colours of your mind, 2008; – Lava, 2008.
Jens Lorenzen: Jens Lorenzen was born in 1961 in Schleswig. After graduating from high school and training as a journeyman carpenter, Jens Lorenzen studied painting under Prof. Hermann Albert at the HBK in Braunschweig. The painter’s oeuvre has always been influenced by art history and biography: from stays in the USA to the examination of Pop Art and fresco painting of the Italian Renaissance. Jens Lorenzen’s works have been part of numerous renowned solo and group exhibitions for over 20 years and are presented at international art fairs, including Art Karlsruhe, Art Miami, Kunst Zürich, the Zona Maco in Mexico and Art Central in Hong Kong. In addition, the works of Jens Lorenzen are represented in important art collections (including Axel Springer Verlag, Commerzbank, Museumsberg Flensburg, Norddeutsche Landesbank, Volkswagen Bank). Investment in paintings: SGT. FURY and Converse
Banksy: Banksy is an anonymous England-based street artist, vandal, political activist, and film director. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Investments in spray on canvas: „Paranoid Pictures“, „Heavy Weaponry“ and sculpture „Bullet Hole Bust“.
Magic: The Gathering: is both a collectible and digital collectible card game created by Richard Garfield.Released in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast, Magic was the first trading card game and has approximately twenty million players. Investment in cards on the „Reserved List“ like: Black Lotus