Auctionata has attracted investments from renowned investors from Germany, France, Luxembourg, Poland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia and China. The latest financing round (Series C) was completed with €42 million (US $45 million) in May 2015.

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Groupe Arnault

Groupe Arnault is the controlling shareholder of LVMH - Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world leader in luxury products. LVMH gathers 70 prestigious brands, with 30.6 billion euros revenue in 2014 and a retail network of over 3,700 stores worldwide. Via its venture capital investments, Groupe Arnault supports startups and growth companies with the potential to become world leader in their fields of activity.

Bright Capital

Bright Capital is a venture capital firm that invests globally in a broad range of breakthrough and disruptive technology companies. In addition to helping their growth, Bright Capital is often able to assist its portfolio companies to extend their partnerships, market and business reach, especially into Europe and CIS. is a venture capital firm with global scale. Founded in 1998, the team combines a global investment strategy and philosophy with local presence and insights. The company aims to help entrepreneurs build transformative companies at the intersection of consumer Internet, media and mobile.


Established in 1997, Earlybird manages over $700 million in assets and has backed more than 80 innovative technology companies, some of which realized large scale IPOs and trade sales. Earlybird's active portfolio includes more than 20 companies across the consumer internet and enterprise services space.

Hearst Ventures

Hearst Ventures makes strategic investments in companies at the intersection of media and technology. Since its investment in Netscape in 1995, it has grown to become one of the most active and successful corporate venture funds. Notable investments include Pandora, Hootsuite, and Buzzfeed. It is a unit of Hearst Corporation, one of the largest diversified media and information companies in the US.

HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

HV Holtzbrinck Ventures is one of the leading independent European Internet investors. The team has backed more than 150 companies in very early stages for 15 years and deploys significant follow-on investments in later stages. With successful exits such as Groupon, AdScale, Quandoo and brands4friends, current portfolio companies include Zalando, Flixbus MeinFernbus, Wooga, Auctionata, Lendico, Paymill, Dreamlines and many others.

Kite Ventures

Kite Ventures is a global venture investment company focusing on disruptive Internet opportunities. Founded in 2008, Kite Ventures is headed by its founding partner Edward Shenderovich, a well-known expert in the German, US and Russian start up scene. The portfolio includes Delivery Hero, SponsorPay and Hitfox.

MCI Management S.A.

MCI Management S.A. is a private equity group in Emerging Europe with a focus on digital transformation. Since 1999, the MCI Group has executed 20 exits and over 50 digital, growth stage investment projects in Central and Eastern Europe. It is listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.


The Raffay Group is the main shareholder of RI Digital Ventures, an investment company for internet firms and digital media. Since 2004, RI Digital Ventures has been managed by Dr. Jochen Gutbrod, former Chief of Finance and Chairman of the Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group. The portfolio also includes Zalando.

REN Invest

REN INVEST is an affiliated company of the REN MEDIA Group. The REN MEDIA Group is the founder of REN TV, one of the biggest TV networks in Russia, which was successfully sold to the RTL Group. REN INVEST works as an investment company with a focus on new media, internet and high tech.

TA Ventures

TA Ventures is a venture capital firm with an investment focus on innovative seed-stage and early-stage web companies in the US, Europe, Ukraine, Russia and other CIS countries. It also invests in growth-stage companies with proven business models which seek to expand their business into these regions.

Yuan Capital

Yuan Capital is a private equity firm with a focus on global disruptive technologies. Through its extensive network of resources and commercial influence in Asia, Yuan Capital is committed to helping the world's leading technology companies plan and improve their market development strategy in China and establish long-term and stable partnerships in the region.