Ventures: Who We Are

Adevinta Ventures is the early stage investment arm of Adevinta, a leading online classifieds group and champion of sustainable commerce operating more than 25 digital marketplaces across 10 countries.

 

We support startups who want to scale and grow using our knowledge and specific hands-on marketplace experience. As well as providing agile financial backing, the wider Adevinta Group network gives us the ability to help founders build connections and explore collaborations and synergies to accelerate their success.

What we invest in

Adevinta Ventures invests in fast-growing early stage European startups (favouring those in Series A and Series B) that can shape the future of mobility, real estate, work, fintech and re-commerce. Leveraging the best of our loved local marketplaces (e.g. Leboncoin, Kleinanzeigen, Mobile.de, Fotocasa, Coches.net, Marktplaats and Subito), Adevinta Ventures adds strong value and is a long-term partner to our portfolio companies.

Our Portfolio

Take a look at some of the cutting-edge startups that Adevinta Ventures has invested in.

Portfolio

What Our Startups Say

Johannes

Johannes

Founder and CEO

2trde

"The partnership with Adevinta Ventures is unique. As a marketplace startup, we need a partner who not only understands the VC and automotive market, but also has direct access to Europe's ecosystem. Within the first 12 months after the financing round, we went live with our product in Austria and started fruitful interactions in two other markets. This would certainly not have been possible without the very close support of Adevinta Ventures."

Gemma

Gemma

Co-founder and CEO

COCOLI

"When it came to raising our last financing round, our primary goal was to find long-term partners and marketplace experts who not only come with a vast industry expertise, but can also open doors for us. We are thrilled to have found an ideal partner in Adevinta Ventures. The team is extremely accessible and proactively working with us to achieve our vision of establishing COCOLI as the European leader of sustainable commerce in the furniture industry."

Hans

Hans

CEO

Bipi

“It has been a short journey but I enjoyed working side-to-side with the Adevinta ventures team. They are approachable and hands-on with a global ambition to help companies expand. They’ve always been supportive and helped us open doors within the Adevinta family.”

Joao

Joao

CEO

Lovys

“We see in Adevinta Ventures not only a great investor, but a long term partner for Lovys. Their vision for the insurtech market and their knowledge of the Spanish market through their brands have tremendously helped us shape our offering in Spain. We are very happy to be able to count on them for what is to come.”

Our Reports

Read our Ventures marketplaces reports

The State of Online Marketplaces in 2023

The report examines recent trends, segmented performance, and future projections of the marketplace industry. It analysed more than 35,000 marketplaces across 30+ market segments.

 

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B2B Marketplaces Report

The report analysed more than 500 marketplace startups across 14 market segments, and showcased several interesting findings, including the continued resilience of B2B marketplaces that outperformed other technology segments.

 

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Marketplaces H1 2022

Marketplaces have managed to stay afloat in spite of a slowing market. Funding, combined enterprise value, and unicorn creation slowed down, but numbers remained above pre-pandemic records.

 

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Online Marketplaces: 2021 in review

2021 was yet another record year for marketplaces investment, with $139bn raised globally, with Europe leading this rapid growth. Marketplaces for NFTs (Non-fungible tokens), groceries and food delivery are the fastest growing categories this year. If you want to learn more about 2021 marketplaces value evolution, exits and unicorns creation, check out this report.

 

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Fintech-enabled marketplaces report

The lines between marketplaces and fintech are becoming increasingly blurred. Online marketplaces are taking advantage of both embedded fintech solutions and fintech products built in-house. These additions can help improve user experience, boost customer retention and create new monetisation streams.

 

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The Future of Marketplaces report

We’re seeing record levels of investment in marketplace unicorns, with the sector now worth a combined value of $5 trillion. This report, created by Adevinta Ventures together with Dealroom and SpeedInvest explores the trends, facts and figures.

 

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Our Team

Jordi Iserte

Investment Director

Leire Corral

Investment Principal

Stefan Grabmann

Investment Principal

Audric Guillemin

Investment Associate

Submit Your Pitch

We’re always looking for fast-growing and innovative startups with solid traction and plans to scale beyond their domestic market. Tell us about your business and find out if Adevinta Ventures could give you the investment and opportunities that could help to accelerate your vision.

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