Paua Ventures

An early stage venture capital firm providing capital to startups led by creative minds.
Type VC

Investment info

Invests in
Product or prototype
Go to market
Investment range
€ < 25K
€ 25 - 50K
€ 50 - 100K
€ 100 - 500K
€ 0,5 - 1M
€ 1 - 5M
€ > 5M
Primary markets
Consumer, Companies, Marketplace
Investing in countries
Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden

Focus areas

Consumer Goods
Consumer Goods
IT & Software
IT & Software
Marketplace & eCommerce
Marketplace & eCommerce
See all 5 focus areas

More about Paua Ventures

Paua Ventures supports startups within the fields of e-commerce, hardware, enterprise, lead generation, marketplace, mobile, and SaaS. The fund backs European companies at Seed and Series A stage, acting both as lead or co-lead investor.


Paua Ventures is a Berlin based venture capital firm. Established in 2010 and funded only with management money, paua has built its way up to become a leading tech investor in Berlin and has raised its debut institutional early stage fund (Paua 1) with a first close of $45 million in late 2015.

How much do they invest?

For Paua Ventures, investing isn’t just about money. They are a team of company builders with an entrepreneurial mindset, being trustworthy sparring partners to their businesses throughout their entire life cycle.

How do they work?

They accompany their portfolio companies through all phases of the development process, helping them analyze potential growth opportunities. They generate synergies by introducing startups to large corporates, industry experts, strategic partners and other allies.

This makes a difference to them

They support those who dare to make a difference. They partner with innovative founders ambitious enough to build disruptive companies. They enable their teams to fulfill dreams by delivering substantial value to each company.

Key People

Moritz Poewe - Partner
Moritz areas of responsibility involve strategic consulting to portfolio companies in particular when related to BI and IT structural topics as well as deal flow management. He is a constant sparring partner to CTOs of the portfolio companies providing guidance in IT processes.

Christian Buchenau - Partner
As a Partner and member of the founding team of Paua Ventures, Christian is mainly responsible for structuring funding rounds and leading exit discussions. He serves on board for various companies out of the Paua portfolio and acts as a mentor for Microsoft Accelerator, Techstars and XY.

Startups they funded

Stripe, Shore, Lesara, and Pipedrive.

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