HV Holtzbrinck Ventures is a German independent venture firm that leverages a wealth of entrepreneurial, operational and financing experience to help early stage investments bloom. 
HV Holtzbrinck Ventures was founded in 2000 as the corporate venture arm of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, but in 2010 they became an independent firm. They provide seed money for new startups. Investments typically begin around € 200 thousand to € 5 million and can grow up to a total of € 50 million over several rounds. 
HV Holtzbrinck Ventures have over € 1 billion under their management and have invested in over 165 companies including Zalando, Delivery Hero, HelloFresh, Flixbus, SumUp, Scalable Capital, and many more.