We hope you had a successful 2016 and wish you an even better 2017! We had an exciting 2016 at i5invest with hard work throughout the year turning into great success stories. We would like to share some of these with you.

i5invest making Deals


Bonnier makes a strategic investment into Austria’s KnowledgeFox

In January 2017, Bonnier, the leading European media house from Sweden, announced the strategic investment into KnowledgeFox, one of the European EdTech leaders in MicroLearning. This highlights that Edtech has great momentum with exciting opportunities ahead.

i5invest led KnowledgeFox throughout the corporate development process, helping find the right strategic partner to create maximum value and enhance future growth and internationalization.

Grid Singularity

Grid Singularity

We are delighted to welcome Grid Singularity to our portfolio of vertical industry leaders (EnergyTech, Blockchain).

The Grid Singularity integrative solution serves as a key enabler for a sustainable shift from a traditional to distributed energy market model.


i5invest sharing knowledge

EdTech Survey 2016/17

EdTech Survey 2016/17

EdTech has been one of our focus areas and will continue being one in 2017 and beyond. Consequently, we conducted and published an EdTech Survey in order to share insights with the ecosystem to foster further growth. The increased importance of strategic partnerships was one of the key findings of the survey. In 2015 and 2016, 85% of surveyed companies were involved in discussions for new partnerships.


Later in 2017 we will publish a report covering Agricultural Tech. Available online at www.i5invest.com.

i5invest expanding

i5invest expands

i5invest expands into the Netherlands

We are further expanding our geographic reach in order to pursue our vertical focus on a pan-European level. Steffen Boode, Dutch native and with i5invest since mid-2015, is leading our launch in the vibrant tech scene in the Netherlands. 'I am really excited about our expansion plans underlining our strategy!' comments Herwig, i5's CEO.

Steffen adds: ‘The Netherlands is the digital Gateway to Europe and the Dutch ecosystem is one of the hottest and best connected. Techcrunch named the Netherlands as ‘’the world's high-tech startup capital".

In the coming months we will continue supporting clients and our investments across various industry verticals in the technology space including Agricultural-, Education-, Advertising-Tech, E-commerce, Collaboration Software, B2B SaaS, Augmented Reality, Cloud Computing, Energy Tech and Industry 4.0. Our focus is constantly adjusted in line with market trends in the USA and Europe – follow developments at www.i5invest.com.

We expect the current momentum in terms of growth and strategic partnerships in the above-mentioned verticals to continue in 2017. If strategic business development and corporate development is on your roadmap in the coming year, get in touch with me, it would be great to discuss how we can help!

We look forward to working with you in the next months, years and beyond and wish you a fantastic 2017!

All the best,
Herwig Springer
CEO - Tech I Strategy I Growth – we support you finding the right strategic partners
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/herwigspringer
i5invest Beratungs GmbH
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