Raffay Media Ventures

Raffay Media Ventures is a Berlin-based Venture Capital management company. We design, setup and manage investment funds for leading German and European media groups. Each fund is customer tailored to the individual needs of our partners based on our extensive knowledge in Media for Equity and traditional Venture Capital.

Raffay Media Ventures

Raffay Media Ventures is a Berlin-based Venture Capital management company. We design, setup and manage investment funds for leading German and European media groups.

Each fund is customer tailored to the individual needs of our partners based on our extensive knowledge in Media for Equity and traditional Venture Capital. Funds we design and run can be created with a focus on financial returns or aligned to the strategic interests of our partners. Through Raffay Media Ventures, media companies can quickly and efficiently launch investment activities in the startup space without incurring extensive costs or tying up internal resources.

For startups, we provide one point of contact for media needs and selected cash investments. We enable promising innovative companies to scale up their business model through large-scale, cross-media campaigns without straining their budgets. We do not consider ourselves solely a media provider for our portfolio companies, but a reliable advisor and partner throughout their first steps in large-scale advertising.

Raffay Media Ventures is the key driver behind German Media Pool, Germany‘s first independent Media4Equity fund which combines TV, radio and out-of-home media through our media partners RTL2, RECIOCAST and Wall AG.

Our Services

Fund Management

Design, set-up and management of investment fund for our media partners.

Screening

Screening and filtering of potential targets.

Selection

Assessment and verification of each investment candidate.

Negotiation and Contract

Preparation of investment decision, including contracts, media strategy and media planning.

Portfolio Management

Coordination and evaluation of media campaigns. Portfolio management and reporting.

Exit strategies

Sourcing of exit or tag along opportunities, according to our investors’ wishes in due time.

Managed Funds

Our Portfolio

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Our Team

    Luise Gruner

    Principal
    Raffay Media Ventures

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    Luise Gruner

    Luise is Principal at Raffay Media Ventures and GMPVC German Media Pool. She started her career within the digital investment holding of Axel Springer SE where she was responsible for various operational projects. After, Luise co-initated the Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator and was amongst others responsible for deal-flow and investments. In her last position, Luise founded an equity crowd funding platform for a Swiss VC. Luise holds Master in Management (MIM ) from ESCP Europe. Besides UK and France, she studied one semester in Israel at Tel Aviv University.
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    Aljoscha Kaplan

    Founder & Managing Director
    Raffay Media Ventures

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    Aljoscha Kaplan

    Aljoscha is Founder and Managing Director of Raffay Media Ventures and GMPVC German Media Pool, Germany’s leading independent Media for Equity fund. Previously, Aljoscha worked for mayato, a business analytics and business intelligence consultancy, for M10-Partners, an investor partnership, and as a senior consultant for Ernst & Young in both Washington D.C. and Stuttgart, Germany. Aljoscha holds a dual degree in Business and Economics from Humboldt-University Berlin.
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    Prof. Dr. Katja Nettesheim

    Venture Partner
    Raffay Media Ventures

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    Prof. Dr. Katja Nettesheim

    Katja is Venture Partner for Raffay Media Ventures and an Advisor to GMPVC German Media Pool. She is the founder and Managing Director of _MEDIATE, a strategic consultancy focused on the media and digital industry. Katja, a trained lawyer, has in the past worked for Axel Springer’s M&A division, and was part of the Managing Board of Hamburg’s regional newspapers. Previously, Katja worked as a business consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. She also is a Professor of Media Management at a private university in Berlin and Munich.
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