Dresselhaus Ventures is a Berlin-based angel and seed stage venture capital fund. Since 2011, we have invested in over 35 companies worldwide. As of 2016, we continue our investment activities via Cavalry Ventures.


Featured Companies


Tradeshift is a global collaboration platform that connects buyers, suppliers, and all their processes. Tradeshift helps businesses of every size to run more efficiently, using cloud technology. Launched in 2010, Tradeshift connects 500,000 companies across 190 countries. Customers include Archer Daniels Midland, Air France-KLM, CBRE, DHL, the National Health Service (NHS) and Vestas.


HeavenHR is a free, all-in-one, automated, simple and secure human resources solution. With the use of HeavenHR tools, companies can hire and manage employees, as well as produce analytic reports. The web-based product offers an integrated and intuitive user interface for users to manage various administrative processes. HeavenHR also offers support in payroll, insurance and brokerage.


Berlin based market leader Simplesurance develops and distributes innovative cross-selling software solutions that create an interface between the traditional insurance industry, today’s world, and physical retail. For consumers this translates into getting a proper and cheap insurance for their electronic devices, bikes, glasses, music instruments and many more with just a few clicks and no paperwork at all. Insurance coverage made simple.


We invest in growing estabilished markets and markets of the future

Brightest teams who are
solving big problems
Creative Geniuses who
follow through with ideas
Teams who take the
path less traveled
Rapidly scalable
Teams with a track
record of execution
Teams who can handle
a beer or two

What do our portfolio companies say about us?

“DV is a great partner with deep understanding and passion for the products themselves. They challenge the status quo and help make our products and sales activities better. I especially like working with DV because they are always at eye level with me and my employees.”

Dr. Stephan Künz, CEO, Blutsgeschwister

Dresselhaus Ventures Behind the Scenes

Entrepreneurs, Investors, Partners

Rouven Dresselhaus is Managing Partner at Cavalry Ventures and Partner emeritus at Dresselhaus Ventures. With DV, he has invested in more than 30 companies in the internet and mobile industries. Until 2013, Rouven worked for Capnamic Ventures and Morten Sondergaard. Prior to entering the Venture Capital industry, Rouven served KPMG as a consultant for two years. He holds degrees from EBS Business School, Oestrich-Winkel, and EAE Business School, Barcelona.
"Making DV a family business"
Yana Dresselhaus is Managing Director of Dresselhaus Ventures. Prior to joining Dresselhaus Ventures in 2016, Yana was Sales Manager EMEA at Fyber. She gathered further professional experience in entrepreneurship, marketing and operations during her work with Glamloop (exit to Rebelle), SIEMENS and ISIC. Yana holds a M.A. in Entrepreneurship from SRH Hochschule Berlin (high honors) and a M.A. in International Law from Moscow State Linguistic University (highest honors).

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