This article directly stems from the research process for our European single family office database. Our list of venture capital focused single family offices includes the most important family investment vehicles that invest in promising startups, amongst others within the travel and hospitality sector.
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The well-known Italian business men and politician Silvio Berlusconi manages a part of the family wealth through the Milano-based single family office H14 S.p.A. The firm is a shareholder of the Berlusconi media group Fininvest S.p.A. H14 is an active investor in European financial markets and invests, amongst others, in private equity funds, capital markets and hedge funds. Geographically, the firm is active in Europe, North America as well as emerging markets. However, the Berlusconi family office is also an active startup investor.
Berlusconi single family office as major investor for travel startups
The H14 family office invests in different verticals. For instance, in January 2021, H14 invested in German logistics-tech startup sennder. Furthermore, the family office is also an active investor in travel startups. The firm already invested in July 2019 in FlixBus, which is now one of the leading bus travel platforms on the globe. In October 2020, H14 invested in travel startup GetYourGuide, which offers a globally active travel experience booking platform. Generally, H14 is rather a later-stage investor, mainly focused on Series B, C and D financing rounds.
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