German Startups Group Berlin GmbH & Co. KGaA is an investment company. It engages in investing on young, fast-growing companies, so-called startups. The company acquires majority and minority shareholdings, mainly by providing venture capital. Its investment portfolio includes e-commerce, online services, social network and sharing economy, software as a service, bigdata, and advertising technology companies, digital content, publishing, and customer relationship management, financial technology, and high tech and others. The company was founded by Christoph Gerlinger on May 18, 2011 and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.