Headline Closes Three Funds Totaling $954M to Invest in Early-Stage Startups


Headline, a tech-enabled global venture capital firm, raised $954M in new capital across three distinct early-stage funds.

The funds include:

  • Headline US VII, a $408M North America-focused fund based out of San Francisco;
  • Headline EU VII, a €320M pan-Europe-focused fund based out of Berlin; and
  • Headline Brazil III, a R$915M Latin America-focused fund based out of São Paulo.

The firm will use these three new funds to continue to utilize its global team and a data-informed investment approach to identify, track, and invest in the fastest growing early-stage technology companies at the Seed and Series A. This latest generation of early-stage funds will invest $1.5M to $15M into technology startups across B2B and B2C.

Each fund is regionally focused and independently managed by its respective local team.

Key people are:

  • Mathias Schilling, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the Headline US team
  • Romero Rodrigues, Managing Partner of Headline Brazil, based in Sao Paulo
  • Christian Leybold, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the EU team

Since its founding in 1999, the fund has worked alongside talented founders with global aspirations from Silicon Valley to São Paulo, Beijing to Berlin. Its portfolio includes category leaders across both B2B and B2C companies. Prior investments includes Acorns, Angie’s List, AppFolio, Bumble, Creditas, Farfetch, Fetch Rewards, Flutterwave, Gopuff, Grin, Gympass, Honeycomb, Icertis, Pismo, The RealReal, Scopely, Segment, SEMRush, Sonos, Sorare, Staffbase, and Yeahka.