Upspring’s focus is in building companies is consumer centric internet market places in Europe. In a unique approach in focusing on one company at a time, Upspring Marketing and it’s sibling Density Ventures have a unique history of creating a string of successful businesses and successfully exiting them.
Launched in 2015, Flio is our current focus company. Flio let’s you make most of your time at the airport, providing one unique app for information, deals and services across 250 airports. Flio enables airports, retailers and travel brands to digitally sell to consumers.
Europe’s largest local website Qype enables people to find the best things in their cities, whether that is a restaurant or a dentist. Exit: Qype was acquired by Yelp in 2012 in a transaction of 50 M US$.
is Germany’s largest marketplace for eco friendly goods. Incubated within Density Ventures in 2010, Avoacostore is on a constant growth trajectory and the clear leader of the category it established. Exit: in 2013 DDVG Group via a subsidiary acquired a minority share which it subsequently increased. In 2017 Density Ventures sold its remaining shares to Green Lifestyle Group, a subsidiary of DDVG.
was the first mover in Europe in the sharing economy for short term apartment rentals. 9flats was the first larger player this segment to become profitable.
In 2016 9flats.com acquired Wimdu, Europe’s largest apartment rentals company. Wimdu in turn was sold to Wyndham Hotels in 2017, marking effectively an exit for Density Ventures.