LeadX Capital Partners

LeadX Capital Partners supports fast-growing, digitalization-focused products and solutions targeting the hospitality-, retail- and food-tech sectors. Over the last two years, LeadX has become one of the largest investors in these areas with a portfolio of over 50 investments. In addition to supporting entrepreneurs developing market-leading companies thanks to a European team of professional investors with over 85 years investment experience, LeadX aims to generate value through lead generation partnerships as well as access to the METRO companies. LeadX has a stage-agnostic, flexible investment approach and typically invests €5-30m per company. LeadX Capital Partners is affiliated to HOSPITALITY.digital GmbH.
MD

Manon Depeyre

Investment Associate

Patrick Flesner

Partner

James Hook

Partner

MK

Maia Korradi

Investment Associate

FP

Frederic Pampus

Principal

Hansjorg Sage

Managing Partner

43 past transactions

Gofer

Pre Seed Round in 2019
Gofer is a community-driven, Saas-enabled temporary staff marketplace. They start with high-end hotels in major cities with a highly transferable model (geography and sector). Businesses need flexible and reliable temporary staff, with no difference, on know-how and behaviour, from their permanent staff. They want to decrease training and hiring costs by retaining their temporary staff. Workers want to work in the best environment possible, as much as they want, be paid fast and get recognition. They select and curate temporary staff, then digitally take care of all the paperwork and the payment. Their communities and back-office ensure that the best match is done and that a pool of worker is built for a business : training and briefing saves precious on-site training time. Happy workers, matched to cultural environment bring the most value. Highly engaged temporary staff allow businesses to control their own customer satisfaction and HR costs. They are the temporary staffing platform that cares for the communities they build. Driving metrics : User satisfaction; Repeat-business; Recommendation and organic community growth.

Shore GmbH

Series B in 2016
Shore is the leading provider of web-based business solutions for local service providers. The company offers easy and cost-effective access to digital communication and productivity software. The product portfolio spans from Online Booking over a professional CRM system, easy-to-use marketing tools to an efficient iPad-based cash system. Technical knowledge is not required. Shore enables local service providers to benefit from the versatile potential of digital solutions and helps them bring their business to new heights. Founded in 2012, Shore provides its solutions in 10 European countries and opened its first US office in LA in 2015.

OptioPay GmbH

Venture Round in 2020
OptioPay GmbH provides a payment solution software for marketing money by processing payments. It allows users’ customers, employees, and partners to receive their payments with multiple payment options, including pre-paid cards from retailers; and enables users’ recipients to turn their payments into gift cards and transform their outgoing payment into revenue. Its software solution enables users to connect to their payment processing system, and offers employees/customers with flexibility and options to receive their payments via gift cards; and manages and adds value to users’ benefit and payroll payments to motivate their employees. It also allows retailers to distribute and sell their gift cards to large audiences. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Berlin, Germany.

KITRO

Seed Round in 2018
KITRO develops IT food waste management solution for the food and beverage industry. The software solution identifies, tracks, and monitors food waste and elevates the food waste reduction possibilities. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Renens, Switzerland.

Matsmart

Series C in 2021
Matsmart sells surplus food online. A major part of the food would otherwise be thrown away due to packaging changes, short or expired expiry dates or other reasons. During 2017, Matsmart saved 2022 tonnes of food from going to waste. The company has seen explosive growth, reaching recurring revenues of SEK 200 million. Matsmart was founded by Karl Andersson, Erik Södergren and Ulf Skagerström, and launched in Sweden in 2014. Since then, the company has also expanded to Norway and Finland. Long live the food!

Sensei Tech

Seed Round in 2021
Sensei offers a scalable, seamless store-wide solution that empowers the stores of the future to be check-out and cash free. Through an integrated system of cameras and AI algorithms, Sensei enables a new era of Phygital stores able to capture in-store product data and shoppers’ activities, to offer a wealth of analytics and smooth, frictionless shopping experience.

Impala Enterprise Ltd

Pre Seed Round in 2017
Impala allows products to securely connect to hotel systems using a clean and well-documented JSON API. It is an easy-to-understand, universal REST API to connect to many hotel systems. It also uses bank-grade security, is fully GDPR-compliant, and uses geographically diverse hosting. Impala was founded on 2016 and is headquartered in London, England.

360imprimir

Series B in 2018
• Bizay has empowered more than 1 Million SMB’s to grow their businesses during the last 5 years. • Bizay is a tech-based B2B Marketplace for made-to-order products. Running a fabless business model (no capex), it leverages on the idle capacity of production partners to meet the needs of the SMB’s. • Started on printing, packaging, textile and professional products and now applying the same model in furniture, food and 3D printing (amongst others). • 360imprimir / 360onlineprint - rebranded to Bizay - Your bussiness your way - to reflect the unlimited product categories. • Bizay is the customer facing brand (the SMB’s do not meet the production partners) and its tech platform manages the production by: o Using data and algorithms to aggregate different orders and to decide in which suppliers to produce them, driving huge efficiency and speed gains. o Enabling full tracking of the orders in the different production partners and automating pre-production processes. • Bizay differentiates themselves from other players by offering: o Online configuration of the products (options to customize and personalize). o Competitive pricing for small and medium orders (similar price per unit as for large orders), 48 hours of delivery time (instead of several weeks) and guaranteed quality (customer-facing brand ensuring high quality levels). o Integrated value chain in a single offer (on-demand design services provided by external providers). • Originally selling in Portugal, Spain, Brazil and México, the company raised B round of 18m€ one year ago (communicated in April) in order to launch new countries. • 17 new countries were launched in 2019 simultaneously (including DE, FR, UK and USA). • In 2019, 8 months of trading in the new countries confirm: o Competitiveness pricing of their offer in all the market. o Market deepness and sound acquisition metrics.

GuestU

Seed Round in 2017
GuestU aims to equip every hotel room with GuestU Phone solution, allowing guests to better connect to hotels and to the destination. GuestU Phone is the dream amenity for every traveller providing free internet and voice calls, eliminating roaming charges, providing a personalized travel concierge and enabling smart devices control through 1 single interface. Forget about old landline phones, GuestU Phone brings innovation to every hotel room. Currently equipping thousands of rooms across Europe GuestU has amazing data analytics on tourists behaviour.

Impala Enterprise Ltd

Seed Round in 2017
Impala allows products to securely connect to hotel systems using a clean and well-documented JSON API. It is an easy-to-understand, universal REST API to connect to many hotel systems. It also uses bank-grade security, is fully GDPR-compliant, and uses geographically diverse hosting. Impala was founded on 2016 and is headquartered in London, England.

FragPaul

Seed Round in 2016
Paul is the digital personal HR assistant for small restaurants. Paul helps restaurant-owners save time and money and enables them to focus on their core task: taking care of their customers. His abilities currently include: employee management, interactive shift management, absence and holiday management and payroll accounting, as well as time tracking.

Lunchio GmbH

Seed Round in 2015
Lunchio introduces a highly innovative, digital and disruptive Platform to a traditional and antiquated yet global operating industry. The traditional tax-subsidized meal voucher market. Lunchio aims to replace the existing insufficient and technologically outdated solutions with a revolutionary and digital business model. With its Omni-Channel approach, Lunchio enables employees to redeem vouchers for any food related item at any venue, giving them 100% acceptance across whole Europe. Lunchio is also the first to achieve a 100% tax and law compliant solution to ensure meal vouchers are only used in their originally intended way as a subsidization for food.

Cuddl'Up SAS

Seed Round in 2017
Cuddl'Up SAS develops in-store and out-store ordering solution for restaurant owners. The company's software offers order intake, cash collection, inventory management, marketing, and commercial actions. Cuddl'Up SAS was founded in 2015 and is based in Nice, France.

Matsmart

Venture Round in 2019
Matsmart sells surplus food online. A major part of the food would otherwise be thrown away due to packaging changes, short or expired expiry dates or other reasons. During 2017, Matsmart saved 2022 tonnes of food from going to waste. The company has seen explosive growth, reaching recurring revenues of SEK 200 million. Matsmart was founded by Karl Andersson, Erik Södergren and Ulf Skagerström, and launched in Sweden in 2014. Since then, the company has also expanded to Norway and Finland. Long live the food!

Justsnap

Seed Round in 2018
When you go to shopping do not forget to check your JustSnap app. You will find many exclusive offers and rewards from many of your loved brands. All you have to do it to snap the photo of your receipt from your JustSnap app. If you qualify the conditions of the campaigns, you shall receive your electronic reward coupon directly to your app instantly. Those rewards can be free cinema tickets, free restaurant menus, direct discount coupons from your favorite stores or many others including JustSnap points which you can collect and win big prizes. Now your receipts pay you back !

Apparier

Seed Round in 2016
Apparier provides a software solution that enables restaurateurs to sell at a premium, their dining packages, daily and seasonal menus, and annual occasion menus. The company is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Apparier operates as a subsidiary of Venue10 Limited.

PickaDeli.co

Seed Round in 2017
The tool for HORECA industry to get the most of the take away service. PickaDeli is changing the way lunch works. PickaDeli allows you to eat like in a restaurant in a ”lunch box” price. Consumers with PickaDeli pay as little as 4,99€ per meal and get lunch from some of the best restaurants in their city. With over 100 restaurants to choose from, getting a delicious and affordable lunch has never been easier. Just after two months of activity, been selected by Techstars Accelerator Program in Berlin, only Spanish company.

Shore GmbH

Series B in 2016
Shore is the leading provider of web-based business solutions for local service providers. The company offers easy and cost-effective access to digital communication and productivity software. The product portfolio spans from Online Booking over a professional CRM system, easy-to-use marketing tools to an efficient iPad-based cash system. Technical knowledge is not required. Shore enables local service providers to benefit from the versatile potential of digital solutions and helps them bring their business to new heights. Founded in 2012, Shore provides its solutions in 10 European countries and opened its first US office in LA in 2015.

orderbird

Series C in 2016
orderbird AG provides Software-as-a-Service based iPad point of sale (POS) system for the hospitality industry. The company’s POS system allows service staff to send orders wirelessly to the kitchen or bar and stay in sync with one another. It serves restaurants, cafés, bars, clubs, ice cream shops, and beer gardens in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Berlin, Germany.

tsenso

Seed Round in 2016
tsenso is an automated, cloud-based solution to track and gather information on product storage conditions from farm to fork. It collects complex logistical and monitoring data and aggregates it into a “Fresh Index”, a real-time shelf life indicator. This enables wholesalers and retailers to make decisions on quality assurance and determine weak spots within the supply chain. Suppliers, distributors and consumers benefit from a higher level of food transparency which reduces costs, leads to increased trust and less food wastage at all stages of the supply chain.

Nabl

Seed Round in 2017
Managing customer feedback and online reviews is hard. NABL helps independent restaurants, hotels, hairdressers and more to collect reviews from clients before they walk out the door. Their unique high speed solution, delivered through a mobile device, can collect reviews 10 times faster than other online platforms. Internal feedback is managed via a dashboard and external reviews can be posted on company websites via a widget, and indexed by Google.

Barratio

Pre Seed Round in 2018
With Barratio, Restaurateurs, Bars owner will receive real actionable live data, giving them the insights they need to have full control over their business and ensure they stay ahead of the competition.

Shopest UK Ltd.

Pre Seed Round in 2018
Shopest makes discovering Nearby fashion as fast and as simple as online. For the shoppers our location-based native apps and web allow them to quickly find fashion items, shops and brands, along with must-see retail events & experiences...live shopping. Our customer is the retailer, we work with independent and speciality retailers to drive more qualified customers into their stores. Retailers are able to target shoppers before, during and retarget after their visit. Our mission is to save the world from retail clone zones and help keep vibrant shopping areas and talent alive.

Gastrozentrale

Seed Round in 2015
Gastrozentrale.de is a B2B online shop for kitchen technology and restaurant/catering equipment. From small food stands to canteen kitchens, customers can easily order napkins, industrial refrigerators or patio heaters online.

Hotelhero U.G

Pre Seed Round in 2018
Hotelhero GMBH provides an online marketplace for software as a service (SaaS) solutions for the hotel industry. The company provides tailored software recommendations for operations, distribution, marketing, customer relationship management, meeting management, finance, and staff management services; and allows users to compare and select tools and systems for the hotel business. It serves the hospitality industry. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

Roomatic

Seed Round in 2015
Roomatic allows hotel guests to communicate their needs with their smartphone. The user orders a taxi by app or registers a problem easily with the application, or get in touch directly with room service.

CHEERFY LTD

Seed Round in 2016
CHEERFY LTD. develops Cheerfy, a Wi-Fi based customer recognition and relationship tool. Its Cheerfy includes Cheerfy device, a platform that connects to any existing broadband source; and an application for Android and iOS. The company’s solutions allow businesses to provide Wi-Fi access to their customers in-store, view real-time information about their clients (birthdate, number of visits, preferences, etc.) from anywhere, stay in touch later with custom email messages, and more. It serves restaurants, hotels, retailers, brands, and other customers in the United Kingdom, the United States, Spain, Portugal, and internationally. CHEERFY LTD. was incorporated in 2014 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Planday

Series B in 2017
Planday bring down staff costs by 5%, reduce administration time by 75% and increase employee satisfaction by 20%. Planday is used by different sized companies in a variety of industries such as Restaurants, Hotels, Retailers, Call Centres, Fitness clubs, etc. Want to know more about Planday? Visit planday.com today.

Coffee Cloud

Seed Round in 2015
Monitoring the world’s espresso machines and measuring our love of coffee, in the cloud. Coffee Cloud big data enabler, produce and implement an IoT / cloud-based software for the operational management of professional coffee machines. Product intro: https://youtu.be/oUsBY61xcFE Pitch: https://youtu.be/eCkh27vMYJA

Hyre inc.

Seed Round in 2016
Hyre inc. operates an online marketplace that directly connects event staff with event organizers. Its platform connects event staff (bartenders, servers, and chef assistants) and event organizers (event venues, caterers, and event planners). The company’s platform enables event organizers to hire event staff for their events. Hyre inc. was formerly known as eStaffMatch, Inc. and changed its name to Hyre inc. in November 2016. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Toronto, Canada with an additional office in Ottawa.

BlendBow

Seed Round in 2017
BlendBow designs and manufactures cocktail machines for bar owners. Its cocktail machines cut lemons into quarters, crush ice cubes, and blend mixtures, as well as measure mint, rum, and others. The company’s cocktail machines provide various personalizable cocktail recipes that are pre-configured. It offers its products in France, Belgium, and Switzerland. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Paris, France.

Smunch.co

Seed Round in 2016
Smunch is Smart Lunch! They're a food technology startup, out to build the future of workplace lunches. They live by the simple belief that eating well is a key to a happier life. So, they’re on a mission – to make it easy for companies to provide healthy, mindful food for their employees. They take great pride in our attention to detail – from designing a balanced menu, carefully selecting their food partners, to bringing lunches in environmentally friendly packaging. All of this, so your hardworking teams can have a smart lunch at work, without the work. Smunch is headquartered in Berlin, DE.

Flowtify GmbH

Seed Round in 2015
Flowtify develops and operates a hygiene and quality management platform and application for food service industry. The software helps users implement HACCP (hygiene self-control system) documents in a traceable way in accordance with EU Regulation 852/2004 on tablets and smartphones. All checklists are documented paperlessly and archived in the cloud. Employees can perform tasks themselves with the aid of photos, videos and PDFs and, in the event of any abnormalities, notifications can be sent automatically to the relevant people.

RetailQuant GmbH

Seed Round in 2018
RetailQuant is a retail analytics company that makes it easy for physical retailers to collect, analyse and interpret customer information at scale.

Zenchef

Series B in 2015
Zenchef provides a marketing platform to help restaurants build their business online in France, the United Kingdom, and Spain. It provides a Website that allows consulting restaurant menus online. The company was formerly known as 1001 Menus SAS and changed its name to Zenchef in November 2015. Zenchef was founded in 2010 and is based in Paris, France.

Reputize

Seed Round in 2016
Reputize is a leading end-to-end Online Hotel Reputation Management platform. Reputize is a growing SaaS start-up in London helping the hospitality industry better understand and improve customer experience and manage brand reputation. Their skilled experts develop bespoke technology that provides an easy way for hotels to monitor, collect and amplify guest reviews. They strive to continuously deliver measurable results and help their clients improve OTA rankings and grow revenue. Reputize developed a proven approach to measuring customer satisfaction, integrating data sets from multiple channels including the in-house survey platform SurveyOnTablet (released in 2013, see www.surveyontablet.com) and QR-engage (www.qrengage.com). Since then they are continuously upgrading their services and expanding our global reach through regional partnerships.

ARpalus

Pre Seed Round in 2019
ARpalus’s solution powered by AI, Computer Vision and Augmented Reality digitizes shelves, allowing CPGs and retailers to execute their in-store operations better. Using edge devices such as smartphone, iPad, or AR glasses, employees can scan a shelf, and in real-time, get notified of any out-of-stock and compliance issues.

Yoyo Wallet

Series B in 2017
Yoyo Wallet is a U.K.-based mobile wallet startup that enables its users to pay for their goods with their smartphones. The company currently processes over 150,000 monthly in-store transactions by combining payment and loyalty via an easy scan. It also provides a marketing platform for retailers that enables digital customer engagement in-store. The multi-retailer mobile wallet offers loyalty programs and rewards offerings it can automatically deliver to customers based on buying patterns. Launched in 2013, Yoyo Wallet receives funding from Taavet Hinrikus and TransferWise.

GroupRaise

Seed Round in 2015
Groupraise.com, Inc. is an online community that provides a way to organize restaurant fundraisers to support non-profit causes, including health, clean water, education, hunger, and social entrepreneurship. The company acts as a local community networking for restaurants to build relationships with community groups through fundraisers. Its community enables to list restaurants; start a campaign by posting dates, times, and the donation offered for local groups to host events; and groups request fundraisers through its online system. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Houston, Texas.

PoshPacker

Seed Round in 2015
☆ Recognized as the poshtel site by National Geographic ☆ PoshPacker created a new travel category in the lodging travel space, by blending the concepts of "posh”+social+budget. Through a vetting process that combines human curation and technological algorithms, they offer a curated selection of poshtel (posh/modern hostels), themed hotels, and stylish and affordable travel accommodation. They currently have over 1500 properties in 460 cities across 60 countries. They provide the security and reliability of a trusted OTA with the uniqueness of off the beaten path lodging experience. Users can search by their interest, and find inspirational travel blogs. For hoteliers PoshPacker is a marketing solution, enabling them to reach and resonate with millennials through their digital innovations including their geolocation instagram technology, and vibes tagging system. They offer hoteliers a brand to differentiate themselves among the budget lodging sector.

Somm'it

Seed Round in 2017
Restaurant profits are low. Somm’It thinks beverages are the main driver for profit within restaurants, but are not leveraged enough because of management complexity, lack of tools, skills, and expertise. Somm’It is the automated sommelier for every restaurant. Restaurants can also optimize the management of beverages through data intelligence, easy stock management, dynamic purchasing, and reliable, in real-time management of the wine lists.

rublys

Seed Round in 2015
Classic advertising is often perceived as boring and annoying. The idea behind rublys was to create a channel in which users interact proactively and above all voluntarily with companies and their products via the smartphone - always and everywhere. Of course, digital scratch cards are perfect.

360imprimir

Series C in 2020
• Bizay has empowered more than 1 Million SMB’s to grow their businesses during the last 5 years. • Bizay is a tech-based B2B Marketplace for made-to-order products. Running a fabless business model (no capex), it leverages on the idle capacity of production partners to meet the needs of the SMB’s. • Started on printing, packaging, textile and professional products and now applying the same model in furniture, food and 3D printing (amongst others). • 360imprimir / 360onlineprint - rebranded to Bizay - Your bussiness your way - to reflect the unlimited product categories. • Bizay is the customer facing brand (the SMB’s do not meet the production partners) and its tech platform manages the production by: o Using data and algorithms to aggregate different orders and to decide in which suppliers to produce them, driving huge efficiency and speed gains. o Enabling full tracking of the orders in the different production partners and automating pre-production processes. • Bizay differentiates themselves from other players by offering: o Online configuration of the products (options to customize and personalize). o Competitive pricing for small and medium orders (similar price per unit as for large orders), 48 hours of delivery time (instead of several weeks) and guaranteed quality (customer-facing brand ensuring high quality levels). o Integrated value chain in a single offer (on-demand design services provided by external providers). • Originally selling in Portugal, Spain, Brazil and México, the company raised B round of 18m€ one year ago (communicated in April) in order to launch new countries. • 17 new countries were launched in 2019 simultaneously (including DE, FR, UK and USA). • In 2019, 8 months of trading in the new countries confirm: o Competitiveness pricing of their offer in all the market. o Market deepness and sound acquisition metrics.