10 May 2021
Charles has raised a total of EUR 6.4 million in its Series Seed financing round from lead investors Accel and HV Capital and various well-known business angels. A venture capital team of Taylor Wessing led by Frankfurt partner Hassan Sohbi and Salary Partner David Becker has advised Accel and HV Capital.
Charles, founded by Artjem Weissbeck and Andreas Tussing in 2018, is a software development startup based in Berlin. Charles offers an all-in-one user-friendly SaaS solution allowing merchants and consumer brands to sell their products via communication platforms such as Whatsapp, integrating existing e-commerce and chatbot tools into the software solution.
Accel is a leading global venture capital firm, with investments in companies such as Dropbox, Facebook, Slack and Spotify. Accel works with startups in seed, early and growth-stage investments.
HV Capital is one of Europe’s largest early and growth-stage investors with investments in internet and technology companies such as Zalando, Delivery Hero, sumup or Flixbus.
Legal advisors Accel and HV Capital:
Taylor Wessing: Hassan Sohbi (Partner, M&A/Venture Capital, Frankfurt), David Becker (Salary Partner, M&A/Venture Capital, Frankfurt), Philipp Hoegl (Senior Associate, M&A/Venture Capital, Hamburg), Anneliese Hartlaub (Senior Associate, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Hamburg), Friederike Voht (Associate, Employment, Pensions & Mobility, Hamburg), Max Reinhardt (Associate, M&A/Venture Capital, Frankfurt), László Molnár (Associate, M&A/Venture Capital, Hamburg), Max Willen (Professional Support Lawyer, M&A/Venture Capital, Frankfurt).
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