Nowadays, we are used to purchasing a product or service with very few clicks. However, the processes that run quietly in the background are complex and require the highest precision. And this is where WhenThen — our latest portfolio company — steps in!

WhenThen, the no-code payment operations platform, raised $6M in their seed funding round, co-led by Cavalry and Stride.VC. WhenThen allows a business to create any type of payment flow in minutes and orchestrate how, when, where and why it collects, processes, and pays out payments — all through a simple to use no-code interface. WhenThen super-charges the…


David Orlic, Alfred Malmros und Sam Ducker (fltr)

Making great advice available to anyone!

At the very latest with the rapid rise of Clubhouse, we have proof of how promising voice technologies are for the future. Podcasts have become an integral part of our lives, Alexa and other smart speakers are moving into more and more homes, and Twilio has taken cloud communication to a whole new level. Twitter, Reddit, Discord, Spotify and Facebook have launched their own live audio solutions.

And this is where Anyone — our latest investment — strikes! The new audio platform Anyone focuses on deep expertise, delivered in 5 minutes. What we are…


The management team of Forto: Erik Muttersbach, Michael Wax, and Michael Ardelt (fltr)

by Rouven Dresselhaus

It’s an extremely uplifting feeling when a portfolio company, a company you invested in years ago with deep conviction, closes a significant funding round. When that round also coincides with a billion-dollar valuation, giving Cavalry its first unicorn, it’s a reason to celebrate and look back! But first let me say: Congratulations, Forto! Huge achievement!

So how did it all begin?

Fabian and Ferry Heilemann and I have known each other for over ten years. I highly appreciate their focus — while being relaxed at the same time. When they started working on the idea for Forto (then: Freighthub), a digital freight delivery…


Meet the fantastic Female Founders Team! (©️ Marcella Ruiz-Cruz)

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Female Founders!

What we appreciate about Female Founders

Female Founders is the fastest growing community for female entrepreneurial minds in Europe and one of Europe’s highest ranked accelerators for female founders. Their mission is to transform the economy and society by promoting female entrepreneurship and putting more women in leadership positions.

Just like Female Founders, we strongly believe that entrepreneurship is not just about starting or running a business. Entrepreneurship is about taking action, bringing great ideas to reality, generating positive impact on lives around the world and about assuming responsibility. …


We are excited to announce that we are partnering with Female Founders!

Female Founders is the fastest growing community for female entrepreneurial minds in Europe and one of Europe’s highest ranked accelerators for female founders.

Female Founders is the fastest-growing European community for women with entrepreneurial minds. Their mission is to transform the economy and society by promoting female entrepreneurship and putting more women in leadership positions.

Just like Female Founders, we strongly believe that entrepreneurship is about great ideas, positive effects on lives around the world and taking responsibility. That is why we are extremely excited about this partnership!


The founders of EqualTo: Diarmuid Glynn, Gijs Hubben, and Kim Bergstrand (fltr)

Let’s talk about sales commissions!

Most companies have a person in finance or sales operations who manually calculates sales commissions in a collection of spreadsheets. This is obviously not efficient, but the bigger problem is that this prevents companies from automating and leveraging the full power of incentives.

Huge sums are paid each year to sales teams in commission, but without proper infrastructure. Companies have no real visibility on how all that money is spent, and how it can be spent more efficiently to drive growth. Additionally, incentive plans in spreadsheets don’t provide the transparency that the sales teams need…


Cavalry is becoming CALAMARI!

Today, after months of hard work, the time has finally come: Cavalry Ventures becomes CALAMARI Ventures! Five years after our inception, it was time to reinvent ourselves, to bring in a fresh breeze.

What motivated us to take this step and what thoughts we put into our branding — find out all about it here! Anchors aweigh!

Why you should care about your Brand

Corporate design lends the brand a face, makes the image, vision and idea of the company visible. The company’s own brand is both a calling card and a promise. It ensures recognisability. A good corporate design makes clear reference to the brand, is…


Loc.tax founding team — (fltr) Hans Kayaert, Kasparas Aleknavičius, Bart Van Remortele, Stevi Frooninckx (Photo credit: Yves Schepers)

The moral principles of our society have evolved significantly over the past few years. Sustainability, transparency, and responsibility have become fixed directives and values in the conduct of companies. For a company that nowadays attaches importance to remaining competitive in the long term, this is reflected in its commitment to social responsibility and tax administration.

Multinational companies are increasingly adapting their approach. But it is not easy — as a rapidly scaling entity operating in hundreds of jurisdictions.

And that’s where Loc.tax steps in — a tax administration platform designed specifically for multinationals!

Loc.tax provides a collaborative platform that enables…


At our this year’s fully remote Portfolio Day, we had the pleasure of talking to three excellent colleagues: Carolina Brochado from EQT, Thomas Krane from Insight Partners, and Varun Purandare from Accel. The panel was hosted by Claude Ritter, Managing Partner at Cavalry.

Among other things, we discussed topics such as investing in times of crisis, ESG, as well as diversity and inclusion in venture capital. Since we enjoyed the conversation so much, we thought we’d share it with you. Enjoy! 🤠

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