About Cavalry Ventures

Cavalry Ventures is a Berlin-based early-stage entrepreneurial fund, which combines the many years of experience of its Partners with financial resources, to support the best technology companies. The Partners of the fund have funded,
founded, built, and sold leading companies, such as Delivery Hero, Tradeshift and plista and now share their expertise with the portfolio companies. Cavalry Ventures has a strong track record of portfolio companies benefiting from the
added value of Cavalry’s close relationships with investors and founders, as well as the extensive commitment of selected ecosystem partners, from an early stage of the portfolio companies’ development.


  • Rouven Dresselhaus, Managing Partner

    Rouven Dresselhaus (1983) is Founding and Managing Partner of Cavalry Ventures. He has a deep understanding of the digital economy and simultaneously, Rouven possesses strong ties to the old economy as he grew up closely connected to his family’s business, Dresselhaus GmbH & Co KG, one of the largest providers of screws and fastening parts in Europe. Other than taking the Founders Pledge, he is an avid supporter of and donor for YUNUS Social Business to generate sustainable social impact.

    Further, Rouven is a regular speaker on several important events and conferences such as Heureka, Wolves Summit, NGIN Mobility, IdeaLab!, EBSpreneurship Forum and the Familienunternehmer-Kongress. He is also a mentor at a number of different accelerator programs like Techstars, Techstars and the Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator.

    Prior to Cavalry, Rouven invested privately in more than 35 startups worldwide.

    Rouven started his career at KPMG as a consultant in the Financial Risk Management practice. He then supported Morten Sondergaard in his investment activities and joined the early/mid stage VC fund Capnamic Ventures as Investment Manager.

    Rouven holds a M.Sc. in Business Administration from EBS Business School, Oestrich-Winkel (with distinction) and a Master of Finance from EAE Business School, Barcelona (honors). He is married and father to a son.


Press Contact

Sarah Schuhmacher
c/o Cavalry Ventures Management GmbH

Novalisstr. 12, 10115 Berlin

Email: sarah(at)
Phone: +49 30