Isartal Ventures GmbH & Co. KG is the investment vehicle of the Wort & Bild publishing group, mainly focusing on early-stage direct investments. We support e-health startups with know-how, network and capital.
As a medium-sized investment company, our goal is to support young companies in the DACH market. We focus on business ideas and revenue models in the healthcare sector that strengthen pharmacies.
This is how we support our health startups:
Direct investments Joint venture investments Digital health fund Media4Equity Media4Revenue Network and industry know-how
Andreas is a publishing manager and former competitive athlete. The digital expert was responsible for well-known national and regional print publications as well as various electronic media in the areas of internet, TV and radio at the NZZ media group, the ZEIT publishing group, the Handelsblatt publishing group and the Madsack media group. Andreas Arntzen is founder and shareholder of several digital companies, such as Parship, apploft or radio.de.
Chairman and Spokesman of the Management Board of Wort & Bild Verlag
Dennis is a physician and journalist. He studied medicine at the LMU Munich and completed editorial training at the German School of Journalism. He worked as a physician in the Department of Anaesthesiology at the University Hospital in Munich. Dennis Ballwieser has worked as a journalist for "Spiegel Online", "Der Spiegel", "Süddeutsche Zeitung" and "Bayerischer Rundfunk".
Dr. Dennis Ballwieser
Managing Director of Wort & Bild Verlag
Malte is a proven media, finance and M&A expert. Among other positions, he was CFO of Verlagsgruppe Milchstraße, CEO of the German press agency dpa and CFO of Styria Media Group in Austria. Since then, he has increasingly focused on the areas of digital transformation and investments. At Wort & Bild Verlag, he is responsible for the traditional areas of the CFO (human resources, controlling, finance, real estate) and is jointly responsible for the area of mergers and acquisitions.
Malte von Trotha
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Wort & Bild Verlag
Marco looks back on many years of management experience as a director and managing director in various media companies. His focus is on the strategic development of sales structures, business, process and product innovations, also for startups.
Head of Media Management and Member of the Executive Board of Wort & Bild Verlag
Johann has held various management positions at the media companies Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and Beck Verlag, as well as at the management consultancy Roland Berger. His activities focus on IT services, IT operations, digital product development and transformation as well as the establishment and expansion of IT companies and startups such as circit.de, hgv.de, skoobe.de or searchmetrics.de.
Dr. Johann Kempe
CTO and Member of the Executive Board of Wort & Bild Verlag
as a central healthcare platform, brings end consumers together with various healthcare players such as on-site pharmacies, doctors and other healthcare professionals, thus creating a unique healthcare ecosystem for people in Germany. For local service providers, gesund.de provides an answer to the advancing digitalization of the healthcare market. The shareholders of gesund.de are PHOENIX, NOVENTI, Wort & Bild, BD Rowa and Sanacorp.
Der PTA CHANNEL
is an information and training platform for the entire pharmacy team. Respresented by the “Gesellschaft für Medizinische und Pharmazeutische Fortbildung mbH”, which is owned by the shareholders Avoxa Mediengruppe Deutscher Apotheker GmbH, WEFRA LIFE CORPORATE GmbH and Isartal Ventures GmbH & Co. KG (Wort & Bild publishing group).
XO Life aims to build the largest real-world evidence platform for patient insights for all medications and therapies. Patients shall be empowered to independently record their therapy course and outcome according to a scientifically accepted methodology, so that these patient insights from real treatment practice can be used in the life science industry and by medical professions in future health care.
DoctorBox offers over 1.2 million users a central health account for their everyday health management. As a super app, DoctorBox consolidates essential health data and provides an ever-growing range of diagnostic, pharmaceutical and medical services that enable transparent tracking of therapy progress.
Fit Tech Company GmbH (FTC) is as a content and networking platform for fitness and health-oriented industries - with a focus on technology, innovations and startups.
is an independent platform that offers patients, free of charge, the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. Mondosano's vision is to enable patients to benefit from and participate in medical progress as quickly as possible.
Health Data Technologies GmbH
Honic Medhive®, developed by Health Data Technologies GmbH, provides a secure data space for medical research and development in Europe.
informs patients and their relatives about their cancerous disease and accompanies them on their way from suspicion, diagnosis and therapy to aftercare and everyday life with the disease. It supports those affected and their relatives in courageously going through life with cancer.
bundles information from various data sources such as wearables, trackers or online data into an individual, personalized data set (the Health Coach). Thus, participating in a new, AI-powered era of health technology.
provides support in all phases of a cancerous condition to ensure optimal treatment. On the one hand, with an app that explains and supports patients on their journey to recovery. And on the other hand, with a highly scientific approach for physicians (connection to different databases and tumor boards).
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