Since 1997, we have been investing in exceptional founders and pioneering technologies. We are driven by the urge to constantly challenge and improve the status quo.
100% commitment. Our philosophy is to always support our portfolio companies and shoulder their entrepreneurial challenges together.
In 25 years we have managed 10 VC funds. Our track record comprises well over 250 investments, over 120 exits and more than 20 IPOs.
Our portfolio companies benefit from our extensive network of entrepreneurs, industry partners and co-investors such as business angels, venture capital firms, family offices, and state and development banks.
With our investment strategy we focus on committed entrepreneurs with big ideas who want to build innovative companies in growing markets. After investing, we strengthen all essential elements of our investments, and see ourselves as sparring partners for the further development of the company.
Our goal is to invest in dynamically growing companies, in order to develop them sustainably and to achieve a sound return for our investors.
We invest in innovative companies in the following industries: Internet/Software/Mobile, Life Sciences, Industry Technologies, Cleantech/Materials Science, Consumer Products.
Our investments per company start at 350,000 EUR in seed financing rounds. In early-stage financing rounds we invest between 500,000 and 3 million EUR, while we can provide a total of up to 10 million EUR per company.
€ 160 M+
Total fund volume
Early Stage/ Growth
Active portfolio companies
Our investment decisions are not driven by the obsessive search for the next unicorn.
For many of our portfolio companies, we are the first institutional investor. We finance acceleration to achieve notable company goals and provide liquidity for at least 18 months.
We invest alone as lead investor or together with co-investors, some of which are part of our extensive network.
We usually invest not just once, but over several financing rounds, adapting to an individual company’s growth. This enables us to build up a healthy and economically sustainable company over time.
The average holding period of our investments is 6 years, but can be over 10 years depending on the technology.
In 25 years we have managed 10 VC funds.
As a professional partner, we have taken on mandates for various fund investors, including KfW Bankengruppe, König & Cie., and the German federal states of Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt.