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.

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About us

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.

In numbers

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: Digital Solutions, Life Sciences & eHealth, Industry & Deeptech, Media & Gaming, Cleanteach & Planet Positive, Mobility & Automotive, FinTech & LegalTech.

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.

250 +

Investments

120 +

Exits

4

Current funds

20 +

IPOs

160 M+

Total fund volume

Early Stage/ Growth

Investment phase

50 +

Active portfolio companies

Our philosophy

Our investment decisions are not driven by the obsessive search for the next unicorn.

01

Professional

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.

02

Flexible

We invest alone as lead investor or together with co-investors, some of which are part of our extensive network.

03

Persevering

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.

04

Customized

The average holding period of our investments is 6 years, but can be over 10 years depending on the technology.

Previously managed VC funds

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.

1997

bmp media investors AG

1998

bmp Venture Tech GmbH

1999

Central & Eastern Europe Venture GmbH

2005

König & Cie. International Private Equity GmbH & Co. KG

2007

König & Cie. II International Private Equity GmbH & Co. KG

2010

BFB Frühphasenfonds Brandenburg GmbH

2015

IBG Innovationsfonds GmbH & Co. KG (Vintage 2007)

2015

IBG Risikokapitalfonds I GmbH & Co. KG (Vintage 2007)

2015

IBG Risikokapitalfonds II GmbH & Co. KG (Vintage 2007)

2017

IBG Risikokapitalfonds III GmbH & Co. KG
Sustainable leadership

We recognise the increasing importance of ESG principles and aim to address them more intensively in the future.

We see ESG criteria as an integral part of our business and are committed to continuously strengthening our environmental, social and governance efforts and ensuring that our ESG measures are in line with our corporate objectives and long-term strategy.

Ecology

We actively contribute to the reduction of operational CO2 emissions and have been CO2 neutral since October 2022. We calculate our CO2 footprint via the non-profit organisation Prima Klima e.V. and offset it by reforesting forests. In addition, we have financed the planting of more than 1.000 trees to date, some of which we carry out ourselves in Brandenburg.

An environmentally conscious way of working is very important to us at bmp Ventures. We promote this by providing bicycles as pool vehicles for the short business trips of our employees at both locations. Train journeys by our employees are subsidised with a Bahn-Card 50 or – for very intensive use – with a Bahn-Card 100. We encourage our employees to make inner-city journeys by public transport or bicycle. We avoid flights, so that no business-related flights were undertaken in 2022. Company cars and pool vehicles are gradually being converted to hybrid or battery-electric drives. Our goal is to reduce the corporate carbon footprint by 5% annually during service delivery.

Social field

At bmp, we promote a diverse employee structure and create the framework to ensure that differences in employees, especially by gender, age and disability, are taken into account fairly. We are a founding member of the #startupdiversity initiative of the Startup Verband.

We design all personnel processes to be non-discriminatory and do not tolerate discrimination. Since our founding, the quota of women at bmp has been similarly high and is currently 40%. We also pay attention to equal pay and strengthen the work-life balance by offering the possibility to work in a home office and flexible working hours. We also offer regular further training, such as foreign language courses with private teachers, IT courses or further training in the respective specialist area of the employees.

Governance

We attach great importance to transparent and responsible corporate governance. Therefore, we have established clear rules of conduct and guidelines for our employees and partners. All employees and partners are obliged to submit a declaration on private shareholdings, supervisory and advisory board mandates, data protection, money laundering prevention procedures and the bmp Code of Conduct.

Among other things, employees and partners are not permitted – with the exception of listed investments that are not portfolio companies (up to 5% of the share capital) – to invest in companies, conduct business with investees or accept benefits without prior review by the compliance officer.
bmp has a functioning internal control system that was audited and endorsed by an independent auditor after its implementation.

We strive to ensure that our company always complies with the highest standards of corporate governance and that our employees and partners observe the rules and regulations relating to management and compliance.

Objectives and Monitoring

Our goal is to continuously improve and expand our ESG activities. To ensure this, we will regularly review our ESG measures and develop new measures as needed. In addition, we will also advocate ESG principles in our portfolio companies and support them in implementing their own ESG measures.

We will consider the implementation of ESG criteria at all stages of our investment process and network with other investors and organisations to share our experiences and best practices.

Dr. Jan Alberti
Eva Schulz
Jacqueline Bäker
Philipp Kopp
Dr. Maren Gerasch
Andreas van Bon
Team

We strive for excellence as much as you do.

Our 20-person interdisciplinary team has over 250 years of venture capital experience under its belt. Over the years, we have successfully managed over 10 venture capital funds. At bmp Ventures, we cover all necessary venture capital management resources for investments and fund mandates in-house.