Top 50 Investors in Germany

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Investors in the list rank based on the number of investments in Germany companies. The investor list contains both angel investors and VC funds. You can find favourite industries and stages of each investor on the list.
Investors in Germany
Name Number of investments Relevant deals Favorite stages Favorite industries Description In
High-Tech Grunderfonds 270 188 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Science/Engineering; Health Care High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is a seed investor that finances high-potential, tech-driven startups. With EUR 895.5 million in total investment volume across three funds and an international network of partners, HTGF has already helped forge more than 500 startups since 2005. Driven by their expertise, entrepreneurial spirit, and passion, its teamof experienced investment managers and startup experts help guide the development of young companies. HTGF’s focus is on high-tech startups in a range of sectors, including software, media, internet, hardware, automation, health care, chemistry, and life sciences.To date, external investors have injected over EUR 2 billion into the HTGF portfolio via about 1,400 follow-on financing rounds. HTGF has also successfully sold interests in more than 100 companies. Investors in this public-private partnership include the Federal Ministry For Economic Affairs and Energy, the KfW Banking Group, and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft e.V., as well as the companies ALTANA, BASF, BAYER, B.Braun, Boehringer Ingelheim, Robert Bosch, BÜFA, CEWE, Deutsche Post DHL, Dräger, Drillisch AG, EVONIK, EWE AG, FOND OF Haniel, Hettich, Knauf, Körber, LANXESS, media + more venture Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG, PHOENIX CONTACT, Postbank, QIAGEN, RWE Generation SE, SAP, Schufa, Schwarz Gruppe, STIHL, Thüga, Vector Informatik, WACKER and Wilh. Werhahn KG.
HV Capital 263 121 Series A; Seed; Series B Commerce/Shopping; Software; Internet We support exceptional founders in building market leading digital companies.
IBB Ventures 150 98 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Software; Health Care; Internet IBB Ventures is for all those who make a difference and create a sustainable future. We invest public funds as venture capital and, together with Berlin startups, help to promote our capital as a business location.
Atlantic Labs 131 90 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Software; Health Care; Apps Atlantic Labs supports and invests in mission-driven founders working on transformative technology ventures.&nbsp;<br><br>We partner with founders early, providing the capital, tools and network necessary to growing their companies and accompanying them on their entrepreneurial journey. We are currently active in areas including Digital Health, Future of Work, Machine Learning, Decentralized Networks, Mobility and Industrial Applications.
APX 122 85 Pre-Seed; Seed; Funding Round Software; IT; Data and Analytics APX is Europe’s leading very-early-stage VC. Based in Berlin and backed by Axel Springer and Porsche, we support and partner with the most ambitious founding teams from Europe and beyond - often as their first investor.We invest up to EUR 500K in startups until a series A starting with a quick EUR 50K investment, and within a few months,depending on traction and speed, we can invest further. Each month we invest in new teams who become part of the APX community, counting hundreds of other founders. Since 2018, we have invested in 100+ startups across 20+ industries with founders from 20+ countries together with 100+ co-investors.
Bayern Kapital 125 82 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Science/Engineering; Health Care Bayern Kapital (founded at the end of 1995) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the LfA Foerderbank Bayern (Bavaria‘s development bank). Bayern Kapital’s objective is to finance research and development as well as the market launch of new products, product diversifications, and expansion of the market share.The requesting company has to be located inBavaria. Industries are e. g. IT/software, life sciences, new materials, micro-systems and environmental technologies.Bayern Kapital and its funds have invested in more than 250 companies and currently manages funds to the value of EUR 340 m. The five investing funds currently managed by Bayern Kapital are Seedfonds Bayern, Clusterfonds Start-Up!, Innovationsfonds, Innovationsfonds EFRE and Wachstumsfonds Bayern.
TGFS - Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen 104 82 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Software; Hardware; Science/Engineering TGFS - Technologiegruenderfonds Sachsen is an early stage VC fund targeting high tech startups with strong growth potential. The fund invests into ventures located in Saxony/Germany, Europe's leading semiconductor cluster. The team has invested into more than 120 companies so far, including more than 40 investments from the currentfund.
Cherry Ventures 153 76 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Commerce/Shopping; Financial Cherry Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm led by a team of entrepreneurs with experience building fast-scaling companies such as Zalando and Spotify. The firm backs Europe's boldest founders, usually as their first institutional investor, and supports them in everything from their go-to-market strategy and the scaling of theirbusinesses. Cherry Ventures has previously invested in the seed stage of over 50 companies across Europe, including FlixBus, Auto1 Group, Infarm, Rows, Forto, and TourRadar. Cherry Ventures is based in Berlin and invests across Europe with operations in London, Paris, and Stockholm.
Saarbruecker 21 68 65 Seed; Angel; Pre-Seed Software; Commerce/Shopping; Internet They are a group of friends and internet/tech entrepreneurs who first met ten years ago in Saarbruecker Strasse 21 in Berlin Prenzlauer Berg. All of them started successful businesses, they are founders and share a passion for building great companies. As active business angels, they also invest in young startups, either individually orcollectively as a group. They provide seed funding for killer-founders and great ideas. But way more important: they help to avoid mistakes that they have already made . They introduce to the right people. They provide with all the experience that they have. Not just talking about it but helping hands-on.
btov Partners 166 63 Series A; Seed; Funding Round Software; Science/Engineering; Health Care Btov Partners is a venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in digital and industrial technology companies. With investment teams in Digital and Industrial Tech, Btov invests EUR 50m per year in high-growth companies with ticket sizes from EUR 0.25m to 3.5m.
Speedinvest 280 62 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Financial; IT Speedinvest is one of Europe’s most active early-stage investors, with more than €400m AUM, 40 investors, and offices in Berlin, London, Munich, Paris, Vienna and San Francisco. Your success is our priority, so we don’t just send some money and "check in" at board meetings. Our mission is to empower you with game-changing support throughevery stage of your journey. Our focused investment teams know your industry inside and out. Their Deep Tech, Fintech, Industrial Tech, Network Effects, Digital Health and Subscriptions experience, know-how and deep networks are yours from day one. You also have full access to our in-house Platform+ team of operational experts who can provide tailored growth marketing, people (HR), US business development, and networking support throughout every stage of your journey.
UVC Partners 82 61 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Science/Engineering; IT We partner with Europe's most ambitious early-stage B2B tech startups.
Capnamic Ventures 96 60 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; IT; Data and Analytics Capnamic is a Venture Capital firm supporting ambitious founders in the German-speaking regions. Our focus is on the early stages, from (Pre-)Seed to Series A.
KfW 134 60 Series A; Series B; Funding Round Science/Engineering; Health Care; Biotechnology KfW gives impetus to economic, social and ecological development worldwide. As a promotional bank under the ownership of the Federal Republic and the Länder (federal states), it offers support to encourage sustainable improvement in economic, social, ecological living and business conditions, among others in the areas of small and medium-sizedenterprise, entrepreneurialship, environmental protection, housing, infrastructure, education finance, project and export finance, and development cooperation.
coparion 78 54 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; Science/Engineering; Data and Analytics Coparion provides venture capital to accelerate momentum and growth. With a currently active fund of EUR 275 million, Coparion has the means to do so.Coparion supports entrepreneurial vision with know-how, but without intervening in daily business operations. Thanks to in-depth experience in venture capital and in building companies, the Coparionteam discerns potential and opens up new perspectives. Coparion has the substance, tenacity, and creativity required to mutually manage difficult situations successfully.Coparion only invests with co-investors. The fund invests up to EUR 15M per company, usually in several financing rounds of EUR 0.5-8M each. The investment focus is on German companies in the start-up and early growth phases. Coparion is based in Cologne and Berlin.
Global Founders Capital 637 52 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Software; Financial; Commerce/Shopping Over the past two decades, GFC have backed over five hundred entrepreneurs worldwide, e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Slack, and Away Travel.
Rheingau Founders 76 49 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Software; Commerce/Shopping; Health Care Rheingau Founders is a Berlin&Munich based Venture Capital firm active since 2011. Focusing on pre-seed to Series A investments in Europe, predominantly B2B in the fields of Marketplaces, Software as a Service, InsurTech, and eHealth. Rheingau targets start-ups that have the potential to sustainably disrupt existing processes and value chains.Besides the financial investment, we offer strategic support through the mentorship of our partners.
Earlybird Venture Capital 179 49 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Internet; IT Founded in 1997, Earlybird invests in all development and growth phases of technology companies. Among the most experienced venture investors in Europe, Earlybird offers its portfolio companies not only financial resources but also strategic support plus access to an international network and capital markets. With EUR 2 billion under management,eight IPOs and 30 trade sales, Earlybird is one of the most established and active venture capital firms in Europe.
Project A Ventures 127 49 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Commerce/Shopping; Internet Project A is an early-stage venture capital firm, combining financial and operational support for technology companies. In addition to $600 M in assets under management, Project A provides its portfolio companies with a wide range of operational support services. This includes more than 100 experts from key areas such as software engineering,business intelligence, marketing, and recruiting. The portfolio includes companies such as Trade Republic, sennder, KRY, Catawiki, WorldRemit, Spryker, and Voi.
Point Nine 180 48 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Internet; IT Point Nine Capital is a Berlin-based venture capital firm focused exclusively on early-stage Internet investments in areas like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), online marketplaces, and mobile.The fund and its managers, Pawel Chudzinski and Christoph Janz have backed a number of highly successful Internet companies such as Delivery Hero, Clio,Shiftplanning, Vend, Typeform, and Zendesk from their earliest stages.
NRW.BANK 72 46 Seed; Series A; Series B Science/Engineering; Software; Health Care NRW.BANK is the development bank for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It supports its owner – the state of North Rhine-Westphalia – in fulfilling its tasks, notably in the fields of structural, economic, social and housing policy. NRW.BANK pools the promotion and development programmes of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the FederalRepublic of Germany and the European Union and combines them with its own equity and debt products and advisory services. It offers the full range of financial products in three areas “Economy”, “Housing”, and “Infrastructure/Municipalities”. NRW.BANK operates in a competitively neutral manner as a partner of banks and savings banks.
IFB Innovationsstarter 63 45 Seed; Funding Round; Grant Software; Science/Engineering; Health Care The IFB Innovationsstarter is an innovation funding and investment company of the City of Hamburg providing grants and investments.
468 Capital 86 45 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Software; Internet; Data and Analytics 468 Capital backs leading technology entrepreneurs globally
Picus Capital 169 44 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Software; Financial; Real Estate Picus Capital is an early-stage technology investment firm with a long-term investment philosophy. We work together with daring technology companies to build successful, global companies challenging the status quo and shaping tomorrow.
bm-t beteiligungsmanagement thuringen 53 40 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Software; Health Care; IT bm-t beteiligungsmanagement thüringen is a regional venture capital and private equity company with fokus on investments in the State of Thüringen in Germany only. We invest in innovative companies with strong growth potential across all sectors and all phases of the corporate lifecycle.
Cavalry Ventures 74 38 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Software; IT; Professional Services Cavalry is an early-stage venture capital investor focused on European technology companies.
eCAPITAL ENTREPRENEURIAL PARTNERS 95 37 Series A; Funding Round; Series B IT; Science/Engineering; Software eCAPITAL is a venture capital investor that provides early to growth stage funding to technology and deep tech companies.
DvH Ventures 46 36 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Financial; Data and Analytics Investing early in Europe's most passionate founders.
MIG 76 36 Series A; Funding Round; Series B Science/Engineering; Biotechnology; Health Care Zusammen gestalten wir die Unternehmen von morgen.
Enjoyventure Management 40 35 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Hardware; IT The EnjoyVenture Management is a private equity company that focuses its investments on the seed and early-stage companies.
TEV Ventures 83 35 Series A; Funding Round; Seed Commerce/Shopping; Internet; Software TEV is a spin-off from Tengelmann Ventures, which is the venture capital subsidiary of Tengelmann Group.The TEV team was responsible for Tengelmann Ventures’ Vintages I and II, two evergreen funds financed from the Tengelmann Group balance sheet. In the past 10 years the TEV team invested more than € 400m into companies that have become marketleaders, among them Zalando, Delivery Hero, Klarna, Wish, Scalable Capital, data Artisans, Lazada and brands4friends. TEV Ventures Vintage III is the third fund managed by the TEV team and the first one open to external LPs. Just as Vintage I and II, Vintage III will be focused on investments in early-stage companies in the consumer-internet, digital services and emerging technology areas. Geographical investment focus will be Germany (70%) and Europe more generally (30%). Fundraising started in July 2019.
Paua Ventures 70 34 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Internet; Hardware We are an early-stage venture capital firm based in Berlin providing capital to B2B Software companies.
Target Partners 101 33 Series A; Series B; Series C Software; Hardware; Internet Target Partners is a German venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology companies. With 300 million Euro under management, Target Partners is one of the leading venture capital investors in Germany.The partners of Target Partners have years of collective experience as successful managers, entrepreneurs and venture capitalinvestors in Europe and the USA. They founded or led companies their selves, developed or sold technology products their selves. They have seen numerous companies through to IPO and beyond. They understand the challenges an entrepreneur faces and that the road to success often isn't simple and straight.Both in Europe and the USA Target Partners has a large network in industry and venture capital. They open doors for you to customers, business partners, experienced managers and financial markets. They support you in business development, in international expansion, in closing OEM or distribution contracts, and in acquisition decisions. In addition, several dozen European and US entrepreneurs and top managers, as well as a number of US venture capitalists, have personally invested in their funds and thus have a particularly strong interest in your company's success.
Creathor Ventures 92 32 Series A; Funding Round; Series B Software; Internet; Health Care We have been investing at the frontier of technology and science for over 30 years. We know what it takes to succeed.
seed + speed Ventures 43 32 Seed; Pre-Seed; Funding Round Software; Health Care; Science/Engineering Seed + Speed Ventures is a venture capital firm that focuses on seed investments. They invest in software startups mainly in the B2B sector mostly in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. As part of the Maschmeyer Group with offices in Hanover, Munich, Berlin, and San Francisco, they provide innovative startups with equity investments and free ofcharge sales support.
La Famiglia 74 32 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Science/Engineering; Transportation We are an early-stage venture capital fund backing the best tech entrepreneurs across Europe and the US
Vorwerk Ventures 68 32 Series A; Seed; Series B Commerce/Shopping; Health Care; Gaming Vorwerk Ventures is an independent €150m Venture Capital Fund grown out of the Vorwerk Group in late 2019 and defines itself through a strong commitment towards consumer-facing digital businesses. Our unique direct selling experience in addition to an outstanding track record in Venture Capital provides added value for forward-thinkingentrepreneurs. Headquartered in Berlin Germany, we currently have more than €250m in assets under management and are constantly on the look-out for promising opportunities starting with Seed/Series A investments of €1m to €10m and ensuring continuous support reserving up to €15m for upcoming financing rounds. An outstanding founding team, an existing market presence and a well-defined exit strategy framed by a consumer-centric business model are key requirements to us when it comes to making an investment decision.
DN Capital 156 30 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Internet; Commerce/Shopping DN Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests primarily in Europe and North America. The firm focuses on companies that plan to establish operations on both sides of the Atlantic, and strives to help its companies build international businesses. Founded in 2000, the company has operations in London and Silicon Valley. DN Capital’sprevious funds are top performers and the firm is one of the lead investors in companies such as Endeca (sold to Oracle), Shazam (one of the world’s leading mobile app), Auto1 (world's largest used car marketplace), Purplebricks (IPO London) and Quandoo (sold to Recruit).
WestTech Ventures 42 29 Seed; Series A; Angel Software; Internet; Data and Analytics WestTech Ventures is a Berlin-based VC firm focused on pre-seed & seed investments primarily in Germany in the fields of B2B SaaS in different verticals, and Enterprise Software as well as Mobility and New Work.
Hasso Plattner Ventures 97 29 Series A; Seed; Funding Round Software; Internet; IT Hasso Plattner Ventures invests in fast-growing, information technology-driven companies in Europe and the USA on behalf of Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner, co-founder and chairman of software giant SAP. The support we offer reaches beyond financial commitments. Our multifaceted work includes acting globally as a strategic partner for our informationtechnology growth companies. In Germany, our commitment has taken also the form of a seed program for information technology startups coming out of the Hasso Plattner Institute.After retiring from the operative business of SAP in 2003, Hasso Plattner was appointed Chairman of the company’s Supervisory Board. He has devoted his time to the promotion of science, innovation and entrepreneurship ever since.To further these goals, Hasso Plattner founded Hasso Plattner Ventures on July 1st, 2005 in Potsdam, Germany. Hasso Plattner Ventures Africa launched as an affiliate in 2008, operating from Cape Town, South Africa.Hasso Plattner Ventures manages four funds. HP Ventures I started in 2005, focusing on early stage software companies in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. In 2008, HP Ventures II and HP Ventures Africa launched, looking for investment opportunities in startup- and expansion-stage companies across the USA, Europe, Israel and South Africa.As of 2015, HP Ventures III, a €150 million fund, focuses on fast-growing enterprise and infrastructure software companies mainly in Germany and the Silicon Valley.
Monkfish Equity 54 28 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Internet; Commerce/Shopping; Software Monkfish Equity is the investment vehicle of the trivago founders. As Co-investors, with a focus on later stage phases, they invest in companies which can benefit from their entrepreneurial experience. Running the world´s biggest travel meta portal with over 500 M$ revenue (2015), the people behind Monkfish Equity understand entrepreneurs needs andfocus on value adding activities. As “low maintenance” investors, they offer the leeway that entrepreneurs need to build their businesses.
Wellington Partners 139 28 Series A; Series B; Funding Round Health Care; Science/Engineering; Software Wellington Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in technology and life sciences companies, focusing on Digital Media, Software, Electronics & Photonics, Resource Efficiency, and Biotech/Life Sciences. It is committed to providing outstanding entrepreneurs with the necessary resources to fund their strategies. We typically leadfinancing rounds ranging from € 0.5 million to € 20 million. Depending on the maturity of the company, its own commitment can go as high as € 15 million.Wellington was established in 1998 and has offices in Munich, London, and Zurich.
Senovo 50 28 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; Data and Analytics; IT Senovo is an early-stage VC funding global B2B SaaS category-leaders from Europe in Seed or Series A fundraising rounds. The fund invests into enterprise software startups in the areas of process optimization, industry 4.0 and data-enabled solution. The investor supports tech entrepreneurs in scaling marketing, sales, organisation, finance and KPIs.
Redalpine 70 28 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Financial; Media and Entertainment Redalpine provides venture capital to highly scalable European start-ups. The firm's mission is to help talented entrepreneurs turn an ambitious vision into reality by providing money, experience, coaching and a network. The firm prefers to invest in disruptive business models with a moderate total capital need in the fields of informationtechnology (ICT) and life sciences in seed and early stage.Redalpine started with its first fund (Redalpine Capital I) in 2007 based on the track-record of some excellent trade-sales and IPOs as serial entrepreneurs and professional angel investors. Redalpine sucessfully launched Redalpine Capital II in 2012 and Redalpine Capital III in 2016. The funds are registered in Luxemburg and backed by dozens of experienced entrepreneurs and investors representing various countries, and a broad range of industries.
Rocket Internet 126 27 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Commerce/Shopping; Internet; Financial Rocket Internet incubates, builds, develops operationally and strategically invests in internet and technology companies globally. It provides operational support to its companies and helps them scale internationally. Rocket Internet's selected companies are active in a large number of countries around the world.
Grazia Equity 71 27 Series A; Seed; Series B Internet; Software; Science/Engineering Grazia Equity is a venture Capital firm investing in innovative, technology driven startups with high potential.Based in Stuttgart (Germany), Grazia has been supporting a large number of mostly young companies, often from their foundation to the Initial Public Offering or eventual sale. In contrast to other venture capital firms, theypredominantly work with their own capital that they invest as entrepreneurs.
finleap 36 27 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Financial; Software; Lending and Investments finleap is Europe's leading fintech ecosystem, headquartered in Berlin. finleap was founded in 2014 by IONIQ Group and Ramin Niroumand, and has since built and scaled 18 companies and added more to its ecosystem through acquisitions.
Headline 264 26 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Internet; Commerce/Shopping Headline is a Venture Capital firm actively on the ground in 7 cities around the world. We invest across categories and geographies, leading rounds at every stage. Once we commit to a team, we go to the ends of the earth to make their success global.
TA Ventures 123 25 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Internet; Commerce/Shopping TA Ventures is globally-minded and network-driven VC firm investing in early-stage tech startups in Europe and North America shaping the industries of tomorrow. Our ticket size starts from $100k up to $1M. We offer speed of execution, proactive support, and access to a broad international network. Drawing upon our network, we support our portfoliocompanies by proactively soliciting large, growth-minded co-investors in subsequent rounds. We utilize our industry knowledge and network to give portfolio companies and partner VCs access to the highly skilled and cost-effective R&D outsourcing teams in Central and Eastern Europe.
Piton Capital 96 25 Series A; Series B; Funding Round Commerce/Shopping; Software; Internet Piton Capital is a venture capital and growth equity firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. Piton focuses exclusively on network effects businesses (marketplaces, exchanges and platforms) as this provide one of the few moats or forms of defensibility to achieve dominance. There are several forms of great network effects businesses thataren’t marketplaces that include data network effects (including machine learning and AI), businesses that rely on user generated content, as well as SaaS businesses with the potential to layer network effects around it. The firm is a stage and style-agnostic and seeks to invest from seed to late stage (€200k to €15m).
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