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Top 50 Manufacturing VC Funds in Germany

A list of 50 VC funds that invest in Manufacturing startups based in Germany. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Manufacturing companies from Germany. We update this investor list every month.

Top 50 Manufacturing VC Funds in Germany

Investor Manufacturing Germany investments
High-Tech Grunderfonds 33
Bayern Kapital 26
UVC Partners 16
TGFS - Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen 15
bmp Ventures 13
MIG Capital 12
eCAPITAL ENTREPRENEURIAL PARTNERS 10
coparion 8
AM Ventures 8
Project A Ventures 7
Cherry Ventures 7
Born2Grow 6
Matterwave Ventures 6
b2venture (formerly btov Partners) 6
FTTF 6
IFB Innovationsstarter 5
EXIST 5
KfW 5
European Investment Bank 5
EnBW New Ventures 5
La Famiglia 5
Future Energy Ventures 5
BayBG Venture Capital 5
Cavalry Ventures 5
Atlantic Labs 5
First Momentum Ventures 5
Fluxunit - Osram Ventures 5
Earlybird Venture Capital 4
L-Bank 4
Brandenburg Kapital 4
better ventures 4
Santo Venture Capital 4
NRW.BANK 4
BayStartUP 4
Futury Capital 4
BM H Beteiligungs-Managementgesellschaft Hessen 4
TEV Ventures 4
HZG Group 4
Saarbruecker 21 4
IT-Farm 4
Onsight Ventures 4
Vito Ventures 4
KFW DEG 3
APX 3
TRUMPF Venture 3
Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Sachsen - MBG 3
SeedCapital Dortmund 3
TUDAG 3
blueworld.group 3
Continental 3
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High-Tech Grunderfonds VC Fund · Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany · 50 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Biotechnology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, Switzerland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • BTRY — BTRY is a spin-off of EMPA and ETH and is developing the industry's first energy-dense solid-state battery, using sophisticated semiconductor manufacturing technologies.
  • SKY ENGINE AI — About Sky EngineSky Engine is an advanced data science technology and research company that develops innovative software solutions to improve computer vision. The company markets the Sky Engine deep learning platform, which is the next-generation of self-learning AI system for image and video analysis applications. The company was founded as aresearch and scientific spin-off in UK.About Sky Engine PlatformThe Sky Engine evolutionary AI platform for the deep learning in virtual reality is designed to overcome the complex object recognition challenges of modern machine/computer vision. It represents the future of self-learning in artificial intelligence technology, supporting efficient and cost effective workflows. Many image recognition tasks require acquisition of large amounts of data and manual data labelling. Sky Engine is designed to replace that. Sky Engine efficiently drives self-learning processes and offers advanced features for object discrimination, workflow automation and adaptive deep learning. Sky Engine is designed for tomorrow’s requirements in advanced analytics and decision support enabling AI business transformation.About Sky Engine client solutionsSky Engine creates flexible and innovative AI vision solutions tailored to customer needs and supports a wide range of industries, providing systems for a variety of data science needs, ensuring business partners get greater value from existing equipment.
  • BOX ID Systems — BOX ID Systems develops and offers an end-to-end location & process mining solution to cost effectively track millions of logistics assets digitally throughout the industrial supply chain across Europe and the World - including site-to-site, on-premises and indoor buildings digital twin of supply chain processes. The system is built on aspecialized analytics software platform, sensorik tracking devices and efficient data-, device- and user-management tools, including functions to support process automation and optimization. Industrial and automotive production customers benefit from making their logistics processes more efficient and cost optimized, with 100% transparency within their critical processes throughout the entire supply chain.
Bayern Kapital VC Fund · Landshut, Bayern, Germany · 26 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, United States, Finland
Portfolio highlights
  • Blickfeld — Discover the world's first smart LiDAR solution that combines state-of-the-art hardware with powerful software to digitalize whole industries!
  • LUMA Vision — OneProjects is an Irish-German cardiac imaging specialist.
  • BOX ID Systems — BOX ID Systems develops and offers an end-to-end location & process mining solution to cost effectively track millions of logistics assets digitally throughout the industrial supply chain across Europe and the World - including site-to-site, on-premises and indoor buildings digital twin of supply chain processes. The system is built on aspecialized analytics software platform, sensorik tracking devices and efficient data-, device- and user-management tools, including functions to support process automation and optimization. Industrial and automotive production customers benefit from making their logistics processes more efficient and cost optimized, with 100% transparency within their critical processes throughout the entire supply chain.
UVC Partners VC Fund · Munich, Bayern, Germany · 16 investments in the past 12 months
UVC Partners is a Munich- and Berlin-based early-stage venture capital firm that invests in technology-based startups in the areas of enterprise software, industrial technologies, and mobility. The fund typically invests between € 0.5 - 10m initially and up to € 20m in total per company.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, Switzerland, Denmark
Portfolio highlights
  • Blickfeld — Discover the world's first smart LiDAR solution that combines state-of-the-art hardware with powerful software to digitalize whole industries!
  • FINN — At finn our mission is to make mobility fun and sustainable: We help everyone who loves driving their own car but refuses the struggle, commitment and intransparent costs associated with car ownership. We achieve this by offering all-inclusive, immediately available, monthly car-subscriptions. Best thing, yet: While you drive we plant trees asevery journey is CO2 compensated.
  • Reel Energy — Accelerate the transition to a society powered 100% by renewables. Reduce your company's carbon footprint with electricity from new solar parks and wind farms.
TGFS - Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen VC Fund · Leipzig, Sachsen, Germany · 7 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Manufacturing
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Germany, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • MiViA — From microstructure segmentation to grain size measurement! Our AI engine provides a fast and reliable metallographic analysis for metallic products.}
  • BeeOLED — BeeOLED’s technology enables OLED displays with significantly improved efficiency, brightness and operational stability at lower overall costs due to a less complex device structure.
  • volytica diagnostics — Our software enables customers to develop more economical battery systems, reduce operational risks and establish second-use concepts.
bmp Ventures VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
bmp Ventures is an innovative Venture Capital Company from Berlin. Since 1997 we’ve been investing Smart Money in Early Stage and Growth Startups. We finance ingenious business models with outstanding teams, who build fast-growing and sustainably profitable enterprises.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Manufacturing
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Germany, United States, Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • Neotiv — Enabling cognitive health
  • RAYDIAX — We are Raydiax.Interventional only.Our goal is to reinvent computer tomography that is focussed on treatment.
  • InLine-Med — Radiologists perform safe, precise & easy interventions with the InLine-Med surgical tools and assistance devices.
MIG Capital VC Fund · München, Bayern, Germany · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Zusammen gestalten wir die Unternehmen von morgen.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Pharmaceutical
  • Series A, Funding Round, Series B
  • Germany, Austria, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • AMSilk — AMSilk produces and distributes high-quality silk biopolymers for use in textile products, medical devices, and cosmetics.
  • mbiomics — mbiomics is a biotechnology company.
  • Look Up Space — Lookup space is the next global leader for space safety, security and sustainability
eCAPITAL ENTREPRENEURIAL PARTNERS VC Fund · Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany · 2 investments in the past 12 months
eCAPITAL is a venture capital investor that provides early to growth stage funding to technology and deep tech companies.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Manufacturing
  • Series A, Funding Round, Series B
  • Germany, United States, Italy
Portfolio highlights
  • BeeOLED — BeeOLED’s technology enables OLED displays with significantly improved efficiency, brightness and operational stability at lower overall costs due to a less complex device structure.
  • Build38 — Build38 is a global provider of mobile application protection solutions. Its solution represents a new generation of app-hardening technologies and service that protects apps from known and unknown attacks and opens the market to new digital business models. Build38 protects applications across various industries including automotive, financial,public transport and health care. Build38 is headquartered in Munich with global offices in Barcelona and Singapore. The company is a spin out of Giesecke + Devrient and ranks among the best IT Security startups in Germany. Build38 is an official GARTNER In-App Shielding Market Guide Vendor since 2019 and the first to combine: In-App Shielding + In-App Monitoring + AI-based In-App Reaction.
  • QuoIntelligence — Our finished intelligence will significantly reduce your operational risks and allow you to make informed security decisions.
coparion VC Fund · Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany · 6 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, FinTech
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Germany, Switzerland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Finoa — Finoa is the leading European crypto-asset management platform, empowering businesses and institutions to engage with crypto safely and intuitively.
  • ContractHero — ContractHero is a leading digital contract management solution for business customers. The smart and easy-to-use software provides an overview of all current contracts, quickly identifies unnecessary costs and reduces risks from missed contract deadlines. As a result, companies have full control over their contracts and avoid missed deadlines andunnecessary costs.
  • Lanes & Planes — Lanes & Planes GmbH is the Travel Management solution as Software-as-a-Service that truly maps all areas of the business travel in a digital way.
AM Ventures VC Fund · Starnberg, Bayern, Germany · 2 investments in the past 12 months
We back trailblazing entrepreneurs who transform the world with industrial 3D printing.
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Investment focus
  • 3D Printing, Advanced Materials, Software
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Germany, Switzerland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Vectoflow — Vectoflow is an innovative company developing fluid-dynamic metrology devices for fluid flow and dynamics measurement. It offers standardized and customized flow measurement technology that measures the static and total pressure, velocity, and angle of attack of a flow. These products are used in motorsport, aviation, turbine machine development,and research sectors.
  • Evove — Evove envisage a day when precision membrane technology underpins circular economies by recycling water & harvesting valuable resources.
  • SCRONA Inc — Scrona is all about simplifying micro- and nanotechnology, from the consumer- and industry-perspective. We offer solutions for convenient microscopic visualization and develop an ink-jet related printing technology that will revolutionize micro- and nanofabrication.
Project A Ventures VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 7 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • ARX — ARX is a defence technology company that specialises in developing autonomous unmanned systems and sensors for the European defence sector.
  • Relay — Relay is a technology-enabled delivery network that enables businesses to expand and improve their e-commerce operations.
  • Labrys Technologies — Visualise & Coordinate Your People. Securely. Anywhere. In Real-Time.
Cherry Ventures VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 19 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Planet A Foods — The chocolate revolution is here. 100% cocoa-free and unbelievably delicious. We call it QOA. You need to try it!
  • deeploi — deeploi - This is IT. We are on a mission to become the #1 IT OS for smart companies. Our IT-as-a-service solution transforms pain into peace by eliminating all IT-related inefficiencies and insecurities. If you are looking to take the trouble out of your IT and get a solution that manages all your needs in one place: IT as a Service.
  • Saleor Commerce — A headless, GraphQL-first e-commerce platform delivering ultra-fast, dynamic, personalized shopping experiences. Find out why developers love it.
Born2Grow VC Fund · Heilbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Born2Grow is a german venture fund focusing on early stage investments. They invest up to 500k€ in innovative business models. They are based in Heilbronn in Baden-Wuerttemberg. Born2Grow focus on investments lies within the MedTech, BioTech, FinTech area as well as some other online industries
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Medical Device
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Semorai — Semorai - Intelligent error management for manufacturers We are reinventing the future of quality and error control in the industrial industry with our unique AI-as-a-Service solution.
  • Doinstruct — Doinstruct offers mobile training solution for frontline workers.
  • traplinked — Digitale Fallensysteme - Endlich wissen, was los ist! Mit den traplinked Sensormodulen JERRY und TOM erhalten Sie in Echtzeit ein digitales Abbild Ihrer Kontrollpunkte.
Matterwave Ventures VC Fund · Munich, Bayern, Germany · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Matterwave Ventures invests in early-stage industrial hardware and software companies, empowering them to become global leaders. The company's solutions are those that will influence how value will be created in industry in the future. Matterwave Ventures, as sector-neutral investors, is on the lookout for ground-breaking hardware and softwaresolutions, including materials, components, systems, and software. With a sincere interest in their products, extensive market knowledge, solid connections in the industry, and unmatched investment expertise in the field, Matterwave Ventures supports the companies in its portfolio.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • Germany, Austria, Belgium
Portfolio highlights
  • Tvarit — Reduce Rejections in Casting with easy to use, secure & fast to implement industrial AI.
  • Visplore — Visplore is a graphical software for the exploration and preparation of massive time series data from machines or sensors.
  • Roseman Labs — Solving global challenges by protecting data privacy. Work together without revealing your sensitive data.
b2venture (formerly btov Partners) VC Fund · Saint Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland · 6 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Artificial Intelligence
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • AI21 Labs — AI21 Labs is an AI lab & product company whose mission is to reimagine the way we read and write by making the machine a thought partner to humans.
  • Calvin Risk — We help companies manage the risks of their AI algorithms!
  • NVision Imaging Technologies — NVision Imaging Technologies is leveraging advances in quantum physics to enable the first routine, convenient and affordable use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for assessing early patient response to cancer treatment at the metabolic level.
FTTF VC Fund · Munich, Bayern, Germany · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Deep Tech Start-Ups without a proven use case have hard times raising capital in early stages. We help to overcome this financing gap.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Manufacturing
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Germany, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • constellr — Smart Farming and Climate Monitoring from Space. At constellr, we are using cutting-edge beyond-visual imaging technology to revolutionise the way we assess crucial aspects of our planet's health.
  • Logistikbude — Logistikbude is a web-based software to automate the load carrier management. It is independent of load carrier types and addresses both the tracking of own load carriers and the management of exchange processes in open pools.
  • volytica diagnostics — Our software enables customers to develop more economical battery systems, reduce operational risks and establish second-use concepts.
IFB Innovationsstarter VC Fund · Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
The IFB Innovationsstarter is an innovation funding and investment company of the City of Hamburg providing grants and investments.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Funding Round, Grant
  • Germany, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • 3D Spark — Profitability and Sustainability Aligned using 3D Spark's Platform - Empowering Manufacturing with Insights and Efficiency!
  • Stargazr — Stargazr is a AI-powered software that enables you to understand your financial data
  • Neuralfinity — Neuralfinity provides computer AI services. They generalise machine learning models by utilising an ML API as a service.
EXIST VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany
EXIST is a support programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). This programme aims at improving the entrepreneurial environment at universities and research institutes. It also aims at increasing the number and success of technology and knowledge based business start-ups. The BMWi supports university graduates,scientists as well as students to this end in preparing their technology and knowledge based start-ups. EXIST also promotes a lively and lasting entrepreneurial culture at public and private universities.The EXIST programme comprises three schemes: EXIST Culture of Entrepreneurship supports universities in formulating and implementing a comprehensive and sustained university-wide strategy for increasing entrepreneurial culture and spirit.EXIST Business Start-up Grant supports students, graduates and scientists in preparing innovative technology and knowledge based start-up projects.EXIST Transfer of Research funds both the resource development necessary to prove the technical feasibility of start-up ideas based on research and the preparation necessary to launch a business.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Pre-Seed, Grant, Seed
  • Germany, France, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • DocVox — meeting recording, meeting video recording, meeting notes, meeting protocol, conference video recording, meeting transcript, video transcript, task management for meetings, time management for meetings, live video recording, conference recording, meeting audio translator
  • eversyn — eversyn has produced nucleotide sugars using a novel synthesis method that makes them more affordable and large-scale available than ever before. Building on that, we are engineering biocatalysts to produce human milk oligosaccharides and tailor the glycosylation of therapeutic proteins.
  • inContAlert — inContAlert is a deep tech start-up disrupting the field of incontinence. The technology of inContAlert helps people with bladder dysfunction to monitor the filling level of their urinary bladder.inContAlert, therefore, developed an mHealth device, which collects and analyzes data with the help of deep learning algorithms. The information is thendisplayed on an app and sends an alert to incontinence patients when a predefined filling level is reached. inContAlert thereby minimizes the risk of an uncontrolled loss of urine or the harmful distension of the bladder. With the help of inContAlert, incontinence patients can go back to normal and live a carefree life.
KfW VC Fund · Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
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.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Software, Health Care
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, India, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Uniper — Uniper is an international energy company with about 11,000 employees. They combine a balanced portfolio of technologically advanced large-scale assets with outstanding technical and commercial expertise. Uniper is a German energy company based in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia. It was formed by the separation of E.ON's fossil fuel assetsinto a separate company that began operating on 1 January 2016.
  • Vectoflow — Vectoflow is an innovative company developing fluid-dynamic metrology devices for fluid flow and dynamics measurement. It offers standardized and customized flow measurement technology that measures the static and total pressure, velocity, and angle of attack of a flow. These products are used in motorsport, aviation, turbine machine development,and research sectors.
  • Electrochaea — Electrochaea is commercializing a disruptive, scalable technology to convert electric power into methane, the principal component of natural gas. Using CO2 as a feedstock gas, power can be efficiently converted to renewable natural gas for power storage, for transportation fuels, or for transmission via a natural gas network. The company licensedtechnology from the University of Chicago and is led by the Nidus Partners, a St. Louis investment group specializing in renewable energy. Mich Hein, a Nidus Managing Partner, serves as CEO.Electrochaea has developed a commercially viable and disruptive solution for utility-scale energy storage, grid balancing, and carbon reuse. Their proprietary process converts low-cost and stranded electricity and carbon dioxide into pipeline-grade renewable gas for direct injection into the existing natural gas grid, a conversion process known as “power-to-gas”.
European Investment Bank VC Fund · Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg · 33 investments in the past 12 months
European Investment Bank (EIB) provides lending, borrowing, and treasury services primarily in the European Union.The company offers project loans for the public and private sectors; loans to banks and other intermediaries; structured finance products; guarantees and securitization instruments for senior and subordinated debts; project bonds;equity and fund investment products such as infrastructure equity and debt funds, and environmental funds; and venture capital funds and security packages for funds.The company also offers microfinance; risk sharing finance for research, development, and innovation projects; finance and technical expertise for sustainable energy projects; infrastructure project advisory services; support for urban development projects; guarantees for transport infrastructure; and funding for public-private partnerships and small- and medium-sized enterprises.EIB serves the transportation, global loans, energy, industry, health, education, water, sewerage, infrastructure, services, telecommunications, agriculture, and fisheries sectors.European Investment Bank was founded in 1958 and is based in Luxembourg.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Software
  • Debt Financing, Post-IPO Debt, Funding Round
  • France, Germany, The Netherlands
Portfolio highlights
  • Eldrive — The largest charging point operator in Eastern Europe | Our network is expanding rapidly yet our focus is fixed on renewables, for a greener future. We provide AC & DC charging across Bulgaria, Romania and Lithuania.
  • ABN AMRO Bank — Als bank leggen wij de focus op inclusiviteit, duurzaamheid, sociaal ondernemen, innovatie, dagelijkse bankzaken en meer.
  • Enel Green Power — Enel Green Power is the company that deals with renewable energy from every perspective: from direct sales through PPA, to commitment at the forefront with its plants worldwide.
EnBW New Ventures VC Fund · Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany · 3 investments in the past 12 months
We support entrepreneurs to develop new solutions for a sustainable future - people, planet, profit - by leveraging our financially driven VC setup with the reach and skills of our corporate investor EnBW.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Power Grid, Renewable Energy
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Germany, Austria, France
Portfolio highlights
  • CYCLE — GetHenry is a rapidly growing subscription service for market-leading delivery companies. We make sure that thousands of couriers are on the move safely, quickly and comfortably every day. In this way, we not only create added value for delivery services, but also help to reduce transport-related CO2 emissions on the last mile.
  • Hololight — Unleash the potential of XR! Holo-Light is your immersive technology expert for scaling XR use cases, enhancing XR apps, and streamlining engineering workflows.
  • volytica diagnostics — Our software enables customers to develop more economical battery systems, reduce operational risks and establish second-use concepts.
La Famiglia VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 12 investments in the past 12 months
We are an early-stage venture capital fund backing the best tech entrepreneurs across Europe and the US
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, United States, France
Portfolio highlights
  • nuvo — Transform the way you import data with nuvo, to create fast, non-technical way to handle spreadsheet data.
  • Langfuse — Open Source Analytics for LLM Applications
  • Mistral AI — Frontier AI in your hands
Future Energy Ventures VC Fund · Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Future Energy Ventures is a unique venture capital fund that brings together corporate partners and world-class start-ups to shape the future energy landscape. Future Energy Ventures invests in digital and digitally enabled technologies and business models that have the potential to redefine the future energy landscape.From its operational hubsin Germany, Israel and Silicon Valley, Future Energy Ventures looks for both investments and scaling opportunities for its portfolio globally and new investment opportunities.Future Energy Ventures is the venture capital investment and collaboration platform of E.ON, one of Europe’s largest operators of energy networks and energy-related infrastructure.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, Israel, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Nuventura — Nuventura developed GIS switchgear that replaces SF6 with air, while at the same time, building on all the advantages of SF6 switchgear.
  • Hololight — Unleash the potential of XR! Holo-Light is your immersive technology expert for scaling XR use cases, enhancing XR apps, and streamlining engineering workflows.
  • Prisma Photonics — Prisma Photonics helps utility operators to keep critical infrastructure running using existing optical fiber.
BayBG Venture Capital VC Fund · München, Bayern, Germany · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Innovative post-revenue startups with first customers trust us as highly reliable investors. We have been an active player in the venture capital market for over 25 years. Due to our evergreen approach, we offer institutional venture capital without the limitations of the usual fund structure. Predominantly we invest straight equity. Additionally,we can offer venture debt to mature startups close to break-even in order to avoid further dilution for founders. Being a private investment company we act as both lead investor or co-investor. We can also fulfill the private lead investor role for public investors like Bayern Kapital. Together we are increasing YOUR company's value.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, Italy, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • memtime — memtime shows you everything you worked on during the day. Each program is recorded so that you can quickly remember. Add-on available for any software. | memtime
  • SUSHI Bikes — SUSHI Bikes has developed the perfect e-bike for modern urban people.
  • Kloster Kitchen — Kloster Kitchen is a monastery kitchen as the root of unique taste.
Cavalry Ventures VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Cavalry is an early-stage venture capital investor focused on European technology companies.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland
Portfolio highlights
  • Empion — EMPiON – The Robo Advisor for Cultural FitEmpion is a data-based job platform that matches companies and applicants based on company culture, values and skills. Using an AI-based Robo Advisor, Empion quantifies company culture and implements automated headhunting.Every second employee is currently thinking about a job change. The 5 mostimportant factors for job satisfaction have to do with company culture and values. And yet, company culture remains largely ignored on customary job portals. The results for companies and applicants are inefficient hiring processes and high employee turnover.Our vision is bringing company culture to every hire in the world.For more information visit www.empion.de
  • Charm — We build tools to make the command line glamorous.
  • Aleph Alpha — Aleph Alpha develops AI systems for modern security challenges.
Atlantic Labs VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 14 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, Information Technology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Germany, Switzerland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SynthFlow AI — Forget lengthy development cycles and expensive machine learning teams. With Synthflow you can build sophisticated, tailored AI agents without technical skills or coding - just bring your data and ideas.
  • Purpose Green — Purpose Green operates as a climatetech company.
  • 150 Minuten — Das Startup 150Minuten aus Berlin möchte Menschen aller Alters- und Fitnessklassen für mehr Sport und Bewegung begeistern. Wir bieten ein modernes, interaktives Online-Kursangebot, an dem jede*r (direkt und live) von Zuhause aus teilnehmen kann.
First Momentum Ventures VC Fund · Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Pre-Seed B2B Tech VC - Engineers at heart, investors by choice
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Funding Round
  • Germany, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • Project B — Project B provides Operations System for Employee Financial Data.
  • Kipu Quantum — Kipu Quantum provides quantum computing solutions to solve real time business problems.
  • Quantum Diamonds — Bringing diamond-based quantum technology around the globe, empowering the next quantum leap.
Fluxunit - Osram Ventures VC Fund · München, Bayern, Germany
Looking for venture capital? We are the Munich based corporate VC arm of ams OSRAM and invest in startups in photonics, opto-electronic and sensing.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Manufacturing, 3D Technology
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • Germany, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Blickfeld — Discover the world's first smart LiDAR solution that combines state-of-the-art hardware with powerful software to digitalize whole industries!
  • iThera Medical — Due to its spatiotemporal resolution, penetration depth, sensitivity and specificity, optoacoustic imaging (OAI) can be used for a multitude of applications.
  • iLoF — iLoF is a digital health company pioneering a breakthrough AI-platform to accelerate the future of personalized drug discovery and development
Earlybird Venture Capital VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 19 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • Germany, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Flanks — Flanks can automate up to 80% of the manual processes performed by wealth managers. Automate and democratize your financial services with us now.
  • Upvest — Upvest empowers financial institutions to offer investment products in their app with a modular, scalable, and accessible API. Upvest brings together everything that’s required to offer a broad range of investment products on the website and app. They are connected to the world’s leading asset providers and exchanges to provide the bestinvestments, at the best prices and execution speed.
  • Nortech AI — Nortech AI: Plug-and-play Industrial IoT for data collection & performance management. Shift from reactive to proactive savings with step-by-step digitalization | Nortech
L-Bank VC Fund · Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany · 3 investments in the past 12 months
The L-Bank is committed to ensuring a high-performing economy, a high quality of life and a secure future. For individuals who want to gainfully employ their strengths or need support to develop them. For businesses that create jobs through their commitment and for communities seeking to improve the quality of their inhabitants' lives. Inshort: for Baden-Württemberg.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Manufacturing
  • Pre-Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, Taiwan, Mauritius
Portfolio highlights
  • ONINO — Get Your Blockchain Solution Up and Running in Minutes, Not Months. Easily Design, Develop, Deploy, and Integrate Decentralized Applications With the AI-Assisted ONINO Platform.
  • VCG.AI — Value Chain Generator (VCG) is a value chain development platform using AI and big data to offer circular solutions and valorize industrial residual materials.
  • UV — UV Energy is a company that operates in the clean energy, manufacturing, power grid, renewable energy, and solar sectors. The company focuses on the creation of a global network of solar utilities. They are known for their rapid deployment of large photovoltaic (PV) capacities, which are based on mass production techniques. UV Energy is alsoinvolved in the creation of what they describe as the world's most rapidly built virtual solar power plant. Their work is reshaping the conversation around energy, promoting solar power as a pathway to a greener future.
Brandenburg Kapital VC Fund · Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany · 7 investments in the past 12 months
With a track record of over 20 years in venture capital and experience from more than 200 investments in numerous companies BFB Brandenburg Kapital GmbH (BFB) is the most active equity investor in Brandenburg. BFB invests in fast-growing technology-orientated companies throughout the whole life-cycle. Target sectors are ICT/Digital Economy,Life Science, MedTech, Proptech, Industrial Applications. BFB invests in companies based in or with facilities in Brandenburg. The current VC fund is financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) an Investitionsbank des Landes Brandenburg (ILB).
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Seqstant — Seqstant offers the LiveGene platform for real-time pathogen analysis, allowing for sensitive, specific, and user-friendly real-time genetic diagnostics.
  • IQONIC.AI — Creating AI Solutions for Skin, Hair & Inner Balance
  • Doctorflix — Doctorflix is a medical education platform that allows doctors around the globe to learn about methods of treatment while accelerating their system-required professional development. We are on a mission to build an engine that simplifies and democratizes the consumption and exchange of medical knowledge by interlinking doctors, hospitals, andpharmaceutical companies.
better ventures VC Fund · Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany · 4 investments in the past 12 months
At better ventures we invest in early-stage founders who aim to change our world for the better.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Environmental Consulting, Wellness
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Funding Round
  • Germany, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • autarc — We supercharge installers with our OS to become heat pump champions
  • Logistikbude — Logistikbude is a web-based software to automate the load carrier management. It is independent of load carrier types and addresses both the tracking of own load carriers and the management of exchange processes in open pools.
  • Dr. Vivien Karl — Dr. Vivien Karl relies on a cream for moisturizing care against vulva dryness.
Santo Venture Capital VC Fund · Holzkirchen, Bayern, Germany
Santo Venture Capital GmbH is a venture capital firm founded in 2011 and which operates as a subsidiary of ATHOS Service Gmbh.
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Clinical Trials, Environmental Engineering
  • Series A, Series B, Series D
  • Germany, Finland
Portfolio highlights
  • IQM Quantum Computers — IQM is the leading European quantum hardware company in superconducting circuits. We build quantum computers
  • Temedica — Temedica is a Munich, Germany-based digital health company with the mission to put the patient into the center of healthcare. To this end, the company offers solutions both for patients and for other stakeholders in the healthcare universe. Temedica’s two platforms, Temedica-Apps and Permea, enable customer-tailored solutions to advancepersonalized healthcare. To best support patients with complex, chronic conditions, the company develops state-of-the-art digital patient companions. These apps help patients with personalized guidance and navigate them through the healthcare system considering their individual needs. Temedica is also an expert in compiling, structuring and analyzing real world data. Its B2B-directed data analytics platform Permea is designed to enable unique insights along the whole healthcare value chain and patient journey.
  • Efficient Energy — Efficient Energy GmbH is an innovative manufacturer and system supplier of environmentally friendly refrigeration technology, based in Feldkirchen near Munich, Germany. The company developed the Bluezero-technology, which uses water as a refrigerant and and thereby entirely avoids fluorinated refrigerants (HFCs). Efficient Energy helps itscustomers overcome the increasing regulatory challenges of refrigeration technology, and offers them long-term, sustainable solutions with its eChiller model range. The eChiller chilled water units are ideally suited for process cooling, machine cooling and the cooling of technical equipment and data centres and provide cooling capacities from 35 kW to 120 kW, depending on the model. With its outstanding cost efficiency and low CO2 footprint, companies benefit on many fronts. The pioneering technology has also been noticed by politics and the media, and has received multiple awards for the eChiller. These include among others the European Business Award for the Environment 2018/2019 from the European Comission and the Red Herring Europe Top 100 in 2020.
NRW.BANK VC Fund · Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany · 3 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Software, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • widu — widu enables real estate and accommodation companies to source visuals (photography, video, drone) at scale through its serviced marketplace
  • bNear — bNear is the digital space for all distributed- & hybrid teams - Safe and convenient in Microsoft Teams!
  • Companyon Analytics — Companyon Analytics provides data security, cloud infrastructure, information technology, technical solutions, and consultancy services.
BayStartUP VC Fund · Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany
BayStartUP prepares startups for investors talks and provides them with a network of several hundred investors and business angels.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Information Technology, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • phelas — Phelas is developing an electricity storage system to use solar and wind power even when the sun is not shining and the wind is not blowing
  • BOX ID Systems — BOX ID Systems develops and offers an end-to-end location & process mining solution to cost effectively track millions of logistics assets digitally throughout the industrial supply chain across Europe and the World - including site-to-site, on-premises and indoor buildings digital twin of supply chain processes. The system is built on aspecialized analytics software platform, sensorik tracking devices and efficient data-, device- and user-management tools, including functions to support process automation and optimization. Industrial and automotive production customers benefit from making their logistics processes more efficient and cost optimized, with 100% transparency within their critical processes throughout the entire supply chain.
  • Mr Beam Lasers — Industrial laser cutters are digital tools for cutting and engraving a variety of materials based on a digital design file. Mr Beam Lasers offers a desktop laser cutter with an integrated connected ecosystem. Our target group are small businesses, professional service providers, educational institutions and private customers, who enjoy creative andartistic crafting. Mr Beam reduces the entry barrier for digital, automated labeling, personalization and prototyping to an absolute minimum. Due to child’s play handling, integrated online designs, material shops and service hubs, the mass market gets the opportunity to use this technology which originally was only possible for the industry.
Futury Capital VC Fund · Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany · 8 investments in the past 12 months
We are looking for the newcomers, the architects of the future, the movers & shakers.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, France, Switzerland
Portfolio highlights
  • Rail-Flow — Rail-Flow provides purchase and tender management, rail offer management, intermodal transportation management, intermodal capacity brokers, transport management, and automatic order entry. Their customers contact them through phone, email, and online applications.
  • seedtrace — Manage, prove and communicate the social and ecological impact along your products' supply chains through our digital platform.
  • Digital Spine — Our mission is to disrupt the paradigm that buildings are mainly defined by bricks, concrete & steel. We are enhancing their purpose and definition with digital technology, realtime connectivity & user-centric software applications. We distill 90 years of experience in machinery & engineering into cutting edge cloud-based solutions& services.Our core competency is the digital transformation of vertical mobility & transport within the ecosystem of smart buildings.
BM H Beteiligungs-Managementgesellschaft Hessen VC Fund · Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany · 7 investments in the past 12 months
BM H Beteiligungs-Managementgesellschaft Hessen mbH operates as an investment arm of Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Blaue Helden — Blaue Helden set up a DTC operation producing and selling sustainable cleaning products.
  • leonardo. impact — Impact investing is a $2.3 trillion industry. Per definition the investment should be linked to positive outcomes that benefit people & planet. Measuring impact is a complex and expensive process, which has led to institutions using their own unique methodology to suit their needs and budget. This leads to reporting errors at best. At worst, itleaves the industry vulnerable to greenwashing. A standardised and automated approach would result in millions in savings, more accuracy & trust.leonardo's B2B SaaS solution combines effective & trustworthy impact measurement with the challenges of fund management & investor relations. We enable effective primary data collection to provide actionable insights into the actual effects of products & services on people & planet through automatically generated surveys and API connections to IoT devices & third party software. With the tool being used by impact businesses & their capital providers, leonardo provides streamlined data pipelines and consistent communication throughout the entire capital flow. The high quality impact data is compliant with regulatory requirements & acknowledged impact reporting standards. Additionally, we leverage machine learning at several stages. First, recommendation engines help the user to select the right frameworks & standards. Large language models help to extract qualitative information from interviews & reports and to utilise it for impact calculations. Most importantly, ML-powered data validation enables us to assess the impact and strongly increases data quality & reporting credibility, thus mitigating the risk for greenwashing while reducing the need for third-party audits.
  • Quantagonia — Advanced quantum algorithms, for your most important business problems, delivering breakthrough performance on today's high-performance computers, with seamless migration for later use on quantum computers.
TEV Ventures VC Fund · Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Cusp Capital is a venture capital firm focused on European software and technology. The fund invests in early-stage companies on the cusp of redefining their industries by channeling new socioeconomic and technological paradigms.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Fashion
  • Series A, Funding Round, Seed
  • Germany, Australia, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Rebike Mobility — rebike1 purchases new E-Bikes from Top manufactures and brands like Winora/Haibike, Husqvarna, Flyer, KTM, Orbea. After renting the E-Bikes to businesses and consumers, the fully refurbished E-Bikes are sold with a 2 yr. warranty on rebike1. rebike1 also purchases used stock of E-Bikes from rental stations and retailers and sell them fullyrefurbished to consumers. In Oberstdorf, a Top tourist location south of Munich, rebike1 operates the largest E-Bike rental station in the area. Under the brand ebike1verleih, the rental business is expanding within tourist areas in partnership with local bike-shops. rebike1 GmbH was founded 2018 and has 18 employees today.
  • Blickfeld — Discover the world's first smart LiDAR solution that combines state-of-the-art hardware with powerful software to digitalize whole industries!
  • Planted Foods — Planted is an ETH Spinoff that uses cutting-edge technology to turn four natural ingredients into plant-based meat that mimics the taste, texture, and mouthfeel of traditional animal meat. It takes only the best raw materials from plants and creates that tasty, nutritious, high-protein, and juicy planted that the customers love.It was founded in2019 and is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland.
HZG Group VC Fund · 2 investments in the past 12 months
HZG Group offers investments and focuses on establishing young enterprises as well as sustainable, successful business models.
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Investment focus
  • 3D Printing, Software, 3D Technology
  • Series A, Seed
  • Germany, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Axtra3D — We are a leading-edge company comprised of industry experts with years of experience in multiple disciplines, dedicated to developing innovative solutions in additive manufacturing processes that utilize optoelectronics.
  • Q.BIG 3D — large scale 3D printing
  • xolo — Xolo is a 3D printing firm that offers a volumetric printing solution to various industries.
Saarbruecker 21 VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 2 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Germany, United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Floy — Floy develops AI-driven software that supports radiologists in detecting complex and hard-to-identify diseases. The collaboration of Floy-AI and radiologists ensures optimal patient outcomes by enabling the early detection and thus early treatment of diseases.One of Floy’s distinguishing features is our innovative incentive structure. We partnerwith radiology offices to jointly offer patients our AI as a “second opinion”. This unique approach motivates radiologists to embrace Floy-AI and encourages widespread adoption.Since its establishment in 2021, Floy secured €8.8 million in funding and rapidly expanded its presence with over 150 radiology locations to date. Floy’s overarching mission is to pioneer proactive medicine by providing exceptional AI-powered diagnostic experiences for health-conscious patients.
  • SECJUR — Secjur provides a platform for automated compliance using AI. The startup's technology streamlines procedures in the Digital Compliance Office for areas including data security, anti-money laundering, and whistleblowing.
  • Seqstant — Seqstant offers the LiveGene platform for real-time pathogen analysis, allowing for sensitive, specific, and user-friendly real-time genetic diagnostics.
IT-Farm VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 7 investments in the past 12 months
IT-Farm is a venture capital firm which specializes in seed, start-up, and early stage companies. It primarily invests in mobile, big-data, connected car, IoT, OTT service, Helth care, Bio Tech and other IT industries. The firm actively invests in SF bay area and Japan, as well as other geometries including Asia and Europe. We support portfoliocompanies, especially on the partnership with Japanese enterprises.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Japan, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Cogsmart — Cogsmart provides services for brain function research and development. In hopes of helping prevent dementia and maintain and improve other cognitive functions, they manufacture and sell software for medical and healthcare devices.
  • Tupu — Tupu engages in the manufacture and supply of mushroom-based foods.
  • German Bionic — German Bionic is backed by renowned international technology investors such as Samsung Catalyst Fund, Storm Ventures and MIG, which is also invested in Covid-19 vaccine developer BioNTech. The company and its products are regularly featured in top-tier publications and are the recipients of numerous awards including the German Entrepreneur Award,the Land of Ideas Award, the Automatica Award as well as a nomination for Hannover Messe’s coveted Hermes Award.The German Bionic Cray X is the world’s first connected exoskeleton. Linked to the Smart Factory, it self-learns to reinforce lifting movements and prevent incorrect posture, thus becoming an intelligent link between humans and machines. In doing so, it delivers data that underscores its ability to protect the health of workers, measurably reduce the risk of accidents, and thereby make quantifiable improvements to work processes.
Onsight Ventures VC Fund · Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Pan-european early-stage deep-tech VC
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Industrial Manufacturing, Printing
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, Austria
Portfolio highlights
  • Cellevate — Cellevate is an innovative biotech company that develops the next generation of cell culture systems. We create highly porous and consistent networks of nanofibers through a patented manufacturing process.
  • Kipu Quantum — Kipu Quantum provides quantum computing solutions to solve real time business problems.
  • AR Technology — Trackers attached to or integrated into an object or tool are intended to ensure a dimensionally accurate digital replica of the object. The invention of the Tyrolean company can be used with any AR glasses on the market. Furthermore, receiving via the AR Technology receiver module and the associated AI-controlled app is an option. The goal is torun work processes on this virtual object and explain to users how to use a product correctly. I am convinced that in the future, industrial firms will wonder how they could manufacture their products without Augmented Reality technology.
Vito Ventures VC Fund · Munich, Bayern, Germany
Vito Ventures invests in break-through tech and business startups in the fields of IoT, B2B marketplaces, enterprise, SaaS and energy tech. Vito Ventures backs ambitious founders and startups applying technology to solve fundamental problems of society ranging from climate change to energy security. They believe that superb engineering andradical entrepreneurial thinking is needed to tackle major challenges of the upcoming decades. With its investments they empower startups, which will make a difference both within their industry and beyond. Through its industrial investor base, they have access to extensive resources (e.g., R&D facilities, global market reach, mass production capabilities). Its portfolio companies can actively leverage their investor’s domain expertise and knowledge base in the fields of Cooling-, Heating- and Energy-technology, Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things. Whether it is developer capacity or prototyping experience, they want to build bridges and open doors whenever possible.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Internet of Things
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • Germany, Finland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • IQM Quantum Computers — IQM is the leading European quantum hardware company in superconducting circuits. We build quantum computers
  • Wirepas — Wirepas vision is to enable profitable large-scale business for their customers by unique multi-hop mesh network solution in the fast growing Internet of Things market. Wirepas Pino is the only connectivity solution in the market offering deterministic performance, local radio adaptability capability and very high reliability at any scale, solvingone of the most common problems in IoT platforms.
  • Crate.io — CrateDB is the leading open-source, distributed SQL database, empowering customers to turn data into business value
KFW DEG VC Fund · Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany · 15 investments in the past 12 months
KFW DEG offers financing, advice and support to private sector enterprises operating in developing and emerging-market countries. Their customers can rely on their expertise: They can benefit from their market knowledge, their 21 locations worldwide, and their international network. For entrepreneurial success and development.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Finance, Banking
  • Debt Financing, Funding Round, Grant
  • India, Kenya, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Etana — PT Etana Biotechnologies Indonesia (Etana) is an emerging producer of high-quality, affordable and innovative biopharmaceuticals to treat a range of metabolic, autoimmune and other major life-threatening diseases, including cancer. Nathan Tirtana. Legend Capital. UOB Venture Management. Innovent Bio
  • BUA Cement — BUA Cement Plc is engaged in the production and marketing of cement under the brand name “BUA Cement”. Presently the company produces CEM II type of cement in accordance with the Nigerian Industrial Standards. BUA Cement is ideal for all construction purposes in Nigeria. Its unique quality makes it the cement of choice for block-making, plasteringand concrete works. Its high early strength, rapid setting and low heat of hydration are all distinct features that characterize our high quality production process.
  • Stima — Premium electric motorcycles and battery swapping technologies to better serve moto-taxi and delivery riders in Africa - Starting in Kenya
APX VC Fund · Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 9 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Information Technology
  • Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Germany, United Kingdom, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • askui — Use natural language to automate your UI tests. Our UI test solution is based on visual features and offers a real no-code black-box test.
  • Genie — Genie is a productive web development framework in Julia. Build web applications, UIs, backends, integrate with databases, set up web services and APIs.
  • Pickler — Pickler is the easiest footprint software for packaging resellers. Make footprint calculations for your packaging within minutes - and win the hearts of customer with to impact transparency.
TRUMPF Venture VC Fund · Ditzingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany · 2 investments in the past 12 months
The corporate venture capital arm TRUMPF Venture extends TRUMPF’s comprehensive activities to promote innovation and to detect disruptive technologies and business models early on. TRUMPF is the world technological and market leader for machine tools used in flexible sheet metal processing as well as industrial lasers. TRUMPF Venture investsglobally in early-stage start-ups active in areas complementary or adjacent to the TRUMPF core, such as Advances Photonics and Smart Factory. Funded start-ups benefit from an extensive network, deep domain knowhow, proven skills in scalability as well as support to access the TRUMPF group and its ecosystem. The requirements for a potential investment are a strategic fit, a high innovation leverage and differentiation in business model or technology, an experienced management team and risk adequate financial returns.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Software, Artificial Intelligence
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • Germany, Switzerland, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • nyris — Our custom search engines make it easy for people to find products, spare parts, and components for industry and eCommerce
  • Quside — Our QRNGs let innovators build advanced solutions for cybersecurity and computation.
  • iThera Medical — Due to its spatiotemporal resolution, penetration depth, sensitivity and specificity, optoacoustic imaging (OAI) can be used for a multitude of applications.
Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Sachsen - MBG VC Fund
Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Sachsen - MBG
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Information Technology, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • tediro — tediro develops a mobile robotics platform for multiple applications in healthcare primarily therapy and diagnostics
  • Suburban Seafood — Premium producer of shrimp larvae and prawns.
  • SmartNanotubes Technologies — SmartNanotubes Technologies is a start-up company's odor sensor works on the basis of nanotechnology.
SeedCapital Dortmund VC Fund · Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
SeedCapital Dortmund GmbH & Co. KG is the right partner. They participate in innovative, technology-oriented companies in the start-up or early stage companies. And yet retain independence. Because when they are holding "only" partner on time. Together they participate in the appreciation and therefore the success of company.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Enterprise Software, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Germany, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • ShopCo Technologies — Shop uses Artificial Intelligence to empower online shopping experience for customers. It is a universal shopping cart browser extension that keeps all the items of its users across the web in one spot. Stores can be registered online and without any hassle. It helps its users browse through a wide range of online stores and checkout from one spot.The company gives ability to connect to all its users existing retailer accounts. It also secures data with encryption methods and two-step verifications. Shop is a U.S.-based company that was founded in 2014 by Jay Habib.
  • pickshare — pickshare is a logistics platform for large retailers and brands.
  • Volterion — Volterion was founded in 2015 as a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute UMSICHT.Right from the start, they put their energy into the development of the stack – the energy converter of a redox flow battery and thus the basis for an efficient system.After extensive development work, they now produce their stacks using a unique manufacturingprocess that they are constantly improving.On this basis, they also develop innovative energy systems such as the powerRFB. A scalable battery in a compact housing that meets the highest industrial demands and is used in many different applications.Sascha Berthold, Thomas Gebauer and Thorsten Seipp are the founders of the company and have been involved in the development of Volterion technology. Together with Kees van de Kerk they form the management today.Volterion has received many awards for its technology and business model, including the ACHEMA Energy Founders Award, the TU Startup Award, the KUER Growing Business Award and the Best Pitches Award.
TUDAG VC Fund · Dresden, Sachsen, Germany
The TUDAG group of the TU Dresden is a combination of past ten companies whose job it is to the knowledge of the university market. The aim is to encourage industry and in particular SMEs in the development of new technologies and innovative products. Also for the training of highly qualified staff provides the group TUDAG extensive benefits.Morethan 500 scientists, engineers, project managers and lecturers of the group realize TUDAG individual innovations across the entire value chain. Here, they work in interdisciplinary teams to work closely with scientists from the Technical University of Dresden and other scientific institutions.
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Investment focus
  • Electronics, Manufacturing, Biotechnology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series C
  • Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • DyNAbind — DyNAbind is a privately-held biotech company from Dresden offering partnerships and solutions for better drug discovery with Dynamic DNA-Encoded Library (D-DEL) technologies.We have overhauled the DEL discovery process by introducing proprietary innovations in library design, selection and validation, all of which lead to a faster path tohigh-quality, relevant starting points for medicinal chemistry – and the only DEL platform on the market fully designed to integrate with a fragment-based discovery methodology.
  • Senorics — Senorics is a Spin-off of the Integrated Center of Applied Physics and Photonic Materials of the University of Technology Dresden, Germany, founded in 2017.The company specializes in designing and manufacturing optical spectroscopic sensor solutions for industrial applications, such as quality control and process monitoring. Products and servicesinclude customized sensors, corresponding software and calibration models. Developed proprietary new sensor technology for detecting visible and near-infrared light.
  • SmartNanotubes Technologies — SmartNanotubes Technologies is a start-up company's odor sensor works on the basis of nanotechnology.
blueworld.group VC Fund · Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
Entrepreneurship. Ingenious. Smart. Responsible. blueworld.group combines the three core components of entrepreneurship: founding, investing and developing. blueworld.group acts as an investor and idea generator for both early-stage and established companies in a wide range of industries. blueworld.group works hand in hand with pioneeringcompanies, their managers and employees to create outstanding performance as well as genuine and sustainable value. Always with the aim of harmonizing progress and sustainability in all dimensions.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Food and Beverage, SaaS
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Germany, India
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  • RECUP — RECUP they offer catering services for their customers, with recup and rebowl products..
  • Instagrid — Instagrid creates software-defined battery systems for advanced portable power supplies.
  • Smartlane — With Smartlane Transport Intelligence you can optimize your transport logistics fully automatically. Reduce your transport costs by up to 20%.
Continental VC Fund · Hanover, Niedersachsen, Germany · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Our Goal: Healthy Mobility - clean, safe and connected. Our heart beats for this. Learn more about it on our homepage.
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Investment focus
  • Automotive, Software, Autonomous Vehicles
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Germany, United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • 4.screen — 4.screen is a technology company that develops technologies for driver interactions. The 4.screen Mobility Experience Cloud (MXC) connects the car to the mobility ecosystem and provides a standardized interface for real-time communication with drivers. 4.screen shares a common goal with car manufacturers and businesses – placing the driver at thecenter of every equation. Car manufacturers and mobility service providers implement 4.screen APIs into their existing systems and applications to provide integrated services for seamless journeys. Businesses of all sizes - from local shops to global brands - use 4.screen to communicate with drivers directly through the vehicle's screen. Drivers enjoy frictionless access to the mobility ecosystem, see more relevant content and benefit from value-added services such as sponsored parking and charging. The 4.screen technology is developed by a team of automotive, marketing, and software experts who are committed to creating seamless experiences for drivers.
  • Blickfeld — Discover the world's first smart LiDAR solution that combines state-of-the-art hardware with powerful software to digitalize whole industries!
  • Kopernikus Automotive — autonomous cars, self-driving cars, middleware, store, commerce, car tuning
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