INVESTORS AT STARTUPNIGHT
APX is an early stage investor and startup accelerator based in Berlin. We are a joint venture between Axel Springer and Porsche and we believe that digital business models are blurring the borders between industry verticals. That is why we are cross-industry focused and why our two shareholders - in building diverse products and in running different businesses - complement each other so well in their support to APX.
High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) is a seed investor with offices in Bonn and Berlin that finances high-potential, tech-driven startups. With EUR 892,5 million in total investment volume across three funds and an international network of partners, HTGF has already helped forge 500 start-ups since 2005. Driven by their expertise, entrepreneurial spirit and passion, its team of experienced investment managers and start-up experts help guide the development of young companies. HTGF’s focus is on high-tech start-ups in a range of sectors, including software, media, internet, hardware, automation, health care, chemicals and life sciences.
For more information, please visit www.htgf.de/en.
hubraum is the tech incubator of Deutsche Telekom. By bringing early-stage startups and the leading European telco together, hubraum strives to ignite innovation transfer to create new business opportunities for both sides: startups benefit from co-innovation programs, seed-investments and the shortcut to tech assets, customers and knowledge of Deutsche Telekom. In return Deutsche Telekom benefits from business opportunities between startups and its business units. Since 2012 hubraum connects with its digital ecosystem and has worked together with several hundred startups out of Berlin, Krakow and Tel-Aviv. More information at www.hubraum.com
Since 2000 HV Capital, formerly HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, has invested in Internet and technology companies through various generations of funds and is one of the most successful and financially strongest early-stage and growth investors in Europe. HV Capital has already invested in around 200 companies, including Zalando, Delivery Hero, FlixMobility and SumUp. The total of all HV Funds amounts to €1.7 billion. The company supports startups with capital between €500,000 and €50 million. This makes HV Capital one of the few venture capitalists in Europe that can finance startups through all growth phases.
For IBB Ventures the success of the startups is our main focus and we are highly motivated as a local VC to really make a difference in the Berlin startup scene. With the help of our investment, startups should have the opportunity to turn their innovative business models into reality and grow long term.
Idinvest Partners is a leading European mid-market private equity and venture capital firm. For more than 15 years, Idinvest Partners has been involved in a number of breakthrough digital ventures in Europe, including five NASDAQ-IPOs. We have built up proven specialist knowledge in a diverse range of businesses such as marketplaces, fintech, mobility, logistics, proptech, industrial tech and energy. The firm manages close to €9bn AUM, including €3bn Venture and Growth Capital.
Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) is the state of Berlin´s business development and promotional bank. With a wide product spectrum it is active in the areas of business and property promotion. IBB supports small and medium-sized enterprises in Berlin with subsidies, loan products and equity stakes developing targeted solutions for its clients.
seed + speed Ventures is an experienced seed investor focussing on B2B software startups in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. As a lead or co-investor, we initially invest up to €500k in our portfolio companies and support the development of sustainable, successful sales structures through tailored sales coaching by our in-house sales trainers. Thus we actively add value to the operational business of our portfolio companies to enable faster growth. As a single LP fund, seed + speed combines the advantage of the flexibility of a family office with the professionalism of an institutional VC investor.
signals Venture Capital is an independently managed, financially oriented €100 million venture capital fund, backed by one of Germany's leading insurance companies. The team invests in promising, sector-agnostic, scalable tech solutions with the potential to accelerate or disrupt the transformation of entire industries. signals Venture Capital focuses on B2B business models in Europe, especially in the enterprise technology space.
Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners (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 - 4m initially and up to € 15m in total per company.
Portfolio companies benefit from the extensive investment and exit experience of the management team as well as from the close cooperation with UnternehmerTUM, Europe’s leading innovation and business creation center. With over 240 employees and more than 100 industry partners, UnternehmerTUM can draw from many years of experience in establishing young companies. This cooperation enables UVC Partners to offer startups unique access to talent, industry customers, and other financial partners. The portfolio includes investments such as Blickfeld, Carjump (Free2Move), FlixBus, KONUX, TWAICE and Vimcar. Website: www.uvcpartners.com
WestTech Ventures is a Berlin-based VC firm focused on pre-seed & seed investments in Germany in the fields of B2B SaaS in different verticals, Developer Tools, and Enterprise Software. The portfolio consists of more than 30 companies as of today and notable investments are Dalia Research, Knotel, Remerge and, TestObject (acquired by Sauce Labs).