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.
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.
We especially love to get involved with innovative businesses from the following industries:Internet/Software/Mobile, Industry Technologies, Cleantech/Material Science, Consumer Products. We manage several investment vehicles, ranging from (pre-)Seed (150k) to early stage-/growth-financing (1-10M)
btov Partners, founded in 2000, is a European venture capital firm with offices in Berlin, Munich, St. Gallen and Luxembourg. The investment focus is on digital and industrial technology companies. btov manages its own institutional funds, partner funds, and offers private investors and family offices access to direct investments. The company manages assets of EUR 420 million through its three divisions and examines over 3,000 investment opportunities annually. The most renowned investments include Data Artisans, Blacklane, DeepL, Facebook, Foodspring, ORCAM, Raisin, SumUp, Volocopter and XING. More information at www.btov.vc
Capnamic Ventures is one of Europe’s leading early-stage Venture Capital firms, with offices in Berlin and Cologne. The VC invests most of its funds in tech startups in the German-speaking region. Beyond that, Capnamic joins forces with international co-investors. All portfolio companies are supported through Capnamic’s global network of established industry partners.
The vast expertise of the Capnamic team includes more than 70 investments, a high turnover of successful trade sales and IPOs, as well as a strong entrepreneurial track record within the investment team.
The general partners are Jörg Binnenbrücker (@bibrue), Olaf Jacobi (@olafjacobi) and Christian Siegele.
Cavalry Ventures is a Berlin based (Pre-)Seed Fund. Initiated in 2015 by the six partners Rouven Dresselhaus, Markus Fuhrmann, Marcel Hollerbach, Dominik Matyka, Claude Ritter and Stefan Walter.
When supporting technology companies, the team uses its experience in successfully founding, funding and selling market leading companies such as Delivery Hero (IPO), Tradeshift or plista (Exit to GroupM / WPP).
We stand by the exceptional people behind our portfolio companies. Talk to them, they are an inherent part of the Cavalry and contribute to our approach of supporting early-stage businesses.
Earlybird is a venture capital investor focused on European technology companies. Founded in 1997, Earlybird invests in all growth and development phases of a company. Amongst the most experienced venture investors in Europe, Earlybird offers its portfolio companies not only financial resources, but also strategic and operational support as well as access to an international network and capital markets. With over EUR 850 million under management, six IPOs and 22 trade sales, Earlybird is one of the most successful venture capital firms in Europe.
Elephant & Castle Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm specialized in seed and series A investments in Europe. They have profound expertise in intellectual property and invest in patents and patentable deep tech ideas. They partner with entrepreneurs, leading family offices and angel investors to drive innovation.
Engelhardt Kaupp Kiefer invests in challenges. This is also why the company sees itself not as an industry specialist, but a situation specialist. With a holistic understanding of what success actually has to signify today. Our investment focus: Companies from the areas of IT, business services, clean technology and innovative volume products with proven business models. We understand these markets and have built up a close-knit network of industry experts.
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
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.
Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners (UVC Partners) is a Munich-based early-stage venture capital firm that invests in technology-based startups in the areas of industrial technologies, enterprise software and mobility. The fund typically invests between € 0.5 - 3m initially and up to € 12m 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 180 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 FlixBus, Carjump (Freer2Move), KONUX, Blickfeld, 3YOURMIND and Vimcar.
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).