Frank loves building world-class products and brands. He supports our portfolio companies with his UX/UI expertise in creating beautifully designed and well-thought-through products. Frank knows what it takes to build an iconic brand and an effective communication strategy. With his very strong network Frank makes sure our founders are connected with the top people in their industry.
As investor and long-term partner, fundraising is an important part of our work with our portfolio companies. With his experience of over 50 financing and M&A transactions across the globe this is one of Marc’s focus areas. Of course, the entire team is highly involved in fundraising processes. We help our portfolio companies with financial planning, devising a funding strategy, investor relations and building the finance and legal organization.
With over 20 years of experience, Alex supports our portfolio companies in all technical areas. Together with our founders, he works on product- and technology roadmaps, builds tech teams and implements modern and agile workflows.
Frank is one of the most well-known tech investors in Europe and we have built a strong media network on this foundation. We utilize our experience in PR and Communications to create attention for our portfolio companies. Lena will not only support you in telling your story but also make sure that the world hears it.
When we partner with a team, we usually kick-off with a series of strategy workshops involving all partners to make sure that we’re heading in the same direction. As soon as we’re aligned on strategy we help you set up marketing and sales processes and even jump on sales calls with potential key clients or visit them in person. Marc, Marcel and Niklas are also deeply involved in the operational processes of the startups from structuring internal processes between the different departments to introducing KPI dashboards and templates.
One thing we’ve learned is that having the right people on board early on is crucial for a company’s success. Niklas and Marcel, as well as the other partners in their respective fields, will support you in recruiting as well as in building up an “HR muscle” to make sure you get the right talent on board.
How we make a difference
We make bold investments
We are not afraid of writing the first check, if we believe in your vision. Even if nobody else does. And since we invest our own money, we have the freedom to do so.
We think long term
With our long term investment horizon, we are prepared to grow your company with you over an extended period of time. We are not looking for a quick exit.
We open up our Network
Not only will we get you on a table with the right business partners, experts and potential customers - we’ll be right there with you on that table.
We are founders
Being founders ourselves, we know the challenges that lie ahead and are eager to share our experience and put in the extra hours to help build up your company. We truly do have a hands-on mentality.
Technology comes first
We understand and are passionate about technology. We don’t just look at KPIs, we first want to get to know the core of your product and are able to offer technical support.
We are purpose-driven
We believe that technology is our biggest chance to overcome global challenges which is why we are willing to take higher risks for purpose-driven innovations.
We fund companies at Seed and pre-Series A Stage with up to seven-digit investments. In addition to the invested capital, the main value of our involvement results from our experience, active support and collaboration with the founders. Working closely together we help the founders build innovative tech companies that have the potential to make our world a better place.
We support our portfolio startups 360°. We help with product, business development, sales, operations, finance, HR – and everything else that is necessary to help the startups grow. After our investment, we work with the founders on the roadmap for the next 12-24 months in order to achieve specific milestones and secure the required funding with reliable and well-known partner investors. Based on this approach, we only make 1-3 investments per year in order to offer full hands-on support.