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    Lilium

    Lilium

    All-electric regional air mobility.

    lilium.com
    Kraftblock

    Kraftblock

    Thermal energy storage for the global energy transition and de-carbonization of industry.

    kraftblock.com
    Smartlane

    Smartlane

    AI-powered transport optimization.

    smartlane.de
    Endurosat

    Endurosat

    Connect and progress through Space technology.

    endurosat.com
    Hardt Hyperloop

    Hardt Hyperloop

    Fast, secure and emission-free travel.

    hardt.global
    Xentral

    Xentral

    Next generation business software for SMEs.

    xentral.com

    We back European Tech Founders

    Within the next 20 years, our world will change radically. New technologies like AI, Robotics, 5G and Quantum-Computing are moving from research labs into our everyday lives. This is our biggest opportunity to improve quality and sustainability of life. We need to embrace new technology to shape our future.

    Startups are a key driver for innovation and progress. At the core this belief and our passion for helping founders change the world for the better inspire us every day. Building a company is insanely tough. With over two decades of experience, we’re here to tackle the challenges of building and scaling your startup together: from creating an outstanding product to marketing, business development, sales, operations, finance and growing your team. We’re your long-term partner in building a European Tech Champion.

    Brand &
    Product

    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.

    Fundraising &
    Finance

    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.

    Technology &
    Development

    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.

    PR &
    Communications

    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.

    Strategy &
    Bizdev

    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.

    Organization &
    Human Resources

    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.

    What Founders say about us

    “The team of Freigeist is not only a long-term partner of me, we have become friends over the years. They were the first investor and helped build up Wunderlist. Today we cooperate on new European technology ventures. Freigeist is a product- and technology-driven investor with a long-term vision.”

    Christian Reber,
    CEO Pitch

    Christian Reber

    “Freigeist was the first VC to invest in our vision when most people still considered it science fiction. Alex helped us in the early stage of software development, and Marc became interim CFO for our Series B round. With their financial and entrepreneurial support, we’re able to make our vision of affordable, sustainable air mobility a reality.”

    Daniel Wiegand,
    CEO Lilium

    Daniel Wiegand

    “We have been receiving a lot of support from the whole Freigeist team from day one. For example, Frank was heavily involved in our rebranding process, Lena helped us get lots of media coverage and Marcel has been a huge support in optimizing our sales cycle. You can really tell that they are committed to growing our company with us.”

    Monja Mühling,
    CEO Smartlane

    Monja Mühling

    “Freigeist has a hands-on mentality that we as a small team highly appreciate. They have not only invested their capital but also countless hours of their time and energy in finding the right partners. With their connections within the energy industry, we were able to greatly accelerate our mission of becoming an enabler for the energy transition.”

    Martin Schichtel,
    CEO Kraftblock

    Martin Schichtel

    “We went from a small ERP firm based in Augsburg to a Hidden Champion and potential market leader in just under 2 years with the ongoing support of the Freigeist team. They helped us get the right talent on board, create the next generation of our product, and secure funding from the best partners during our Series A led by Sequoia Capital.”

    Benedikt Sauter,
    CEO xentral

    Benedikt Sauter

    “The Freigeist team has been very involved from the beginning, mostly in product development, go-to-market, legal matters and PR. Especially during our Series A funding round with PepsiCo and Five Seasons Ventures, having an experienced partner by our side was of great value to us.”

    Lena Jüngst,
    Co-Founder air up

    Lena Jüngst

    “I feel privileged to work with and learn from the Freigeist team. Ever since they joined us, we’ve improved significantly in many areas of our business – technology roadmap, sales, HR. It is incredibly important for a deep tech founder to have reliable and long-term visionary partners.”

    Raycho Raychev,
    CEO Endurosat

    Raycho Raychev