“venturecapital.de” is the investment vehicle which was founded in 1998 in Frankfurt am Main as Corporate Finance Partners CFP Beratungs-GmbH (CFP), a Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions consulting firm. The current fund is made up of 160 investors, entrepreneurs and business angels in the area of telecommunications, internet, IT, software, clean ech, media and medicine technology. Many of the former CFP & Beratungs-GmbH (CFO & Consulting Company) clients are now involved in venturecapital.de activities, either as investors or advisors.Apart from the purely financial engagements, CFP and venturecapital.de interact as a great liaison and benefit from a huge network, extensive knowhow and outstanding market knowledge and management skills.
High-Tech Gründerfonds invests venture capital in young, risky, technology companies, who are performing promising company research. With help from „seed financing“ of up to €500,000 with economic terms of start-ups that have research and development plans in the aim of making, for example, proof of concepts or to help them become market leaders. The High-Tech Gründerfonds is made up of €573 million in investments in the public-private partnership sphere, such as the Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the KfW banking group as well as the six-industry group consisting of ALTANA, BASF, B. Braun, Robert Bosch, CEWE Color, Daimler, Deutsche Post DHL, Deutsche Telekom, Evonik, Lanxess, media + more venture Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG, METRO, Qiagen, RWE Innogy, SAP, Tengelmann and Carl Zeiss.
Start-ups, technology-based companies and middle-income families have access to transparent, coordinated finance methods. KfW mobilizes funds for young, innovative tech companies with the support of Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) and ERP-Startfonds (enterprise resource planning start-up funds). KfW participates in the loan process without trying to get involved in the management of companies. But the requirement is that the lead investor must be loaning at least the same amount of money. The same financial terms are applicable to KfW, as for the lead investor.
Odeon Venture Capital AG
Odeon AG is a company-led venture capital group. Odeon has already founded multiple successful companies with successful exits through stock offerings and acquisitions. Odeon sees itself as an institutional business-founding group, and an angel investor. Acting as founder, the group systematically develops business ideas. Acting as angel investor, Odeon makes its experience with innovative start-ups available to companies as they face strategic challenges.
SeedCapital Dortmund GmbH & Co. KG is financed by NRW.BANK, Sparkasse Dortmund and private investors. Participating in newly-founded technology and growth-oriented companies within Dortmund, SeedCapital Dortmund supports modern, structural change in the region. The goal of the company´s funds is to make it possible for companies who are in the early stages to strive for above-average growth, which can be realized with the help of larger, institutional investors.
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