Creathor Venture invests in technology-oriented companies and entrepreneurs in the areas of IT, telecommunication, new media, new materials, electronics, nanotechnology, clean tech, and life science. With 25 years of experience in venture capital, acting as lead investor for more than 200 companies and participating in over 20 IPOs, we provide not only capital but also industry knowledge, expertise at building companies, and the network to develop a sustainable business model with a globally competitive advantage.
High-Tech Gründerfonds invests venture capital into young, high-potential technology companies that convert promising research results into successful businesses. The seed financing provided aims to enable start-ups to take their R&D propositions to the development of a prototype, proof of concept and possibly market launch. High-Tech Gründerfonds initially invests an amount of EUR 500,000 and can invest up to a combined total of two million Euros per company in subsequent financing rounds. Investors in this public/private partnership are the German Federal Ministry for Business and Technology (BMWi), the KfW Banking Group as well as the six industrial companies BASF, Deutsche Telekom, Siemens, Robert Bosch, Daimler and Carl Zeiss. High-Tech Gründerfonds has approximately 272 million Euro under management.
IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft GmbH
IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft provides equity financing to innovative Berlin-based companies. The firm is the regional market leader in venture capital in Berlin. IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft was founded in 1997 as a fully owned subsidiary of Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB). The funds provided are to be used for the development and launch of innovative products and services or creative business concepts. IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft manages the „VC Fonds Technologie Berlin“ fund (€ 52m) and the „VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin“ fund (€ 30m). Both funds were started as joint initiatives of IBB and the State of Berlin. They are cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The track record of IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft includes successful IPOs and a large number of trade sales to strategic partners.
KfW group gives impetus to economic, social and ecological development worldwide. As a promotional bank under the ownership of the German federal government and the Länder (federal states), it offers support to small and medium-sized enterprises, environmental protection, housing, infrastructure, it provides project and export finance, and provides soft loans and grants as part of Germany's development cooperation.
T-Venture Holding GmbH is one of the most important corporate venture capital companies in the world. Founded in 1997 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG, it has since then invested in young companies that demonstrate economic and technological synergies with the Deutsche Telekom business units as well as above-average growth potential. Its head office is in Bonn. It is supported and complemented in its activities by T-Venture of America, Inc. in Foster City, Silicon Valley, and in Seattle. Investment activities focus on Europe, the United States and Asia. T-Venture currently manages the T-Mobile Venture Fund, the Connected Life and Work Fund, the T-Home Venture Fund, the T-Systems Venture Fund and the T-Corporate Venture Fund.