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Venture capital for Berlin

IBB Ventures opens up its venture capital fund for young Berlin-based technology companies and companies with creative business ideas. The 'VC fund technology Berlin II' and 'VC fund creative industries Berlin II' are currently in the investment phase with a total of EUR 100m.

As early-stage investors, the first-time investments are typically seed or series-A financing in which IBB Ventures and other investment partners acquire a minority interest. Together with the management of the portfolio companies and the co-investors, the IBB Ventures team works to achieve attractive growth and a sustainable increase in value from the time of first investment. The investment professionals also become actively involved in strategic matters when necessary, for instance, addressing investors as well as preparing and implementing other rounds of financing. The joint aim pursued by all stakeholders is a medium-term exit, often in the form of a trade sale to one buyer or an IPO.

Required corporate characteristics:
  • Innovative technologies with the potential to increase value
  • Based in Berlin
  • Disruptive and scalable business models
  • Legal form of a corporation (private or public limited company)
  • Teams with strong personal skills and qualities
  • Holding period of approx. 3 to 7 years (joint target: medium-term exit)

IBB ventures invests in four sectors. Investments focus on: ICT, life science, industrial technologies and the creative industries.

IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft (IBB Bet) was founded in 1997 on the initiative of Investitionsbank Berlin and the Federal Land of Berlin as a wholly owned subsidiary of IBB. Since then, the company has continuously been one of the most active players on Berlin's VC scene. As the management company of the VC funds, the company is your point of contact for venture capital in Berlin.

Since September 2020 IBB Ventures is the umbrella brand for the VC activities of IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft.

Go to the IBB Ventures website where you will find all the information you need about investment criteria, the team, portfolio and contact details.