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22 Leading Venture Capital Firms in Munich

By 
Nicolás Cerdeira
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Updated: 
November 2, 2022
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The venture capital ecosystem in Munich has undergone major growth over the last decade.

In this article, you will find some of the top venture capital firms in Munich investing across various sectors and industries.

22 Venture Capital Firms in Munich

1) Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play Tech Center

Plug and Play provides an array of services including accelerators, mentorships, and capital to entrepreneurs of all backgrounds.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Canada, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Morocco, Germany, Turkey, South Africa, Italy, France, China, Japan, South Korea
  • City: Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, São Paulo, Topeka, Toronto, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Basel, Ben Guerir, Cairo, Geneva, Hamburg, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Bangkok, Beijing, Kyōto, Ōsaka, Seoul, San Francisco
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Ali Safavi, Jackie Hernandez, Saeed Amidi
  • Industries: DTC, Enterprise, Fintech, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, InsurTech, IoT, Media, Transportation, Hardware, Proptech & Real Estate, Supply Chain & Logistics, Climate & Sustainability, Travel & Hospitality, Agriculture, Energy
  • Stages: Early Stage, Series A, Series B, Series C
  • Minimum check size: $50,000
  • Maximum check size: $250,000
  • Number of investments: 1447
  • Number of exits: 140
  • Funds raised: $45,500,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Truebill, Honey, Life360

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at investment@plugandplaytechcenter.com.

2) Global Founders Capital

Global Founders Capital

Global Founders Capital is an international early-stage investor backing founders from day 0 to IPO.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Turkey, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Brazil, Mexico
  • City: San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Berlin, Munich, Paris, Stockholm, Milan, Istanbul, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Singapore, Dubai, Jakarta, Beijing, Mexico City, São Paulo
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Oliver Samwer
  • Industries: Consumer, SaaS, Enterprise, Internet & Mobile, IoT, E-Commerce, Productivity, Supply Chain & Logistics, InsurTech
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage, Pre-Seed
  • Minimum check size: $1,000,000
  • Number of investments: 868
  • Number of exits: 59
  • Funds raised: $1,600,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Meta, Rocket Internet, LinkedIn

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at contact@globalfounderscapital.com.

3) HV Capital

HV Capital

HV capital is a seed-to-growth venture capital firm in Germany investing in European startups.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Munich, Berlin
  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Lars Langusch
  • Industries: Consumer, Enterprise, Fintech, Education, Internet & Mobile, Healthcare, DTC, Transportation
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: €500,000
  • Maximum check size: €5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 385
  • Number of exits: 81
  • Funds raised: €2,300,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Informed, Hadrian, Storyblok

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@hvcapital.com.

4) Speedinvest

Speedinvest

Speedinvest is a venture financing firm that backs pre-seed, seed, and early-stage technology companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany, Austria, France, United Kingdom
  • City: Berlin, London, Munich, Paris, Vienna
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Daniel Keiper-Knorr, Erik Bovee, Michael Schuster, Oliver Holle, Werner Zahnt
  • Industries: Deep Tech & Hard Science, Fintech, Health & Wellness, Industrial, Marketplace, Consumer, SaaS, Climate & Sustainability, Crypto & Blockchain, Infrastructure
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Minimum check size: €700,000
  • Maximum check size: €1,300,000
  • Number of investments: 361
  • Number of exits: 21
  • Funds raised: €628,400,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Planetly, Fincompare - Smarter Business Finance, Iyzico

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at office@speedinvest.com.

5) Wellington Partners Venture Capital

Wellington Partners Venture Capital

Wellington Partners primarily invest in German and European life science companies at their early and growth stage.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Munich, Zürich
  • Started in: 1998
  • Founders: Rolf Christof Dienst
  • Industries: Healthcare
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Minimum check size: €2,000,000
  • Maximum check size: €20,000,000
  • Number of investments: 225
  • Number of exits: 57
  • Funds raised: €1,100,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Spotify, UIpath, Free Now

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at businessplan@wellington-partners.com.

6) Earlybird Venture Capital

Earlybird Venture Capital

Earlybird is a multistage venture capital investing in European companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Berlin, Munich
  • Started in: 1997
  • Founders: Benjamin Wilkening, Cem Sertoglu, Christian Nagel, Hendrik Brandis, Roland Manger, Rolf Mathies
  • Industries: Biotech, Crypto & Blockchain, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Education, Enterprise, Productivity, Fintech, Gaming, IoT, Healthcare, Supply Chain & Logistics, AI & ML, Marketplace, Media, Proptech & Real Estate, Travel & Hospitality, DTC, Robotics, Transportation, Legal, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed
  • Minimum check size: €200,000
  • Maximum check size: €15,000,000
  • Number of investments: 158
  • Number of exits: 42
  • Funds raised: €2,000,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Aiven, Lexoo, N26

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@earlybird.com.

7) Ventech VC

Ventech VC

Venionaire Capital is an investment firm providing capital for European startups in tech-related sectors.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: France, Finland, Germany, China
  • City: Paris, Helsinki, Munich, Shanghai
  • Started in: 1998
  • Founders: Ravi Kunduru
  • Industries: Consumer, Deep Tech & Hard Science, Hardware, Media, Enterprise, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage, Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: €100,000
  • Maximum check size: €10,000,000
  • Number of investments: 147
  • Number of exits: 39
  • Funds raised: €959,600,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Botify, Hornet, Reachfive

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at contact@ventech.vc.

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8) Next47

Next47

Next47 is a corporate venture fund with expertise in scaling B2B businesses.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, China, Germany, Israel, France, United Kingdom
  • City: Palo Alto, Paris, Lehi, Munich, London, Herẕliyya, Berlin, Beijing
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Lak Ananth
  • Industries: AI & ML, Automation, Cybersecurity, IoT, Robotics, Transportation, AR & VR, Enterprise
  • Stages: Late Stage, Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: $5,000,000
  • Maximum check size: $35,000,000
  • Number of investments: 121
  • Number of exits: 22
  • Funds raised: $100,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Apollo, Gecko Robotic, Vast

You can find their website here.

You can contact them at +1 (650)-587-4558.

9) XAnge Capital Fund

XAnge Capital Fund

Based in France, XAnge actively invests in early-stage startups across fintech, B2B, cloud, deep tech and blockchains sectors in Europe.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: France, Germany
  • City: Paris, Berlin, Munich
  • Started in: 2004
  • Founders: François De La Villardière
  • Industries: Deep Tech & Hard Science, Cybersecurity, Big Data & Analytics
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage
  • Minimum check size: €1,000,000
  • Maximum check size: €10,000,000
  • Number of investments: 118
  • Number of exits: 40
  • Funds raised: €573,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Skello, Believe, Greenly

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at contact@xange.fr.

10) Acton Capital Partners

Acton Capital Partners

Founded in 1999, Acton Capital is a growth-stage venture capital firm investing in European tech companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany, Canada
  • City: Munich, Vancouver
  • Started in: 1999
  • Founders: Christoph Braun, Paul-Bernhard Kallen, Jan-Gisbert Schultze, Frank Seehaus
  • Industries: Marketplace, E-Commerce, Media, DTC, SaaS
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 114
  • Number of exits: 51
  • Funds raised: €700,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: AlphaSights, Clio, Etsy

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@actoncapital.de.

11) Picus Capital

Picus Capital

Picus Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm across Europe, America and Asia.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: United Kingdom, USA, Germany, China
  • City: Beijing, New York, London, Berlin, Munich
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Alexander Samwer, Jeremias Heinrich
  • Industries: Proptech & Real Estate, Fintech, Human Resources, Energy, Mobility, E-Commerce, Healthcare
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: $250,000
  • Maximum check size: $750,000
  • Number of investments: 110
  • Funds raised: $850,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Enpal, Hive, Caju

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@picuscap.com.

12) BMW i Ventures

BMW i Ventures

BMW i Ventures is a venture capital fund that invests in hardware, software, sustainable manufacturing, transportation and services.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Germany
  • City: Mountain View, San Francisco, Munich
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Marcus Behrendt, Kasper Sage
  • Industries: Hardware, Transportation, Climate & Sustainability, AI & ML, Manufacturing
  • Stages: Seed, Early Stage
  • Number of investments: 109
  • Number of exits: 26
  • Funds raised: $930,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Vendia, May Mobility, HeyCharge

You can find their website here.

13) Forbion

Forbion

Forbion exclusively invests in life science companies across Europe.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Netherlands, Germany, Singapore
  • City: Munich, Singapore, Naarden
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Sander Slootweg, Martien Van Osch, Bart Bergstein
  • Industries: Biotech, Healthcare, Life Sciences
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage
  • Number of investments: 87
  • Number of exits: 33
  • Funds raised: €1,800,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Oxitope, Inversago Pharma, BioInvent

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@forbion.com.

14) Luminar Ventures

Luminar Ventures

Luminar Ventures is a Nordic VC firm investing in pre-seed and seed companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Sweden, Norway, Germany, Vietnam
  • City: Stockholm, Asker, Hanoi, Munich
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Martin Henricson
  • Industries: Human Resources, Fintech, Gaming, Enterprise, AI & ML, Automation, API, InsurTech
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Number of investments: 58
  • Number of exits: 4
  • Funds raised: €132,700,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Muninn, Debricked, Health Integrator

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@luminarventures.com.

15) Trind VC

Trind VC

Trind Ventures is a seed investor with expertise in scaling enterprise and consumer companies with consumer or community elements.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia
  • City: Tallinn, Helsinki, Munich, Riga
  • Started in: 1999
  • Founders: Ivar Siimar, Taavi Lepmets
  • Industries: Education, Entertainment, Productivity, Media, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Minimum check size: €400,000
  • Maximum check size: €2,000,000
  • Number of investments: 54
  • Number of exits: 20
  • Funds raised: €23,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Royalty Range, Sonarworks, Jobilla

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at trind@trind.vc.

16) Burda Principal Investments

Burda Principal Investments

Burda Principal Investments is a corporate investment firm providing growth equity for late-stage digital tech and media companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany, United Kingdom, Singapore, USA
  • City: Munich, Berlin, London, Singapore, New York
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Christian Teichmann
  • Industries: Cybersecurity, Fintech, Marketplace, Media, SaaS, DTC
  • Stages: Late Stage, Series B
  • Maximum check size: $5,000,000
  • Number of investments: 53
  • Number of exits: 6
  • 3 remarkable investments: BillEase,Oddbox, Zapp

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at investments@burda.com.

17) Texas Atlantic Capital

Texas Atlantic Capital

Texas Atlantic Capital is a multistage venture capital fund financing startups in e-commerce, Internet, digital life, and software sectors across Europe and the US.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: USA, Germany
  • City: Houston, Munich
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Dr. Marcus Englert
  • Industries: Cloud, Big Data & Analytics, SaaS, E-Commerce, Media
  • Stages: Early Stage, Growth, Late Stage
  • Number of investments: 50
  • Number of exits: 31
  • Funds raised: $7,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: CodeNotary, Cognilyze, Talixo

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at contact@ta.capital.

18) Capnamic

Capnamic

Capnamic partners with German-speaking founders across Europe between pre-seed to series A stages.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Cologne, Berlin, Munich
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Jörg Binnenbrücker, Christian Siegele
  • Industries: Enterprise, SaaS, Robotics, Proptech & Real Estate, Mobility, Marketplace, Supply Chain & Logistics, InsurTech, Human Resources, Fintech, Education, Big Data & Analytics, Advertising
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Minimum check size: €500,000
  • Maximum check size: €4,000,000
  • Number of investments: 49
  • Number of exits: 6
  • Funds raised: €305,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Static, Lana, Travador

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at info@capnamic.com.

19) Allianz X

Allianz X

Allianz X is a corporate venture capital seeking growth-stage investments to accelerate late-stage digital companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Munich
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Sub-Organization Of Allianz
  • Industries: Fintech, InsurTech, Healthcare, Big Data & Analytics, Proptech & Real Estate, Marketplace, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Late Stage
  • Number of investments: 29
  • Number of exits: 3
  • Funds raised: €1,000,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: N26, Lemonade, Stripe

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at allianzx@allianz.com.

20) VSquared Ventures

VSquared Ventures

Vsquared Ventures is a German deep tech venture capital firm investing in quantum and novel computing, green energy, robotics, AI/ML, new space, synthetic biology, and healthcare sectors.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Munich
  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Herbert Mangesius, Thomas Oehl
  • Industries: Deep Tech & Hard Science, Aerospace & Space, AI & ML, Robotics, Enterprise, SaaS
  • Stages: Early Stage, Seed
  • Number of investments: 20
  • Funds raised: €65,000,000
  • 3 remarkable investments: Vaeridion, Micropsi Industries, Ramblr.Ai

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at future@vsquared.vc.

21) ASTUTIA Ventures

ASTUTIA Ventures

Based in Germany, ASTUTIA Ventures has been investing in companies in the areas of smart cities, the future of commerce and digital lifestyle since 2006.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: Germany
  • City: Munich
  • Started in: 2006
  • Founders: Benedict Rodenstock
  • Industries: Life Sciences, E-Commerce, Internet & Mobile, Food & Beverage
  • Stages: Early Stage, Series A
  • Maximum check size: €1,000,000
  • Number of investments: 17
  • Number of exits: 10
  • 3 remarkable investments: Yumbau, Asana Rebel, Catchys

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at astutia@astutia.de.

22) Basinghall Partners

Basinghall Partners

Basinghall Partners is a B2B-focused venture capital firm financing early-stage European companies.

Details of the VC firm:

  • Country: United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Luxembourg
  • City: Luxembourg, London, Munich, Lisbon
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Andrew Irvine, Ginette Oebel
  • Industries: Supply Chain & Logistics, Big Data & Analytics, Marketing, IoT, AI & ML, Robotics, Crypto & Blockchain, Cybersecurity, AR & VR
  • Stages: Early Stage
  • Minimum check size: €500,000
  • Maximum check size: €5,000,000

You can find their website here.

You can send them an email at hello@basinghallpartners.com.

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