FUNDING FOR FOUNDERS
Founders need advice, guidance and, last but not least, financial backing. Startups should be able to fully concentrate on their new business and idea. With the commitment of investors, they can make the leap into entrepeneurship and pour all their energy into it. We give founders access to a network of investors and creditors. The partners we work with include the following. Please contact us for more information.
WHEN IS STARTUP FINANCING RIGHT FOR YOU?
- > When you want to fully devote your time to your startup
- > When you have a proof of concept and want to start right away
> When you have high capital expenditures
THE GRÜNDERFONDS RUHR
Gründerfonds Ruhr is a venture capital fund with an investment focus on innovative, technology-driven companies in the Ruhr area. As an early-stage fund financed jointly by leading industrial companies, banks and insurance companies, we also act as an investor & partner for young growth companies in the region.
NRW.BANK is the state development bank of North Rhine-Westphalia, supporting it in structural and economic policy tasks. To this end, NRW.BANK uses a wide range of promotional instruments:
> low-interest promotion loans
> equity financing
> advisory services
Its equity products are geared to the corporate life cycle.
The High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) provides startups the necessary know-how and experienced teams of investment managers and startup experts for a successful exit. Focus is placed on software, media and Internet startups as well as on hardware, automation & robotics, medical technology, diagnostics, biotechnology and chemistry startups.
EVONIK VENTURE CAPITAL
Evonik Venture Capital is the corporate venture arm of Evonik Industries, investing up to €100 million in innovative startups and venture capital funds in the medium term. The investments are focused on specialty additives, animal nutrition, smart materials and health care. As part of our scope of activities we also invest in our own digital transformation.