We are real fans of our founders. Great personalities who have innovative ideas and pursue them with enthusiasm and consistency. Our portfolio is still young and looking forward to growth. We make our decisions quickly, but carefully. On this page we give a small insight into our existing investments.
We joined in the second round of financing with 94 investors and an investment of around 1.2 million euros, and together with 180 investors we now form a great network to lead the team into the Bundesliga. By the way: over 70% of the investors are women.
Especially as a working mum, it is often difficult to reconcile work and childcare. We know the problem and were therefore immediately enthusiastic about heynanny.
Simply put, heynanny has made it its mission to fill a gap in coverage. School or daycare already over, but you're still stuck at work... This is not only a problem for parents, but also for companies.
heynanny makes it possible to easily chat with registered nannies, check their availability and then book them. But this is not only for children, but also for adult care!
Whether it's a child, parent, or other family member in need of care- everyone will find it on HeyNanny, with a wide selection of available professionals who are a perfect fit for individual care needs .
Companies can use the offer to provide childcare professionals for employees' children. With a double effect: happy employees and a market positioning as a family-friendly company.
We have some exciting stories with the founders Julia Kahle and Anna Schneider and so it was a quick decision when we were able to grab one of the last Business Angel tickets. And of course we celebrate so much Female Power!
There is increasingly innovative equipment for treating patients, but unfortunately the surgeons' workplace today looks exactly the same as it did 100 years ago. Surgeons stand for hours in pain in oblique forced postures. Due to the current workplace conditions, they sacrifice their health for that of the patients! Facts that shock: 75% suffer from musculoskeletal disorders, 40% take painkillers permanently, every fifth uses performance-enhancing substances. There are real people at the operating table - their muscle fatigue correlates with declining surgical precision. A new solution is needed for surgeons and patient safety.
Hellstern medical GmbH is developing noac - the first intuitive surgical assistant for surgeons - around the dual leadership of Sabrina Hellstern and Claudia Sodha in an interdisciplinary team of surgeons, engineers, electronics developers and ergonomics experts. It has been scientifically proven that noac significantly reduces pain and muscle fatigue. noac takes over the holding work of the body for the surgeons during the operation. Many operations have already been successfully performed on patients with noac.
Hellstern Medical is the second investment we have made together with the primecrowd platform.
Fabit empowers people to manage their finances more consciously and effectively. The app acts as a digital coach - not with a pointing finger but with empathy and fun. The user is relieved in financial matters and accompanied until a long-term, healthy financial behavior has been learned.
Dealing with money is the last taboo in our society. People don't talk about money. Fabit founders Susanne, Ralf and Robert want to take the taboo away from the topic of money and finally talk about how to learn how to handle money and acquire healthy financial habits.
To this end, they have developed Fabit - an app that helps people better manage their own finances and develop healthy financial habits. To do this, Fabit combines event-based financial education, active financial assistance in everyday life and a behavioral science approach.
Fabit founder Susanne already impressed us during our first talks. When she made a sensational pitch on the OMR stage in Hamburg, we were convinced.
Carbonwave, our first investment in the U.S., is completely dedicated to algae, solving several problems in one fell swoop.
Due to climate change and rising ocean temperatures, there has been an explosion of brown algae in recent years. The Caribbean and Mexican coasts are particularly affected. There, the algae carpet is washed ashore and endangers tourism as an important economic factor.
Brown algae are not only extremely rich in nutrients, but can also be processed into a wide range of sustainable products.
Carbonwave takes advantage of this fact, collects brown algae that have washed ashore, and incorporates them into a wide variety of production processes. In this way, fertilizers, various textiles, packaging materials, sports shoe soles, cosmetic products and nutritional supplements, among other things, can be sustainably produced from algae.
The team around founder Geoff Chapin is characterized by an exceptionally high diversity.
SKYSEED combines technological innovation with in-depth knowledge of forest ecosystems to ensure healthy, bio-diverse forests.
According to current studies, approximately 277,000 hectares of forest need to be reforested in Germany. Due to the consequences of climate change (droughts, pest infestation, etc.), the conventional reforestation method of planting seedlings by hand is proving more difficult than ever. This is because the young seedlings are not able to cope with the new requirements.
SKYSEED is taking a new approach. By using drones and artificial intelligence, forests are analyzed and the optimal seed determined. The goal is to build a mixed forest that can adapt to changing conditions in the best possible way and at the same time is economically viable in the long term. The sowing of specially developed pellets is done by drone with a self-developed dropping mechanism. An automated monitoring system ensures that the sowing process is checked.
Skyseed was founded by Ole Seidenberg and Dominik and Simon Wind.
98% of early-stage companies in Africa do not have access to finance. This limits the enormous potential of these young companies to contribute to economic development, to realize their growth and innovation potential, and to create important jobs.
Uncap 's mission is to provide access to funding for every good founder in Africa, regardless of origin, educational background or gender. Through an automated, data-driven and scalable investment process, Uncap is able to invest in thousands of entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa. The due diligence process focuses primarily on measuring the entrepreneurial potential of the founders using an algorithm, investment contracts are standardized and adapted to the local context, and portfolio management consists of a mix of behavioral economics and data analytics.
Uncap was founded in 2019 by Franziska Reh and Isabelle Mohr.
mediaire offers radiologists and neurologists a viable, economical solution for quantitative brain volumetry and lesion characterization. The mdbrain software solution is fully integrated into a radiology center's local IT system, enabling both rapid report generation within minutes and the highest possible level of data protection. Patient data does not leave the practice or clinic in any form.
mediaire's mission is to sustainably improve the quality of diagnosis and treatment for patients through more efficient image data analysis and improved workflows in radiology.
mediairewas founded in Berlin in 2018 by Dr. Andreas Lemke and Dr. Jörg Döpfert.
For the investment in mediare, we used pooling with the prime crowd investor network.
Our father always advised us to look for business "that no one wants to do." And pest control is truly not the first thing two ladies think of. Until we met Tim Kirchhof and his team.
The young founder offers a digital-systemic solution to a very real problem: getting rid of pests as quickly as possible. What is a nuisance in private life can threaten the existence of some companies.
Traplinked is not about the indiscriminate use of control agents, but about a clever monitoring system that ultimately leads to uncompromised food hygiene, a toxic-free environment and a new standard of quality of life.
With StoryBox, companies can create and organize smartphone-based videos for any application scenario. With the help of the StoryBox app, videos can be created and shared step-by-step by any employee using intuitive templates (so-called "storyboards"). Image settings and scene lengths are suggested independently by the app, as is automated creation including corporate design. Content can be stored via the DSGVO-compliant StoryBox cloud and accessed, filtered and analyzed from anywhere. Well-known customers such as Iveco, Erste Group, Evonik, Alten, KTM already rely on StoryBox.
StoryBox makes it possible to communicate more effectively with video. Companies can use video to explain processes, document procedures, train employees, record events, generate social media content or present products.
Blackwave GmbH specializes in the hot extrusion of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (Carbon-SMC).
With the Carbon-SMC process, Blackwave realizes complex components that cannot be produced with conventional carbon manufacturing processes. The low cycle time and the high degree of automation guarantee a very economical production of lightweight components.The two founders, Bastian Behrens and Raphael Setz, got to know each other during their studies at the Technical University of Munich and gained early experience in the field of manufacturing carbon fiber reinforced plastics. In April 2016, Blackwave GmbH was founded, thus laying the foundation for today's company. With 16 employees by now, Blackwave GmbH serves its customers from the automotive, aerospace, sports equipment and mechanical engineering sectors.
Only just under 6% of the global turnover with chocolate arrives where the cocoa has grown, namely in West Africa! Most of the added value is generated outside Africa, especially in Europe.
Fairafric and the committed Munich-based founder Hendrik Reimers want to counteract this imbalance. To this end, fairafric is building a modern, solar-powered chocolate factory in Ghana and achieving 10 times more sales in the country of origin of the cocoa bean than before.
This can create 50 jobs and a sustainable annual income of over $1 million in a rural region in Ghana.
The motivation for this - rather conservative & social - investment were immediately clear. We love chocolate and are big Africa fans. Helping this wonderful continent to help itself is a great concern for us. If this happens with the commitment of a young Munich entrepreneur and a great product, all the better.
Come and work with us in our new CK Workspace in Unterschleissheim!
We offer offices, desks, meeting and workshop rooms in a cool, modern and personal atmosphere.
Our special: a 200sqm roof terrace to work, eat or chill!