NRW.Venture: your partner for good ideas

NRW.Venture is our response to the scarce supply of financing for young, innovative and often technology-oriented companies that frequently do not have adequate access to loans. Their key asset is a new market idea – this is why their chances of success often hard to assess.

Together with private-sector investors, we invest up to fifteen million euros of equity in such start-ups over several financing rounds. We acquire minority stakes over a term of three to seven years in companies that have already successfully completed a seed round, a business angel investment or a first venture capital financing round.

However, we do not only provide capital – our experienced team is the key to joint success. Our investment professionals with many years of venture capital experience and often also technology and start-up experience use their expertise and network to ensure that start-ups have the best chances of success.

Our Investment Focus

  • Climate Tech
  • Information and communication technologies, AI, enterprise software, SaaS, IT Security...
  • Life sciences – diagnostics, new drugs, medical technology, ...
  • Robotics, photonics, new materials, ...
  • Digitalisation of industry, economy and administration
  • Digital economy
  • Companies with innovative business concepts

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