We invest in the AI-innovators and visionaries, the doers, the entrepreneurs who are laying the foundations today to actively shape and change the world of tomorrow.

Our Purpose
We are the trailblazers who anticipate technological change and drive it forward with our AI-investments, who lead visions sustainably into the digital future with courage, know-how and speed.
Our Competencies
We have a clear focus on visionary AI and technology innovation.
We provide key value-added services to AI start-ups through our service providers.
We provide valuable introductions to leading technology SMEs and global market leaders.
We provide world-class cloud computing infrastructure.
Our Beliefs
We believe in shaping the digital future with the best and most innovative companies.
We believe in leading great entrepreneurial visions sustainably into the digital future.
We believe in the power of change.
Our Way
We are fast in process, delivery and results.
We maintain a proactive, honest and transparent relationship with our partners.
We have a consistent commitment to excellence and leadership.
Stage Focus
Our main concentration lies in the Pre-Seed and Seed stages. We believe that impactful support during these initial phases is critical in setting a startup on a path to long-term success and growth.

Geographic Focus
While our efforts are mainly centered on the DACH region, we are also keenly interested in startups across Europe.

Ticket Size
Pre-Seed and Seed Stage: EUR 100,000 up to EUR 1,5 Mio.
Follow up Investment: up to EUR 4 million

Our Companies

act’ble’s 3D-printed shoes boost dance performance with enhanced durability

Act’ble is revolutionizing dance with the first 3D-printed soles for pointe shoes, offering durability and adaptability to dancers’ feet, enhancing performance and health.

We shape the future of tomorrows dancing athletes.

Sophia Lindner (Founder)
akirolabs revolutionizes Strategic Procurement

akirolabs, founded in 2021 by Michael Pleuger, Detlef Schultz, Christoph Flöthmann, and Tim Ergenzinger, develops and provides an AI powered SaaS platform for collaborative strategic procurement. akirolabs is based upon a world-class and industry proven strategic procurement process, methodology and toolkit, embedded into an intuitive cross-functional collaboration workflow and enriched with all relevant internal and external business insight. akirolabs’ unique approach delivers “Procurement Strategies with Value & Purpose” and a significantly broader and 4-5 times higher value contribution than traditional souring solutions. 

We believe in the imperative of advanced strategic procurement software in today’s economic environment. In these challenging times, akirolabs does not just facilitate savings on price. Much more, our solution delivers tangible improvements in total cost and supply chain resilience, sustainability and agility, strengthening the competitiveness of our customers.

Michael Pleuger (CEO)
Aleph Alpha empowers with cutting-edge generative AI

Aleph Alpha technology is driving business transformation for enterprises and governments with proprietary AI innovation. The AI R&D company has been founded in 2019 in Heidelberg with a mission for technological sovereignty and since its inception published several category-defining innovations to make modern AI trustworthy. Since 2023 Aleph Alpha and IPAI in Heilbronn formed a strong partnership to ensure a continued and open research contribution to the ecosystem and responsibility for the community.

Only with technological sovereignty can we ensure our values determine the world in which the next generations will grow up, and that we have the ability and resources to meet the cultural, political and social challenges of this transformation.

Jonas Andrulis (Founder & CEO)
baseclick enables life science researchers to create better solutions

baseclick enables life science researchers to create better solutions in diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines development through a proprietary click chemistry.

Click technology holds the promise to revolutionize the mRNA Technology.

Dr. Thomas Frischmuth (CEO)
endless inspiration, visual creation

cre[ai]tion enables the effortless creation of stunning objects through an entirely visual workflow, powered by advanced ai. users can share their designs, transforming their visions into reality.

We are turning design visions into reality by entering a new era of design.

Marco Limm (CEO)
DemoUp Cliplister is creating the world’s largest hub for product videos

DemoUp Cliplister is creating the world’s largest hub for product videos. With its end-to-end solutions, DemoUp massively increases conversions on ecommerce sites.

Unleash the full potential of your product content.

Nader El Ali (CEO),
Sören Schulze (COO),
Tobias Degele (Managing Director)
doinstruct is developing a mobile training solution for frontline workers

doinstruct is developing a mobile, multilingual and user-friendly training solution for frontline workers that enables location-independent training on a smartphone that can be easily implemented.

Our aim is to ensure that all employees are actually reached during mobile training sessions.

Charlotte Rothert (CEO),
Thorsten Groß (COO),
Daniel Marinkovic (CTO)
eeden transforms textile waste into resources for new fibres

eeden is the pioneer in upcycling and uses a chemical upcycling process to transform textile waste into valuable resources for new fibres.

Our technology makes it possible to meet the growing demand for high-quality recycled fibres.

Reiner Mantsch (CEO),
Steffen Gerlach (CFO)


eleva unlocks the power of complex proteins for future therapies

eleva unlocks the power of complex proteins for future therapies with the help of an inconspicuous but incredibly efficient tool: Bryophyta, more commonly known as moss.

New solutions and new therapies need new avenues to reach them.

Dr. Björn Cochlovius
Fyrfeed creates social media quality content for B2B companies

Fyrfeed creates ready-to-publish quality content for B2B companies as a subscription service. The content is created by a self-learning AI and optimized by humans orchestrated through the fyrfeed platform. This approach enables full scalability for high-quality content creation.

Our human-in-the-loop approach to AI is transforming content creation – it’s quicker and scalable, without sacrificing quality.

Dr. Thomas Lindemann (CEO),
Benjamin Zengler (COO),
Ehud Avner (CTO)
Inkeepr is an audience-optimization platform

Inkeepr is an audience-optimization platform that helps optimize Ad spends by identifying the right customers that are likely to buy and manifest high future value.

We help you to find the right audiences online.

Willi Linke (CEO),
Karoline Grießbach
MetisMotion manufactures modular actuator systems

MetisMotion manufactures modular actuator systems based on the patented naXture technology. Developed and designed according to a unique model from nature: the human muscle.

We have the answer to the question of intelligent and clean actuators.

Patrick Fröse (MD),
Wolfgang Zöls (MD),
Georg Bachmaier (Research & Development)
The future of cell therapy is xeno-free

PL BioScience produces xeno-free cell culture supplements for cell research and cell therapy development using an ethical and safe production process.

We deliver cell solutions by innovating on cell culture.

Hatim Hemeda (CEO),
Christian Wilkes (CFO)
Preventicus develops products to reduce the risk of a stroke

Preventicus develops products that enable smartphones and smart watches to recognise irregular heartbeats and thus reduce the risk of a stroke.

Our technology makes many stroke cases avoidable.

Dr. Thomas Hübner (CEO)
Resusitec develops cutting-edge technology for intensive care

Resusitec develops, produces and markets cutting-edge technology for emergency and intensive care medicine to ensure safe patient care.

We deliver the next level of ECPR.

Jörg Ronde,
Dr. Christoph Benk,
Dr. Thomas Kraft
RevoAI is enabling engineers to deliver products faster

RevoAI is enabling engineers to deliver incredible products faster and at lower costs by an unique and AI-driven toolchain, which is dedicated to increasing the productivity of engineering teams.

We have the desire to increase productivity in the validation and verification of complex systems.

Dr. Raphael Pfeffer (Managing Director),
Dr. Michael Hefenbrock (Head of AI),
Gustav Nils Basedow (Managing Director)
Rocket Tutor is a personal AI maths tutor

Rocket Tutor is your personal AI maths tutor, with which systematic and didactically relevant skills are built up.

Our goal is an individualized and complete exam preparation for every student.

Yue Wu,
Lionel Rühlemann,
Komaldeep Chahal
S2data & algorithms develops software for more efficient supply chain planning

S2data & algorithms develops software for more efficient supply chain planning that reduces logistics costs and emissions and increases efficiency.

With the logistics of the future, we create added value for society and industry.

Dr. Stefan Kremsner (MD Sales),
Dr. Stefan Lendl (MD Development)
seleon develops and produces complex medical devices

seleon develops and produces complex medical devices on behalf of customers and ensures their approval.

Our mission is high-class medical technology and first-class service.

Frank-Martin Rammelt (Managing Director)
Semorai offers AI-powered solutions for engineering

Semorai offers manufacturing companies an AI-based quality engineer that enables them to automatically identify potential errors in the development phase and assess their risk.

We enable AI-powered solutions for your engineering and quality management.

John Achim Holzhauer (CEO),
Kanran Zhou (CTO)
SpinDrive provides tailored AMB systems

SpinDrive provides tailored active magnetic bearing (AMB) systems for original equipment manufacturers with a competitive price.

We increase process efficiency by up to 10%.

Janne Heikkinen (CEO),
Alexander Smirnov (CTO),
Nikita Uzhegov (COO)
traplinked develops monitoring systems for pest control

traplinked develops permanent monitoring systems and automation for pest control. The systems monitor efficiently and permanently using AI and sensor technology.

Our digital pest control ensures that gateways can be clearly identified and targeted prevention can be carried out.

Daniel Pelikan (CEO),
Tim Kirchhof (CSO),
Patrick Herrler (IT-Lead)
Unchained Robotics is a platform for automation technology

Unchained Robotics is an independent platform for automation technology for manufacturing processes in companies.

With our high-speed service, we ensure that all cost and quality targets are met.

Mladen Milicevic (CEO),
Kevin Freise (CTO)
Weather data enabling future mobility

Ventus’ high accuracy weather data enables advanced autonomous driving for increased road safety and flexible future mobility. Our forecast data helps the growth zero-emission mobility and to increase efficiency of commercial transport.

Partnering with ZFHN, leveraging their expertise and extensive network helps us bring the Ventus vision to life.

Rafael Abel (CEO)
Andreas Waldman (CTO)
Lutz Pegel (CFO)

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