In our exclusive list of the Top 8 Venture Capital Investors in Frankfurt, Germany’s financial hub, we outline the most important VC investors in the region. Each of them are experts in their respective fields and offer counsel to a number of promising startups.
This article is part of a series where we present you the best Venture Capital firms across different cities and countries. Here you can view the rankings for Munich, Hamburg and Berlin.
Top Venture Capital Firms in Frankfurt
1. TA Ventures
TA Ventures is globally-minded and network-driven VC firm investing in early-stage tech startups in Europe and North America shaping the industries of tomorrow. Our ticket size starts from $100k up to $1M. We offer speed of execution, proactive support, and access to a broad international network. Drawing upon our network, we support our portfolio companies by proactively soliciting large, growth-minded co-investors in subsequent rounds. We utilize our industry knowledge and network to give portfolio companies and partner VCs access to the highly skilled and cost-effective R&D outsourcing teams in Central and Eastern Europe.
TA Ventures's most notable exits include Bipi, Marley Spoon, and Azimo.
CommerzVentures specializes in early- and growth-stage companies in the financial services and insurance sectors. Established in 2014 as the venture capital fund of Commerzbank. Independent investment management company since 2019.
CommerzVentures is a return-driven, non-strategic venture capital investor. We back early- and growth-stage companies in the financial services and insurance sectors, starting at Series A.
We aspire to invest in the very best startups in a given sector. For their portfolio companies, we offer access to key decision makers across the banking and insurance industry.
Our initial investment size ranges from €2 million to €10 million. We invest mostly in Europe, Israel, and the USA, and are always looking to work with entrepreneurs who have vision and enthusiasm!
Total fund size: €550M
CommerzVentures's most notable exits include Marqeta, Payworks, and Curv.
3. neosfer (formerly main incubator)
Invest. Build. Connect. neosfer is shaping the digital and sustainable future in financial services. neosfer (formerly main incubator) is the early stage VC of Commerzbank Group. The company is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. Through strategic investments in the fields of Fintech, Crypto, B2B SaaS & Sustainability neosfer participates in innovations and makes them available for Commerzbank and its customers.
neosfer (formerly main incubator) has had 6 exits. neosfer (formerly main incubator)'s most notable exits include e-bot7, Vermietet.de, and Scompler.
Aescuvest’s mission is to facilitate and enable impactful investments into medical breakthrough innovation to disrupt and improve healthcare delivery models, products, and services. Aescuvest enables its investors to build their very individual portfolio of healthcare start-ups - according to their personal investment focus. A cooperation with EIT
Health, and a growing network of partnerships across Europe, allow Aescuvest to source and evaluate the most promising healthcare investment opportunities, structure their financing rounds, and enable healthcare technology-driven investors, such as Business Angels, HNWIs, Family Offices, and Corporate Investors, to participate in healthcare investment opportunities by direct investments via SPV structures. The Investment Committee, composed of Aescuvest’s very own investment team and members of the Advisory Board of Aescuvest, both deeply rooted in the healthcare industry and with proven track records, have developed a strong and over the last years well tested, pre-screening and due diligence process, to identify and select healthcare start-ups. Aescuvest’’s Management (circle of General Partners) put their ‘skin’ into each investment by committing capital to each company prior introduction to the wider Aescuvest investor base. The combination of innovative ways for equity capital provision, with healthcare industry and investment expertise, provides the Aescuvest portfolio companies a unique platform to develop their business solution, accelerate their path towards commercialization, and lower market access barriers.
Total fund size: €5.8M
5. Futury Capital
Futury Capital invests in promising, high-growth technology companies at any stage. Through our two funds we invest in German and international tech companies from seedt to growth stage and help them to accelerate their (inter)national growth. We are an active shareholder and support through capital, know-how as well as network. Together with our
LPs, consisting of our anchor investor the State of Hesse, family offices, German mid-sized companies up to major international corporations, we support our portfolio both strategically and operationally. Together with the founders, we pursue one goal: the development of top companies.
6. Future Capital
Future Capital invests in companies engaged in the life sciences and chemistry, including nanotechnology and material sciences.
The fund was founded in March 1999 at the initiative of the Hessen State Government and Hoechst AG (now Sanofi Group) and acts as an independent venture.
Future Capital AG manages assets of € 51 million and invests €0.75 to 10 million per company.
Future Capital's most notable exits include Li Auto, Ganymed Pharmaceuticals, and 3-G International.
7. Blockwall Management
Blockwall Management provides investors with the unique opportunity to participate in the emergence of decentralized technologies as well as their applications and services.
Total fund size: €16.5M
tokentus is a venture capital company investing in blockchain based business models. The tokentus network includes leading industry experts supporting portfolio companies with additional expertise, an institutional network to Banking and Financial Services, funding and market access in Germany and Switzerland. The ultimate goal is to create synergies and acceleration for the portfolio companies within the ecosystem.