Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and offers a vibrant start-up scene. Hamburg is know for its shipyards, rich maritime traditions and port culture. Companies such as Bigpoint are headquartered in Hamburg, while others like Wooga have been established here, too. Here is a list of 10 top venture capital investors in Hamburg.
DTCP is an investment management firm focused on growth equity and digital infrastructure. Founded in 2015, the firm has raised more than $1 billion in funds from corporate and institutional investors and invested in over 60 companies. DTCP Growth invests in enterprise application and infrastructure software companies. DTCP Infra invests in mobile access, fiber, and data center infrastructure.
DTCP is headquartered in Hamburg with offices in Menlo Park, Tel Aviv, and Seoul.
Total fund size: $490M
DTCP's most notable exits include Fastly, Cellwize, and PerimeterX.
2. IFB Innovationsstarter
The IFB Innovationsstarter is an innovation funding and investment company of the City of Hamburg providing grants and investments.
IFB Innovationsstarter's most notable exits include HQLabs, Familonet, and bentekk.
3. Next Media Accelerator
Next Media Accelerator is an independent accelerator funded by over 30 media outlets in Germany and Austria. NMA invests in early stage media tech startups from Europe, Israel and US providing innovative solutions to disrupt the media.
Next Media Accelerator's most notable exits include musicube, Playgorithm, and PushApps.
CoinIX manages a portfolio of cryptocurrencies and assets. The investment focus for venture investments is Europe and with a strong focus on companies using distributed ledger technologies.
coinIX has had 1 exit, which was CryptoTax.
5. Hevella Capital
Hevella Capital is a principal investment firm.
Next Commerce Accelerator is a multi-corporate, multi-industry-focused innovation network, startup acceleration program and investment fund.
Next Commerce Accelerator offers a startup acceleration program. Together with our 20+ corporate partners, we are an innovation network and early-stage investment fund that empowers founders to succeed. Test-drive business models, develop a product-market fit and establish the basis for scalable growth.
Our mission is to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable mobility by backing the best founders in European mobility start-ups. We invest in disruptive mobility start-ups with ambitious founders from Seed to Series A and onwards. Our experienced team includes entrepreneurs from Europe and Silicon Valley who partner with our companies as they scale to become global transportation leaders.
MobilityFund is an independent venture capital fund for European early-stage mobility start-ups. Our target sectors include connectivity, autonomy, shared mobility, electrification & mobility-related services (e.g. logistics and vehicles trading).
The fund's geographical target markets are the EU and selected non-EU countries (incl. UK, Norway, Switzerland, Israel and the US).
MobilityFund invests in early stage start-ups, usually from late Seed to Series A financing rounds. At this stage start-ups have typically started marketing their products or services, and are generating first revenues and seeking further capital to scale. MobilityFund’s role is to act as the first institutional investor and the go-to venture firm for mobility start-ups.
MobilityFund creates value by supporting its portfolio companies with its capital, expertise, and network.
8. Oyster Bay
Oyster Bay invests in successful innovative beverage, food-tech, agricultural-tech and e-commerce companies that deliver financial returns and social and environmental good. We invest in Pre-Seed, Seed and Series A as well as in Secondaries. Furthermore, we have reserves for follow-on financing.
9. BIF Partners
B.I.F. is a Hamburg-based early stage investor. We support experienced and highly driven individuals in scaling their well defined and thoroughly researched business ideas. We are looking for clear and sustainable value propositions solving real life problems and generating real customer value. Our main investment focus is around digital technology, innovative service concepts and life science opportunities.