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Bavaria’s
venture capital
und growth investor
for the high-tech sector

EUR 200 million for rapidly expanding high-tech companies: Free State of Bavaria gives green light for “ScaleUp-Fonds Bayern” → Germany: EIB provides €50 million in risk financing to Wachstumsfonds Bayern 2 → An additional 115 million Euro for Bavaria’s start-ups: The successful growth fund ‘Wachstumsfonds Bayern’ is reissued →
The Company

About us

Bayern Kapital

  • active as a venture capital company in the Free State of Bavaria since 1995
  • manages around EUR 700 million
  • has invested in over 300 companies
  • has an extensive network of VCs, business angels and experienced business experts

Focus

Funding of Bavarian high-tech companies for facilitating their access to venture/growth capital for the development and market launch of new products and for international expansion.

Industries

Fundamentally all high-tech sectors, e.g. biotechnology/life science, software & IT, medical technology, materials & new materials, nanotechnology and environmental technology.

Investors

Invest together with Bayern Kapital

Because we always act as a co-investor together with private investors, our investor network is of paramount importance to us. From the seed to the scale-up phase, we can accompany your investments as a powerful co-investor with over 25 years of market experience.

Sector distribution according to number of companies

Top European High Tech Region

Our Funds

How does Venture Capital financing work?

We offer investment concepts to Bavarian start-ups and technology companies in line with their specific situation:

Venture Capital: Seedfonds

Seedfonds Bayern

You are at the beginning of the product development. Your company is not older than 12 months and your goal is to successfully complete the seed phase with the Proof of Technics. Private investors are not available or at a maximum of € 200 thousand.

The Seedfonds Bayern provides young Bavarian companies equity capital to finance the development of the company. Project content is always an innovative and technology-oriented product or service. After the start-up-financed seed phase, addditional capital providers, e.g. B. business angels or venture capital companies are financing further development and ultimately successful market entry.

Venture Capital für Start-Ups: Clusterfonds

Seedfonds Bayern extended

Your product has passed the Proof of Technics. Your company is at the end of the seed phase and has not been on the market for longer than 24 months. Your goal is to enter the start-up phase in order to achieve the “proof of market” with your technology.

The Seedfonds Bayern extended provides Bavarian technology companies with up to  EUR 500.000 in equity capital in the transition phase from 9 to 12 months to bridge the gap between the seed phase and the start-up phase, if no private investors are ready to start.

In a subsequent financing round, participations from other investors (in particular venture capital companies, business angels) are to be acquired.

Venture Capital: Innovationsfonds für Technologieunternehmen

Bayern Kapital Innovationsfonds

Your company wants to develop a new product and/or production process or to finance the market launch and penetration.

In cooperation with a private, independent investor, the Bayern Kapital Innovationsfonds provides young Bavarian technology companies with equity capital to co-finance innovation projects from the start of the company in various phases of the company.

This is intended to secure necessary investments and the financing of operating resources for young companies.

Venture Capital: Wachstumsfonds

Wachstumsfonds Bayern

In cooperation with one or more independent private investors Wachstumsfonds Bayern  managed by Bayern Kapital provides technology-oriented young, small and medium-sized enterprises in Bavaria as co-investment partner with equity capital for growth financing (Later Stage Venture Capital). This enables innovative Bavarian start-ups to receive more and larger funding. This enables them to take further growth steps, such as entering new sales markets. The fund volume of Wachstumsfonds Bayern  amounts to EUR 115 million.

Wachstumsfonds Bayern  is fundamentally open to innovative, technology and growth-oriented companies in all industries; regardless of whether external investors are already involved. A general requirement for participation by Wachstumsfonds Bayern   is that the technology company has a successful business model, has successfully completed the seed phase and the first startup phase and wants to expand. The successfully completed seed and first startup phase may have been financed by external investors or by the founder/cash flow.

The financing contribution per technology company is between 2 and 8 million euros (also in several financing rounds); in some cases up to 10 Mio. € are possible. The participant selects the private investor. The private investor must participate in the company at least in the same amount as the Wachstumsfonds Bayern 

Scale-up

ScaleUp-Fonds Bayern: venture capital for independent, rapidly expanding high-tech companies

  • Your growth-oriented high-tech company has a proven business model that achieves success in the market and is highly scalable.
  • You wish to realise further expansion steps (e.g. technical/market-related), grow internationally or prepare your exit.
  • ScaleUp-Fonds Bayern works in partnership with both domestic and foreign private investors. We are able to invest EUR 10 – 25 million according to the same conditions.
Contact
Contact

Finding a financing partner is a matter of mutual trust. Each of our investments is made following extensive contact between the founders or entrepreneurs and our team. Therefore, as much as we strive to provide all necessary information here, we would like to ask you to contact us directly if you have any questions.

You can find generalised directions to our location via Google Maps below (please click the address button).

Are you an investor?

Bayern Kapital acts as a co-investor. Private or corporate investors are an important part of the investment strategy for our portfolio companies. If you are interested, please contact Monika Steger or Markus Mrachacz, or read our investors fact sheet.

investors fact sheet