About Bitburger Ventures & Philosophy
Mid of 2018 Bitburger Holding founded the investment company Bitburger Ventures for its investments in start-ups. The aim is to combine the growth potential of young, innovative companies with the financial strength and access to different expertise along the value chain of the Bitburger Group. Our heritage as a medium-sized family business with a long-term orientation distinguishes Bitburger Ventures from pure financial investors and offers young entrepreneurs a unique added value. Our activities focus primarily on the German-speaking area, where we have been operating for 200 years. Through our industrial holdings in leading medium-sized companies that are successful in various industries and in international markets, we have direct access to different networks and various competencies. We are pragmatic, accessible and credible and expect the same from our venture partners.
We invest venture capital in form of minority holdings in already established start-ups, preferably in the Seed to Series B phase. Our investment focus is on consumer-facing business models, but we are also interested in leading alternative technology and service solutions. Following the tradition of a family business, we sustainably support our portfolio companies on their growth path. Bitburger Ventures also invests in international venture capital funds.
We invest in
We invest in highly innovative start-ups that identify the needs of their customers with innovative business models and innovative product solutions in order to shape a better and sustainable future.
How we invest
We invest in minority stakes in Seed to Series B phases, primarily in German-speaking countries. We are fascinated by superior digital solutions along the value chain and innovative product experiences that aim to revolutionize existing segments or innovate new ones.
Which we choose
Our investment decisions are based on six pillars, where an outstanding start-up team with complementary skills, high motivation as well as sustainability always comes first.
We see ourselves as a value-adding mentor and reliable partner for our venture investments and bring in our expertise and network of the Bitburger Group.
We also have very diverse and industry-leading competencies along the entire value chain. Sustainable and efficient use of natural resources are always at the forefront of our thinking.
Dr. Friedrich Droste
Senior Investment Manager