TVF Management startet TechVision Fonds II mit 42 Mio. €. Unterstützt werden sollen Startups im Rheinland und in der Euregio, inklusive Niederlande und Belgien.
Fresh capital for tech innovations
(Original von Startbase.de)
Aachen – TVF Management GmbH (TVFM) yesterday announced the launch of its fourth startup fund, TechVision Fonds II (TVF II). The fund initially has capital of 42 million euros, which is to be expanded over the next six to twelve months. The aim is to support technology-oriented start-ups in the pre-seed to Series A phases with investments of up to 6 million euros. What is new is that the fund no longer only covers the Rhineland, but also the entire Euregio Meuse-Rhine, including cities such as Hasselt, Maastricht, Eupen and Liège.
“The entire Rhineland has gained strength as a startup ecosystem. As soon as the economic conditions improve, it will become more dynamic.” Dr. Ansgar Schleicher, Managing Partner TVF Management GmbH
TechVision Fonds (TVF) is an early-stage VC fund from the Rhineland/NRW with a focus on technology startups in the pre-seed to Series A phases. TVF focuses on teams from the region, including the neighboring Netherlands and Belgium. The TVF management has experience from four fund generations and currently has over € 100 million in assets under management. The fund is backed by investors such as NRW.BANK, Sparkasse Aachen, other savings banks from NRW and a number of private investors.
The group of investors in TVF II is made up of the anchor investors NRW.BANK and Sparkasse Aachen as well as other savings banks from North Rhine-Westphalia and private investors. Several new companies from various sectors have also joined as investors.
With TVF II, the management of TVF is continuing its support for innovative companies in the life sciences, software, deep and medtech and new materials sectors. The increasing fund volume and the growing network of fund investors provide financial support and access to strategic know-how.
“So far, we have supported over 50 start-ups in further developing their technology and bringing it to market maturity. We value long-term support and the possibility of further financing rounds, which we usually implement with co-investors.” Bernhard Kugel, Managing Partner TVFM.
The fund already has companies such as Hemovent, Silexica and Taxy.io in its portfolio. With TVF II, start-up teams from the neighboring Dutch and Belgian regions can now also benefit from capital and expertise. Dr. Ansgar Schleicher explained: “We want to continue our successful course and network start-ups across borders in order to promote technological innovation.”
The TVF supports start-up teams with proximity, a strong network and expertise to make their path easier. With the help of the S-UBG Group network, the TVF provides start-ups with access to successful companies from various sectors and helps to establish important contacts between the start-ups and their first customers, partners and advisors.