• A tech team for tech teams

    We leverage our strong engineering backgrounds and startup experience to empower founders building successful tech companies

    What makes us unique
  • Flixbus

    Daniel, Jochen and André ensure affordable mobility

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  • FAZUA

    Johannes and Fabian empower bike riders with a lightweight, electrical drive system

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  • Blickfeld

    Rolf, Florian and Mathias enable autonomous cars to see and navigate safely

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  • KONUX

    Dennis, Andreas and Vlad ensure that trains are arriving on time

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  • VEACT

    Matthias, Philipp and the VEACT team turn buyers into happy customers

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  • shyftplan

    John and Jan change how employers communicate with their employees

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We are an experienced venture capital firm backing entrepreneurs working on industrial technologies, enterprise software and mobility.

Our investment focus

Ticket size

Stages

Geography

We back founders from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

B2B industry focus

Industrial technologies

We support innovative companies enabling impactful industrial applications

Enterprise software

We support exceptional SaaS companies aiming to redefine business processes

Mobility

We back founders shaping future mobility solutions

We are a tech team for tech teams.
With expertise in Aerospace Engineering. Industrial Engineering. Computer Science. Electrical Engineering. Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Ingo Potthof
Dr. Ingo Potthof
Managing Partner

Ingo has been working in the high-tech industry for more than 25 years. As a venture capitalist, he had the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs in Europe, Israel, the US as well as Asia. Themes and technologies are constantly changing, but success always requires enthusiastic, persistent founders and a strong vision. Ingo is convinced that startups are the driver of innovation, more than ever before, and he is excited to be able to contribute to this development as an investor.

potthof@uvcpartners.com

Associated companies

Johannes von Borries
Johannes von Borries
Managing Partner

Johannes loves to see new technologies and products entering the market. One of his most memorable moments was the day when he received the first order for an inspection system his former company, Nanda Technologies, had developed. Now, as an investor, he enjoys supporting teams to achieve this same moment and to grow their company beyond it. With many years’ experience in the VC industry and being a successful founder himself, he is well-acquainted with the ups and downs of a startup.

borries@uvcpartners.com

Associated companies

Dr. Helmut Schönenberger
Dr. Helmut Schönenberger
Managing Partner

Scalable tech startups are Helmut’s passion as co-founder and CEO of UnternehmerTUM, the Center for Innovation and Business Creation at the Technical University of Munich. He is especially interested in startups in the field of smart enterprises, additive manufacturing as well as smart city and mobility solutions. With his background as a founder, aerospace engineer and venture capitalist he loves to help new ventures solve strategy, recruiting, business development and future financing challenges.

schoenenberger@uvcpartners.com

Andreas Unseld
Andreas Unseld
Partner

Andreas has dedicated his career to technology entrepreneurship. He is a computer scientist by education and a technology enthusiast. His fields of interests are artificial intelligence and knowledge-based systems. He likes to work with technical teams on their product strategies. He has built up the technology scouting and startup coaching operations at UnternehmerTUM and gained startup experience with own ventures.

unseld@uvcpartners.com

Associated companies

Benjamin Erhart
Benjamin Erhart
Partner

Benjamin is passionate about building sustainable tech companies that rethink and deliver solutions for robotics, IoT, mobility and industrial software. As a venture capitalist and board member, he was involved in over 50 transactions, amongst them six exits. With his background as an industrial engineer, he is committed to expediting technical progress and to supporting outstanding founders.

erhart@uvcpartners.com

Associated companies

Dr. Anne Kreile
Dr. Anne Kreile
Investment Associate

Anne is dedicated to fostering innovative startups and unleashing their potential of growing into sustainable, large-scale businesses. With a strong background in business strategy consulting, the TMT (technology, media, and telecommunication) industries, and biomedical sciences, she commits her know-how to identifying and supporting talented, passionate founders sharing her enthusiasm for novel, disruptive ideas and technologies.

kreile@uvcpartners.com

Alexander Kiltz
Alexander Kiltz
Investment Associate

Alex thrives on the opportunity to be immersed in innovative technologies, market trends, and scalable startups. He has an educational background in Management & Technology majoring in Finance and Electrical Engineering and gained first work experience in startups, which helps him to evaluate technology-based business models. Alex enjoys engaging with founders and partnering with fast-growing tech startups that tackle meaningful problems, have a big vision, and a thorough execution plan.

kiltz@uvcpartners.com

Jakob Banhardt
Jakob Banhardt
Investment Analyst

Jakob is thrilled to dive into innovative technologies, discover business opportunities and to learn from passionate founders. He holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering & Management and previously gained professional experiences in advising startups and working for corporates.

banhardt@uvcpartners.com

Tobias Ruzok
Tobias Ruzok
Junior Investment Analyst

Tobias enjoys being engaged in the startup ecosystem since his work for a student non-profit organization, where he gained first experience in building a self-sustaining business. His background in engineering and business helps him in evaluating business plans and assessing technological innovations.

ruzok@uvcpartners.com

Christian Spier
Christian Spier
Junior Investment Analyst

Christian is passionate about interacting with smart and ambitious founders in order to learn about new technologies as well as sustainable business models. Having gained experience in the fields of private equity, academic research and entrepreneurship alongside his studies in Computer Science, he is equipped with a diverse toolkit to identify promising startups and support the founders in growing their ventures.

spier@uvcpartners.com

Maximilian Weber
Maximilian Weber
Junior Investment Analyst

Max’ penchant for smart business models, disruptive technologies and working with highly motivated founders makes him feel right at home in venture capital. With an academic background in Finance and Technology, Max enjoys discovering new enterprises both from a technological as well as a business perspective.

weber@uvcpartners.com

Veronika Hiebl
Veronika Hiebl
Finance & Controlling

Veronika takes care of our investment controlling as well as fund reporting and administration. She has studied business administration and gained profound finance experience during ten years with a tax consulting firm.

hiebl@uvcpartners.com

Nadja Grossmann
Nadja Grossmann
Executive Assistant

As Executive Assistant, Nadja is responsible for administration and office organization. She is the contact person for the realization of projects, travel booking as well as appointment coordination. Nadja has gained experience as an event manager in the event business.

grossmann@uvcpartners.com

100

B2B investments

30

Team exits

100%

engineering background

18

Companies funded

2

funds raised

2017

latest fund raised

108

mio. € raised

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