Who we are

IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft (IBB Bet) was founded in 1997 as an initiative of Investment Bank Berlin (IBB) and the State of Berlin. Since then we have been one of the most active players in the Berlin venture capital scene. All of our funds are financed by public funds. At present, we have two funds in the investment phase: Tech Fund II, with a volume of 60 million euros, and Creative Fund II, with a volume of 40 million euros. IBB and the State of Berlin each contribute half of the fund each, the latter with the support of financing from the European Union’s European Fund for Regional Development. Since its founding, IBB Bet manages in total 252 million euros in funding.

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With the additional support of co-investments from our financing partners, we have invested more than a billion euros, financing over 185 companies to date.

In addition to successful initial public offerings in the new economy, we have also sold stakes in numerous start-ups to strategic partners in recent years and have played an instrumental role in many Berlin-based success stories. For more information about our company, please visit our Portfolio page.

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What we do

IBB Bet provides venture capital to young technology companies and companies with creative business ideas that are based in Berlin. To this end, we pursue an active investment strategy, acting as either the lead investor or a co-investor. We use our fund to acquire minority interests in the nominal capital or share capital of the company.

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As traditional early-stage investors, our initial investments typically consist of Seed or Series A funding. Along with the management of our portfolio companies and our co-investors, we work towards attractive growth and sustainable capital appreciation from the time of our initial investment. Our investment professionals offer support with important strategic matters, such as discussions with investors, the preparation and implementation of further funding rounds and exit strategies.

ICT (Information & Communications Technologies)

  • Hardware & Software
  • Networking Technology
  • Multimedia
  • Mobile & Internet Technology
  • Internet of Things
  • Cloud Services
  • AdTech

Life Sciences

  • Medical Devices
  • Biotechnology
  • Diagnostics
  • Digital Health
  • Health Services

Creative Industries

  • Digital Media
  • Content & Publishing
  • E-Commerce & M-Commerce
  • Music, Film & Entertainment
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Gaming
  • Education
  • Fashion & Design

Industrial Technologies

    • Microsystem- and Nanotechnologies
    • Cleantech
    • Industry 4.0
    • Mobility
    • Smart Cities

YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE BERLIN START-UP SCENE?

As an active investor, we aim to support our teams by helping them with recruiting top talent. Therefore, we are on the look out for motivated candidates with an entrepreneurial acumen and the desire to make a difference in a start-up. We match the requirements of our companies with our pool of possible candidates. If you are interested, please send us your cover letter and curriculum vitae to: venture@ibb-bet.de.

In addition, our portfolio companies are also regularly looking for great people to join their teams. These job opportunities can be found through our portfolio page.

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