Entrepreneurs turned investors.

Rheingau Founders is a Berlin-based Venture Capital firm active since 2011. Focusing on pre-seed to Series A investments in Europe, predominantly B2B in the fields of Marketplaces, Software as a Service, InsurTech, eHealth, and construction tech. Rheingau targets start-ups that have the potential to sustainably disrupt existing processes and value chains. Besides the financial investment, we offer strategic support through the mentorship of our partners. Furthermore, there is a possibility to co-found companies if a great idea can be converted into a fast-growing tech start-up.

For all given cases, our Rheingau Campus is a perfect spot to engage with fellow founders and the Rheingau team.

Back in the days Rheingau Founders positioned ourselves as a professional co-founding platform. We started around 20 tech ventures together with great founding teams. The follow-on financing for our co-founded start ups was raised from friendly co-investors such as corporates fellow VC firms or wealthy individuals. In 2011 we created our 1st venture fund backed solely by entrepreneurs. With this help we further expanded our direct network and financial firepower to develop our co-founded ventures.

As the venture ecosystem grew, we saw an increasing amount of investment opportunities that already had financing or wouldn’t fit into our co-founding program. In 2017 we had our 2nd fund dedicated to cater to those early stage tech companies.

The entrepreneurial approach is still the DNA of Rheingau Founders as an investor. Our Campus can host up to 200 tech savvy employees of our early stage portfolio companies. This still enables very close and interaction between the Rheingau Team and our founders. Also, our operational experience from founding companies by ourselves as well as this close daily interaction helps in choosing the right investment opportunities and helping existing ventures to scale.

meet the partners

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ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE, INTERNS, WORKING STUDENTS, BUSINESS ANALYSTS, TEAM ASSISTANTS…

TAKE A LOOK AT THE IDEAS & FOUNDERS WE’VE BACKED SO FAR

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