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Our investment process

With offices in London, Munich, Boston and Tel Aviv, we have a global approach to helping you grow your business with our unrivalled experience, network and background.

Our focus lies in software companies with a scientific research relevance. We actively work to support spinouts and start-ups coming from the research world and help businesses of all sizes reach their full potential.

  • Target investment:

    0.5 – 10 million

  • Target geographies:


  • Target sectors:

    Scientific research

  • Target stages:

    All stages


Who are we for?

We invest in start-ups which have already achieved proof-of-concept, support later-stage companies with growth capital and acquire profitable businesses with the potential to be leaders in their domestic or international market. We are flexible on the transaction size and the shareholding in the company.

For earlier seed stage companies we offer help through our Catalyst Grant program.


What sets us apart?

We specialize in tools for the scientific research community. That’s what we know and where many of us came from. When it comes to scaling your product and getting it in front of users or clients, our network is unparalleled.

We also have the wisdom of Springer Nature, one of the leading scientific content providers out there, who are also part of the Holtzbrinck family.

As well as financial support, we work closely with our companies to provide them with access to and guidance from our core team of strategists, accountants, UX experts, marketing and sales to grow their businesses.

We are big fans of interoperability and continually look for companies which may fit with our existing portfolio, with the goal of helping the research community to work more efficiently and discover more.

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We’d love to hear from you

Our applicants have come to us from all walks and stages of life and from all across the world. We’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch using the form below.



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