How does Fraunhofer Venture support you?
Fraunhofer Venture is responsible for the investment management of all Fraunhofer investments and therefore the central contact for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft investment portfolio. This does not only include the execution of rights and duties as a partner but also the consulting and support regarding the further collaboration between the Fraunhofer headquarters, the institute, and the joint venture, as well as potential investors.
The responsible investment managers and legal experts represent the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft with respect to its joint ventures. Therefore, Fraunhofer Venture employees – in close cooperation with the institute and the relevant departments – are the contact for operational management and the co-partners of the joint venture, e.g. with regard to the following aspects
- Aligning the corporate strategy
- Checking the regular reportings
- Approving transactions subject to authorization
- Participating in shareholders’ meetings
- Structuring and implementing financing rounds
- Participating in financing rounds as a co-investor
- Supporting corporate sales
Furthermore, Fraunhofer Venture disposes of an excellent network in the German start-up scene and is happy to share contacts of
- Founders, spin-offs, and joint ventures
- Business angels, state banks, and venture capitalists
- Industrial partners and strategic investors
- Fraunhofer institutes