// About us We invest in start-ups. Our Futury ecosystem offers unique conditions with which to guide business founders and young business to long-term and sustainable success. Our investments have a clear focus Target group: small and medium-sized companies at the seed, start-up or early stage as well as university spin-outs and technology-oriented and innovative business models. Topics: the funds are invested without field restriction throughout a wide range of industries, including key sectors like manufacturing technology, healthcare, environmental and energy technology, IT/software/e-commerce, mobility and logistics, and finance. Investment volumes: normally from EUR 100,000 to EUR 500,000 Geographical distribution: 50 % in the state of Hesse, 50 % throughout the rest of Germany Our investor base is unique Futury Venture Fonds is one of a kind in Germany. Private investors pool investments with public monies – all over Germany! The State of Hesse, represented by the Hesse Ministry of Finance and the Hesse Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development, provides half of the fund’s monies. Private investors contribute 50 % of the fund volume. These include family-run businesses, private individuals and well-known firms and entrepreneurs. The cooperation partners in our ecosystem bring business founders and start-ups forward Futury turns ideas into projects and projects into companies: Founders take part in an extraordinary programme: the Futury Founders Academy. Futury selects teams from top universities and an exclusive network of athletes and provides them with office space, initial funding, workshops, coaches, mentors and a network of corporate partners. Young talent, athletes, potential business founders and teams of founders apply to take over innovative projects from the Futury corporate partners and pursue these in conjunction with coaching from Futury in a dedicated programme. The corporate partners include such top entities as Allianz, Bayern Munich, Berner Group, Procter & Gamble, Röchling and Wisag. As an engine driving innovation and powering start-ups, Futury develops young companies with a view to creating high quality that will attract future funding – of which Futury Venture is a part. After a round of funding is complete, the Futury team stays on board as mentors going forward, too. e.ventures is a global VC investor with assets of currently over USD 1.1 billion under management. With its global network and offices in San Francisco, Berlin, Beijing, Tokyo and São Paulo, e.ventures supports its investees in tapping into new markets worldwide. With its global network and offices in San Francisco, Berlin, Beijing, Tokyo and São Paulo, e.ventures supports its investees in tapping into new markets worldwide. A founding partner of e.ventures, Mr Andreas Haug is a member of the investment committee at Futury Venture Fonds. BM H manages the public investment business of the State of Hesse. The BM H, a subsidary of the Wirtschafts- und Infrastrukturbank Hessen, manages various investment funds and currently maintains investments of some EUR 95 million in 240 companies in Hesse. The BM H has at its disposal a highly varied network with access to universities and other higher-education institutions in Hesse as well as to companies in Hesse involved in business development. The Werte-Stiftung foundation initiates and supports programmes that cultivate value-oriented behaviour in our society and strengthen societal cohesion. Its projects include: Mentoring programmes: in cooperation with the sport assistance foundation Deutsche Sporthilfe, top athletes are given targeted preparation for a professional life after their athletic career. Values academy: research and education with respect to values and their impact on innovation, transformation and entrepreneurship. The Werte-Stiftung imparts fundamental values for business founders as part of the Futury Founders Academy. It recruits Futury innovation projects and ideas from its broad network of mentors.