// 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.

Futury Investment Fonds Team

Michael Singer, Managing Director

has 20 years’ experience in advising and consulting of start-ups and medium-sized enterprises. After studies in business management at ESB Reutlingen, Singer worked for 15 years in investment banking and corporate finance at Deutsche Bank, Close Brothers/DC Advisory Partners and Rödl & Partner. He has been active as an independent consultant now for a number of years. Over the course of his career, he has advised over 100 firms and guided over 50 M&A transactions until their conclusion in the areas of technology, software, engineering and services.

Jürgen Zabel, Managing Director,

offers 20 years of experience of the investment and venture capital business. Following studies in business management, Zabel began his professional career in various positions including executive assistant at the state business development bank Wirtschafts- und Infrastrukturbank Hessen. In 1999 he moved into the investment business. Since 2005 he has been Managing Director of the BM H Beteiligungs-Managementgesellschaft Hessen mbH as well as of the publicly owned investment funds it manages: Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft Hessen mbH, Hessen Kapital I GmbH, Hessen Kapital II GmbH, Hessen Kapital III (EFRE) GmbH, TF H III Technologiefonds Hessen GmbH and Mittelhessenfonds GmbH.

// Careers

Senior Investment Manager

We are looking for a Senior Investment Manager to make an active contribution to enhancing and ensuring the long-term success of our fund portfolio:

 

Your tasks:

 

  • Acquisition, preliminary selection, due diligence, investment, development, controlling and exit advisory for start-ups in the state of Hesse and throughout Germany
  • Coaching of business founders and ongoing development of start-ups’ business models
  • Advise existing portfolio companies on strategic and financial topics
  • Exercise of the fund’s rights as shareholder
  • Accompany portfolio companies’ advisory councils and supervisory boards
  • Expand the Futury network
  • Provide support for private fund investors and for structuring of funding rounds
  • Take on strategic or conceptualisation projects for the fund
  • Mentor and guide the fund’s investment managers
  • Represent the fund in the network and in the wider public together with the Managing Directors

 

Your profile:

 

  • Completed degree in the natural sciences or a technical field
  • Well-founded knowledge of business management
  • Experience in guiding transactions as lead investor in the VC market
  • Management experience in a start-up is a plus
  • Network of contacts in VC sector
  • Proficient in German and English, both written and spoken

 

Our offer:

 

You will have the opportunity to personally help shape the fund and the investment portfolio. Our ecosystem will allow you to benefit from unique sourcing structures and expand your network substantially beyond the venture capital universe. We also offer you:

  • Independent responsibilities throughout all areas of investment management
  • An attractive base salary complemented by performance-related incentives

Junior Investment Manager

We are looking to expand our Investment Management team.

 

Your tasks:

 

  • You will be an integral part of a small team and support the Senior Investment Manager and Managing Directors throughout all phases of the investment process:
  • Processing of deal flow incl. identification, analysis and evaluation of innovative business models and technologies
  • Participate in meetings and pitches with founder teams and assess the teams
  • Support the investment process with regard to investment commitments, carry out contract negotiations
  • Support advising of portfolio companies on strategic and financial topics as well as the successful sale of shareholdings in the medium term
  • Support the controlling and exit process with respect to holdings
  • Preparation of and participation in meetings of the fund’s investment committee
  • Cultivate and enhance the network of influencers as well as contacts with accelerators and incubators, investors and other cooperation partners
  • Preparation of and participation in fund-related events and meetings

 

Your profile:

 

  • Master’s degree in economics or a technical field
  • A passion for innovation, technology and entrepreneurship
  • Very good knowledge of English and proficiency in using Microsoft Office
  • Self-directed and goal-oriented worker with strong communication skills, entrepreneurial thinking and a high degree of initiative who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment
  • Affinity with start-up culture and initial experience of the VC business, either as an intern or through job experience

 

Our offer:

 

  • Dynamic on-the-job learning and swift assumption of responsibility for aspects of the investment process
  • Broad networking opportunities within the inspiring Futury network and the VC universe
  • Potential for personal and professional growth in a positive work environment
  • Attractive remuneration

// News

June 20, 2018

Announcement Futury Venture Fund

Press release: The State of Hesse and private investors from all over Germany, but above all from Hesse, jointly found a start-up fund, the “Futury Venture Fund Germany-Hesse”. The aim of the fund is to finance start-up projects and companies at an early stage in order to help promising business ideas become reality.[…]

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// Contact

You are interested and
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We look forward to planning
the future with you.

 

Or just call us at:

069 – 7191 3233

[email protected]

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