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KfW

Investor type Government Office

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Total investments 173
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$23M
Portfolio companies 132
Rounds per year 2.31
Lead investments 13
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.24
Exits 39
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Software
  • Medical
  • Medical Device
Summary

KfW is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1948. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Deutsch. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in Germany.

The important activity for fund was in 2011. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. The average startup value when the investment from KfW is 1-5 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this KfW performs on 9 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 10 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2015.

Besides them, we counted 5 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Pharmaceutical, Health Care. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Germany. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Zalando, Shelter Afrique, simplesurance.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the KfW, startups are often financed by Bayern Kapital GmbH, Peppermint Venture Partners, Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are MIG AG, NRW.BANK, Seed Fond Aachen. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Bayern Kapital GmbH, High-Tech Gru00fcnderfonds, NRW.BANK.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Polygenta Technologies

Chemical
Manufacturing
Textiles
$32M28 Apr 2022 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

HelloDuty

CRM
Information Technology
SaaS
Software
$118K01 Mar 2022 Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya

Electrochaea

Energy
Energy Storage
Recycling
Renewable Energy
$42M07 Jan 2022 Germany, Bavaria, Germany

Uniper

Energy
Energy Storage
Natural Resources
Oil and Gas
Renewable Energy
$2B05 Jan 2022 Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

NamPower

Electrical Distribution
Government
Power Grid
$23M24 Dec 2021 Windhoek, Windhoek, Namibia

Electrochaea

Energy
Energy Storage
Recycling
Renewable Energy
28 Jun 2021 Germany, Bavaria, Germany

Productsup

Cloud Data Services
Content Syndication
Data Integration
Digital Marketing
E-Commerce
E-Commerce Platforms
Information Technology
Marketing
Marketing Automation
Retail Technology
SaaS
Software
$10M30 Mar 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

GetYourGuide

Consumer Reviews
E-Commerce
Hospitality
Internet
Marketing
Mobile Apps
Recreation
Sales
Tourism
Travel
$94M16 Feb 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Cleverciti

Apps
Parking
Sensor
Transportation
$5M14 Oct 2020 Germany, Bavaria
News
Productsup Closes $20M Funding Round

– Productsup from Berlin provides an ecommerce data integration solutions that allows brands and retailers to optimize and syndicate their product content to all digital marketing, shopping and business channels, such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, or Walmart.
– The company raised $20m in funding.
– The round was led by Nordwind Capital and venture debt providers Deutsche Handelsbank and KfW with participation from Moritz Zimmermann, co-founder of Hybris and partner at 42Cap, and the co-founders of Contorion, Richard Schwenke and Tobias Tschötsch.

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