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Total investments 72
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 49
Rounds per year 3.60
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 8
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Software
  • Medical
  • Information Technology

NRW.BANK is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 2002. The company was established in Europe in Germany. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Du00fcsseldorf.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Germany. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline CHRONEXT, HoloBuilder, Scienion Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Medical Device, E-Commerce.

We also calculated 7 valuable employees in our database.

The typical startup value when the investment from NRW.BANK is 10-50 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 6 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The high activity for fund was in 2014. Comparing to the other companies, this NRW.BANK performs on 17 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the NRW.BANK, startups are often financed by KfW, Capnamic Ventures, S-Venture Capital Dortmund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are High-Tech Gru00fcnderfonds, KfW, Capnamic Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Creathor Ventures, Peppermint Venture Partners, Capnamic Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
Information Technology
12 Jul 2022 Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Drop Friends

Information Technology
Packaging Services
07 Jul 2022 Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany


Energy Efficiency
Energy Management
Renewable Energy
$7M15 Feb 2022 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Emergence Therapeutics

Health Care
$102M07 Dec 2021 Duisburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany


Industrial Automation
Machine Learning
$1M18 Nov 2021 Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Abalos Therapeutics

$36M14 Oct 2021 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

CEVEC Pharmaceuticals

Health Care
27 Jul 2021 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Digital Media
Information Technology
$15M23 Jun 2021 Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
Retail Technology
$8M17 May 2021 Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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