On May 27th, TechQuartier held the first ‘Investor Day’ of the year. Bringing together both German and international investors from VCs, Family Offices, accelerators and development banks along with fast-growing startups and scaleups, the event saw over 100 attendees gather together for a day filled with pitches, speeches and Q&A sessions.
For our third edition, we decided to concentrate on connecting the Rhein-Neckar-Triangle, focusing on forging stronger ties with key players from Baden-Württemberg, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate. Considering current polarisation across Europe and TQ’s function as an international hub and community builder, the event could not have been more timely.
After a keynote speech from entrepreneur and investor Björn von Siemens, divulging the ins and outs of founding and fund-raising, nine entrepreneurs presented their promising business models: first hearing pitches from doks-innovation, Covomo, Kantwert, Kumpan and eyeV GmbH, followed by SevDesk, Quantitec, Cloud Commodity Exchange GmbH and node.energy. The diverse young companies, from the fields of FinTech, GreenTech, E-Mobility and beyond, are seeking series A/B funding in the range of 200,000 to 10 million euros to further accelerate their growth.
We concluded the evening with drinks and a networking session, providing ample opportunity for 1on1s and follow-up questions. The event was sponsored by WIBank — Wirtschafts- und Infrastrukturbank Hessen, BM H — Beteiligungs-Managementgesellschaft Hessen mbH, FiDT Technologie- und Gründerzentrum Kassel, Investitions- und Strukturbank Rheinland-Pfalz (ISB), LEA Partners from Baden-Württemberg and Science Park Kassel, with the common goal of creating growth opportunities for companies in their regions.
Thank you to all the attendees — we look forward to continuing this series with you in the months to come.