Bayern Kapital

Investor type








$1-5 m

Investment Ticket

3-5 years

Investment Horizon

Seed, Series A

Investment Stage

Sale to strategic investor, IPO

Exit Strategy


Bayern Kapital GmbH (founded at the end of 1995) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the LfA Foerderbank Bayern (Bavaria‘s development bank). Bayern Kapital’s objective is to finance research and development as well as the market launch of new products, product diversifications and expansion of the market share.

The requesting company has to be located in Bavaria. Industries are e. g. IT/software, life sciences, new materials, micro-systems & environmental technologies.

Bayern Kapital and its funds have invested in more than 275 companies and currently manages funds to the value of EUR 500 m. The four investing funds currently managed by Bayern Kapital are: Seedfonds Bayern, Innovationsfonds, Innovationsfonds EFRE and Wachstumsfonds Bayern.

Partner of Seedfonds Bayern is often the High-Tech Gruenderfonds, Bonn (

The co-investing funds always cooperate with an Independent private investor

A co-operating private investor (investment company, business angel) is obligatory, must not be a shareholder of the requesting company before and is investing in the project simultaneously:

Co-operating private investor has to prove his excellence in technical and management know-how
Capital investment from additional private investor must be equal to BK-investment except in special cases. For example the private investment of Business Angels only needs to be 30 % of the total investment at the earlystage-funding
Bayern Kapital-funds as co-investor act in line with the market economy operator test using the same terms and conditions as the independent private investor (pari passu)
Co-operating private investor supports technological company comprehensively for example in questions of strategy and its realisation. Investor uses his/her network contacts particularly with regard to potential customers and partners
Constant reporting to the Bayern Kapital-fund about the economic situation and project progress


Fintech Healthcare Services Marketing and Advertising Software Transportation Education Edtech Financial Services Media and Entertainment Robotics Security Telecommunications Travel MedTech HealthTech

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