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Linguee – one of the most important European websites

At his very first public speech Gereon Frahling, founder and CEO of Linguee, has given a status and outlook for...



COMATCH co-founder interview in Manager Magazin

Manager Magazin sat down with Jan Schächtele and Christoph Hardt, co-founders of the b-to-v portfolio company, COMATCH. The Berlin-based portfolio...



Linguee has added over 100’000 tailor-made example sentences for the most frequent search terms in their dictionaries

Are you trying to learn a foreign language? Then this truly is the perfect feature for you. By simply looking...



Old meets new: when startups cooperate with established companies

Berlin-based b-to-v portfolio company BigRep was recently featured in a Wirtschaftswoche Gründer article by Louisa Riepe. The uplifting piece lays...



b-to-v participates in EUR 12m UroMems Series A

Grenoble-based medtech company, UroMems is the newest addition to the b-to-v portfolio. A syndicate of b-to-v members invested alongside a...



G-Therapeutics featured on ARD Tagesthemen

In addition to the recent NYTimes article, b-to-v portfolio company, G-Therapeutics enjoyed further publicity in Germany when it was featured...



Wireless Brain-Spine Connection Overcomes Paralysis in Monkey

b-to-v portfolio company G-Therapeutics enjoyed some phenomenal publicity in the New York Times on November 9th, 2016. The Lausanne and...



Alexander Stoeckel will present at Startup Lounge Bodensee

The Startup Lounge Bodensee was founded at the beginning of this year and is a network of entrepreneurially-minded people and...



Back to the real world

In an informative interview with the Westdeutsche Zeitung, Benjamin Esser, co-founder and CEO of b-to-v portfolio company, URBANARA, makes the...



The BNP Paribas Business Angels Days

On December 14, 2016, The BNP Paribas Business Angels Days will take place at lux future lab in Luxembourg. Alongside...



START Summit

On March 24 and 25, 2017, START Global organizes its yearly flagship event: the START Summit gathering more than 1500...

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One year in – Idagio is feeling upbeat

Berlin-based b-to-v portfolio company, Idagio, has grown its subscriptions 105,8% by 25’000 registered users in 72 countries in the past...



Electrochaea and Hungarian utility MVM establish power-to-gas joint venture

Munich-based b-to-v portfolio company, Electrochaea, will be teaming up with Hungarian utility MVM (Magyar Villamos Müvek) to build the world’s...



Happify launches new biosensor feature “Breather”

New York City-based b-to-v portfolio company, Happify, has just launched a new feature for measuring Heart Rate Variability (HRV), a clinical...



Raisin on track to reach EUR 2bn invested by year’s end

Over 50’000 customers around Europe have trusted Raisin with their savings, earning more than five-fold the interest they would have earned if...

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Lufthansa’s Miles & More partners with Blacklane

This month, Europe’s largest frequent flyer program, Miles & More announced that its members could also begin collecting further mileage...



SumUp launches all-in-one “Air Register”

London-based b-to-v portfolio company, SumUp, has just unveiled its all-in-one register product, “Air Register.” The new offer allows POS software...



“If everyone says they are a consultant, how does one identify the good ones?”

PT Magazin sat down with Jan Schächtele and Christoph Hardt, co-founders of the b-to-v portfolio company, COMATCH. The informative interview...



b-to-v Investors’ Meeting in Düsseldorf

On April 26, 2017, b-to-v Members and selected guests will meet in Düsseldorf for the third b-to-v Investors’ Meeting in...



b-to-v Investors’ Meeting in Frankfurt am Main

On May 11th, 2017, b-to-v Members and selected guests will meet for the b-to-v Investors’ Meeting in Frankfurt am Main. The...

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The Bayerische Venture Capital Akademie is organized by b-to-v, in close cooperation with BayStartUP and supported by the Bayerisches Staatsministeriums für Wirtschaft und Medien, Energie und Technologie and BakerTillyRoelfs. The Akademie will take place at the Alpenhof Hotel in Murnau, a remote and secluded hotel south of Munich. The event is hosted in German.

The Bayerische Venture Capital Akademie is designed to support and foster the start-up eco-system in Bavaria and, more generally, in Central Europe.
In particular, the Akademie addresses private and corporate investors who plan to do direct investments in start-up companies or young growth companies.

We will talk

    • about the opportunities and risks of start-up investments,
    • about the significance of an investment strategy,
    • about the importance (and potential sources) of a broad deal-flow of investment opportunities,
    • about tools to analyze your deal-flow efficiently, effectively and systematically – - and about mistakes during the screening process,
    • about ways to structure the due diligence process,
    • about the investment structure of direct investments in start-ups,
    • about about term sheets, term sheet terminology, and the advantages and shortcomings of risk-reduction measures,
    • about the investmentphase (after the initial investment) and activities of investors during that phase,
    • about investment experiences of investors (what can go wrong?),
    • and about many more aspects related to start-up investments.

The Akademie does not claim to provide recipes for successful investments. We do not believe in a “silver bullet” that makes start-up investments “safe”. Start-up investments are risky by nature, and always will be. The Akademie simply attempts to explain the tools and approaches used by professional early-stage investors.  And the Akademie gives room to discuss these tools and approaches. The Akademie does not only address entrepreneurs and investors who plan to do their first start-up investments, it also addresses entrepreneurs and investors who already finalized their first start-up investments.

Interested b-to-v members and guests are kindly invited to contact Morena Botta for further information.

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