TRUMPF Venture: Best Technology Investment Partner Germany 2020


TRUMPF Venture brings more to the table than just capital; it’s an investor with an expansive network, deep domain expertise and proven skills in scalability. It is the corporate venture capital arm of TRUMPF group, a production pioneer and global market leader in industrial tools, lasers and electronics. TRUMPF was founded nearly a century ago as a mechanical workshop, and has become a key contributor to the Industry 4.0 revolution. TRUMPF Venture serves as the group’s talent scout, identifying start-ups with bright ideas and crack teams, candidates with the spirit, speed and can-do attitude to make them truly disruptive. It backs promising prospects with an initial investment ticket starting at €500,000, with total investments reaching €5m. Funded start-ups are brought into the TRUMPF fold, connected to industry experts to expand the technology or improve the business model. TRUMPF Venture deploys a team with diverse backgrounds — engineering, physics and finance, just to name just a few — so funded start-ups benefit from investor relationships rooted in technical know-how and market savvy. TRUMPF Venture launched a €40m fund in 2016 to invest in start-ups, incorporating and partnering with 10 to 15 companies in the fund portfolio. TRUMPF Venture is a strategic long-term partner that helps tech-orientated start-ups to accelerate and grow their business. The judging panel declares TRUMPF Venture as the 2020 winner of the award for Best Technology Investment Partner (Germany).