Gründerfonds Ruhr

We support
visionary companies
in the Ruhr region – thus strengthening innovation
in our area

“Equipped with astute knowledge of the academic landscape and detailed insights to current trends in a changing industry landscape, the Gründerfonds Ruhr can quickly recognize the potential of a start-up idea and provide valuable advice, not only on financial but also strategic matters. Leveraging its global network of industrial partners and investors, the fund has the ability to identify and contact suitable funding partners to optimally advance young companies on their path to success.”

Dr. Marcus Kostka

Dr. Marcus Kostka

CEO Abalos Therapeutics

„Located in the heart of Europe, the Ruhr region is an aspiring start-up landscape with a deeply-rooted industrial culture and a large pool of innovative ideas. The Gründerfonds’ strong network of VC and industry partners helps us to identify suitable investment opportunities in up-and-coming regional companies, which we would like to support with our industry expertise.“

Timo Bartell

Timo Bartell

Deputy Head Asset Management, RAG-Stiftung

“Gründerfonds Ruhr provides us with additional comprehensive insights to the market developments of our constantly evolving industry. In return, we are happy to contribute our business expertise to young companies, which strengthens our region’s entrepreneurial spirit.”

Dr. Axel Kolb

Dr. Axel Kolb

Senior Project Manager, Corporate Center Mergers & Acquisitions, thyssenkrupp

“Gründerfonds Ruhr is always available to provide advice and support for its portfolio companies. Its direct communication channels and positive atmosphere ensure a highly constructive cooperation. The fund is also backed by a large and competent network deeply rooted in the Ruhr region, enabling optimal access to local resources.”

Dr. Frank Beyer

Dr. Frank Beyer

Co-founder and Managing Partner of Fasciotens

„Visionary thinking, an in-depth understanding of the industry and partnership-based cooperation are what make Gründerfonds Ruhr unique. Their distinctive network in the Ruhr region combined with competent support we received in the development of our corporate strategy was and continues to be of enormous value to us.“

Sebastian Kowitz

Sebastian Kowitz

CEO talpasolutions
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Theaterplatz 8, 45127 Essen, Germany