Gründerfonds Ruhr

The Fund

We support innovative companies in the Ruhr area – beyond financing

Gründerfonds Ruhr is a private venture capital fund driving innovation in the Ruhr area by investing in new technologies impacting a broad range of industries. We deploy the capital, the business expertise and the industry access from leading international corporations who share our goal of building Ruhr-based start-ups with transforming ideas. Our objective is to be the institutional investor of choice for founders and become a trusted partner with the resources to catapult young companies to their next stage of development and commercial success. Our long-term vision is to thereby boost entrepreneurial spirit in our region.