My company isn’t incorporated yet. Is this a problem?
No. We can help you with the set up as part of the investment process. It does not impact the investment decision.
I am a single founder. Do I need a co-founder?
There is a difference between a start-up with a single founder and a startup consisting of one individual. We have successfully invested in startups with single founders who at the time of our investment already had a team around them. As a rule of thumb, we do not invest in single-person companies.
I don’t speak any German. Is this a problem?
No. The program is run entirely in English. Participants should speak English well but no knowledge of German is required.
Does my company have to be a German company (e.g. GmbH) to receive investment?
No. We routinely invest in companies incorporated in the US, UK, Germany and Israel.
I come from a country outside of the European Union. Is this a problem regarding visas?
We have a close partnership with Berlin Partner who have been very helpful with visa applications. We cannot promise anything, but we were able to secure visas for all individuals to whom we sent an offer in Berlin in 2016. We cannot help companies with visas before we have made an offer and the offer has been accepted.