UVC Partners

UVC Partners is an early stage venture capital firm based in Munich and Berlin. We invest in European B2B start-ups from pre-seed to Series A stage. The portfolio includes leading companies in the areas of DeepTech, ClimateTech, software and mobility that address important challenges facing society and are therefore tomorrow’s game changers.

As an independent partner of UnternehmerTUM, Europe’s largest startup factory, UVC Partners has access to proprietary deal flow, an industrial network of more than 1,000 companies and access to talent from the leading technical university in Europe, the Technical University of Munich.

“To achieve the goal of decarbonization, we need visionary founders who bring new technologies to the market. Hardware, such as new chemical processes, recycling plants or efficient energy generation, plays a crucial role here – software alone will not save the climate. That’s why we need investors who are familiar with financing hardware start-ups in the various phases and can support them in the long term.”

Johannes von Borries, Managing Partner

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