Bauer Venture Partners invests in great minds with great ideas.

We offer more than just financial support.

We offer you money + global reach + an extensive network + a deep solution-kit for entrepreneurial challenges + an in-depth technical understanding.

Yes, we are a financial investor.

We are a profit-oriented investor. We want to help grow and exit our ventures with the best results for our founders. No obligations to sell to our financing partners, no predefined path to majority for us.

We offer the advantages of a strategic investor.

But if it provides value to your company, we offer you the advantages of a strategic investor: Access to the assets and infrastructure of one of the leading international media companies with a strong footprint in markets like Germany, UK, Nordics, Poland, USA, Australia and more.

We are enthusiastic about media and technology.

We are looking for best in class Digital Media and Publishing Tech companies. Disruptive tech in fast growing markets is what gets us really excited.

We are founder-centric: the founder is the rock star.

We understand venture capital as a service to founders. We act as an enabling layer to empower the founders to develop the company and simply rock!
This means: No annoying micromanagement, nightly calls or endless reporting sheets that keep you away from your important work.

We offer real partnership.

We act as (pro-) active partners to the founders and support you with everything available to us such as a network of industry experts, management-, product-, marketing- and technology know-how – even as a trusted sparring partner for the operational business (if you wish).

We have the same goal.

Building a thriving company that scales and generates sustainable values and real profits, continuing to do so after a successful exit for the shareholders.

You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take.

– Wayne Gretzky

Investment Focus

Bauer Venture Partners invests in disruptive digital media and publishing tech models, primarily in later stages and in Germany and the Nordics .

Digital Media

Owned Content
Functional Apps

Publishing Tech

Content Production
Content Distribution
Content Monetization
Marketing Tech

Media Types
Video, Audio,
Image, Text
Special Interests
Content, Food, Lifestyle, Fashion,
Fitness & Sports, eLearning
Early & Growth,
no seed (sorry)
Germany, Nordics (focus),
UK, USA (opportunistic)
Sweet Spots
Mobile, data-driven,
scaling through technology

Portfolio excerpt

Some selected portfolio companies (yes, there are actually more):

A leading lifestyle tracker & calorie counter. Stockholm based.
Co-Investors: Nokia Growth Partners, Draper Esprit & more.

Leading global meta-search for recipes & food recommendations. California based.
Co-Investors: First Round Capital, Unilever Ventures, Intel Capital, Physic Ventures & more.

One of world's largest learning communities for tech careers. Berlin based.
Co-Investors: Tengelmann Ventures, IBB & more.

Global category leader in plus size premium fashion for women. Aachen and London based.
Co-Investors: Index Ventures, Seventure Partners, DuMont Venture & more.

A leading and highly growing online shop for MRO products. From Berlin.
Co-Investors: Project A, Jahr Asset Management & more.

It’s all about team.

Sven-Olof Reimers Managing Director
Iskender Dirik Venture Partner
Hokan Lejdstrand Venture Partner Nordics
Dr. Lise Rechsteiner Investment Manager
Christopher Mohrmann Investment Associate
Hendrik Arndt Investment Analyst
Lena Bischof Research Assistant
Gina Ziebell Backoffice

Get in touch.
We are friendly.

Phone: +49 40 3019 1078