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TRUMPF Venture

Shaping the industry of the future together!

TRUMPF is synonymous with innovation. We are driven by our enthusiasm for technical excellence that creates added value for our customers. With a pioneering spirit, we promote developments that alter or challenge existing business models. This is how we shape concepts such as Industry 4.0 from the very start and provide key impetus. As a corporate venture capital investor, TRUMPF Venture GmbH supports promising start-ups that wish to play a key role in shaping the industry of the future and allow them access to the world of TRUMPF.

About us

As the corporate venture capital unit of TRUMPF, we are both a strategic partner and a venture capital investor. With our extensive network, our many years of experience in industrial production and our in-depth technology expertise, we help innovative company founders to get started in the market and to grow. As such, we are the ideal choice for future-oriented start-ups who are looking for a strong partner who has a long-term mindset. In addition, we network and identify win-win constellations – be it with TRUMPF as an investor, customer, development partner, or in a close cooperation.

Investment strategy

We invest internationally in young and ambitious companies and entrepreneurs who are aiming to implement trail-blazing innovations, helping them do this with our expertise. We typically contribute 0.5 - 2 million euros initially and view ourselves as a solid partner and active investor for successful portfolio companies throughout future investment rounds. In addition to a strategic fit, a risk-adjusted return on the capital provided is also important to us. To that effect TRUMPF Venture strives for a minority interest between 5% and 25%, which enables start-ups to develop and, in cooperation with TRUMPF, grow to be successful.

Who we are looking for

As a corporate VC, we aim to add strategic additional value to a financial investment. The condition for an investment is a technology-based and innovative business model distinguished by its unique selling point, preferably with initial sales. Other decisive factors are an experienced management team, scalability as well as sustainable growth and appreciation potential with the investment.

We focus on start-ups that will help shape the industry of the future in the following technological areas:

Our search fields

Photonics & Laser Technology
  • New Laser Concepts
  • Optical Systems
  • Optical Computation & Communication
  • Medical Application
  • Vision Improvement
Manufacturing Technology
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Materials
Sensors & Automation
  • Sensor Systems
  • LiDAR
  • Factory Assistance Systems
  • AR/VR
  • Robotics
  • Logistics
Connectivity & Compute
  • Connectivity / IIoT
  • Cyber Security
  • Quantum Technologies
  • Electronics
  • New Computing
Industrial Software Systems
  • Industrial business platforms
  • Industrial enterprise software
Sustainability
  • Renewable energy
  • Circular economy
  • Blue economy

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