Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW)

KfW is the largest SME financier in Germany. It provides companies with long-term investment loans, as well as loans for working capital financing. In particular, it supports companies in investing in the energy-efficient refurbishment of buildings or increasing energy efficiency in production. Loans for this are partly subsidized by federal funds and thus particularly favorable.

KfW is the largest investor in the High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), Germany’s largest and most active early-stage investor. For the following development phases, KfW and the BMWi launched the Coparion VC fund, which participates directly with private investors in innovative start-ups. He continues the successful participation model of the ERP Start-up Fund, whose new business was discontinued in March 2016 with the founding of Coparion.

Mittelständische Beteiligungsgesellschaft (MBG) Niedersachsen

In Germany, around 250 investment and venture capital companies are active. The MBG holds a special position among these companies in a number of important areas. They are supported by six established banks and an economic institute. This list ensures that the interests of individual investors are not in the foreground. In addition, the lenders do not expect distributions. Gained profits are available for reinvestment in new projects. Thus, the MBG is not below the usual profit maximization or exit pressure. The cooperation with affiliated companies is rather oriented towards longevity and partnership.

Kapitalbeteiligungsgesellschaft Niedersachsen mbH (NKB)

NKB is a wholly owned subsidiary of NBank. Their task is to strengthen the economic power of Lower Saxon companies.


The company organizes the shares of the founder Jan-Philipp Mai. It holds the majority of the shares in JPM Silicon GmbH. Meanwhile, this company also pools the interests of other private investors who help capitalize on the company’s path to market maturity and a profitable business model. Jan-Philipp Mai is also active as a serial entrepreneur with the JPM GROUP.

Wir sind förderfähig: INVEST – Zuschuss für Wagniskapital

Start-ups scheitern häufig bereits in der Anfangsphase, weil ihnen das nötige Wagniskapital fehlt. Genau hier setzt das Förderprogramm INVEST an: Mit dem Erwerbszuschuss erhalten Business Angels 20 Prozent ihrer Investition steuerfrei erstattet, wenn sie sich mit mindestens 10.000 Euro Wagniskapital an Start-ups beteiligen. Außerdem können mit dem Exitzuschuss auch Steuern auf Gewinne aus den Investments erstattet werden. Mit den neuen Förderbedingungen, die seit Anfang 2017 gelten, ist INVEST nun noch attraktiver.