Family office invests in meisterwerk ventures in Berlin

Photo: f. l.: Markus Ries­ter, Michael Diebold, Gerald Voll­nhals, Daniel Lich­ter­feld (1. f. r.)
30. Septem­ber 2020

Berlin — Dei meis­ter­werk ventures GmbH has closed a finan­cing round: a family office from Switz­er­land supports the inno­va­tive busi­ness model of the venture buil­der. With the multi-million finan­cing, the company will invest in the field of e‑mobility and further support the growth of the medi­cal tech­no­logy port­fo­lio companies.

meis­ter­werk ventures GmbH is a venture buil­der for promi­sing start-ups from two rese­­arch-inten­­sive and promi­sing indus­tries: medi­cal tech­no­logy and e‑mobility. Micro­mo­bi­lity services and solu­ti­ons GmbH, which specia­li­zes in urban solu­ti­ons for passen­ger and freight trans­port, was recently foun­ded for the new field of e‑mobility. Gerald Voll­nhals (photo: 2nd from left), Mana­ging Direc­tor of meis­ter­werk ventures GmbH, looks back on years of expe­ri­ence in e‑mobility. Among other things, he co-foun­­­ded the electric vehi­cle manu­fac­tu­rer Govecs and will expand the second busi­ness area of e‑mobility at meisterwerk.

Deve­lo­p­ment of a unique corona test
In the medi­cal tech­no­logy sector, the venture buil­der brings toge­ther two compa­nies under its umbrella. midge medi­cal, the first spin-off, is working on the deve­lo­p­ment of an inno­va­tive tech­no­logy for science-based, low-cost and rapid gene and blood tests in the home and medi­cal envi­ron­ment. The current focus of midge medi­cal is on the deve­lo­p­ment of a compact and porta­ble COVID-19 gene­tic test. This comple­tely new test is desi­gned to enable rapid and cost-effec­­tive evalua­tion. Just recently, midge medi­cal closed a finan­cing round in the mid-single-digit millions.

Foun­ded in 2018 by meis­ter­werk ventures, AICURA medi­cal provi­des a plat­form for the deve­lo­p­ment and imple­men­ta­tion of AI-based medi­cal appli­ca­ti­ons. The AICURA plat­form makes medi­cal data avail­able in hospi­tals for the deve­lo­p­ment of AI appli­ca­ti­ons. It also enab­les AI appli­ca­ti­ons to be seam­lessly inte­gra­ted into clini­cal work­flows. Data protec­tion is always guaran­teed, as the data never leaves the hospi­tals at any time.

Years of expe­ri­ence in startups
“meis­ter­werk ventures has made it its mission to further deve­lop unique ideas and to success­fully accom­pany them to market matu­rity in the long term. Our team consists of expe­ri­en­ced and highly moti­va­ted profes­sio­nals. The funding we have now recei­ved gives us even more oppor­tu­nities to imple­ment our plans and drive tech­no­lo­gi­cal progress in e‑mobility and medi­cal tech­no­logy,” says Michael Diebold, Mana­ging Direc­tor of meis­ter­werk ventures GmbH.

Besi­des Gerald Voll­nhals, Daniel Lich­ter­feld, Michael Diebold and Dr. Markus Ries­ter are part of the foun­ding team of meis­ter­werk ventures. The goal is to turn inno­va­tive ideas into mature solu­ti­ons and commer­cia­lize them in start-ups. The part­ners have a lot of expe­ri­ence in buil­ding compa­nies. Over the course of their care­ers, they have been invol­ved in the crea­tion of nume­rous start-ups. The first spin-off took place in 2016 with midge medi­cal GmbH, follo­wed by AICURA medi­cal GmbH in 2018, and Micro­mo­bi­lity services and solu­ti­ons GmbH, the third company of the Berlin-based venture buil­der, star­ted opera­ti­ons in 2020.

About meis­ter­werk ventures GmbH
meis­ter­werk ventures GmbH is a venture buil­der head­quar­te­red in Berlin. Foun­ded in 2016, the company specia­li­zes in buil­ding busi­nes­ses in medi­cal tech­no­logy and e‑mobility. Behind meis­ter­werk ventures GmbH is a team of expe­ri­en­ced inven­tors and tech­no­lo­gists who deve­lop novel tech­ni­cal solu­ti­ons with disrup­tive thin­king and versa­tile engi­nee­ring know-how.

Port­fo­lio compa­nies include midge medi­cal GmbH, which is working on a novel tech­no­logy for mobile COVID-19 gene­tic testing, AICURA medi­cal GmbH, which is deve­lo­ping an arti­fi­cial intel­­li­­gence-based health plat­form for doctors and clinics, and Micro­mo­bi­lity services and solu­ti­ons GmbH, which specia­li­zes in e‑mobility. The team of meis­ter­werk has a lot of expe­ri­ence in buil­ding up compa­nies. In their care­ers, they have been invol­ved in the crea­tion of 21 start-ups and 38 patent appli­ca­ti­ons, as well as holding senior posi­ti­ons at well-known compa­nies. These include the medi­cal tech­no­logy company Biotro­nik, the Radi­o­­logy-As-A-Service company medneo, the real estate portal ImmobilienScout24, the produ­cer of electric vehi­cles Govecs, the prin­ted circuit board manu­fac­tu­rer AT&S and the listed company ADVA.

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