New fund Motive Early Stage of € 150 million for Motive Ventures

Photo: Dr. Philip Schwarz van Berk, Part­ner at Pöllath in Berlin
16. Octo­ber 2023

Berlin — Motive Ventures Manage­ment GmbH, the German-based early-stage inves­tor of Motive Part­ners, has successfully laun­ched its new EuVECA fund Motive Early Stage (AAV). Motive Ventures focu­ses on pre-seed to Series A invest­ments in the finan­cial tech­no­logy indus­try in North America and Europe. The team consists of 13 employees in Berlin, London and New York. — POELLATH advi­sed Motive Ventures on the launch of the Motive Early Stage (AAV) fund, a stra­te­gic part­ner­ship with ABN AMRO.

Under a stra­te­gic part­ner­ship between U.S.-based Motive Part­ners and ABN AMRO, Motive Ventures will manage the Motive Early Stage (AAV) Fund with assets of €150 million, compri­sing invest­ments in 15 port­fo­lio compa­nies. In addi­tion, ABN AMRO will become a signi­fi­cant inves­tor in the Motive Early Stage (E) Fund.

Motive Part­ners is a U.S.-based leading inter­na­tio­nal private equity firm focu­sed on venture, growth capi­tal and buyout invest­ments in the tech­­no­­logy-enab­­led finan­cial services sector. ABN AMRO is a Northwest Euro­pean retail, commer­cial and private banking bank head­quar­te­red in Amster­dam. The part­ner­ship reflects the shared commit­ment of two major finan­cial tech­no­logy inves­tors to driving contin­ued inno­va­tion and growth in the evol­ving industry.

POELLATH advi­sed Motive Ventures on all contrac­tual, regu­la­tory and tax aspects of the fund struc­tu­ring as part of the stra­te­gic part­ner­ship with the follo­wing Berlin team:

Dr. Philip Schwarz van Berk (Part­ner, Lead Part­ner, Private Funds)
Ronald Buge (Part­ner, Tax / Private Funds)
Nele Frie (Asso­ciate, Private Funds)
Katha­rina Hammer (Asso­ciate, Private Funds)

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