Revent launches €50 million VC fund with impact focus

Photo: Dr. Stephan Bank, Part­ner at SMP in Berlin
23. Febru­ary 2021

Berlin — SMP advi­sed the newly foun­ded early-stage inves­tor Revent Capi­tal (Revent) on the struc­tu­ring of its venture capi­tal fund with impact focus “Revent Ventures I”. The Revent team’s target fund size is 50 million euros.

In addi­tion to Benja­min Otto, who has alre­ady co-finan­­ced two well-known German funds with and Project A, the anchor inves­tors include Verena Paus­der (Fox & Sheep), Sascha Konietzke (Contentful), Max Tayen­thal (N26), Luis Hane­mann (, Benja­min Roth (Urban Sports Club) and Florian Heine­mann (Project A) as well as other well-known entre­pre­neurs and inves­tors from the Berlin scene. — In the next step, the VC plans to attract further insti­tu­tio­nal backers as inves­tors for Revent Ventures I. Revent recei­ved compre­hen­sive legal and tax advice from a team led by SMP part­ner Stephan Bank.

“With Revent, another VC fund with an impact focus enters the Euro­pean stage, which wants to show that profit and purpose can not only be combi­ned, but that attrac­tive returns can be achie­ved precis­ely through soci­ally as well as soci­ally respon­si­ble actions and econo­mic acti­vi­ties,” says Stephan Bank. “Although the market is still young, it is enjoy­ing rapid growth and is thus beco­ming incre­asingly important. We are very plea­sed to have been able to accom­pany Revent in the launch of the first gene­ra­tion of funds and are eagerly follo­wing further deve­lo­p­ments in the field of impact inves­t­ing,” adds Joel El-Qalqili.

About Revent
Revent is an early stage inves­tor with an impact focus, commit­ted to addres­sing envi­ron­men­tal and social chal­lenges. In the course of pre-seed to Series A finan­cing rounds, Revent invests across Europe for this purpose prima­rily in the areas of Clima­te­Tech, EdTech as well as Digi­tal Health and in compa­nies that pursue a clear purpose in addi­tion to profit. Revent, based in Berlin with an addi­tio­nal office in London, was foun­ded in 2020. A quar­tet consis­ting of Otto Birn­baum, Lauren Harri­son Lentz, Emily Brooke and Henrik Grosse Hokamp form the foun­ding part­ners of the fund, whose port­fo­lio compa­nies include Tomor­row Bank, Sylvera, Tomor­row and Net Purpose.

About SMP
SMP is a specia­list tax and commer­cial law firm opera­ting in the core areas of corpo­rate, funds, liti­ga­tion, tax and tran­sac­tions. SMP’s attor­neys and tax advi­sors repre­sent a wide variety of clients. These include emer­ging tech­no­logy compa­nies and family-run medium-sized enter­pri­ses as well as corpo­ra­ti­ons and private equity/venture capi­tal funds. Since its foun­da­tion in 2017, SMP has become one of the leading addres­ses for venture capi­tal, private equity and fund struc­tu­ring in Germany. The firm and its part­ners are natio­nally and inter­na­tio­nally ranked by JUVE, Best Lawy­ers, Legal 500, Focus, and Cham­bers and Part­ners. Today, SMP employs more than 60 expe­ri­en­ced lawy­ers, tax advi­sors and tax specia­lists in three offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Colo­gne.

Consul­tant Revent: SMP
Dr. Stephan Bank, Photo (structuring/lead manage­ment), Partner
Lenn­art Lorenz (Regu­la­tory Law), Partner
Jens Kretz­schmann (Taxes), Partner
Joel El-Qalqili (Structuring/Supervisory), Asso­cia­ted Partner
Dr. Florian Wilbrink (Struc­tu­ring), Associate

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