Vorwerk Ventures with new € 150 million early-stage fund

Photo: Norbert Muschong, Mana­ging Part­ner at VORWERK Ventures in Berlin
10. August 2022

Berlin — A YPOG team led by Stephan Bank and Julian Albrecht provi­ded compre­hen­sive advice to Vorwerk Ventures on the struc­tu­ring of its latest early-stage fund with a total volume of € 150 million. The fund focu­ses on inves­t­ing in Euro­pean start­ups and aims to build the next gene­ra­tion of tech unicorns. With the recently closed fund, Vorwerk Ventures will prima­rily parti­ci­pate in seed and Series A finan­cing rounds.

With the new fund, Vorwerk Ventures has now laun­ched four fund gene­ra­ti­ons with a total volume of € 500 million and inves­ted in more than 40 start­ups. The company holds invest­ments in seve­ral well-known VC-funded compa­nies, inclu­ding Ther­mondo, Ever­drop, Plan­ted and Avi Medi­cal. Opera­ting inde­pendently since 2019, Vorwerk Ventures was also one of the first inves­tors in DAX-listed Hellofresh and deli­very service Flaschen­post, which was sold to Oetker for appro­xi­m­ately €1 billion.

Vorwerk Ventures has alre­ady relied on YPOG’s exper­tise in the struc­tu­ring of the previous gene­ra­tion of funds in 2019. In addi­tion, YPOG conti­nuously advi­ses Vorwerk Ventures on its invest­ments, such as most recently Alpa­kas and Medkit­doc, as well as on exit tran­sac­tions. “The success story of Vorwerk Ventures shows what a strong impact company-backed venture capi­tal, combi­ned with a coura­ge­ous and high-performing manage­ment team, can have on the market and its play­ers.” says YPOG Asso­cia­ted Part­ner Julian Albrecht.

Advi­sor Vorwerk Ventures: YPOG

Dr. Stephan Bank (Co-Lead, Structuring/Corporate), Part­ner Dr. Julian Albrecht (Co-Lead, Structuring/Tax), Asso­cia­ted Part­ner , Axel Zirn (Structuring/Corporate), Associate

About Vorwerk Ventures

Vorwerk Ventures is an inde­pen­dent venture capi­tal fund that emer­ged from the Vorwerk Group at the end of 2019 and is charac­te­ri­zed by a strong commit­ment to consu­­mer-facing and digi­tal compa­nies. Head­quar­te­red in Berlin, Vorwerk Ventures curr­ently mana­ges assets of nearly €500 million and is constantly on the lookout for promi­sing projects. Start­ing with seed and Series A invest­ments of € 1 million up to € 10 million, Vorwerk Ventures offers ongo­ing support and provi­des up to € 15 million for subse­quent finan­cing rounds.

About YPOG

YPOG is a specia­list tax and commer­cial law firm opera­ting in the core areas of Funds, Tax and Tran­sac­tions. The YPOG team advi­ses 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. YPOG is 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, YPOG employs more than 100 expe­ri­en­ced lawy­ers, tax advi­sors, tax specia­lists and a notary in three offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Colo­gne.

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