For early-stage startups, the CF Venture Studio offers you the ideal opportunity to get access to support and services to move your project forward and receive a launch investment in an uncomplicated and hands-on way. We support you acting like your co-founder with the experience of a serial entrepreneur.
Within a year you will achieve extraordinary progress, generate first traction in the market, and become attractive for follow-up investors.
In one of Germany’s most dynamic and economically strongest regions, your startup is perfectly positioned in the best environment for a successful market entry. A vibrant startup ecosystem with investors for all startup life cycles.
The pre-seed funding is your opportunity to raise smart money to really focus on your startup. In addition, your team will receive intensive support from the CF Startup Consultants and Mentors, e.g. in the definition of the problem/solution fit, the product/market fit as well as in the preparation of further financing rounds. We provide the interface to get your team connected to relevant corporates. The goal is to get first market traction and achieve follow-on financing by other investors within a year.
These members of the Investment Committee have many years of national and international experience in what makes a startup successful and what it takes to convince investors. You will not only benefit from this experience in the honest evaluation of your startup’s progress, but you can also rely on them as mentors during the program. They also bring their network to established companies to open the doors for you and your team to make initial customer connections.
A trusting, transparent cooperation is the best foundation.
CF Venture Studio is part of the Campus Founders organization whose mission is to shape the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators with a sustainable and open mindset and foster the startup ecosystem of Heilbronn Franken.
Founded as a GmbH, CF Venture Studio offers services that are directly linked to the non-profit offering of Campus Founders gGmbH. Within the framework of venture production, startups are supported from the very beginning. We define success for us when portfolio startups succeed in obtaining follow-up financing and collecting “fresh” money. Thus, the investments made by Venture Studio are not intended to maximize profits, but to maximize the positive impact on startup activities in the regional ecosystem.
The Venture Studio is not a pure investor but acts as a kind of “CoFounder” and thus also provides support in all operational tasks. Our company network also opens up excellent opportunities for possible market tests.