About us

We are Brandenburg Kapital, the region's leading venture capital investor.

As an active investor, we have put more than 190 companies on the road to success with venture capital and entrepreneurial know-how. We would be delighted to help you, too, get off to a flying start.

We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Brandenburg's Förderbank ILB. As a public venture capital company with a stable corporate environment, we ensure a strong equity base for startups and small and medium-sized enterprises in Brandenburg so that they can grow safely and sustainably.

The Equity Fund, currently worth around 100 million euros, is available for this purpose. The Equity Fund, which has been set up on behalf of the Brandenburg State Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, is currently financed with capital from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and ILB's own funds.

Together with our co-investors, we have invested about 975 million euros in Brandenburg's dynamic companies since 1993. We see ourselves not only as an investor, but also as a strategic sparring partner. We actively support our portfolio companies on their way from startups to international players.

Give your company a boost with our support! No matter how you want to (further) develop your business – you have a dedicated crew and the perfect equipment for your mission on board with our startup or growth financing, strong partner network and pragmatic support.

Experienced VC with entrepreneurial know-how

years of experience
million euros invested in total

Our team is there for you

Our industry specialists will actively help you to propel your company to the next stage. Let’s take off together!

Information & Communication Technologies


Life Sciences/Health Care


Markus Barnickel Senior Investment Manager
Sebastian Bertram Senior Investment Manager
Katja Kühnel Senior Investment Manager
Rahel Maria Strupp Analyst
Gerrit J. van Doorn Senior Investment Manager
Thilo Neu Senior Investment Manager
Thi Binh Vu Investment Manager
Dr. Moritz Beissenhirtz Investment Director Life Sciences
Alexander Jekat Analyst
Hao Nam Nguyen Investment Manager
Olav Wilms Managing Director
Thomas Krause Managing Director
Claudia Ewert general agent (Prokuristin)
Kerstin-Silke Berndt