At First Momentum,
our name is our mission.
As a pre-seed investor, we help your startup to gain its first momentum by backing you with a first investment as well as world-class mentoring, a strong community, and the required know-how.
Capital for Growth
We invest between 20.000 and 100.000 Euro in technology-driven startups in rounds up to 300.000 Euros.
Mentoring and Community
We support you at every step along the way, e.g. with a network of world-class mentors and a strong community of founders.
Securing your next Round
When it's time for your seed round, we'll make sure to connect you with our partner funds, Germany's most prestigious VCs.
We back ambitious, technology-driven startups and founders.
As an early-stage investor, we'll help you to hit the ground running and prepare you for the road ahead. We have your back, whatever may come.
Focused on Pre-Seed investments
We invest between 20.000 and 100.000 Euro via a convertible loan or equity in rounds up to 300.000 Euros.
Driven by Technology
We're tech-driven ourselves and are interested in startups with a strong technological component, e.g. algorithms, platforms, Blockchain, or AI/ML, primarily in the B2B sector.
Ambitious and Value-driven
We believe that ambitious founders driven by value-creation can change the world for the better. European startups have to play a major role in this paradigm shift.
Our Startups will shape tomorrow
Our mission is to back ambitious, young founders with a first investment to help them change the world. Here are our chosen ones.
Helping you to succeed
We are your first investor and help you to hit the ground running. This is how we do it.
Strong eye-level support
We're founders ourselves and have founded First Momentum as a startup. So we know the challenges you face along the way and will help you with every step along the way.
Extraordinary startup community
Our portfolio consist of the most ambitious pre-seed startups in Germany. This way, we've created a strong community of extraordinary founders.
Huge mentoring network
We have the largest pre-seed mentor network in Germany. So whichever problem you may face, we know someone that can and will help.
Top-notch follow-on investors
When it's time for your next round, we make sure you talk to the right people at the right time. To achieve this, we have Europe's leading VCs as partners.
On our way to become
Germany's best pre-seed fund
We're not only younger than every German fund, we're also more technical, more founder-focused, and more ambitious. And after having founded First Momentum as students in 2017, we're on our way to become Germany's best pre-seed fund.
Sebastian BöhmerFounding Partner
Andreas FischerFounding Partner
Alexander KaiserFounding Partner
Karl LoreyFounding Partner
Benedikt StolzFounding Partner
The young fund Germany is talking about
We're different and new, so a lot of people are talking about us. Here are a few selected ones you may know.
“The idea of founding a VC as students is exactly the kind of entrepreneurial spirit we need in Germany.”
Uwe HorstmannGeneral Partner, Project A
“As an MIT student, I experienced first hand how early-stage funding works in the US. First Momentum is the missing piece in the puzzle of early-stage funding in Germany.”
Patrick HädeFounder, Mapify
“With its innovative investment strategy, First Momentum creates a scalable platform for the next generation of successful entrepreneurs.”
Hans-Jürgen EvenLP, First Momentum and CEO, 3e capital
Press coverage on our way to become Germany's best pre-seed investor...
Standing on the shoulders of giants
We might be dwarfs, but existing giants help us to see further. And this strong network of advisors, mentors, and partners is allowing us to take a leap and radically change Venture Capital. Here's a selection.
The Giants: Our Advisory Board
These are the industry leaders backing us: world-class VCs, ambitious entrepreneurs and renowned academics.
Uwe HorstmannGeneral Partner, Project A
Mathias OckenfelsPartner, Speedinvest x
Christian RothManaging Director, LEA Partners
Mark SchmitzGeneral Partner, Lakestar
Christian SiegeleFounder & Managing Partner, Capnamic Ventures
Jörg SievertFormer Managing Director, Aeris Capital
The Crew: Our Partners helping you to succeed
A strong and experienced network of VCs and ecosystem partners help you achieve growth and make sure your first momentum starts with a bang.
Working on something big? Let’s talk.
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