Start capital: Find suitable financing

There is a business idea and the business plan has been written. All that is missing now is the appropriate startup capital. Only a few startups manage to finance themselves from the start and reach a solid basis by bootstrapping.

There are different ways to finance your own business in the early stages of business development: public funding, founder grants, crowdfunding, venture capital or support from a business angel.

What we can do for you 

We can help you find suitable financing with our funding consultation. In addition, we operate our own business angel network, which organises over 45 investors from the IT and high-tech industries and over 200 guest investors. You also have the chance to pitch to experienced investors and venture capitalists at our startup events.

Establishing contacts

We establish contacts with investors, venture capital companies and business angels

Matching events

Make a pitch on Venture Day and other matching events in front of investors and business angels

Funding consultation

We will support you when looking for finance, for example funding or risk capital

Funding applications

We will support you when applying for funding and give you helpful tips about regulation

Start me up: risk capital from venture capitalists & business angels 

Are you a startup with an innovative business idea? Are you looking for risk capital? From investors who know your industry well? You will meet business angels and venture capitalists, specialised in IT, software and web business models in CyberForum. We screen more than 300 business ideas throughout the year and establish successful investments.  

Requirements

  • You have a sustainable business concept from IT, software or web technology which is ripe for investment
  • You are willing to have one or more business angels or venture capitalists with a stake in your business.  

Process

CyberForum holds four matching events a year, where selected founders and startups pitch their business ideas in front of business angels and guest investors.  Apply now with an one-pager or pitch deck.

We check your business project on this basis and send the one-pager to our screening jury, which consists of experienced investors. The most promising startups get invited to our matching events, where they can pitch their idea. Investors and founders with a mutual interest agree a follow up after a matching event. CyberForum will also support you at this stage if desired.

Participation in our matching events and investor consultation hour is free.  Registration is requested. 

Investor consultation hour

The CyberForum holds several investor consultation hour a year. Get to know the investment process in a personal talk with an investor and receive feedback on your business concept. The investor consultation hour is the perfect preparation for our matching events. Register now at ba@cyberforum.de.

Are you looking for public funding?

There are currently between 1,500 and 2,000 funding programmes in Germany which support varied groups with subsidies and loans. Some of them are interesting for startups from the hightech and IT industries. 

There is, however, an application process for funding allocation in which criteria have to be met, guidelines considered and framework conditions fulfilled. The formal requirements and language of applications play a large part in this.

This makes it time-consuming to apply for funding and time is tight in early stages. CyberForum helps you finding suitable funding.  


Contact

Bild: Tanja Müller
Tanja Müller

Investors network
mueller@cyberforum.de
+49 721.602 897-24

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Markus Rommel

Business Development
rommel@cyberforum.de
+49 721.602 897-25