Our Story

G+D Ventures is the Venture Capital arm of the Giesecke+Devrient Group (G+D), a global company with about 11,400 employees across 32 countries and customers in more than 150 countries.

G+D Ventures is active since 2018 and founded by experienced Venture Capitalists.


Our Investment Strategy

G+D Ventures strives for mutual benefits – both for the start-ups and the corporate.

G+D Ventures is focused on early stage (MVP available) to late stage investments in Europe and Israel (selectively USA and Asia). Typically we invest € / $ 0.4-4m.

 


Our Focus Areas for Investment


About us

Dr. Michael Hochholzer

Dipl.-Ing., Dr.-Ing. Electrical Engineering

18 years VC:

  • Manag. Partner Siemens Venture Capital - Industry Fund
  • Partner BayTech Venture Capital 
  • Infineon Ventures
  • Infineon VP & GM Identsystems (internal Startup)

Dr. Michael Hochholzer on Linkedin

Assaf Shamia

B.Sc. Computer Science, MBA INSEAD

14 years VC

  • Principal, Next47 (Siemens Venture Capital, Germany)
  • Principal, Viola Ventures (Israel)
  • SW developer & product manager (SW Start-Ups)

Assaf Shamia on Linkedin

Andreas Barthelmes

B.Sc. Biology, M.Sc. Master in Management

Investment Analyst

  • G+D Mobile Security Technology Office
  • G+D Corporate Strategy

Andreas Barthelmes on Linkedin


Portfolio

Brighter AI

Deep Natural Anonymization for privacy in video data

At Brighter AI, we are working to overcome limitations in human and computer vision with artificial intelligence. With our innovative anonymization approach using deep neural networks, we are already on the way to solve the 'data privacy vs. analytics dilemma' for more than 1.1bn public cameras. NVIDIA recognized Brighter AI by naming us 'Europe’s Hottest Startup'.

Brighter AI

Mobile Application Security / Self-defending Apps

Build38 provides the highest levels of security for mobile applications produced by financial institutions, enterprise services, insurance companies, automotive industry…Its security software, the Trusted Application Kit T.A.K, is an SDK coupled with a Secure Cloud Service making mobile apps Self-Defending with the best in class in-app shielding technology (RASP).

Build38

Identity Verification-as-a-Service (IVaaS) platform

enabling online customer interactions requiring a high degree of security. Using AI to check security features on ID docs. 
The identity flow is adapted to different regional, legal and business requirements on a per use case basis. Over 250 customers including i.e. Bank of Scotland, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, N26, Telefonica Deutschland, wirecard….

IDnow

Digital Ident-Hub and Authent-Hub

Verimi believes that everybody has the fundamental right to sovereignty over his or her digital identity. The identity platform facilitates convenient, secure and self-determined handling of personal data in the internet. Verimi combines all functions surrounding the digital identity: secure login, identify verification and digital signatures – across sectors.

Verimi


Location


G+D Ventures

Balanstrasse 69b
81541, Munich
Deutschland
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Career

We are hiring!

We are hiring a working student for a capacity of 20h/week. Main activities are searching for startup opportunities and evaluating them in close collaboration with an experienced team and the Giesecke+Devrient business sectors.

Working Student (m/w/d) G+D Ventures GmbH


Contact us

If you are an investor, start-up or an interested individual, get in touch with us via email:

GDventures@gi-de.com