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Investing in trust enhancing technologies

G+D Ventures

Giesecke+Devrient with about 11,400 employees across 32 countries and customers in more than 150 countries is a global company engineering customized security technologies in the fields of payment, connectivity, identities and digital infrastructures. G+D Ventures is the Venture Capital arm of the G+D Group.

Our story

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G+D Ventures is active since 2018 and founded by experienced Venture Capitalists. We invest in growth-oriented companies, whose innovations promote trust in our society. As a theme-driven investor we thoroughly map emerging markets relevant to our core business and selectively pick those, who are best positioned to become category leaders.

Our investment strategy

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We invest in market-ready technologies that we could help scale by leveraging the muscle power of the G+D Group. We love complex technologies and usually go deeper where many other investors stop, in order to appreciate the uniqueness and potential of products.

We focus on early stage (Series: Seed / Pre-A and A), selectively later stage investments mainly in Europe and Israel. Typically we invest € / $ 250k – 4m.

Our focus areas for investment

We are a TrustTech specialist – we will jointly grow with our startups marketing innovative technologies to promote trust in our digital lives. Some examples:

Overview of different focus areas

Our team

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Dr. Michael Hochholzer

Dipl.-Ing., Dr.-Ing. Electrical Engineering
20 years VC:

  • Managing Partner Siemens Venture Capital – Industry Fund
  • Partner BayTech Venture Capital 
  • Infineon Ventures
  • Infineon VP & GM Identsystems (internal Startup)

Dr. Michael Hochholzer on LinkedIn

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Assaf Shamia

B.Sc. Computer Science, MBA INSEAD
16 years VC:

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

Assaf Shamia on LinkedIn

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Andreas Barthelmes

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

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

Andreas Barthelmes on LinkedIn

Our portfolio


G+D Ventures GmbH

Prinzregentenstr. 161
81677 Munich

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Contact us

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