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

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

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:

Our team

Dr. Michael Hochholzer

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

20 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

16 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 Associate
G+D Mobile Security Technology Office
G+D Corporate Strategy

Andreas Barthelmes on LinkedIn

Our portfolio

Interview with Adrien Treccani, CEO Metaco


G+D Ventures GmbH

Balanstrasse 69b
81541 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:

[email protected]