G+D Ventures

Investing in Trust Enhancing Technologies

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.

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

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 Associate

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

Andreas Barthelmes on Linkedin


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).


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….


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.


The foundation for digital assets

METACO is the leading provider of security-critical infrastructure enabling financial institutions to enter the digital asset ecosystem. The company is trusted by top banks, exchanges and infrastructure providers globally. Its product SILO enables the comprehensive management of digital assets including thousands of cryptocurrencies, tokens and smart contracts with custom risk management ensuring the best-fit balance for asset security and liquidity. SILO’s smart contract engine secures the entire tokenization process including minting, burning and transfers and supports the management of the full lifecycle of tokenized assets including corporate actions.


Interview with Adrien Treccani, CEO Metaco


G+D Ventures

Balanstrasse 69b
81541 Munich

Contact us

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

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