The European TrustTech Investor
Backed by the G+D Group and the European Investment Bank (EIB), G+D Ventures is a financially-oriented VC. We are a theme-driven investor, focusing on early-stage companies, whose innovations promote and protect trust in digital ecosystems.
G+D Ventures is active since 2018 and founded by experienced Venture Capitalists. We are a theme-driven investor focusing on growth-oriented companies, whose innovations promote and protect trust in our society. With this goal in mind, we established a €50m co-investment vehicle with the European Investment Bank and G+D, dedicated to investing in early-stage European TrustTech startups. We designed this fund to move quickly, driven by financial returns while leveraging the support of G+D’s business units. With the G+D Group’s backing and decades of venture capital investing experience in both financial and corporate settings, we leverage our unique, global trust network to open doors for our portfolio companies.
TrustTech expands the traditional definition of cybersecurity to include technologies that promote trust across all layers of our digital ecosystem: infrastructure, identity, regulation and ethics.
Individuals, businesses, governments and devices are all interconnected, storing and exchanging sensitive information with each other in everyday activities. We call this giant mesh of devices the trust backbone of our society, which includes the following layers:
Enables the exchange of data between parties. Examples of technologies present on this layer are cybersecurity, secure data collaboration, and privacy-preserving techniques.
Ensures only authorized parties participate in the data exchange. Examples include know-your-customer, authentication, identification.
Enforces laws and regulations to protect the rights of transacting parties and defends the society from fraudulent and criminal activity. Examples are anti-money laundering and anti-fraud solutions.
Observes and maintains societal values not explicitly protected by laws and regulations. Examples are deepfake detection and fake news detection technologies.
With decades of VC experience in both financial and corporate settings, our team is dedicated to supporting our entrepreneurs through all the stages of their startup journey.
Environment, Social, and Governance
G+D Ventures is committed to incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance factors into our investment decisions. Please refer to our ESG Policy for more details and inquiries.
Giesecke+Devrient Ventures GmbH
c/o Andreas Barthelmes
If you are an investor, start-up or an interested individual, get in touch with us.