We are the first Venture Capital Fund that provides long term Acceleration Services.
- Office:Hamburg, Germany
- Regulated:BaFin (in 2020)
- Fund Size:€5M+€30M (Target)
- Target:Blockchain Start-ups
BLOCKCHANCE Ventures combines the advantages of an accelerator with the network of a professional VC, the know-how of an investment bank and the global reach of a marketing and event platform.
We provide everything entrepreneurs need to build the next unicorn. This includes a combination of commercial, entrepreneurial and technical mentorship with regular seminars, networking events, fundraising support, active marketing and PR for the portfolio company. All this, plus an office space that allows them to focus on work while still being in touch with other blockchain startups, as well as close proximity to potential customers, allows founders to build their company a lot faster than they could on their own.
Traditional Accelerators don't work...
It is time to stop wasting the valuable time that startups have and the money that investors have put into venture accelerators.Dr. Christoph Lymbersky
DR. CHRISTOPH LYMBERSKY
Christoph is a serial entrepreneur who founded his first company – an IT consulting business, at the age of 18. At the age of 20 he founded his second company,an Internet Service Provider, which he sold two years later to a competitor.
He gained valuable experience as a Managing Director of former T-Venture, one of Europe’s biggest venture capital funds, and as a Vice President at DTCP, one of the most successful corporate venture capital firms in the world.
Christoph has studied at universities such as Bond University, Harvard Business School, St. Gallen University and ESCP-EAP where he received a Master of Accounting, an MBA and a PhD.
With an initial focus on Turnaround and Crisis Management within companies, Christoph turned venture capitalist while restructuring the T-Venture portfolio and building up Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, now one of the Top 20 CVCs in the world.
Fabian Friedrich has been an entrepreneur for 15 years and has been on the road in the blockchain technology universe since 2013.
During his career, he has studied computer science, and has owned a music label, two marketing agencies, a catering service and two restaurants. He also ran the first Christmas market stall to accept Bitcoins, in Hamburg in 2013.
At the beginning of 2018, he sold his catering company in order to concentrate fully on building up his company Blockchance and to advance the BlockchanceConference and BlockchanceCampus. Here, he can combine his expertise in business management, marketing and public relations with his passion for blockchain technology.
HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS
Thomas has lived and breathed journalism for more than 27 years. He works as a PR specialist for Deutsche Bahn, SIBB e. V. Berlin, the IT-Executive Club Hamburg and the Blockchance Conference. He is also working for many tech start-ups.
He is an extremely experienced community marketer and has worked for OpenOffice.org (Germany), the Gnome Project Ubuntu, Germany and Android.
Over the last couple of years, he has also served as a PR manager for media Start-ups and is publisher of HANSEVALLEY.
Thomas is responsible for BLOCKCHANCE Ventures’s press relations and is the mastermind behind BLOCKCHANCE Ventures’s PR strategy. He handles all press-related topics.
Thanks to Thomas, BLOCKCHANCE Ventures has been present in major German newspapers.
He is also responsible for the PR of the companies that we invest in, making sure that the world knows about the magic that happens in our portfolio companies.
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