We are engineers at heart and investors by choice

to turn your scientific or technological breakthroughs into  impactful startups

the companion for technology founders at hour zero

The VC for technical teams
Build a strong foundation for sustainable growth
Join a community of passionate deep tech entrepreneurs and investors
The VC for technical teams
Build a strong foundation for sustainable growth
Join a community of passionate deep tech entrepreneurs and investors

We invest €0.2 - 1m in Pre-Seed B2B Startups in Europe as a lead or co-investor

climate & energy
enterprise software
industrial tech
deep tech & hardware
artificial intelligence
dev tools & infra
climate & energy
enterprise software
industrial tech
deep tech & hardware
artificial intelligence
dev tools & infra

we look for highly ambitious teams that address hard problems with complex technology

We deliver first momentum

We are your dedicated partner, providing the resources, network, and expertise you need to navigate the complexities of building a successful deep tech startup

Pre-Seed DNA

we live and breathe Pre-Seed since 2015. we know what it takes to get from 0 to 1 and will guide you on this journey

Technical Investors

we are a team of engineers and scientists. We speak your language, understand highly technical products, markets and commercialization paths

Tangible Support

we accelerate your journey with high-value connections to talent, customers and investors

IQ = EQ

we strive to be a true companion to the teams we work with and believe in intellectual honesty and trustworthy open communication.

Our portfolio

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DAEDALUS
Autonomous manufacturing
industrial
MACHINE LEARNING
DEEP TECH
all
SDA
Industrial DevOps
industrial
DEV TOOLS & INFRA
all
UNIKRAFT
High-performance serverless cloud
DEV TOOLS & INFRA
all
QUANTUM DIAMONDS
Quantum sensing
DEEP TECH
all
ISPTech
In-space Propulsion
DEEP TECH
all
KIPU QUANTUM
Quantum Software
DEEP TECH
ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE
all
pliant
Enterprise credit card infrastructure
ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE
all
Roofline
Edge AI Compiler Platform
DEV TOOLS & INFRA
ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE
all
TURN2X
Renewable Natural Gas
CLIMATE & ENERGY
DEEP TECH
all
cello
User Referral SDK
ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE
all
OCTOMIND
AI-based software testing
DEV TOOLS & INFRA
MACHINE LEARNING
all
GAUSS fusion
Nuclear Fusion
CLIMATE & ENERGY
DEEP TECH
all
QUANTPI
Explainable AI platform
ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE
MACHINE LEARNING
all
IMPARGO
SaaS for SME transportation companies
ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE
all
DIVE SOLUTIONS
Particle-based fluid simulation
industrial
ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE
DEEP TECH
all
EDYOUCATED
Personalized corporate up- & reskilling
ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE
all
LIGHTLY
Data curation for Computer Vision
DEV TOOLS & INFRA
MACHINE LEARNING
all
HEYCHARGE
Low-cost EV charging solution
CLIMATE & ENERGY
all
ONE-FIVE
Bio-based material development
CLIMATE & ENERGY
DEEP TECH
all
HYPOTHETIC
Generative AI for 3D assets
ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE
MACHINE LEARNING
all
TILORES
Entity-resolution platform
DEV TOOLS & INFRA
all
AI SUPERVISION
Manufacturing Execution System
industrial
ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE
all
PROJECT B
AI payroll software
ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE
MACHINE LEARNING
all
BRINEWORKS
Ocean-based carbon removal
CLIMATE & ENERGY
DEEP TECH
all
ENNEO
AI customer service
ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE
MACHINE LEARNING
all
STREAMBASED
Streaming Analytics
DEV TOOLS & INFRA
all
helio
Cloud rendering
DEV TOOLS & INFRA
all
Cirpuls
Marketplace for recycled plastics
CLIMATE & ENERGY
industrial
ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE
all
Ninetailed
Personalization API platform
ENTERPRISE SOFTWARE
DEV TOOLS & INFRA
all

the founder testimonials

whatsapp message

Many VCs promise support on operational topics and fundraising. First Momentum delivers.

Malte Rau
CEO Pliant

LinkedIn Post

Today morning, an investor of ours surprised us with an order of sweets which just magically appeared in front of our office doors. This enchanted everybody in the team and showed to me how important the small things really are. 💙

Pierre Sabrowski
CEO Dive

intro mail to founder

First Momentum is certainly the VC that adds the most value by far, and we owe them in particular for the connection to our new Head of Engineering and a promising pilot customer

Kevin Berghoff
CEO QuantumDiamonds

feedback email

You do a better job of making your portfolio founders feel like family then any investor I've had the pleasure to work with!

Chris Cardé
CEO HeyCharge

investor update mail

We won two customers: *********** (Series E, >800FTEs, shoutout to First Momentum for intro!) and….

Marc Mengler
CEO Octomind

investor update mail

Thanks to the folks at First Momentum for your great support on filling up the funnel with amazing candidates!

Daniel Hoppe
CEO Skyflow

direct testimonial

FM goes way and above just investment money. They have helped with intros to key people, important strategic advise, and on a more personal note, they are super friendly and amazing to work with.

Felipe Huici
CEO Unikraft

investor reference inquiry

David is often the first person to call if I need a sparring partner for certain topics. First Momentum is clearly one of the funds on our cap table that supports us the most (sales intros, hiring …)

Stefan Bader
CEO Cello

the founder testimonials

investor reference inquiry

David is often the first person to call if I need a sparring partner for certain topics. First Momentum is clearly one of the funds on our cap table that supports us the most (sales intros, hiring …)

Stefan Bader
CEO Cello

LinkedIn Post

Today morning, an investor of ours surprised us with an order of sweets which just magically appeared in front of our office doors. This enchanted everybody in the team and showed to me how important the small things really are. 💙

Pierre Sabrowski
CEO Dive

intro mail to founder

First Momentum is certainly the VC that adds the most value by far, and we owe them in particular for the connection to our new Head of Engineering and a promising pilot customer

Kevin Berghoff
CEO QuantumDiamonds

feedback email

You do a better job of making your portfolio founders feel like family then any investor I've had the pleasure to work with!

Chris Cardé
CEO HeyCharge

investor update mail

We won two customers: *********** (Series E, >800FTEs, shoutout to First Momentum for intro!) and….

Marc Mengler
CEO Octomind

investor update mail

Thanks to the folks at First Momentum for your great support on filling up the funnel with amazing candidates!

Daniel Hoppe
CEO Skyflow

direct testimonial

FM goes way and above just investment money. They have helped with intros to key people, important strategic advise, and on a more personal note, they are super friendly and amazing to work with.

Felipe Huici
CEO Unikraft

whatsapp message

Many VCs promise support on operational topics and fundraising. First Momentum delivers.

Malte Rau
CEO Pliant
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Our Team

In 2015 we launched an incubator for Pre-Seed startups and supported technical teams that raised more than €500m.

We are a team of engineers & scientists with passion for technology

Sebastian Böhmer

Founding Partner

ANDREAS
FISCHER

Founding Partner

DAVID
MEIBORG

GENERAL PARTNER

LENA
SPÄTH

HEAD OF PLATFORM

ANA
KOLLER

HEAD OF RESEARCH

MAXIMILIAN
OCHS

INVESTMENT TEAM

CHRISTIAN
NEUMANN

INVESTMENT TEAM

Co-investors

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