The very-early-stage VC
Based in Berlin and backed by Axel Springer and Porsche, we support and partner with the most ambitious pre-seed startups from Europe and beyond – often as their first investor.
A growing family
Every week we invest in exceptional earliest-stage founder teams building startups with digital business models – to become Europe’s leading very-early-stage VC.
“Joining APX was an essential part of our success. The team has helped us set the right priorities, introduced us to the right people but more importantly, they are still the most active advisors that we can always count on.”
Rasa Gentvilaitė Žiemienė – Dogo
“From unit economics to fundraising strategy to press relation, having APX as an investor means having a strong, hands-on partner that we can always count on to help us get things done. And they’re a cool bunch of people, too!“
Linda Ahrens – Unown
“APX helped us tremendously from day one and has become a partner we would recommend to anyone in this world. We are proud to belong to the APX portfolio, and will always be.“
Lucas Christel – Offmade
“APX is much more than an investor – it is part of our DNA. Since day one, we have received their support, advice, introductions to potential clients, and much more. APX guides and supports you throughout all the crazy early stages of building up a company.“
Luis Bardají Izard – Trucksters
In good company
Goodbye co-working space: The future of APX is remote-first
Of the many things we’ve learned over the last year and a half at APX, the most positive has been that a remote-first approach has allowed us to invest in even more great companies without losing the personal connection with our portfolio founders.
A data gap: what we know about queer founders — and what we don’t
Promoting diversity among tech founders — how greater LGBTIQ+ visibility can shape start-up cultures
Moving From Accelerator to Long-Term Venture Partner: How APX Invests in Startups in 2021 and beyond
On our vision for APX, the journey from accelerator to very-early-stage VC, and the goal to support even more of the best startups from Europe and beyond.
Virtual Pitching Tips: 14 Learnings From a Year of Home Office
Standing out from the crowd is important. For that, you need a persuasive pitch.
10 Things Investors Look for in Your Startup
At APX, we support startups in becoming “investment-ready” for their next round. However, what does it really mean?
Building a Great Startup Team
No matter how great your idea is or how much funding you have, you can’t do it alone.
Ask Me Anything: Nir Eyal
Tue, Oct 26 · 7:00 PM CET
Join us for a chat with acclaimed author on habits and product design Nir Eyal!
Nir writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. He previously taught as a Lecturer in Marketing at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford.
Nir co-founded and sold two tech companies since 2003 and was dubbed by The M.I.T. Technology Review as, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.” Bloomberg Businessweek wrote, “Nir Eyal is the habits guy. Want to understand how to get app users to come back again and again? Then Eyal is your man.”
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