The very-early-stage VC
Based in Berlin and backed by Axel Springer and Porsche, we support and partner with the most ambitious founding teams from Europe and beyond – often as their first investor.
Our pre-seed deal
In exchange for 5% equity, we provide 50,000 EUR, venture development, and access to our extensive network. We pledge to join follow-on financing rounds with other investors and can quickly invest up to 500,000 EUR in a company before a series A.
A growing family
Each month we close multiple deals with diverse founding teams that want to lead, execute and win, to become Europe’s leading, most active pre-seed investor. They all become part of the APX community, counting hundreds of other founders.
“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
Find content for all aspiring founders on our blog and check out our Medium to get the latest stories about APX, our founders and the European startup culture.
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.
APX and JOIN Capital presents: ‘VCs for Female Founders’
Female founders lack access to funding. To change that, 50 APX and Join Capital have gathered 50 European investors to connect and provide female founders and mixed founding teams from DACH with remote funding office hours.
Meet the Founders: Hirefreehands
Meet Sunkanmi, Seun, Jime, and Abel. With their remote workplace platform Hirefreehands, they are on a mission to connect the African tech talent pool to the global workforce.
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.
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