Who we are
The APX Team
Marces William Nitsch
Søren Lund Nielsen
APX is a 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.
APX launched in 2018, succeeding the Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator, which from 2013 to 2017 was the first investor in more than 100 startups, including fintech unicorn N26.
Each month we invest in exceptional earliest-stage founders
Building startups with digital business models. We look for diverse teams that want to lead, execute and win. Our focus lies in a high financial return for our investors and a great impact on people and our planet. We work closely together to help them grow and close a follow-on financing round.
To be the first investor in the European tech unicorns of the 2020s as Europe’s most active very-early-stage VC.
To build a better future for the startup ecosystem in Europe – the most attractive region for value-based companies from all over the world.
Innovative ideas, curiosity and being contrarian can change the future
Helps us learn from and support each other to reach goals
Through trust, authenticity, respect, and straightforward communication
With complementary skills, diverse backgrounds, and the ambition to win
Profitability and positive impact for people and our planet go hand-in-hand
Working with the best people means actively pushing for diversity & inclusion
If you have daring founders, a strong vision and the right team
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