Back in 2019, we reported Visionaries Clubis a new European venture capital firm based in Berlin, focused on B2B, founded by Sebastian Pollok and Robert Lacher. At the time, Visionaries Club launched two new EUR 40 million micro funds for seed and growth stage B2B.
Pollok was previously the VC of e.ventures in San Francisco and also founded Amorelie, which exited the Pro7Sat.1 Media Group. Lacher was familyan early investor in FreightHub, Coya, Asana Rebel, OnTruck and Personio.
Visionaries Club has now announced a second B2B-focused fund, a new €150 million seed fund and a €200 million “Early Growth Fund”. To date, it has invested in companies such as Personio, Miro, Choco, Xentral, Truelayer, Vay, Taxdoo, Yokoy, Pigment, Leapsome and Gtmhub, as well as venture capital firms such as Sequoia, Accel, Index, Lightspeed or Bessemer.
“We are very proud and humbled that our 20+ founder LPs are founders we have supported in the past and now reinvest their private money into our fund, such as Hanno Renner (Personio),” Lacher said in a statement. ), Jenny Podewills (Leapsome), Daniel Khachab (Choco), Christian Reber (Pitch / Superlist) or founder of Taxdoo and Insify.”
The fund essentially operates as a micro-VC fund, meaning it can lead and co-lead seed investment deals, co-investing with larger multi-stage VC funds in early growth stage (Series B) deals.
It also launched the Visionaries Club science-driven “Tomorrow Fund” to support science-driven startups at the pre-seed and seed stages.
In addition, Sahar Meghani and Marton Sarkadi Nagy have been promoted to partners.
London-based Meghani will manage the new growth fund, while Sarkadi Nagy will oversee the seed fund activities.