Early-stage and growth fund – Early-stage financing

valid until 31 December 2023

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    Target groups
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    Who is funded? (Eligible to apply)

    Unlisted small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with an innovative, technological orientation in the founding and launch phase with registered office in the State of Brandenburg. The entry in the commercial register of the enterprise may not date back more than 5 years.

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    What is funded? (Purpose)

    The early stage and growth fund is a programme with two financing components: 

    • Early-stage financing 
    • Growth financing (see follow-up programme) 

    Support for investments in: 

    • Property, plant and equipment 
    • Intangible fixed assets 
    • Operating equipment 
    • Technology development 
    • Product development 
    • Market launch 

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    The funding is granted, in what amount? (The type and amount of support)

    Open-ended investment in combination with a subordinated loan depending on capital requirements and the liquidity and balance sheet situation.

    • Minority stake in the amount of 15% of the share capital without company valuation
    • Subordinated loan (up to €1.2 million, including open-ended investment)
    • No co-investor required, but a contribution from the founders, shareholders or third parties is desired.

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    Contact information

    Investment Bank of the State of Brandenburg (ILB)
    Tel.: +49 (0) 331 660 16 98
    E-Mail: brandenburg-kapital@ilb.de

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    Further information
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    Contact information

    Investment Bank of the State of Brandenburg (ILB)
    Tel.: +49 (0) 331 660 16 98
    E-Mail: brandenburg-kapital@ilb.de

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