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a Hamburg-based private investment company

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WHO WE ARE

BIF Partners is a Hamburg-based private investment company focusing on VC Deals in the Pre-Seed to Series-A stages as well as Club Deals in more mature companies. We are industry & geography agnostic and co-invest alongside leading investors. With over 40 years of aggregate Venture Capital and Private Equity experience, we know what it takes to support and scale a successful business.
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WHAT WE LOOK FOR

We support experienced and highly driven teams in their well-defined and thoroughly researched business ideas. We are looking for clear and sustainable value propositions solving real life problems and generating real customer value. Our main investment focus is on digital technology, innovative & sustainable service concepts and life science opportunities.
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HOW WE OPERATE

Our mission is to support not only financially but also with our extensive experience and network, to open doors and help our portfolio companies. We know that seed financing is a risky undertaking. However, we firmly believe that sound analysis, deep understanding of customer needs and the willingness to constantly adapt and learn, can reduce risk to acceptable levels. We operate as an agile company with quick decision and response times, without rigid and lengthy processes.
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WHAT MATTERS TO US

We are committed to operate according to the highest moral and ethical standards and strive to make our world a better place. We believe in loyalty, intellectual openness and honesty. These values alongside good personal chemistry, humbleness and mutual trust are the prerequisites for entering into a successful partnership.
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MEET THE TEAM

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Wolfgang Biedermann

Wolfgang is currently leading H.I.G.Capital’s private equity team in Europe. Prior to H.I.G., Wolfgang was the CEO of Pricap Venture Partners AG, an investment firm he co-founded in 2000, focused on seed and growth capital investments in Germany. Before that, he was a Managing Director of Thomas J.C. Matzen GMBH, a small cap buyout firm founded by Thomas Matzen who built Schroders in Germany (today Permira) and later managed the investment activities of CinVen in Germany until 1996. He started his career as a Consultant at BCG in Germany and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Master Degree from ESCP.

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Alexander Biedermann

Alexander is an Investment Manager at BIF Partners. Prior to that he gained experience in Venture Capital as a Ventures Analyst at Plug & Play Tech Center, one of the most active early stage VC investors in the U.S. Furthermore, Alexander has gained experience in Finance at HSBC in its Corporate Banking division and at EY in the Transaction Services department. Alexander is an Alumnus from Bocconi University and has completed his post-graduate studies at ESCP Europe, majoring in Entrepreneurship & Finance.

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Jan-Philipp Biedermann

Jan-Philipp holds a BSc. in International Business from Copenhagen Business School and a MSc. in Management of Information Systems from the London School of Economics. He has more than 3 years of professional experience in founding, running, scaling and consulting start-ups at different levels of maturity. He is currently working for FANtium, a start-up in the Web 3.0 space.

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Francesco Biedermann

Francesco is currently working in strategy consulting at BCG. He has a Bachelor in Management from ESCP Business School. Prior to that he spent two years in Hong Kong, working in the buying office of Coop Switzerland. Having worked and studied in China, France, UK and Spain, his focus is on international business.

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aptamer

Aptamer Group develops Optimer® binders to enable innovation in the life science industry.

atriva

Atriva Therapeutics is clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing host-targeting inhibitors against respiratory viral infections.

avatour

Avatour is the remote collaboration platform for site meetings.

behome

Be Home's mission is to prolong peoples time living at home.

cara

Cara Care builds the most effective holistic companion for every individual with digestive issues that guides through everyone's healthcare journey.

cpt

Coldplasmatech produces medical devices that kill multiresistant bacteria in chronic wounds using cold plasma.

hemispherian

Hemispherian is a biotechnology company developing new treatments for the most aggressive types of cancer.

iotech

Io Tech develops digital multi-material solutions for electronics and additive mass manufacturing.

nelly

Nelly is a tool to simplify patient onboarding and payments for medical practices

plover

Plover Trip offers fully digitized business travel solutions for transparent and seamless travel experience.

tagworks

Tagworks Pharmaceuticals is developing a unique approach towards antibody-based imaging and therapy.

Eco

ECO GROUP is about to unite rising eco-brands under one roof

FROM THE FOUNDERS

The B.I.F. team has been very supportive in helping Plover on key business strategies and directions. More importantly, they have proven to be steadfast in their investment belief, especially during the global Covid pandemic. We are very pleased to have B.I.F. as one of our investors.”

Eugene Chan

CEO Plover Trip

plover

I am very impressed by B.I.F’s commitment and dedication: very smart and actionable advice, empathy, respect towards our team and a lot of experience, especially in corporate strategy. The Biedermann’s have been high quality investors, true to their words at each step.

B.I.F. made their first investment in ioTech in April 2020, when financial markets were in disarray at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Thanks to their network, they successfully introduced additional investors and supported us consistently in each of our financing rounds.

They are direct, insightful, ethical and reliable advisors. Thank you B.I.F

Herve Javice

Co-Founder & CEO at IO Tech Group

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