Our Approach

Identifizierung - Investition - Wachstum - Exit

Our Approach

The Sales VC.

seed + speed Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm within the German family office of Carsten Maschmeyer - also known from the TV format "Die Höhle der Löwen" (German version of `Shark Tank´). Located in Hanover, Munich, Berlin and San Francisco, we provide innovative startups with sales support and smart capital.

We are driven to empower early stage founders to move markets.

As part of the Maschmeyer Group, we provide a complete capital solution from idea to growth. Our primary goal is to create value for our portfolio companies which are mostly innovative, fast-growing companies that require capital.

There are no good companies. There are only good entrepreneurs. And we are prepared to give good entrepreneurs our outmost support.


  • seed + speed Ventures is sector-agnostic. We want to cover all the best innovations out there
  • We drive your Sales strategy, PR, Marketing & Social Media, Recruiting and Controlling
  • We provide you with exclusive access to our valuable network partners to connect with
  • We push your growth through top-class mentoring and day-to-day coaching
  • We typically invest cash amounts between 50 – 500k EUR
Quality by the numbers


scouting offices


companies screened per year

50-500k €

cash investment


companies invested so far
International Scouting
There are no good companies. There are only good entrepreneurs.
Carsten Maschmeyer - Managing Director of seed + speed Ventures
Our Philosophy

The Investment Journey



Disruptive innovations rarely evolve from incumbent players. We scout internationally for the best entrepreneurs and ideas to move markets.



We typically offer founders 50-500k € cash and sales support in a variety of flexible investment contracts (e.g. convertibles, SAFE, Equity and many more).



We understand ourselves as company builders. We support founders to structure and build their businesses and give network intros and sparring in Strategy, Marketing, Social Media, Accounting, Controlling & HR.


Scale & Exit

Sustainable growth requires scalable business models. We support founders in replicating their success story keeping alive the magic entrepreneurial spirit.

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