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VENTURE

We cooperate with and invest in innovative founders and companies who have promising ideas or have already launched scalable products, with the aim of developing innovative business models and exploring new technologies.

Venture Background
COOPERATION

How to help your startup grow

There are many ways to work with us – let’s talk and see what works best for you and the success of your business.

Pilot projects

Partnerships and development cooperations

Licensing agreements

Investment and acquisition

Services

We turn your idea into a business.

  • Capital

    We provide budgets for collaboration on joint activities and invest in startups which would bring us additional strategic value.

  • Assets

    We provide direct access to our wealth of expertise, our infrastructure, to laboratories, factories, and systems.

  • Market access

    We provide access to the global automotive market, particularly OEMs and the aftermarket.

  • Network

    We provide the know-how of the Eberspächer Group, as well as our network of corporate partners, technology suppliers, and much more.

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TARGET GROUP

Together to the next level!

Startups and young companies we are looking for are typically characterised as follows:

  • Innovative
  • Stage agnostic
  • Germany & Worldwide.
  • Open for strategic investments
  • Focus on connectivity, mobility, neo-ecology or digital services
Zielgruppen
Innovative
Stage agnostic
Germany & Worldwide.
Open for strategic investments
Focus on connectivity, mobility, neo-ecology or digital services
PORTFOLIO

Pace telematics GmbH

PACE turns perfectly normal vehicles into smart cars: with the PACE link and PACE app, you benefit from nine innovative features that include the performance monitor, electronic vehicle log, service station finder, traffic monitor, and automatic emergency call. Without any ongoing costs, PACE contributes towards a safer driving experience with less stress and fewer expenses!

FAQ

Answers 2 your questions

Yes and no. As a venture unit of the Eberspächer Group, we see ourselves as both a strategic partner and an investor. We go beyond shareholdings to cooperate with startups in the form of pilot projects, co-developments, license agreements and partnerships.

FAQ

Answers 2 your questions

  • Is Next Shed the venture capital arm of the Eberspächer Group?

    Yes and no. As a venture unit of the Eberspächer Group, we see ourselves as both a strategic partner and an investor. We go beyond shareholdings to cooperate with startups in the form of pilot projects, co-developments, license agreements and partnerships.

  • What kind of startups are you looking for?

    We are looking for startups that fall within our defined search fields, those which offer additional strategic value. We are not exit-driven and are thus not looking for purely investment projects (VC).

  • How much does Next Shed invest in startups?

    That depends on a number of factors, which is why we will not be providing specifics here.

  • My startup has nothing to do with the automotive sector. Are you still open to a collaboration?

    Yes, we are looking for partners in both the automotive and non-automotive sectors with whom we can develop innovative business models and explore new technologies.

  • Does Next Shed provide the use of premises for startups?

    Not internally at the moment.

Contact us, become part of our network. Together we will get your start-up started.

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