Vanagon | Digital CLimate Tech
Backing the digital
green transition
Our commitments go toward outstanding Digital ClimateTech founders to create the best possible future - together.
We are B2B transformation and digitalization experts and have worked on the rollout of first and second-wave Internet technologies such as web, mobile and cloud, which have completely changed our global economy. We know that the frontier software of the third wave of the Internet will cause an even larger transformation. This progression enables us to create products that harness software's unique attributes - its widespread distribution, customization, interconnectedness, and powerful processing capabilities. But now for the first time software is touching the tangible, physical world around us - so we have developed deep expertise during the last decades giving us unparalleled access to teams who build meaningful companies with real-life impact and for the betterment of tomorrow.
A sector-focused fund to back europe's most ambitious founders
Stage: Pre-Seed to Seed
Sector: Digital ClimateTech
Enabler/Business Models: Ai, DLT/Data, Marketplaces, B2B SaaS
GEO: Europe, with a focus on DACH region

We are fueling a new generation of European tech founders who capitalize on the next-wave digitalization and decarbonization imperative from pre-seed to seed for the betterment of tomorrow.

Dedicated trailblazers executing a
unique & tested approach
We have already been collaborating and investing together for 5+ years pre-Vanagon
  • Axel Roitzsch
    Axel is a technology B2B entrepreneur turned investor with a proven track record in founding, scaling and exiting companies in Germany, Belgium and the UK.

  • Susanne Fromm
    Susanne is a former strategy consultant, corporate executive, and ex-CEO of a listed investment company, with extensive networks within corporate, startup and investor communities.
  • Sandro Stark
    From founding his first own venture to shaping Innovation projects at Allianz. With a past at Microsoft and a master's from Imperial College, he is championing emerging technologies for global good.
Ecosystem and platform approach
  • A platform approach to Venture Capital
    We are embedded in a thriving community of founders. Hosting events and online programs such as ReFi Talents with hundreds of innovators, corporates, startups, technologists and sustainability experts from e.g. Amazon, Deloitte, Celo, Raiffeisen, Deutsche Bank
  • First-Hand Experience

    While >80% of European VCs haven't founded a company themselves, we know the struggles from team building, finding product market fit until exit ourselves. We pitch our portfolio companies in our network as if they where our own. Our skillset allows us to work closely with founders in strategy, growth, fundraising & M&A. Expect hands-on growth hacks instead of generic macro advise.

  • Specialized Expertise
    We have profound expertise in B2B digital transformation and next-frontier software. Our sector and technology focus is situated at the intersection of Climate and Open Finance, enabling us to make more informed investment decisions, better support portfolio companies, and achieve higher returns on our investments.
“The wealth that is being generated in climate tech right now will wildly eclipse all of the wealth ever generated by the Internet in total.”
Chris Sacca (Early Investor in Instagram, Uber & Twitter)

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More than half of our global GDP directly depend on nature. Digital Environmental Assets will become the core of our economy and our most important asset class. Technology enables Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCMs) and other Natural Capital Markets to overcome limitations such as lack of quality, transparency, and market liquidity.
Reliable data lays the foundation for sustainable change - open, permissionless and interoperable networks for businesses and industry-focused data exchange platforms will power the coming wave of the green industrial transition.
Data &
Open finance refers to applications using public data, blockchain technology and API-based integration with banking services in the traditional financial system. The resulting solutions improve data transparency, enhance ESG service offerings and empower the transition towards green financing.
Portfolio Showcases
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Carbon Markets
Natural Capital
Transparency Software
Digital Finance Infrastructure
Obvious Ventures
Draper Goren Holm
Planet A
Kraken Ventures
Pre-seed & Seed
NatureTech, Climate Finance & Software