It was again in 2019 that we reported on Visionaries Membership, a brand new, Berlin-based, European VC specializing in B2B, based by Sebastian Pollok and Robert Lacher. On the time, Visionaries Membership had launched two new €40M micro funds for seed and growth-stage B2B.
Pollok was beforehand a VC at e.ventures in San Francisco and in addition based Amorelie, which exited to Pro7Sat.1 Media Group. Lacher was beforehand a founding accomplice of La Famiglia, an early investor in FreightHub, Coya, Asana Insurgent, OnTruck and Personio.
Visionaries Membership has now introduced a second B2B-focused fund, with a brand new €150m Seed Fund and €200m ‘Early Progress Fund. It’s to date invested in firms corresponding to Personio, Miro, Choco, Xentral, Truelayer, Vay, Taxdoo, Yokoy, Pigment, Leapsome and Gtmhub, alongside VCs corresponding to Sequoia, Accel, Index, Lightspeed or Bessemer.
In a press release, Lacher stated: “We’re extraordinarily proud and humbled that greater than 20 of our founder LPs are founders we’ve backed prior to now, that now reinvest their non-public cash into our funds corresponding to Hanno Renner (Personio), Jenny Podewills (Leapsome), Daniel Khachab (Choco), Christian Reber (Pitch / Superlist) or the founders of Taxdoo and Insify.”
The fund primarily operates as a micro-VC fund, which suggests it may possibly lead, and co-lead Seed funding offers, co-investing alongside bigger, multistage VC funds in Early Progress stage (Collection B) offers.
It’s additionally launching the Visionaries Membership science-driven ‘Tomorrow Fund’ to again science-driven startups on the Pre-Seed and Seed stage.
Moreover, Sahar Meghani and Marton Sarkadi Nagy have been promoted to Companions.
London-based Meghani will take a lead position in managing the brand new Progress Fund, whereas Sarkadi Nagy will take a lead on the seed fund actions.