Berlin – SMP advised Revent Capital (Revent) on the structuring of its impact-focused venture capital fund "Revent Ventures I" with a target volume of 50 million Euro. Among the anchor investors are Benjamin Otto, who already co-financed the two well-known German funds e.ventures and Project A, as well as other prestigious entrepreneurs and investors from Berlin, such as Verena Pausder (Fox & Sheep), Sascha Konietzke (Contentful), Max Tayenthal (N26) Luis Hanemann (e.ventures), Benjamin Roth (Urban Sports Club) and Florian Heinemann (Project A). Going forward, Revent intends to attract additional institutional investors to back its impact-focused venture capital fund. The Revent team received comprehensive legal and tax advice from a team led by SMP partner Stephan Bank.
"With Revent, another VC fund with an impact focus enters the European stage, aiming to show that profit and purpose can not only be combined, but that attractive returns can be achieved particularly through socially responsible actions and business activities," says Stephan Bank. "Although the market is still rather young, there is a rapid growth, and investments with an impact focus are becoming more and more important. We are very pleased that we were able to accompany Revent on the launch of its first fund generation and are closely following further developments in the field of impact investing," adds Joel El-Qalqili.
Revent is an early-stage investor with an impact focus, dedicated to tackling environmental and social challenges. To this end, Revent invests in the course of Pre-Seed to Series A financing rounds across Europe, primarily in the areas of ClimateTech, EdTech as well as Digital Health and in companies which have a clear purpose in addition to profit. Revent, based in Berlin with an additional office in London, was founded in 2020. The founding partners of the fund, whose portfolio companies include Tomorrow Bank, Sylvera, Tomorrow and Net Purpose, are a quartet consisting
SMP is a boutique law firm for tax and business law which is active in the core fields of Tax, Funds, Corporate, Litigation and Transactions. The attorneys and tax specialists at SMP represent a broad client base, which ranges from emerging technology companies and family-run SMEs to large corporations as well as private equity and venture capital funds. Founded in 2017, SMP has become one of the leading players for venture capital, private equity and fund structuring in Germany. The firm and its partners have been recognized nationally and internationally by JUVE, Best Lawyers, Legal 500, Focus and Chambers and Partners. Today, SMP has more than 60 experienced lawyers and tax specialists in three Offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne.
Advisors Revent: SMP
Dr. Stephan Bank (Structuring/Lead) Partner
Lennart Lorenz (Regulatory), Partner
Jens Kretzschmann (Tax), Partner
Joel El-Qalqili (Structuring/Regulatory), Associated Partner
Dr. Florian Wilbrink (Structuring), Associate