Berlin - SMP advised the Munich-based venture capitalist VSquared Ventures on the establishment of a fund for B2B deep tech start-ups. The anchor investor of the VSquared Ventures Fund with a targeted total volume of 65 million Euros is the Hamburg real estate investor Albert Buell. In addition to Buell, Sonnen founder Christoph Ostermann and Metaio founder Thomas Alt also invested. The focus of investment activity is on companies specializing in B2B deep-tech solutions. Over a period of five years, investments will be made in start-ups in the fields of New Space, Automation, AI, New Forms of Computing and Enterprise SaaS. Comprehensive legal and tax advice was provided to VSquared Ventures by a team around SMP partner Jens Kretzschmann.

"With its new fund, VSquared Ventures Management is paving the way for important developments in the deep-tech sector and is thus sending forward-looking signals to the market even during the current crisis," says Jens Kretzschmann, Partner at SMP. "We are pleased that the VSquared team has once again relied on our legal and tax expertise in the establishment of the VSquared Ventures Fund and has placed its trust in us".

VSquared Ventures
VSquared Ventures is a Munich-based venture capitalist with a focus on B2B deep tech start-ups. Vsquared Ventures was founded in 2019 by Herbert Mangesius, Thomas Oehl and Benedikt von Schoeler. The team had previously been a successful VC investor with Vito Ventures.

About SMP
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 50 experienced lawyers and tax specialists in three Offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne.

Advisors VSquared
Jens Kretzschmann (Lead), Partner
Dr. Helder Schnittker, Partner
Dr. Julian Albrecht, Associated Partner
Lennart Lorenz, Partner
Dr. David John, Associate
Michael Blank, Associate