Your idea is worth our investment
PHOENIX CONTACT Innovation Ventures
Our principle
"The underlying principle behind Phoenix Contact Innovation Venture is to promote innovation and entrepreneurship."
Marcus Böker Managing Director
As a subsidiary of the global Phoenix Contact Group, we invest in promising startups. We'll work together with you to develop sustainable business models for successful ventures.
Our role is to support your innovative idea with experienced managers and an international network. Business models which offer solutions to future challenges will provide sustainable growth for the Phoenix Contact Group.
Our Investment Focus
We invest in highly disrupting technologies and business models in the fields of industrial control and automation, electrical connection technology, digitization and related technology segments.
We are looking for dynamic companies and teams with a product-, material- or service-related business model which represents a groundbreaking solution for future challenges of the industry.

Our Investment Criteria

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Phase
Start-up to second stage
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Type of Investment
Minority stakeholder
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Regional focus
Mainly Europe
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Investment
between EUR 0.1 - 2.5M
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Support
Support via an active advisory board
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Management
Highly motivated and confident management team
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Business Case
Reliable business plan with promising expected return
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Innovation
Prototype available / service established

Our Team

Markus Böker

Marcus Böker

Marcus is the chairman of the management board of Phoenix Contact Innovation Ventures. With more than 12 years of professional experience in acquisitions, corporate development and organization, he is also heading the M&A Department of the Phoenix Contact Group since 2010.

Marcus has a degree in Business Administration from the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and a Master of Laws in Mergers and Acquisitions from the University of Münster

Andreas Rau

Andreas Rau

Andreas joined Phoenix Contact Innovation Ventures as Managing Director in 2015.

With more 15 years of professional experience in controlling, strategy and performance management, he is also Vice President of Corporate Controlling at Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG since 2006.

Andreas has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Paderborn.

Renzo del Aguila Macher

Renzo del Aguila Macher

Renzo joined Phoenix Contact Innovation Ventures as Investment Manager in 2015 after joining the M&A Department of the Phoenix Contact Group as an Acquisitions Consultant in 2014. Renzo has more than 5 years of experience in private equity, venture capital, and the structuring and implementation of corporate transactions and fundraising mandates.

He holds a Master of Arts in Entrepreneurship and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hamburg.