Driven by Reason.
Acton Capital is a leading growth-stage Venture Capital investor in Europe and beyond.
We invest with a clear focus on tech-enabled business models in Europe and North America – ready to scale and built to last.
Investing in Growth.
Since 1999, the Acton team supports digital pioneers on their way to market leadership.
With over two decades of investment experience and a deep understanding of tech-enabled business models, we help skilled and driven founders establish value for the long run.
Since 1999Investment Experience
Europe, North AmericaTarget Region
Acton V, 2019Current Fund & Vintage
EUR +500MInvested Capital
40+Exits to Date
Tech-enabled Business ModelsInvestment Focus
(Early) GrowthInvestment Stage
EUR 5-10MØ Investment per Company
Our Investment Principles
WE INVEST IN THE BUSINESS MODEL.
We back the market leaders of tomorrow, not the next hype. We seek transformational growth, driven by technology and sustainable cash flows.
We invest in scalable business models, committed to real customer value and a clear path to profitability.
Ready to scale and built to last.
WE PARTNER WITH SUPERIOR TEAMS.
We invest in founders who build strong leadership teams and look for active support, not just money. Based on a deep belief in integrity and enduring partnerships, we contribute our expertise, hard work and passion to support young teams in building great companies.
Along the entire journey.
WE CONTRIBUTE OUR EXPERIENCE.
We have invested in over 80 companies across Europe and North America. Our values, persistence and commitment have contributed to creating one of the most successful venture portfolios in the internet segment.
Sustainable growth, driven by reason.
People. Support to Create.
Our Investment History
Our track record in Venture Capital dates back to 1999, when the Acton team began investing in digital pioneers on behalf of Hubert Burda Media. While the Internet and with it our portfolio has evolved since, our beliefs have remained the same: Sustainable growth is driven by reason.
Established in Munich
Our initial investment in Alando and the following exit to eBay kick-started our story in Venture Capital.
Our first years as investor were all about the first movers in ecommerce and digital media.
Post Dotcom & Pre Social Networks
The burst of the bubble didn’t keep us from glancing across the Atlantic.
Presence in Vancouver, British Columbia
To scout the local startup scene, our first Venture Partner for North America joined the team in 2007.
Renaming to Acton Capital
With the spin-off into an independent fund structure and the opening to a broader investor base, we put “Acton” on our nameplate.
Ready to back the pioneers of tomorrow
AI, DTC, IoT – We can’t predict what the next acronym will be, but we can help shape the future by focusing on what we do best: Supporting exceptional entrepreneurs in building great business models, ready to scale and built to last.