Venture Captial Boutique focussed on High-Tech Startups from sunrise industries with outstanding growth potential.



Venture Capital

BambooVentures finances High-Tech Startups that are from sunrise industries and possess a substantial growth potential.

Venture as a Service

Venture as a Service makes innovative technologies and products from external sources utilizable for established companies.

Flexible. Modular. Efficient. 


established 2010 interdisciplinary team substantial know-how



Michael Streich

Co-Founder & Partner



Before co-founding BambooVentures (2010) he had been responsible in various roles in Investment Banking. Overall, he has been contributing within banking and finance for nearly 20 years now. For many years Michael has been active as entrepreneur and investor. Currently he develops Bamboo’s new business unit „Venture as a Service“. Furthermore he is shareholder of various companies via the portfolio of BambooVentures. Education: Economist (Dipl. Volkswirt), University of Munich (LMU, Prof H.W. Sinn)

Prof. Dr. Maximilian Levasier

Co-Founder & Partner



Before co-founding BambooVentures Maximilian Levasier had collected many years of experience in the areas of business consulting, tax consulting and family office - amongst others Ernst & Young (EY). He has been active as investor in three portfolio companies and served as a jury member for several business plan competitions for many years. In 2013 he was appointed Professor of Finance & Management at the private University of Applied Sciences in Munich (International School of Management - ISM). Education: Dr. publ. oec., Master of Business Research & Graduate in Business Administration, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. LL.M. Taxation, University of Münster, Certified Tax Adviser (Steuerberater).

Dr. Boris Belhomme




Prior to joining BambooVentures (March 2013) Boris Belhomme most recently worked as a consultant in the fields of technology and software development. Previously, he had worked in research and development at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) for many years, where he had been particularly focusing on the development of algorithms for simulation and optimization. Boris Belhomme is an active investor and shareholder in Bamboo’s portfolio companies. Furthermore he provides entrepreneurial experience through involvement in medium-sized family businesses. Education: Dr.-Ing. at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics & product development), Technical University of Munich.

Venture as a Service (VaaS)


Leading companies are increasingly utilizing innovative technologies and products developed by external sources - e.g. startups. 

In the real world, this per se simple goal comes with quite a few challenges regarding effectivity and availability of crucial resources. 

However, being able to seize these innovative technologies and products at an early stage can make a significant difference to ones own future business-success.

Venture as a Service (VaaS)

VaaS offers established companies - SME & corporates - a cost-efficient method to benefit from these innovative products, technologies and business models in a structured and systematic way. 

All relevant steps from identification over selection through exit or integration are delivered by BambooVentures from a single source. 

Efficient. Modular. Flexible.



BambooVentures finances High-Tech Startups from sunrise industries with outstanding growth potential.



We are convinced that early-stage investments should not only consist of cash commitments.
Therefore we get involved on a strategical and tactical level.
Our portfolio companies have access to our extensive network and kow-how.

Potential investment targets need to meet the following prerequisites.

  • product/service aims a future sunrise industry and addresses an attractive marketsize
  • your product/service needs to solve a clear defined problem and generates significant value for users
  • (granted) IP rights are a clear advantage
  • your company is seed or early-stage
  • your headquarter is based in: Germany, Austria or Switzerland.


Professor Dr. Dr. Dietmar Ernst


Director of the "Deutschen Insitituts für Corporate Finance" and Dean "International Finance" at University for Applied Science "Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt" in Nuertingen. Prof. Ernst has been active within corporate finance and privat equity for more than fifteen years. He is author of various standard educational books for the topic area of corporate valuation, corporate finance and derivatives.

Dr. Hellmut Kirchner



Dr. Hellmut Kirchner has gathered substantial experience as entrepreneur and investor for more than 35 years. He was responsible for the set up and expansion of the VC-unit of Matuschka group as well as founder and managing director of TVM - a leading German VC company.

Lukasz Michalski



Lukasz Michalski, "Diplom-Kaufmann", tax advisor and auditor, seizes comprehensive experience concerning strategic, operational and financial setting of directions for corporates as well as M&A transactions. After many years as advisor working for two of the "big-fours" he now works as finance manager for an investment company.

Martin Weber



Martin Weber, fully qualified laywer and "Diplom-Kaufmann", possesses many years of experience within private equity and investment banking. His professional career started with Ernst & Young (EY) and later led him into the CFO unit of a large German bank. Since 2007 he has worked in investment banking for a leading European banking-group.


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Get in touch

We are delighted that you want to contact us. 

Headquater Munich

Maximilianstraße 29
80539 Munich

Tel.: +49 (0) 89 21 55 25 660

Legal Notice

Information provided according to Sec. 5 German Telemedia Act (TMG):
BambooVentures GmbH
Maximilianstraße 29
80539 München


Telephone: +49 (0)89 21 55 25 660


Represented by:
Dipl.-Volksw. Michael Streich
Prof. Dr. Maximilian Levasier
Dr. Boris Belhomme

Register entry:

Entry in the Handelsregister.
Registering court: Amtsgericht München
Registration number: HRB 184432



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Dispute resolution

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Liability for Contents

As service providers, we are liable for own contents of these websites according to Sec. 7, paragraph 1 German Telemedia Act (TMG). However, according to Sec. 8 to 10 German Telemedia Act (TMG), service providers are not obligated to permanently monitor submitted or stored information or to search for evidences that indicate illegal activities.


Legal obligations to removing information or to blocking the use of information remain unchallenged. In this case, liability is only possible at the time of knowledge about a specific violation of law. Illegal contents will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.


Liability for Links

Our offer includes links to external third party websites. We have no influence on the contents of those websites, therefore we cannot guarantee for those contents. Providers or administrators of linked websites are always responsible for their own contents.


The linked websites had been checked for possible violations of law at the time of the establishment of the link. Illegal contents were not detected at the time of the linking. A permanent monitoring of the contents of linked websites cannot be imposed without reasonable indications that there has been a violation of law. Illegal links will be removed immediately at the time we get knowledge of them.



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Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection


The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.


Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.


How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form. Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.


What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.


What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.


2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.


If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.


Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

BambooVentures GmbH
Maximilianstraße 29
80539 München

Telephone: +49 (0)89 21 55 25 660


The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).


Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.


Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link:


Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.


SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.


Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.


Opposition to promotional emails

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.


3. Data collection on our website


Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.


Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.


You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website. Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO.


The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.


Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address


These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. Therefore server log files have to be stored.


4. Plugins and tools

Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.


For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.


If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at and in Google's privacy policy at


Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.


The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.


Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at

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