Finance is an issue for every startup. As a rule, setting up a company, moving into premises, recruiting staff and acquiring equipment incurs costs right from day one.
Startups can look to meet their financial needs in a number of different ways.

Individualized startup consulting

Choosing the appropriate funding for a startup company is an individual matter: What subsidies can I use? Where and how can I find suitable financing partners? What sources of funding are right for which phase of my corporate development? Answers to these questions are provided in this leaflet from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK). (available in German only)

Cost-free finance coaching from BayStartUP can help you formulate a coherent financing strategy and put together all the requisite documentation to make a positive impression on investors.

You can find further organizations to turn to for consulting  on our corresponding service site.

Public subsidies and support

Alongside loans from the development banks LfA and KfW, there are all kinds of support programs for innovative companies across a broad spread of industries. Examples include startup coaching, funding for participation in trade fairs and innovation vouchers. A more exhaustive list is posted on the website of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs. The subsidies database (available in German only) maintained by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is useful for startups that are targeting public funding.


Are you looking for investors?
Use our map or this list to gain an initial overview of Munich’s network of investors. Discover what’s the Munich investor scene like in our article.

Venture capital/business angels

It’s not always easy to find venture capital and business angels. Here are some helpful links for startups and business angels:

Munich Network for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVK) (available in German only)
Business Angels Netzwerk Deutschland e.V.
Baystartup business angel network


Can you imagine crowdfinance as a way to get your business moving? What opportunities and potential can this kind of option open up for you?
Information on the various aspects of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding is available from the Startup Unit at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria (IHK).

This list was put together by Munich Startup. The links shown here lay no claim to correctness, completeness or current validity. Accordingly, no warranty is accepted.
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