In 2019, we reported on a new, Berlin-based, European VC Visionaries Club with a focus on B2B, founded by Sebastian Pollock and Robert Lacher. At that time, Visionaries Club launched two new €40M micro funds for seed and growth stage B2B.
Pollok was previously a VC at e.Ventures in San Francisco and also founded Amoreli, the spin-off from Pro7Sat.1 Media Group. Lacher was previously a founding partner of La Famiglia, an early investor in FreightHub, Koya, Asana Rebel, OnTruck and Personio.
Visionaries Club has now announced a second B2B-focused fund, with a new €150m seed fund and a €200m ‘early growth fund. It has so far invested in companies such as Personio, Miro, Choco, Xentral, Truelayer, Vay, Taxdoo, Yokoy, Pigment, Leapsome and Gtmhub, along with VCs such as Sequoia, Accel, Index, Lightspeed or Bessemer.
In a statement, Lacher said: “We are very proud and humbled that more than 20 of our founders are entrepreneurs we have supported in the past, who are now reinvesting their private money into our funds, such as Hanno Renner (Personio), Jenny Podwills. (Leapsum), Daniel Khachab (Choco), Christian Reber (Pitch / Superlist) or the founders of TaxDoo and Incify.
The fund essentially operates as a micro-VC fund, meaning it can lead and co-lead seed investment deals, co-invest in early growth stage (Series B) deals alongside larger, multistage VC funds.
It is also launching the Visionaries Club science-based ‘Tomorrow Fund’ to support science-based startups at the pre-seed and seed stage.
Additionally, Sahar Meghani and Marton Sarkadi Nagy have been promoted to partners.
London-based Meghani will play a lead role in managing the new growth fund, while Sarkadi Nagy will lead the seed fund operations.