It was in 2019 when we reported On Visionaries Club, a new Berlin-based European B2B-focused venture capital founded by Sebastian Pollok and Robert Lacher. At the time, Visionaries Club launched two new microfunds of €40 million for seed stage and growth stage B2B.
Pollock was previously a VC at e.ventures in San Francisco and also founded Amorelie, which spun off to Pro7Sat.1 Media Group. Lacher was previously a founding partner of La Famigliaearly investor in FreightHub, Coya, Asana Rebel, OnTruck and Personio.
Visionaries Club has now announced a second fund focused on B2B, with a new seed fund of €150 million and an early growth fund of €200 million. It has so far invested in companies such as Personio, Miro, Choco, Xentral, Truelayer, Vay, Taxdoo, Yokoy, Pigment, Leapsome and Gtmhub, together with VCs such as Sequoia, Accel, Index, Lightspeed or Bessemer.
In a statement, Lacher said: “We are extremely proud and humbled that more than 20 of our founding LPs are founders we have supported in the past who are now reinvesting their private money in our funds such as Hanno Renner (Personio), Jenny Podewills ( Leapsome), Daniel Khachab (Choco), Christian Reber (Pitch / Superlist) or the founders of Taxdoo and Insify.”
The fund essentially operates as a micro-VC fund, meaning it can lead and co-lead seed investment deals, co-investing alongside larger, multi-stage VC funds in early-stage growth deals (Series B) .
He also launched the science-oriented Visionaries Club, a €50 million “Tomorrow Fund” to support science-oriented start-ups at the Pre-Seed and Seed stage.
In addition, Sahar Meghani and Marton Sarkadi Nagy were promoted to partners.
London-based Meghani will take a lead role in managing the new growth fund, while Sarkady Nagy will take a lead role in the seed fund’s activities.