It was back in 2019 that we reported on Visionaries Club, a new, Berlin-based, European VC focusing on B2B, founded by Sebastian Pollok and Robert Lacher. At the time, Visionaries Club had launched two new €40 million micro funds for seed and growth-stage B2B.
Pollok was previously a VC at e.ventures in San Francisco and also founded Amorelie, which exited to Pro7Sat.1 Media Group. Lacher was previously a founding partner of La Famiglia, an early investor in FreightHub, Coya, Asana Rebel, OnTruck and Personio.
Visionaries Club has now announced a second B2B-focused fund, with a new €150 million seed fund and €200 million early growth fund. It's so far invested in companies such as Personio, Miro, Choco, Xentral, TrueLayer, Vay, Taxdoo, Yokoy, Pigment, Leapsome and Gtmhub, alongside 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 founder LPs are founders we have backed in the past, that now reinvest their private money into our funds such as Hanno Renner (Personio), Jenny Podewils (Leapsome), Daniel Khachab (Choco), Christian Reber (Pitch / Superlist) or the founders of Taxdoo and Insify.”
The fund essentially operates as a micro-VC fund, which means it can lead, and co-lead, seed investment deals, co-investing alongside larger, multistage VC funds in early growth-stage (Series B) deals.
It’s also launching the Visionaries Club science-driven, €50 million "Tomorrow Fund" to back science-driven startups at the pre-seed and seed stage.
Additionally, Sahar Meghani and Marton Sarkadi Nagy have been promoted to partners.
London-based Meghani will take a lead role in managing the new growth fund, while Sarkadi Nagy will take a lead on the seed fund activities.