M&A Tech Invest. We are investing in the future

Connectivity, autonomous driving, car sharing, and electric drive systems — each one of these four trends has the potential to turn our industry upside down. But the real revolution lies in intelligently linking the four trends.

If you’re involved with future-oriented technologies and business models, M&A Tech Invest, Daimlers Technology & Venture department is the right investment partner for you.

In addition to traditional product areas such as cars, vans, buses, and trucks, the investment team also focuses on automotive related services, new mobility solutions and services, and a broad portfolio of top venture capital funds all over the world.

We are looking for companies and technologies

Vehicles and services. We’re preparing Daimler for the digital age. We have been synonymous with a strong spirit of innovation for over a century. In order to continue promoting innovation, we’re always on the lookout for opportunities to grow, organically and otherwise.

In addition to its venture investment activities, the team is also responsible for technology and startup acquisitions for the Daimler Group.

As a result, Technology & Venture is always on the lookout for innovative companies and technologies — globally and "stage-agnostic". In other words, we are interested in all types of companies ranging from early stage start-ups to well-established technology companies.

Innovative focal points.

Daimler Technology & Venture concentrates on startups and established companies that focus on the following areas:

Connected
By connecting our vehicles, we’re not only enabling our customers to access their cars; we’re also laying the foundation to offer new kinds of services.
Autonomous
Autonomous driving is redefining the role of the automobile. It will not only enhance safety and comfort, but also provide us with more free time which was previously spent driving.
Shared & Services
Owning, sharing, or renting — the mobility of the future offers greater flexibility. From car2go and myTaxi to the moovel mobility platform, we already offer our customers a wide range of shared mobility services. We are continuously expanding our range of offers.
Electric
It’s a sure bet that the future of mobility will be electric. In addition to the electrification of internal combustion engines, e.g. using plug-in hybrids, we aim to launch a large number of battery-electric vehicles, ranging from the smart to trucks.
Industry 4.0
The potential of the digital revolution is huge: If human beings, machines, and industrial processes are intelligently networked, individual products of high quality can be created rapidly. Production and manufacturing costs can be made more competitive. The digitalization of the value chain is opening up a whole range of new potential and opportunities.
Customer experience
Every customer is unique, has distinct wishes, and utilizes specific communication/social media channels. Creating a good customer experience requires an approach that is completely individualized.
FinTech/InsureTech
Financing, leasing, insuring, and flexible ownership options — Daimler offers a wealth of financial services. As we continue to make the services more flexible, we are creating greater freedom for our customers.
We are continuously optimizing our business portfolio by investing in startups or making strategic acquisitions. In this way we’re helping to position the Daimler Group for a bright future and supporting our company’s capacity for innovation.

Our aim is to assist the companies we invest in by immediately adding strategic value from day one. We not only provide financial support, but also contribute the expertise and strength of the Daimler Group by connecting your startup with our experts. And we also make our global strategic network available to support the development of our portfolio companies.

Christian Herrmann

Head of M&A Technology and Venture

Lars Wettlaufer

Senior Investment Manager

Claudius Brambach

Investment Manager

Andrew Hong

Investment Manager

Nils Klimaschewski

Investment Manager

Patrick Jasper

Investment Analyst

Sarah Hussein

Administrative Assistant

A diverse portfolio.

The portfolio of Daimler Technology & Venture encompasses a large number of innovative startups from a variety of segments.

Portfolio Companies.

We’ve built up an ecosystem consisting of strategic network partners from a variety of segments, and we’re integrating the portfolio companies into this ecosystem. We also have a strong network of partners from our extensive portfolio of incubators, accelerators, and top venture capital funds all over the world.

Locations

We are represented throughout the globe.

  • Stuttgart
  • San Francisco
  • Peking
  • Tokio

Epplestraße 225
70567 Stuttgart
techinvest@daimler.com

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309 N Pastoria Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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Daimler Tower
8 Wangjing Street
Chaoyang District
100102 Beijing
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Shin-Kawasaki Mitsui Building 1-1-2, Kashimada
Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki-shi
212-0058 Kanagawa Pref
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