Bold ideas require
We are OSRAM's venture capital arm
Focus beyond OSRAM's lighting & photonics DNA
We invest in startups with novel technologies and innovative business models. We seek to accelerate your growth by leveraging OSRAM’s leading position in the high-tech lighting & photonics industry. Yet, our investment scope goes well beyond pure illumination. Have a look at our focus areas and funding criteria.
From Early to Growth
€500 k up to €10 mn
Europe, North America, Israel
We lift your idea to the next level
As OSRAM’s corporate VC, we have access to a global network of industrial and technological expertise. For more than 110 years, OSRAM has been shaping the international lighting & photonics market and has collected substantial experience along the way. We leverage this knowledge to your advantage and make it available to you.
We offer technological support with specific expertise in areas ranging from lasers over LEDs to state-of-the-art optical sensors.
We have access to OSRAM’s in-depth market knowledge and top-tier players in sectors such as sensors, mobility, infrastructure or horticulture.
We make our competencies available to your startup. This includes industrialization, professional quality management, support from a strong purchasing department, and management of suppliers or highly experienced IP-experts.
We operate independently of our parent company. This independence gives us the flexibility to act fast for our portfolio companies and on investment opportunities.
Companies we've backed
We partner with startups that change the world for the better.
agrilution provides consumers the unique emotional experience to grow fresh herbs, salads and vegetables in their own home fully automated, all year round. The solution is an ecosystem consisting of a smart kitchen appliance, proprietary seed consumables and an app.
beaconsmind is a software provider based in Zurich, Switzerland; and Munich, Germany. The company helps in-store retailers digitize their business models. As the first iBeacon full-service provider, the company uses its software beaconsmind Suite to drive sales, customer loyalty and revenue for clients in brick-and-mortar business.
Blickfeld, a Munich-based startup company founded in 2016, develops scanning LiDAR systems and perception software for autonomous-driving cars and other applications.
GoodIP is a web-based recommendation platform for patents. Leveraging the wisdom of the crowd, hidden treasures in patent portfolios of corporations, universities and inventors can become visible.
iThera Medical has developed the so-called MSOT technology (Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography), a laser-light-enabled imaging modality for medical diagnostics. MSOT allows for the facile, yet precise identification of tumors and inflammatory diseases without the need for invasive procedures.
Motorleaf has developed one of the first software and hardware solutions to serve indoor farms and greenhouses around the world. Using artificial intelligence / machine learning Motorleaf makes vegetable production more efficient, predictable, repeatable – and more profitable.
Working with us will open doors for you
FLUXUNIT – OSRAM VENTURES
We are the corporate venture capital arm of OSRAM. Building on OSRAM’s leadership in the lighting & photonics industry, we seek innovation that goes beyond the mere lighting & photonics context and has the potential to disrupt existing technologies and business models. It is our goal to build partnerships with startups and foster their development through our investments and support.