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About us

Argo Capital

Argo Capital is an active venture investor. Our mission is to design and manage alternate fund constructions and provide innovative businesses with relevant venture capital.

We are the investment arm of the Argo Venture Studio. The Argo Venture Studio is an ecosystem for entrepreneurial ideas, talents, spirit, and solutions. Engaging in company building and investment, Argo brings entrepreneurial visions to life and solves entrepreneurial challenges. Argo consolidates, structures and manages experiences and best practices based on >20 years‘ entrepreneurial experience. In its three operational entities Argo Ventures, Argo Advisory, and Argo Capital, it matches this experience with innovative methods and high talent of the new economy. 

20+

companies built

20+

fonds built

1bn

US$ structured & raised
Our clients

Who we worked with

Our history

We've come a long way

2000

Gate5 was founded

Gate5 was a pioneer in the field of mapping and location based services for mobile devices. The Berlin based startup was soon going to turn out as one of the city’s startup scene’s biggest successes to date.
2002

200+ animated episodes

For almost 15 years, the animated series SimsalaGrimm has brought joy to children all over the world. The episodes tell in very refreshing and child-appropriate manner the tales by the Grimm brothers and other old European fairy tales.
2004

>50% of German cinema revenue

After the successful premiere on 29 January 2004, Greenlight Media’s nature documentary Deep Blue took the German audience by storm. Soon, Greenlight Media accounted for >50% of the German cinema’s total volume.
2004

Berlin Atlantic was founded

The Berlin Atlantic Capital Group (BAC) is an international investment house. The German-American company is focused on the development and distribution of longterm, growth-oriented alternative investments.
2006

Exit Gate5 to Nokia

Gate5’s exit in 2006 is one of the biggest deals of the Berlin startup scene to date. Gate5, later knows as HERE, was then acquired by a German automotive alliance. HERE is one of the major players in the field of location intelligence.
2006

Founding of 3 ventures

The fintech startup MKPayment, the plugin Kikin and the insurance company SLG Atlanta were founded in 2006, once more showcasing Argo Ventures' wide industry coverage.
2007

Release of Earth

Shot at over 200 locations worldwide, BBC Worldwide and Greenlight Media produced a breathtaking portrait of planet Earth. With more than $130m in box office, Earth is one of the most successful nature documentaries ever.
2007

Top 10 German emission houses

Only 3 years after its foundation in 2004, the Berlin Atlantic Capital Group joined the top 10 German emission houses. With more than $500m assets under management, BAC became a leading investment company and fund manager.
2008

Series of longevity equity investment funds

From 2004 until 2008, a series of longevity equity investment funds with an aggregate volume of US$ 170 million was successfully structured and placed.
2008

Structuring and closing of US$ 500m debt facility

Advisory to structuring and successfully closing a US$ 500 million debt facility with a major US bank to finance longevity and insurance product portfolios designed to exit on the ABS market.
2010

Top 15 US tower companies

CIG Wireless develops, operates, and owns wireless and broadcast communication towers in the United States. Within 4 years after its foundation in 2007, CIG became one of the top 15 US tower companies.
2012

Exit of Planet Earth I & II

2014

The Argonauts were founded

Initiated by Stefan Beiten, the Argonauts were formed – an international group of entrepreneurs and thought leaders manifesting human aliveness in the digital age.
2016

Expansion of Argo Ventures

In addition to welcoming Sascha Grumbach and Stefan Söllner to the management, the Venture Studio was expanded by Argo Advisory and Argo Capital. The two new entities took over Argo Ventures' consulting and investment activities.
2016

KARDEA was founded

KARDEA is an e-health platform that analyzes vital data to provide individualized health tips. Working closely with nutrition experts, personal trainers and medical professionals, KARDEA translates complex data and medical knowledge into accessible information.
2017

Reassembly of two Family Office Portfolios

In 2017, Argo Capital restructured a joint investment portfolio of two Family Offices with a volume of € 150 million and took over its asset management.
2018

4ion was founded

4ion builds powerful AI solutions for medium-sized and large enterprises that leverage challenging technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics.
2018

100 companies served with Argopreneurs

2 years after its foundation, the venture advisory Argopreneurs celebrates 100 companies participating in their unique format of the Transformation Bootcamp, a 2-day event about digital transformation and cultural transformation.