Moving forwards: Creating the future together.
Kärcher New Venture is the perfect partner for scaling your start-up and seizing new opportunities on the global cleaning market.
Kärcher New Venture
Kärcher New Venture brings people, ideas, business opportunities and capital together. As a strategic partner and investor, we enable innovative, dynamic founders to further develop their start-up and to shape the cleaning industry of the future in partnership with us. Do you have a future-oriented business idea? Then the best thing you can do is get in touch with us as soon as possible.
How can we help you to get ahead?
We connect the speed and flexibility of a start-up to the expertise, global network and infrastructure of an experienced corporate group.
With our expert knowledge, we can help you well beyond the financial possibilities.
We are not only an investor, but also a customer – and therefore the gateway to the global market for cleaning solutions.
We provide venture capital for start-ups who want to take the next step with us.
What topics do we focus on?
We support new companies and teams with a pioneering product-, material- or service-based solution for future challenges within the cleaning sector. This may be new cleaning methods, digital cleaning solutions, software and hardware or sustainable business models.
We look for intelligent new solutions to make cleaning in all areas more efficient – from private households to office buildings and right through to municipal cleaning.
Robotics and automation
We believe in interaction between humans and machines. By deliberately increasing automation, e.g. using robots, we are driving our sector forwards not just day by day but consistently too.
New cleaning methods
We focus on much more than conventional dirt removal. We are looking for alternative ways on how to clean our environment and avoid dirt being generated.
New business models
Using platforms, online sales channels and resource-saving sharing and rental models, we want to sustainably change the cleaning sector.
What do we look for?
We invest in innovative technologies and business models which have the potential to facilitate and expand our future cleaning business.
Which start-ups are growing with us?
Development of a digital platform for craftsman services.
Provider of a cloud based robot mangement platform.
Newcomer to the market for water filtration and mineralisation devices for private users.
Innovative robotics platform for the automated cleaning of high-rise buildings.
We bridge the gap between start-ups and the Kärcher group and help to find suitable partners to foster our internal digitization. We currently support 15+ partnerships with start-ups in various departments including purchasing, production, HR and marketing and always seek for new solutions.
Patrick Nennewitz (Europe)
Annalena Ruoff (Europe)
Florian Schöbinger (US)
Gabriele Straßburger (Europe)
Winnenden / Stuttgart | Germany
Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG
Berlin | Germany
Zoi TechCon GmbH
Sunnyvale | USA
Kärcher New Venture Office
Plug and Play Tech Center
440 North Wolfe Road
Sunnyvale, CA 94085