We're experienced tech entrepreneurs looking to support and invest in Europe’s most passionate geeks. We’re a pre-seed investment company designed to enable great people to launch great ideas. Our start-up and support process accelerates the route to beta, profitability, and success.

Interested in becoming a HackFwd startup?

Do you have a great idea for a product? Are you a fit with HackFwd? Please read our HackFwd Experience page, which details what we offer, who we look for, what the program feels like, and how you can join us.

016Great Ideas We Believe In & Support

Here are 4 randomly chosen ideas from our HackFwd startups.

Who We Are.

HackFwd is led by the European technology entrepreneur Lars Hinrichs. The Board includes other proven technology and investment entrepreneurs. HackFwd employs and involves top grade professionals in talent management, finance and marketing to serve as guides and support excellence for the individual business ideas. See all people involved in HackFwd...

What We Look For.

We’re looking for great people with great ideas. Here are some hallmarks of both:

  • Passionate People.

    We want you to be passionate about your product. So pick an area close to your heart.

  • Clear Consumer Need.

    You should have a clear user need or behavior identified. Your product should make life easier or better.

  • Learn By Doing.

    On average you should have a beta launched within 6 months of starting.

  • Highly Scalable.

    Meaning no matter how many people use it, the amount of work or cost will not increase proportionally.

  • No Copycats.

    You don't like it. We don't like it. Nobody likes it. So build something really new.

What We Offer.

We are completely transparent and totally committed to helping your startup succeed. To help you get there, we offer:

  • Funding For 1 Year.

    We invest a fixed amount in your company (We roughly match your current yearly salary).

  • You're Still The Boss.

    You get to keep 70% equity. You give 3% to your advisors. We take 27%.

  • Complete Focus.

    All the legal and admin stuff is taken care of, so you can focus on your product.

  • Refine And Optimize.

    We provide continuous advice for business, UX, marketing and brand through us or our partners.

  • Inspirational Community.

    We hold quarterly un-conferences in cool places so everyone can share and learn.

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Our Tools.

We don’t believe in small print, so we keep everything 100% public. Download away!

How It Works.

We want you to feel good at every step along the way. Here’s how your experience might look:

HackFwd Blueprint

What We Talk About.

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Imprint.

If you would like to contact us we would be very glad to be of assistance! Please direct all enquiries to us via email using our contact form.

HackFwd is operated by:
HackFwd Capital GmbH & Co. KG
Gänsemarkt 43
20354 Hamburg
Germany
Tel: +49 40 441 917 00
Fax: +49 40 209 325 429

Executive Board:
Lars Hinrichs (CEO)

Registry:
Amtsgericht Hamburg

Registration Number:
HRA 110694

International VAT ID No. DE267981680 as
specified in §27A of the
German VAT Law ('Umsatzsteuergesetz')

Person responsible for content:
Lars Hinrichs

Liability:
Despite careful content control we do not take responsibility for any externally provided content or for the contents of linked sites which are the responsibility of their own operators.

Get in touch with us.

If you would like to contact us we would be very glad to be of assistance

Just write us an email to: Y29udGFjdEBoYWNrZndkLmNvbQ==

Snail Mail.

HackFwd is operated by:
HackFwd Capital GmbH & Co. KG
Gänsemarkt 43
20354 Hamburg
Germany

Get in touch with us.

If you would like to contact us we would be very glad to be of assistance

Just write us an email to: Y29udGFjdEBoYWNrZndkLmNvbQ==

Snail Mail.

HackFwd is operated by:
HackFwd Capital GmbH & Co. KG
Gänsemarkt 43
20354 Hamburg
Germany

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