Startup Accelerator in Berlin


A joint venture between Axel Springer and Porsche, APX is an early-stage investor with a Tailormade program in Berlin.


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Become investor-ready in 100 days




The APX Tailormade program is built around one core objective: to help you get future rounds of investment on terms favourable to you – within 100 days.


We know our stuff!

Half of our team joined us from sister company, Axel Springer Plug and Play which, since 2013, has invested in over 100 startups. More than 50% of them went on to score follow-on investment, with the pre-seed companies increasing their valuation from an average €1,000,000.


Vast network of investors

What’s more, through parent companies Axel Springer and Porsche, APX offers one of the best mentor and expert networks in Germany. We can connect you with nearly every corporate in Europe and have over 700 investors in our network.

When we say we’ll help you land your next round of funding, we mean it!


Proven success

Six years of experience with our sister
company Axel Springer Plug and Play
Accelerator means your Tailormade plan
is shaped by our experience with hundreds of investments, hundreds of financing rounds, hundreds of founders, and hundreds of investors with whom we have done follow-on rounds.


More than just money

We do a whole lot more than just invest. Whatever you need, we’ll give you the shortcut. Whether it’s the tools you need to build traction and accelerate growth or an introduction to your next investor, we’ll put you on the fast track.


Tailormade program

Investor ready in 100 days, that’s our promise! Experienced experts and mentors will assist you with pitch preparation, financial plans, looking for venture capital, building out a team, and more.


Global network

We believe that real value lies in people. And we do everything in our power to connect you with the very best, from mentors, customers, and investors to new hires in Europe and around the world.


Immediate start

Get a total of four free months of meeting rooms, a terrace, and desk space for your entire team here in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Sitting alongside you will be a collaborative community of startups and founding teams.

The APX program has a rolling intake with no fixed start date. This means that we can start working together as soon as you need us – no waiting around. How does next Monday sound?

The following form has 5 sections.

We invest in fearless founding teams with bold digital ideas and global aspirations. Diverse and courageous explorers that are hungry to shake up the world.

Send us your investment proposal below! It will only take 15-20 minutes. Good luck!


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