Grazia was founded 2000 by “German Business Angel of the Year” Alec Rauschenbusch with the intent to further professionalize his own venture capital activities by gathering and engaging a world class team of discerning investment entrepreneurs.
The Grazia way
The name Grazia derives from the Latin "gratia" (grace, charme, gratitude). It is the expression of our mindset and goals at Grazia; it is what we want to help build. We see the beauty in things, the projects and people we support. With our elegant approach, we are the preferred partner for entrepreneurs and co-investors. This is the way we want to do business: the Grazia way.
As valuable partners of first-time founders and serial entrepreneurs, we help build industry leaders.
As an independent and experienced investor, we offer entrepreneurs more than just money.
Each of our partners has many years of entrepreneurial experience. We know how hard it is to successfully build an enterprise and are familiar with the issues that regularly arise along the way.
The Grazia team has actively supported around 40 companies through many years and several financing rounds each. We have gained extensive knowledge of financing and raising capital; our portfolio companies can tap into our expertise and well-established contacts to other top tier investors.
Our partners’ financial commitments are generally far above the industry average. As each partner’s financial return depends on the overall performance of the funds under management, our entrepreneurs are assured of the entire team’s experience and attention rather than just those of a single partner.
Grazia is also special in that we do not manage institutional capital. Consequently, we are not subject to external constraints but are free to act according to the needs of our entrepreneurs, guided by the convictions of our partner team. This keeps us pragmatic, flexible and fast.
Our network is among the best in the industry. Your benefit is access to support with many issues you may face, from HR questions to introduction to new clients, additional financing or new market entry. (see also Experts@Grazia)
What we bring to the table and how we do it makes Grazia a winning choice – for entrepreneurs and investors alike.