Maximilian Kempken



Maximilian Kempken is a Principal at btov Partners, a European venture capital firm with €375m in AuM. He is based in Berlin and part of the firm's digital tech investment team, investing in software and marketplace businesses across Europe. The most renowned investments include Blacklane, DeepL,, Foodspring, Raisin, and SumUp. Maximilian holds a Bachelor degree from the University of Münster (WWU) and a Master’s Degree from ESCP Europe and the University of St.Gallen (HSG).


Role:  Investor - Venture Capital (VC) 


Personal Expertise

Product/Technology: Digital

Market: Digital







btov Partners is both venture capital firm and a leading investor network. btov Partners is a European early stage VC firm with EUR 300m under management focused on digital tech and industrial tech. The digital tech team invests in consumer oriented businesses in the fields of fintech, marketplaces and software. The industrial tech team places its focus on deep tech, e.g. industry 4.0, resource efficiency, AI, IoT, cyber security, as well as medtech. Our managed partner funds enable the set-up of tailor-made venture capital funds. Through btov’s private investor network we provide deal by deal investment opportunities to private investors.


Organisation Type: Investor - Venture Capital (VC)


Organsiation Activity

Markets: Healthcare

Product/Technology: ICT, Medtech, Energy; Clean Technology; Environment, Industrial Products; Materials & nanotech


Geography:  Germany, Switzerland