Drivers of future mobility

Capturing the future to accelerate your long-term growth

Access to key technologies fostering disruptive development

About Us

Focused. Fast. Flexible... Future!

Zukunft Ventures is the ZF corporate private equity unit focusing on investments in pioneering mobility technologies to master the challenges of tomorrows highly connected mobility.

It is the mission of this ZF subsidiary, founded in 2016, to drive strategic change within the Group by providing quick access to key technologies and thereby establish competences and knowledge required in this fast changing future.

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Zukunft Ventures

We at Zukunft Ventures seek strategic partnerships with innovative companies that bring tomorrow‘s mobility to life providing growth capital for established businesses.

Such established companies with corresponding technology portfolios can benefit from a strong and reliable partner, i.e. ZF, at their side. In turn, we gain fast access to future technologies enabling the whole ZF group to be a step ahead of the competition.

We at Zukunft Ventures believe in cooperation to accelerate innovation.

As part of Zukunft Ventures and complementary to the ZF Group innovation management, the ZF Denkfabrik (Think Tank) especially focuses on “out of the box”- ideas opening up new strategic segments in order to explore potential new ZF business. Even though neither search focus nor imagination are restricted, the ZF Denkfabrik team operates in line with ZF strategy aiming to generate business for ZF Group and its divisions.

How we invest

Zukunft Ventures is the corporate private equity unit of ZF.

Zukunft Ventures enables fast access to essential technologies and creates immediate links to key know-how and competencies. We strive to support entrepreneurial spirit outside ZF Group structures for progressive market success. Furthermore, our flexible and agile structures accelerate strategic change with a focus on the following investment areas:

Investment Details

  • Flexible capital volume with growth capital for established businesses
  • Significant shares
  • Market & entrepreneurial orientation
  • Enhancement of core business without losing market driven technological development
  • No defined exit / long-term strategic plan

Benefits of partnering with Zukunft Ventures

  • Access to technologies and network of ZF group
  • Engineering experience
  • Global reach and broad network
  • History and reputation of the parent company
  • Sustainable and trustful cooperation on equal basis