About us

Who are we?

inQventures is the incubator of the adesso group. We support entrepreneurs and start-ups in the core competence sectors of the adesso group. Besides venture capital we offer so-called smart-money in terms of IT- and management-resources in all business sectors and complement every team professionally and quickly. In addition we provide the required infrastructure.

We create optimal conditions for the success of young companies on the market. Due to our 41 locations in Europe start-ups are flexible in their choice of location.

Whom do we look for?

inQventures supports innovations in the areas of fintech and insurtech and other core competencies of the adesso group in the very early development stage. These solutions have to concentrate on corporate customers. We search for innovative team players, that strive for the realization of their idea with all their energy.

The current development stage of the idea is secondary for the application for inQventures-Camp. We support interesting solutions, whether the idea exists just on paper, the company was already founded or even if the proof of concept has been achieved.

What makes us different?

Together with the adesso group and over 5300 adesso employees inQventures has excellent IT resources to offer. That includes individual and profound industry knowledge, management resources and access to customers and markets, thereby leading to quick market success as well as modern infrastructure – and all that at 41 business locations.

inQventures stands for funding innovations of the fintech, insurtech and IoT sectors and other core competencies of the adesso Group. We support entrepreneurs and start-ups in early stages and optimize, encourage and accompany in the long term – with the know-how and team of over 5300 adesso Group employees at 41 business locations in Europe.

Our Team

Gregor Schwald
General Manager

Gregor is the general Manager of inQventures  and is responsible for digitalization at adesso SE. For over 15 years he has been pushing innovative solutions in adesso projects and teams.   

Markus Lünsmann

Markus supports the business development of inQventures as a partner. With his many years of experience in corporate management, he and his company are developing new innovative business models.

Thomas Gasber
Investment Manager

Thomas is executive in the field of digital transformation. Thereby he focuses the core issue of the changing business world. He knows the challenges of innovative projects and the new digital businesses.

Malte Unger
Investment Manager

Malte enriches the team in the topics: Automation, data-driven applications and project management. In addition to that he has experience as a company founder and expertise in the banking environment. products.

Markus Merder
Investment Manager

Markus supports inQventures as an investment manager in the field of IoT. In Dortmund he manages the IoT-Lab of adesso SE, in which innovative IoT-ideas are developed and validated continuously.

Sebastian Haupeltshofer
Digital Architect

Sebastian expands the team with his experience as a digital architect. He supports start-ups with broad industry knowledge and as a coach for various innovation methods

Michael Bünnemeyer
Investment Manager

Michael is Business Developer Insurance and responsible for the insurance portfolio. He is seeking for new solutions for the insurance industry and provides a broad industry network.

adesso Team

Combined with the adesso group and over 5300 employees inQventures supports start-ups with integrated knowledge and market access in various industries.

We Support


inQventures, the incubator of the adesso group, supports innovations in the areas of fin- and insurtech and of other core industries of the adesso group.

Apart from the purely monetary investments we support young companies especially with smart money in terms of IT and management resources. In addition we help to set up and complete teams and provide required infrastructure.


We accompany start-ups on their way to success. Thereby we provide our long time industry experience with over 5300 employees in 41 business locations in Europe. Furthermore inQventures offers a funding network.


By providing top IT-resources, fast market access and long time industry experience we guarantee optimal conditions for a successful positioning of the start-up in the marketplace.

Due to adesso as a strong and solid industry partner, the sustainable existence of the start-up gets supported in the long term. That strengthens credibility and confidence for customer and investors.


Start-up secures multi-million financing

Tuesday, 14. December 2021

Mitigant helps small, medium and large enterprises with best-practice configuration of cloud services, through direct detection of cyberattacks.  more

new fintech investment

Wednesday, 13. October 2021

fundsonchain is a technology provider that offers the global investment fund industry the first end-to-end digital transfer agency platform based on distributed ledger technology.  more

new investment by adesso orange

Thursday, 15. July 2021

adesso orange AG has been given a stake in a spin-off, and inQventures as an incubator is supporting the young company insightsON.  more

participation in ecovery

Monday, 07. June 2021

inQventures participates in the eHealth startup eCovery from Leipzig, with physiotherapists for the pocket. more

New participation in education

Tuesday, 08. December 2020

Heavy school bags, forgotten books and homework. With wryte's digital satchel, this should be a thing of the past. more

Pitch Slam 2020

Friday, 13. December 2019

Pitch Slam on 4th of March 2020 - presented by inQventures and PHOENIX CONTACT Innovation Ventures. more

Meet us

Get Connected

In the start-up word networking is a key component, not just to exchange with other founders, but also to make appropriate contacts that can support one's goals. In addition, the conversionrate of convincing an investor is much higher during a casual networking conversation than a standard text message. So take the chance and visit start-up events. We from inQventures believe in the potential of those events and are looking forward to a first meet-up with you.

Our Portfolio


Portfolio of adesso SE and inQventures GmbH


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