Skytrain started as a transatlantic investor network connecting the US and Berlin, funded by a 15 month public grant from the City of Berlin’s Senate Department of Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises, in partnership with the Berlin Business Office, USA and hosted by Silicon Allee. In this time we created a community of over 450 LPs, GPs, family offices, angels, syndicate leads, serial entrepreneurs, emerging fund managers and operators who are passionate about Berlin. Through over 35 events, regular knowledge exchange and content we made it easier for the next generation of Berlin fund managers to get started and gave LPs and co-investors access to a booming market which consistently out-returns US venture capital.
In August 2023, after the grant period, the Skytrain community was turned over to it’s members to continue the mission of supporting emerging VC managers in Germany and expand the focus beyond Berlin and the US, to Germany and the rest of the world.
start your first venture fund in Germany, or are you looking to invest into funds? We have published several pieces of content to help demystify the process and bureaucracy.
This page remains as a required historical record of the grant period. To download a flyer of our accomplishments during this time please click here: