Barmenia Next Strategies (BNS) invests in digital business models for tomorrow's customer needs. Here, we act as a supporter of marketable models with our digital expertise from the insurance industry and the healthcare market.Join us
What we do
As BNS, we see it as our task to absorb impulses from the market. BNS participates in new promising business models, especially with a focus on health. As an early-stage investor, it is part of the Wuppertal-based insurance group Barmenia. Through early investments, BNS supports young companies financially and with know-how from the healthcare sector. However, our search focus is not limited to "Digital Health", but always open for exciting innovation that will benefit from our support.
Together with our partners, we identify challenges and opportunities of tomorrow's insurance industry, develop innovative business models and spin them off as startups.
We are looking for passionate startup teams that create value with their creative ideas and digital solutions in the insurance sector. Our investment sweet spot: startups in the pre-seed and seed phase.
Barmenia: Thinking about tomorrow already today
As an independent insurance group with a nationwide reputation, Barmenia is an attractive partner for startups with innovative ideas. BNS assumes the role of cooperation and sparring partner.
crossbuilders: Idea factory and startup professionals
The company builder and VC expert crossbuilders supports BNS as a competent partner. The Cologne-based company brings years of expertise and a broad network in the startup and insurance environment and supports the operational activities of BNS around the financing and implementation of the ventures.
Together with these companies, we are rethinking health.
Strategy and investment professionals
Dr. Jan Seidel and Steffen Ingignoli are long-time and experienced employees of Barmenia and lead BNS as managing directors. While Jan works as a business strategist, Steffen takes care of the "Alternative Investments" area at Barmenia. Both bring a broad network within and also outside Barmenia and are enthusiastic about the potential that digital business models promise, especially in the healthcare sector.
crossbuilders builds on many years of experience as a company builder and venture investor. The team around Ingo Küpper, Tizian Hoppen and Marnix Roes has been dedicated to early-stage investments in startups in the insurance, healthcare and tech segments, as well as some related areas, for many years.
What we offer
We are more than just a provider of capital - BNS provides all the resources a promising idea needs to emerge and take off.
Ideas and solutions find use cases with us and are further developed together
Direct link to Barmenia and integration into our broad partner network
Access to office space, developers, designers, and UX and online marketing experts
We support startups with initial seed investments of up to €500k and also intend to invest in follow-on rounds
Whether founders or investors - BNS is always on the lookout for exciting ideas and strong partners.