APX is the leading pre-seed VC and accelerator program for very early-stage startups in Europe, based in Berlin. APX invests across industries in teams building digital businesses - often as the first investor - and supports each team with an investment of EUR 50K, access to an extensive network and a tailor-made growth program to secure follow-on financing.
APX is a joint venture between Axel Springer and Porsche. Since 2018, APX has invested in 50+ companies with founders from over 20 countries. APX is the successor to the Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator, which from 2013 to 2017 was the first investor in more than 100 startups, including fintech unicorn N26