Munich’s Acton Capital has today announced the appointment of Julius Luehr to the position of Partner.
Over the past decade Luehr has been steadily carving out a career in VC, with stints prior to Action including those at Rocket Internet, Axel Springer, Cavalry Ventures, and Northzone.
In early 2018, Luehr began working with Acton Capital, starting out as an Analyst, rising to Associate a year later, two years later Principal, and today, Partner.
“Over the past six years, Julius has built a strong profile in venture capital and deepened our footprint in Europe’s SaaS industry. He’s an incredibly talented investor with a keen eye for opportunities and long-term potential,” commented Acton Capital founding partner Christoph Braun.
Julius has been the driving force behind Acton’s initial investment and $73 million follow-on round in cybersecurity awareness platform SoSafe as well as logistics-as-a-service startup everstox’s €20 million Series A round. Additional Acton Capital investments where Julius was involved include Laserhub's Series A financing round and Metalshub's $11 million in a Series A round.
On the appointment, Luehr shared:
“I’m honoured to become a partner at one of the longest-standing venture capital investors in Europe. Since the beginning, I have been fortunate to be part of an institution that actively passes on deep experience from nearly 25 years of venture investing.
“I look forward to leveraging this experience with the most promising startups, learning from them, and being a small part of their scaling journeys.”