We invest in maritime start-ups

Shape the maritime future

As Investor

As a member of SEA’D, you benefit from our many years of expertise in the search, evaluation and financing of start-ups. Every year we screen more than 1,000 startups and meet founders and teams personally.

Further advantages with SEA’D:

  • Pre-selected Startups
  • Flexible investment opportunities (Co-Investing)
  • Professional support
  • High Deal Flow
Register now as investor

As startup

Your advantage as a startup is that we are not fixed on the investment amount, as we know that the amount of investment required depends strongly on the current status of the startup and its business model.

Further advantages with SEA’D:

  • Professional, industry-experienced investors
  • Early-stage financing (pre-seed, seed, series A)
  • International Network
  • 6-digit to medium 7-digit amounts are possible
Apply now as startup!


We believe in maritime innovation

SEA’D believes in ideas and innovations and in people’s ability to change the world. And we believe in the maritime industry! This is why, together with associations and leading maritime companies from Germany, we are building a community of private investors whose aim is to promote marine technology start-ups worldwide.
To this end, we want to network start-ups and investors in order to give both parties the opportunity to learn from and profit from each other.


We are looking for ideas for

Digitisation of shipping

Maritime environmental protection

Maritime Logistics

Virtual Reality &
artificial intelligence

Safety and security

What’s your idea?

What’s the next step?

Become a SEA’D Investor!

There is no doubt that the shipping industry will not remain unaffected by technological changes. As an investor in SEA’D, you gain access to innovation and can invest in young, agile entrepreneurs who will change the industry.


The Team

Thorsten Schoop

Managing Director

Has many years of experience as founder & CEO of IT and media companies that have developed digital solutions. Naturally, he has also worked a lot with investors and financings.

Felix Erdmann


As a founder and consultant, he helps companies and start-ups to build and expand their digital business. Most recently, he supported the successful market entry of the Hamburg-based PropTech start-ups Immomio and Zinsland.

Christian Mees, Thosrten Schoop

Managing Director

As the founder of several companies, Christian Mees has gained experience in the Old and New Economy. He is also the founder of the investor community FundersClub, which specializes in bringing together investors and start-ups.