German Startups Group AG (GSG) is a seed venture capital investor in Berlin, Germany. GSG provides young enterprises with the opportunity to receive quick first financing. The group is headed by Christoph Gerlinger, a German serial entrepreneur, who took two of his companies public and fills the gap between business angel and traditional VC investments. In accordance with its claim “smart, fast, and friendly money," the group’s focus is on Berlin’s digital economy. In the initial phase, the German Startups Group backs startups with investments of 50 to 250k euro in minority shareholding, thereby also welcoming the cooperation of other investors. Fundamental investment criteria include disruptive innovations for products or business models, high scalability, and entrepreneurial talent. In addition to capital, GSG offers entrepreneurs the opportunity of receiving practical advice and active support covering any questions during all stages of the startup phase. For their shareholders, GSG is building a diversified portfolio of top internet startups made in Germany, focusing on Europe's startup hotspot Berlin, the new creative eco system called "Silicon Allee."