Black Forest Ventures

Black Forest Ventures is a privately held asset management firm specializing in Commercial Real Estate, Hospitality, Aviation and Technology investments.

We have the resources to address a middle market ignored by traditional institutional investors. Our diligent and conservative selection process, combined with our ability to follow investments in-house from the conceptual stage through financing and closing, provides us with a unique competitive advantage.

Do you have a business that needs both capital and expertise? Please contact us.


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    Our History

    Although Black Forest Ventures was officially founded in 2009 by Dr. Dirk Laukien, our story begins back in late 1990s in The Woodlands. Dr. Laukien discovered this master-planned community while he was looking for a regional sales and service center for the Bruker Corporation, a publicly operated scientific instrumentation company which he served as an executive. Dr. Laukien started investing his wealth in The Woodlands since early 2000s and decided to fully dedicate his time on developing a diversified global investment strategy, which led to the foundation of Black Forest Ventures.
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    Our Team

    Since its inception, Black Forest Ventures created over 500 new jobs in Greater Houston alone. We continue to invest in our most valuable asset; our people and support job growth by seeding many new ideas and embellish existing ones. Our executive team worked together for many years and has decades of investing and operating experience. Click here for our Management Team & Leadership.
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    Our Mission & Values

    Teamwork, agility and diversity. We take an active approach to build collaborative relationships and work hard to deliver long-term value for the communities in which we serve. Click here to view our dedication to community involvement.
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    Our Assets & Investment Focus

    We manage over half a billion dollars worth of investments in commercial real estate, aviation, hospitality and technology sectors. We keep our funds intentionally small to focus on helping each investment thrive. We believe that diversification is the most successful long-term investment strategy. Our partnership invests in early-stage ideas as well as in high-growth middle market companies. With presence around the globe, we have strong diversity, putting us at the emerging trends across our key areas of focus. Click here to view our investments.

Our Brands

The following companies are a part of the Black Forest Investment Portfolio