empowering GmbH is a private, early stage startup investor and mentorship program. 
We invest business angel tickets in a handful of precisely selected founders and personalities with seed capital, knowledge and network in the area of 
Insurance, Mobility, Automotive and Sustainability.

We empower ventures by entrepreneurial experience.


Car Information Services GmbH - CarPass

The CarPass® is the simplest form of trused car data for vehicles and thus the basis for all business models in the field of automotive data. 
The CarPass® Solution is the synonym for data privacy as a service.

e-R3VOLT GmbH. 
Simple. Fast. Sustainable.

e-R3VOLT deals with converting a combustion vehicle into a electric car. In addition, the car will be integrated into the user's digital ecosystem through an extensive connectivity upgrade. 
Simple. Fast. Sustainable.

Your Venture

We like to invest in dynamic entrepreneurs, interesting disruptive business models and opportunities where we believe that our know-how, our network and our cooperation will bring the company into a successful and sustainable future.

About Us

"The company name empowering was chosen deliberately. Empowering people and companies to have the best possible success is what motivates and drives us."

gr8progress GmbH 

Ralf Schollenberger

Founder & CEO

Entrepreneur, Advisor, Mentor & CEO at gr8progress GmbH. More than 30 years experience in Insurance, Automotive and empowering people.  

iVenShares GmbH 

Josef Finauer


Has held many management positions (VP, MD, CEO) in automotive sector. Accompanies start up`s as shareholder and supervisory board member.

What makes us different?

We’re more than a bunch of experts. We’re a family of like-minded people, using our passion, network and our skills to make a difference.

Basis of sustainable and value-oriented empowerment.
As an owner-managed investment company, empowering GmbH is always investing our own capital as well as in individual cases together with investors from the family office sector as well as entrepreneurial personalities. This, together with our knowledge and network, is our basis for a sustainable and value-oriented cooperation and thus for the future of your company.
A clear commitment to the location and the highly qualified employees of our companies is therefore a matter of course.