FI  Black Forest Ventures

     Office Locations:

24 Waterway Ave., Ste. 225
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Phone: 832-813-7373



  • Early
  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Information Technology
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Retail & Restaurant



    Black Forest Ventures is a privately held asset management firm specializing in: Commercial Real Estate, Hospitality, Aviation, and Technology. Black Forest is the private investment vehicle for Dirk Laukien, whose family has made billions in Bruker, a scientific instruments company founded by Dirk's father. As of 2011, Laukien owned more than $300M in Bruker stock. Black Forest targets a wide range of acquisitions and real estate projects in irreplaceable locations; including premium office-space, mixed-use developments, multi-family housing and industrial properties. In Hospitality, the firm has made both hotel and restaurant investments. Black Forest has significant interest in corporate and general aviation. The firm has a broad technology background that allows it to partner with unique high-tech companies.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
    Get the complete investment team + individual email addresses for investment team partners. Get personal images, LinkedIn links, investment specialties, office locations and more with a National Database subscription.
    Bernhard Wangler Senior Advisors
    Dr. Dirk Laukien President & Founder
    Drew Peck Senior Advisor
    Haydar Kustu Director of Business Development & Marketing
    Joe Brassard President


    Portfolio companies include:

      ASI Standards
        web link

      Cambridge Electronics
        web link

      Doty Scientific
        web link

      Omni Design Technologies
        web link

      Quantum Analytics
        web link

      Sentronics Metrology
        web link


    Recent News: