Deutsche Börse launches Venture Network to fund young growth companies

On  June 11th, 2015, Deutsche Börse launched its Deutsche Börse Venture Network together with State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Matthias Machnig. The program aims to connect young and high-growth companies and international investors, providing opportunities for effective growth funding and the development of an extensive network. The official opening ceremony was attended by 27 companies and 42 investors already registered on the platform.

Deutsche Börse Venture Network comprises a non-public online platform, where funding rounds will be initiated, along with training and networking events.

Growth companies have to meet certain selection criteria to qualify for participation in the programme. For example, they must be in what is known as the growth, laterstage or pre-IPO phase and have proven initial business success. Other platform membership criteria include key figures such as revenue, revenue growth and/or annual net profit. Growth companies will have the opportunity to present themselves directly on the online platform, independent of appraisals undertaken by investment banks and intermediaries.

Further information you will find in the press release (PDF, 30kb) with an overview of the companies and investors already active on the platform.