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DB1 Ventures

DB1 Ventures

Welcome to DB1 Ventures, the corporate venture capital (CVC) arm of Deutsche Börse Group

Our vision

DB1 Ventures’ vision is to be a strategic partner of choice for early- to growth-stage companies which are core or adjacent to Deutsche Börse Group’s strategy, generate attractive investment returns and add strategic value to its growth plans.

Our mission

DB1 Ventures considers itself Deutsche Börse Group’s “eyes and ears” in the venture ecosystem. Its focus is set on areas of strategic interest to the Group to help the company drive innovation.

Our investment strategy

DB1 Ventures makes and actively manages long-term and strategic minority investments. The investment focus is on technologies and capital market applications that are and will be reshaping the way financial markets operate. Our strategy is global and not limited to a particular geographical region.

The key facets of our investment strategy at a glance

  • Strategic investments
  • Minority and significant minority investments
  • No specific geographical focus (geography-agnostic)
  • Lead investor and co-participant
  • Primary focus on early- to growth-stage companies
  • Active management of investments
  • Long-term strategy

Current Issues

Ankur Kamalia

Interview with Ankur Kamalia

How Deutsche Börse fosters innovation with corporate venture capital

CVC blog by Ankur Kamalia

Part 1: “Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) and strategy”

Erik Müller

New concept of a collateralised coin

Interview with Ashwin Kumar and Erik Müller

IT

Investing in the future

Ashwin Kumar: how collaboration between incumbents and fintechs fosters growth

Ankur Kamalia

“Aiming for Finance’s Champions League”

Ankur Kamalia talks about figo – Europe’s first banking provider.

 
 
 

Current portfolio companies

The Cube

Information on our current portfolio companies

Our team

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Your contact to Group Venture Portfolio Management