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Deutsche Börse Venture Network growing steadily

21 Feb 2017

Deutsche Börse Venture Network growing steadily

Deutsche Börse Venture Network® has grown to 345 members, including 124 companies and 221 investors. This February, the network is once again happy to welcome several new members – two companies and one investor presented to you here in short profiles.

InterNations: helping expatriates feel at home

Every year, thousands of people leave their country to live abroad, but it is not always easy to feel at home in a new country. This is where InterNations comes in: the start-up, founded in Munich in 2007, has established itself as the world’s largest network of expatriates. At 2.5 million members do not only discuss where one finds an apartment or how to open a bank account in a foreign country. The network is also present in 390 cities worldwide with its own communities, which organise local events for expatriates.

Hornetsecurity: securing data and e-mails

Hornetsecurity offers a real stand-alone feature: cloud-based IT security services worldwide and around the clock. These includes solutions for e-mail, web and data security. The service provider has more than 70 employees and representations all over Europe and in Malaysia. The start-up has long moved beyond the early stages: in October 2016, Hornetsecurity completed a series E financing round.

pauaventures: collecting the pearls among start-ups
Probably the most creative answer to the question of how to name a venture capital company is provided by pauaventures. Paua means "iridescent sea shell" in the language of New Zealand’s indigenous people. Since its founding in 2009, the venture capital (VC) investor has analysed more than 10,000 business plans, always looking for pearls among start-ups. The focus of the VC is on early-stage technology companies from Europe as well as the US. pauaventures has invested in more than 20 start-ups, including companies such as Amorelie, an online shop for erotic products, or the online perfume dealer Flaconi.

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