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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-stage 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.

Investment strategy

  • Geography agnostic
  • Minority, significant minority stakes
  • Lead and co-participate in investments
  • Focus on early-stage to growth-stage companies (post Series A)
  • €5–15 million investment size
  • Return targets: 1) Financial KPIs; 2) Strategic value

Value proposition 

We help early-stage and growth-stage start-ups scale better from a technical and business connectivity perspective by working closely with our product, technology and operations teams.

We provide connections to the financial world from issuers to intermediaries, traders and investors, who appreciate our neutrality and the high quality of market services we provide.

We bring the experience and brand of one of the largest market operators – a strong brand in the industry, standing for quality, independence, reliability and innovation.

Current portfolio companies

The Cube

Information on our current portfolio companies