About Axel Springer
Axel Springer is the leading digital publisher in Europe. With headquarters in Berlin, the company is active in more than 40 countries with subsidiaries, joint ventures and licenses. Axel Springer SE is divided into three operating segments: Paid Models, Marketing Models and Classified Ad Models. In 2014, it achieved an EBITDA of EUR 507.1 million. More than half of Group revenues were generated by digital activities, their share of EBITDA amounted to more than 70 percent of Group EBITDA.
About Hellman & Friedman
Hellman & Friedman LLC, founded in 1984, is a private equity investment firm well respected for its distinctive investment philosophy and approach. Our offices are located in San Francisco, London, and New York. We raised our first institutional private equity fund in 1987. During our 25-year investing history, we have raised over $25 billion of committed capital and have invested in over 75 companies. We are currently investing our seventh fund, Hellman & Friedman Capital Partners VII, L.P. (HFCP VII), with over $8.9 billion of committed capital.
About Deutsche Börse Cash Market
Deutsche Börse Cash Market offers capital seeking companies financing alternatives. When raising equity capital through shares, companies can choose to be listed in one of three clearly structured transparency standards. For raising debt capital through issuing corporate bonds you can choose between the Entry Standard for corporate bonds or the Prime Standard for corporate bonds. Besides, companies are also offered professional expertises by Deutsche Börse Listing Partner®.
About Credit Suisse
As one of the world’s leading financial services providers, we are committed to delivering our combined financial experience and expertise to corporate, institutional and government clients, ultra-high-net-worth and high-net-worth individuals worldwide, as well as affluent and retail clients in Switzerland.
Founded in 1856, today we have a global reach with operations in over 50 countries and 45,800 employees from over 150 different nations.
Our broad footprint helps us to generate a geographically balanced stream of revenues and net new assets and allows us to capture growth opportunities around the world.
Adyen is a technology company that provides businesses with a single solution to accept payments anywhere in the world. The only provider of a modern end-to-end infrastructure connecting merchants directly to Visa, MasterCard, and 250 other payment methods globally, Adyen delivers frictionless payments across online, mobile, and in-store.
Headquartered in Amsterdam and San Francisco, with offices across North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, Adyen serves more than 4,500 businesses, including 7 of the 10 largest U.S. Internet companies. Customers include Facebook, Uber, Airbnb, Netflix, Spotify, Dropbox, Evernote, Booking.com, Yelp, Vodafone, Superdry, Mango, Crocs, O’Neill, SoundCloud, KLM and JustFab.
CUBE is a global innovation ecosystem that aims to connect startups and industry players through partnerships and was initiated in 2015 by key industry players. By building successful partnerships, CUBE accelerate the Industrial Revolution 4.0. CUBE works with a network of elite partners: industry-focused startups and corporates; connectors/influencers and global institutions. Every partner goes through a rigorous selection process before joining. We bring global visibility and support for our network members via our partnerships and events around the world.
The ecosystem’s highlight is the annual CUBE Tech Fair (first edition in May 2017), where the pioneering and disruptive innovations and technologies resulting from the CUBE cooperations are presented.
About Holtzbrinck Ventures
For over ten years we have believed in the disruptive potential of the Internet. Founded in 2000, we now operate as the leading German early stage fund in the fourth generation of funds. For over a decade Holtzbrinck Ventures has been supporting founders in developing their Internet businesses. During this time, we as a team have invested in over 100 businesses, such as Zalando, Wooga, Westwing, Dafiti, Groupon, DeliveryHero, Parship, Home24, brands4friends, Experteer, Ozon.ru, AdScale, eDarling, Auctionata and DaWanda.
We were one of the few venture capital firms in the past to ourselves found internationally successful companies such as Parship and Experteer. Our aim is to support the founders in developing their business as intensely as possible. This approach has made us one of the most successful German early stage investors.
KKR is a leading global investment firm with deep investment experience in the technology sector. In addition to its technology private equity business, KKR’s growth equity fund focuses on <$100 million investments in high-growth software and internet businesses. Over the last few years, KKR and its funds have participated in $2 billion of minority growth equity investments into companies like Fotolia, Scout24, GetYourGuide, Sonos, DoubleDutch, Clicktale and arago. KKR leverages its global platform in Europe, the U.S. and Asia to support entrepreneurs in their global roll-out ambitions through its first-class network and access to its 100 portfolio companies.
Lakestar makes early and growth stage investments in technology-enabled businesses predominantly in Europe and the United States driven by exceptional entrepreneurs. We enjoy investing with a specific focus on business models that can achieve global scale quickly.
Lakestar and its General Partners have historically invested in facebook, Spotify, Skype, airBnB, klarna, and King.com, and more recent investments include Oscar, Algomi, Teralytics, GoEuro, AngelList, Makers Studios, Taulia and Harry’s.
The Lakestar team is on the ground in Berlin, London, Guernsey, New York City and Zurich.
About McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm, deeply committed to helping institutions in the private, public and social sectors achieve lasting success. With consultants in more than 100 offices in 60 countries, across industries and functions, we bring unparalleled expertise to clients anywhere in the world. We work closely with teams at all levels of an organization to shape winning strategies, mobilize for change, build capabilities and drive successful execution.
Through McKinsey Digital, we create value by reinventing the core, together.
Pipedrive is a sales management tool designed to help small businesses master the selling process. It works especially well in cases where the sales cycle is long, deal value is high and many people are involved. Pipedrive is used by over 30,000 paying customers around the world.
SevenVentures is the leading TV media investor worldwide. As the investment arm of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, SevenVentures is the ideal partner for fast-growing B2C companies, particularly in the consumer goods, retail, and services sector, with the potential to achieve sustainable success through the use of TV advertising. The example of Zalando has shown how a company can rapidly become a market leader or familiar brand. SevenVentures also supports companies seeking international growth with media power, capital, and all the other services of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group. Together with the group network consisting of leading European media companies, they always find the right path to growth.
CareerTeam is Germanys leading executive search agency for the digital space. As a result of our network, our standardized and data-driven search process and a growing team of more than 50 employees in Berlin, Hamburg and Zurich, CareerTeam finds unique Executives and Talents. CareerTeam works for leading established online players such as eBay, Rocket Internet and Limango as well as for corporates during their digital transformation, e.g. Galeria Kaufhof, Klöckner and Bauer Media.
Chrono24 is the world’s marketplace for luxury watches. Buyers can choose from one of the Internet’s largest selections of luxury watches and sellers have a simple and cost efficient way to offer their timepiece. The primary objective of Chrono24 is to be the most trustworthy and credible platform for the acquisition, sale and trade of luxury watches on a global basis.
Established in 2002, Ciklum is a global IT leader in software engineering and technology services. Ciklum works with the most innovative brands around the globe, with more than 3,000 develop¬ers and 250+ client teams in state-of-the-art development centers world¬wide. Our teams provide clients with a range of services including extended software development teams, quality assurance, R&D, IoT, big data, product development, and engineering consulting.
Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world’s leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of work. With approximately 233,000 employees as of March 31, 2016, Cognizant is one of the fastet growing companies in the world.
Concardis is one of Europe’s leading payment service providers. With over 30 years’ experience in payment processing, the company offers intelligent solutions to meet all the requirements of modern cashless payment processes. The service accepts payments made with all major credit and debit cards, and includes card terminals and contactless payment processes for face-to-face retailers, innovative solutions for e-commerce and m-commerce as well as support in the form of customer management. When it comes to high-performance payment solutions, Concardis is the provider of choice for some 110,000 customers at 210,000 locations and with more than 470,000 terminals.
About Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank provides commercial and investment banking, retail banking, transaction baking and asset and wealth management products and services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals. Deutsche Bank is Germany’s leading banking, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific.
Already since 1870 the bank focuses on growth and expansion of their clients and partners. This is why “Startups@Germany” was established, a dedicated cross-divisional team, servicing the vibrant startup communities. At every development stage of the company, the team guarantees extensive expertise and personal assistance, drawing upon Deutsche Bank’s international presence and global reach in the process.
With the client in the center, innovation plays an important role as well. Deutsche Bank uses the chances of digitization also in cooperation with fintech startups. Until 2020, Deutsche Bank invests 750 m EUR in the digitization of its retail and corporate businesses as part of its digital strategy.
For more information on Deutsche Bank, go to www.deutsche-bank.com, and for learning more about our startup team, go to http://www.deutsche-bank.de/startups.
About Egon Zehnder
Since 1964, Egon Zehnder has been at the forefront of defining great leadership in the face of changing economic conditions, emerging opportunities and evolving business goals. Never has this been more relevant than in times when the world’s leading corporations are aiming to leverage entirely new digital opportunities. With more than 400 consultants in 69 offices and 41 countries around the globe, we work closely with public and private corporations, family-owned enterprises, start-ups and non-profit and government agencies, providing CEO and Board Search, succession planning and leadership services to help master digital transformation with the best people and the right organizational structures.
Built on a strong and shared culture of entrepreneurship, e.ventures is a venture capital platform with global scale. For more than 15 years, e.ventures has been supporting consumer Internet, media and mobile startups and helped entrepreneurs build transformative companies. We invest out of dedicated funds in the U.S., Europe, Brazil, China and Japan. Our portfolio comprises various disruptive industry leaders such as Angie’s List, Groupon, del.icio.us, Sonos, NGINX and Farfetch. Operating offices in San Francisco, Berlin, Hamburg, São Paulo, Beijing and Tokyo, e.ventures combines a global investment philosophy with the benefits of local knowledge and insights.
Gamewheel offers highest mobile engagement through content innovation. Gamewheel’s simple and professional platform changes the way consumers interact with mobile ads. It’s used by global agencies and brands like Burger King, Delivery Hero and Oracle. With just a couple of clicks or taps, brands can integrate engaging mobile games, chatbots or AR/VR content into their social media communications and mobile ads. Gamewheel is here to move you forward. Are you in?
About Glaceau vitaminwater
Get what you need for the day and discover Glaceau vitaminwater with a colorful variety and vitamins for every situations! The cult brand Glaceau vitaminwater from New York is available in six delicious flavors: power-c (dragonfruit), defense, (raspberry&apple), essential (orange), ignite (citrus), multi-v (lemonade) and restore (fruitpunch)! Thanks to their special combination of vitamins and nutrients, each flavor has a special effect which helps you to cope better with the day. Further information at www.facebook.com/vitaminwater or www.glaceauvitaminwater.de.
About Greenberg Traurig
Greenberg Traurig is one of the largest international transactional law firms, serving clients from 38 locations across the globe. In Germany, a team of around 55 attorneys provides legal advice predominantly on transactions in the technology, telecoms, media and entertainment sectors.
The team advises on investments, transactions and all aspects of corporate and commercial law. Our lawyers not only have first-class experience in private equity and venture capital transactions, M&A, joint ventures, restructurings, financing and outsourcings. They are also familiar with the underlying business models and can therefore provide suitable advice for the clients’ projects.
Greenberg Traurig was founded in the U.S. in 1967. Internationally, 1,900 attorneys in 38 offices in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America offer legal advice to innovative companies.
About Job Ambition
We are not headhunters, not an employment service provider and not a temporary employment agency! We are passionate recruiters, social media geeks, tekkies, “creative natives“, HR associates and psychologists committed to viewing the recruiting world through the eyes of growing companies. We offer our customers an entirely new service aimed at finding the right people at the right time, internationally and target group-specific – tailor-made yet risk-free. Visit our exhibition stand @Noah in Berlin and let´s talk about your HR challenges!
Kreditech Group’s mission is to improve financial freedom for the underbanked by the use of technology. Combining non-traditional data sources and machine learning, the Company provides access to better credit and convenient digital banking services. The product offerings include consumer loans, a digital wallet / payment product and a personal finance manager designed to help customers manage their credit score and plan their spending. Kreditech also offers a “credit as a service” model, allowing partners to integrate its credit products as payment method at the point of sale. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Kreditech has processed almost three million loan applications and through its subsidiaries in five countries extended 750,000 consumer loans. The company is led by CEO and Co-Founder Alexander Graubner-Müller and is financially backed by world-class investors including J.C. Flowers, Peter Thiel, and the Worldbank’s IFC.
Since 1996, Nespresso has provided business-to-business solutions, designed to meet the needs of some of the most discerning hosts in the world’s foremost hotels and restaurants as well as those of our business customers. Today, the business-to-business team at Nespresso provides a range of products and services to professional customers in more than 62 countries worldwide.
The business solutions offered by Nespresso focus on various business channels, mainly Offices, HORECA and Travel, providing services and solutions to answer the specific needs of our customers in each sector.
About Nokia Growth Partners
NGP is a global venture fund actively investing in Europe where the portfolio includes Babbel, Moovit, GetYourGuide, Drivy, Cedexis and many more. NGP focus investments on growth-stage companies that have a proven business model, a shipping product and ambition to expand its business internationally.
NGP has recently raised a new Internet of Things (IoT) fund of $350M which brings NGP’s total uninvested capital to more than $500M and total assets under management in excess of$1Bn. The fund will invest in promising solutions primarily around Connected Enterprise, Digital Health, Consumer Solutions and Connected Car as well as enabling technologies with a focus on capabilities in Big Data and Analytics.
Find out more at www.nokiagrowthpartners.com @NGP_VCtweets
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PIABO is the leading Public Relations agency for the digital industry in Europe. PIABO has chronicled a successful track record of exponential growth scenarios with clients like Facebook, LinkedIn, Tinder, Evernote, Techstars, Yelp, Houzz and also many European tech heavyweights like consumer electronics brand Withings from Paris. The core business of PIABO is to assist entrepreneurs and businesses to actively recognize potentials, identify and achieve growth targets, and ultimately own the market. The Berlin-based agency is a business performance amplifier in its function as the next-generation PR engine for the international digital industry. Founder and CEO Tilo Bonow and his team have created exceptional performance with their approach, which applies market savvy, resources and relationships to drive the success of their clients in national and global arenas. Their brand of premium PR features full-service and outstanding marketing campaigns as well as strategic social media management and content marketing.
SimilarWeb is a global cross-device market intelligence company used by 100,000s of businesses worldwide, including Google, eBay, Nike, and United Airlines, to discover, decide and deploy their digital strategy. Insights gleaned from SimilarWeb’s SaaS solution are regularly cited by leading publications including Bloomberg, Businessweek, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch and AdWeek. SimilarWeb has raised $65 million to date, The company currently employs more than 250 people across 8 global offices. SimilarWeb was recognized in 2015 as one of Europe’s top 100 fastest growing companies by Red Herring, was selected by Wired Magazine as one of the hottest 100 start-ups in Europe, and was named by Business Insider as one of the 50 enterprise startups to bet your career on in 2016.
smart has always been more than a car manufacturer. smart is a concept. An idea for urban mobility. An idea that understands the status quo as a challenge – and not as an obstacle. An idea that is at home in the city and interacts with it.
With the new founders competition smart urban pioneers, smart is seeking to actively support and enable projects that make life in our cities even more worth living.
About Target Global
Target Global is an international VC firm with over $300 million in assets under management and offices in Berlin, Moscow, Tel-Aviv and San Fransisco. We invest in fast-growing digital-enabled businesses operating in B2C and B2 SMB markets.
Our growth fund invests in Series B and later stage companies (both primary and secondary), with an investment range of $5-30m. Our seed stage fund invests in late seed and early Series A rounds, with an investment range of $200-500k.
We pride ourselves on our ability to be fast and flexible, with a focus on helping innovative businesses scale and expand globally. Since 2012 we have invested in more than 20 leading companies including Delivery Hero, Blue Apron, Dreamlines and Prosper.
About Thomas Henry
Since 2010, the name Thomas Henry has been the main inspiration for a young company from Germany to produce a perfect selection of soft drinks. Based in Berlin, the bitter lemonade experts have been busy adding high-class and unique products to the ever-changing world of gastronomy. Thomas Henry stands for best ingredients and a unique composition. Grown-up and full taste, more indulgence, be it pure or mixed in a long drink.
Uber’s mission is to make transportation as reliable as running water — everywhere, for everyone. We started in 2009 to solve a simple problem – how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Six years and over a billion trips later, we’ve started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars.
VisualVest is a state of the art Online Investment Portal offering tailor-made investment portfolios to Consumers. These portfolios consist of actively managed funds or passive, exchange trading funds (ETFs) depending on the customers preference.
The companies mission is to provide a transparent cost structure and straightforward advice in line with the customers personal means and goals. Thus the perfect balance between high-risk speculation and the security of an instant access savings account.
VisualVest, a fintech startup headquartered in Frankfurt was founded in January 2015.
Webtrekk is a provider of digital intelligence solutions, headquartered in Berlin with offices in China, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the USA. The Webtrekk Digital Intelligence Suite contains fully integrated solutions developed for CMOs and digital marketers: user-centric analytics with advanced dashboarding, marketing automation including programmatic advertising, testing, customer journey, tag integration and more. Webtrekk has over 400 customers, including Nike, Zalando, ING DiBa, Hugo Boss, McDonald’s and Vogue.
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