... are real entrepreneurs, readiness to assume risk, innovation and creativity
These characteristics in combination with a solid business model, the right technology and a promising distribution model make for a company we want to invest in.
...are early stage investments
We ideally want to invest before the company is founded. Or in a very early stage of the company development.
We want to help you build the company, without mistakes from the ground up!
... are fast growing and international markets
We’re looking for business models with the potential to grow quickly and expand internationally. Here we can show our whole experience and quality.
... is simple and simply good
We’re looking for ideas for a wide target group.
So your business model should be explainable and understandable within one minute.
… because we’re fast, uncomplicated and offer real support
We don’t want to simply invest money.
But we want to be supportive.
We don’t want complicated contracts; no long reports.
But we like fast and uncomplicated communication.
We won’t take over your business.
But we want to be there for you should you need advice or help.
And don’t worry:
We hate long board meetings.
We’re entrepreneurs and we know that you can’t always prepare presentations and business plans to make a decision.
It's so easy - you just have to do it
Convince your family and friends of your idea. If you are able to convince them in a comprehensive manner, you can then impress potential investors and customers.
Are you ready to give your life in the service of your business?
We’re only looking for thoroughbred entrepreneurs and not for people who are looking to get rich overnight.
We finalize the contracts, talk about the company valuation, schedule a notary appointment and invest between EUR 50.000 and EUR 250.000 in your company.
Send us your idea and we’ll get back to you immediately. We make our investment decision within 10 days after we had an interview with you
We help you to make your company successful and we are here to support you whenever you need us to. We can achieve a lot together. Let’s get started!
Heiko Hubertz – CEO
Heiko Hubertz is Digital Pioneers' chairman of the supervisory board and a valuable partner. He is a digital pioneer as well: Hubertz founded his first Internet start-up in 1998 at the age of 22 years.
In 2002 he founded Bigpoint (more than 800 employees worldwide) and sold the majority of the company to TA & Summit Partner in 2011 on a company valuation of more than $600 Mil.
Furthermore, Hubertz has a large experience in national and international investments.
Today he is one of the most important Internet entrepreneurs and has received many awards, such as "Europe's Executive of Year 2009" and the "Founder Champion 2000".
Marc Schlindwein – Supervisory Board
Marc Schlindwein has acquired many years of experience in the finance business. Following his studies at the University St. Gallen (HSG) with a focus on finance and accounting, he started his career as an Investment Manager and IPO / M&A advisor with a listed German venture capital firm. In this position he advised and supported several portfolio companies on public offerings and M&A transactions.
Mr. Schlindwein later specialized in assessing the listing qualifications of companies. In addition he has held the positions of Interim Manager and Director in several companies.
Eike Fischer – Supervisory board
Eike Fischer was appointed to the Board of Management of Capella Capital N.V. in February 2007. Eike Fischer has a wealth of experience in corporate finance and financial markets. Over the course of his employment with Ascendo Management GmbH. Mr. Fischer has conducted an extensive number of capital market transactions.
Additionally Mr. Fischer has been responsible for the incorporation and the subsequent listing of several firms on the stock exchange.
He was also actively involved in the Nanoventure N.V. and bioenergy systems N.V. spin offs through Navigator Equity Solutions N.V. Mr. Fischer started his career at ProSiebenSat1 within the controlling and corporate planning division.
Eike Fischer studied Business Administration at the University of Applied Science in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
We are entrepreneurs and therefore we know what entrepreneurs want from their investors
There are a lot of un-realized ideas out there. There is also a lot of unused potential. Let’s discover and build something big, together.
The emphasis is placed on together…
... we want to work as partners
We see the management teams of all our investments as our partners. We are “handshake entrepreneurs” who are reliable and true to our word.
... we want to work entrepreneurial
We want fast decision makers and numerically literate people. We want those of you with a knack for team building and who are able maintain that feeling of camaraderie throughout the life of the venture.
... we prefer long term projects
Even though we aren’t long term investors, we want to invest in long term projects which will still exist for more than the next ten years. We don’t want to invest in short term hypes without solid business models.
... we work as a team and network
Our network is built on 3 main pillars:
- Sales / Marketing
We try to include those in our work and offer them to our investors.
In the beginning there is an idea… In the end there is a successful company
Have you already found a company or wish to? Are you looking for capital?
We are capital providers for young internet companies with promising business models and excellent management teams.
But we offer more than just money: With our large experience from former company formations, investments and an excellent international contact network, we can advance you and give you advice in every situation.
We have one goal: to build one of the leading Internet companies with you.
Therefore we want to play a part in your business and strive to take your venture forward.
Our team consists of professionals in different areas of expertise who help you build a solid foundation and help your business along the road to success.
Usually we invest between EUR 50.000 and EUR 250.000 per company. The investment volume is individually defined and can be increased by adding more investors for a joint investment.
Let’s establish your Internet start-up together.