For companies

Get IPO ready with streamlined support and first-hand expertise

If you are a European tech company striving for continuous innovation and expanding your full business potential, this is your community. Deutsche Börse Venture Network unites leading growth companies from the tech ecosystem as well as VC and PE investors in one community. Whether capital market know-how, growth financing topics, legal challenges, ESG reporting or employer participation options – we have a broad network of peers and partners offering deep insights and hands-on knowledge which you can integrate in your business going forward.

Our services help with various challenges, such as:

  • Development of sound expertise in growth management and know-how of capital market financing options
  • Finding trusted experts for specific challenges – be it investors, academics, investment banks, corporates, lawyers and political stakeholders
  • Search for suitable financing options depending on the growth phase

The offer is aimed at start-ups:

  • of all sectors
  • in an advanced stage of growth
  • with different exit perspectives
  • interested in options of going public

To become a member of the international community of hundreds of companies and investors, you can submit a request for membership at any time.

Products & Services

Every company has its own growth path. Therefore, we offer a range of services from which members can flexibly chose the ones that best fit their current needs.

Capital − Take your business to the next level

  • Increased visibility with national and international investors via different formats like quarterly financing round newsletters or exclusive pitching possibilities at our own or partner events
  • Individual and targeted introductions to suitable investors
  • Contact to our partner network for further financing options including debt capital, venture debt and subsidy financing

Network− Be visible, establish important contacts, use extra resources

  • Invitations to exclusive C-Level events to connect and exchange with peers (by invitation only)
  • Support with legal questions by well-known law firms from Deutsche Börse’s network with our Legal Advice Service on a pro-bono basis
  • Individual introductions to key figures of already listed companies with our Startups meets Corporates Program
  • Learn about ESG reporting for growth companies via our experienced partners in this field
  • Access to events with representatives from the political arena to give a voice to the challenges of your industry
  • Enhanced visibility through our community communication channels (newsletter, social media, website), where you can also share your offers and questions
  • Pool of selected experts for specific business challenges – be it investors, academics, investment banks, corporates, lawyers, and political stakeholders

Skill – Become an expert in capital market financing

  • Workshops where you gain tangible knowledge on raising capital via the stock exchange in collaboration with C-level management of listed companies and with experts from our Capital Market Partner Network (lawyers, investor relation specialists, investment banks)
  • Individual going public support via personal account manager from our capital markets team
  • Unique Executive Trainings Programme exclusively for members, providing profound knowledge and competencies on later stage growth financing and a sound transmission of capital market know-how
  • Expert Sessions (onsite or as webinar) offering specific expert insights and practical knowledge on selected topics of growth financing – short and intense – from workshops and webinars to panel talks

Want to join this community?

It only takes three steps to request your membership:

1. Check access criteria

Do you meet at least three of our access criteria?

Annual revenue1

> €5 m

Annual growth or specific KPIs2

E.g. annual revenue growth > 30%


> €50 m

Cumulated capital raised

> €10 m

Bootstrap financing or "well-known" lead investor/-base3


Investors (institutional or private) need to be able to deploy capital in minimum tickets sizes of €1 million.

1 Based on the last 12 months or alternatively on the run rate
2 Depending on the individual case, e.g. high number of daily new users or strong growth of customer base
3 Venture investor with a strong track record, who has already made a significant investment in your company

2. Apply to join the community

Click on "Apply"; fill in all required fields of the request form. We will then get back to you with further details on the application process.  Provide proof of your realized growth track by demonstrating sufficient traction & KPIs.

3. Welcome to the network!

Once approved, enjoy the benefits of our network.
If you have any questions, we look forward to hearing from you:


Selection of our member companies:

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