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Simply take up debt capital instead of venture capital

7 February 2018, German start-ups

It doesn’t always have to be venture capital or venture debt – in an interview with Alexander Hüsing, editor-in-chief of Deutsche Startups, Daniel Kreis describes the benefits of financing with the Deutsche Handelsbank: “We can gauge pretty quickly whether a business model will work, and we know how important it is, particularly in e-commerce, to become number one or two in the market. We know the challenges young businesses face; we see ourselves as a promoter of entrepreneurship and want to play our part in establishing this ‘new mid-market’.” read more

Borrowing for start-ups: Deutsche Handelsbank is the banking partner of Deutsche Börse Venture Network

17 January 2018

Deutsche Handelsbank is the new banking partner of Deutsche Börse Venture Network. The partnership gives start-ups within the Venture Network access to borrowing and other banking services. Deutsche Börse Venture Network has over 450 members and the combined investors have committed more than 1.5 billion euros to start-up growth through 57 rounds of financing. Naturally the Venture Network focuses on access to equity investors. However, it is much more difficult for young companies to fund the extra costs associated with growth through equity capital. Deutsche Handelsbank is now covering this shortfall. read more

Affordable art for everyone: Deutsche Handelsbank supports further growth of JUNIQE

21 December 2017

Deutsche Handelsbank supports JUNIQE, the lifestyle brand for hand-picked and affordable art, with loan capital to the amount of around 500,000 EUR. JUNIQE, founded in Berlin in 2014 by Lea Lange, Marc Pohl and Sebastian Hasebrink, sells artworks by more than 600 international artists on Each design is carefully selected by the JUNIQE curator team before it becomes available on a variety of products. Favourite designs are available, for example, as framed pictures or on home accessories and stationery. Last year, JUNIQE collected 14 million EUR from investors. read more

‘Gründerzeit’ Winter Ball on 11 November 2017 at the Central Imperial Telegraph Office in Berlin

8 November 2017

Deutsche Handelsbank is the official partner of the 1st ‘Gründerzeit’ Winter Ball of the German tech scene on 11 November 2017 in Berlin.

On this day, representatives from the digital sector will be greeted at the Central Imperial Telegraph Office to revive a tradition in a digital context: The ‘new Gründerzeit’. As a partner bank for fast-growing digital companies, we are particularly pleased to be able to support this format.

“For some it may be famous new territory. For those who are concerned with the opportunities of digitisation on a daily basis, however, it is a basis for entrepreneurship and the joy of designing. This new, digital ‘Gründerzeit’ will shape our society like the first ‘Gründerzeit’ era more than 130 years ago and we see ourselves as promoters of this modern entrepreneurship”, explains Daniel Kreis, CEO of Deutsche Handelsbank. read more

Deutsche Handelsbank supports growth of Lesara with 1.5 million EUR

26 October 2017

Deutsche Handelsbank, a specialist for fast-growing digital companies, is supporting the further growth of Lesara with EUR 1.5 million. The loan capital will flow mainly into warehouse and logistics optimisation of the rapidly expanding online shop for affordable fashion and lifestyle products. Lesara recently raised ca. 33 million EUR in venture capital and is strengthening its expansion following the successful round of financing. read more

Pumperlgsund: How smart loan capital helps with expansion

11 October 2017

A few days ago, the founders of Pumperlgsund fought for fresh capital in the successful VOX show ‘Die Höhle der Löwen’ (German equivalent of the show ‘Dragons’ Den’). In search of a financier, the team, which specialises in storable organic egg whites as the basis for dishes and shakes, was able to attract Frank Thelen as an investor. In addition, Pumperlgsund was also able to win over Deutsche Handelsbank which is supporting the company with a line of credit. read more


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