SevenVentures startup competition was born in 2009. As part of digitization, many new business models lacked capital. This is where the SevenVentures team comes in:
A flexible investment model consisting of minority shareholdings and media cooperations should offer young companies the support they need. In return for individual capital (media for equity) or revenue sharing ( media for revenue) companies receive a package of financial resources, advertising time and numerous other services. Opportunities and risks are thus shared. In 2015 alone, they used more than 500 hours of advertising time to currently support more than 60 companies with their success story. They have already accompanied companies such as Zalando, Lieferando, Shopkick or Küchen Quelle with MediaPower, capital, and extensive know-how on their way to market leadership.
This startup competition is organized by the venture capital SevenVentures and is held every month. What makes this European-based startup competition unique is that it focuses on each monthly competition that focuses on a specific niche or field.
What winners will get
Because this startup competition is backed up by SevenVentures and its parent company ProSiebenSat.1, it’s able to award the winners more than just financial funding. They also provide the winning startup the opportunity to leverage the venture capital’s position as a broadcaster and media giant. This ensures that the winning startup gets the much-needed exposure it needs to promote brand awareness to its target market.
Companies – Growth companies and medium-sized companies with sales of EUR 5 million or more, clear monetization strategy and scalability of the business model + / Fit to our target groups.
Geography – Worldwide
Investment volume – Between 5 to 50 million euros in media and capital
Sectors – Travel, Health, Home & Living, Beauty & Accessories, Tech, E-commerce, Retail, and Lead Generation
Investment Duration – Within their usually two to four-year investment horizon, they make a significant contribution to dynamic sales growth and a significant increase in company value.
SevenVentures Pitch Day is considered to be one of the most important startup competitions worldwide according to Forbes magazine. Last year, the pitch competition was held at the DMEXCO conference, a leading trade fair for the digital economy, marketing and innovation in Cologne.
Last year ArtNight, a Berlin start-up focused on bringing people together offline through edutainment workshops, faced tough competition across two rounds to secure a lucrative media package including €3 million in TV advertising, €30,000 for the creation of a TV spot and a four-month mentoring programme from Falconi.
They would like to congratulate the team at ArtNight and thank their fantastic jury members, including their very own CEO Dr. Jens Pippig, Flaconi CFO Kathrin Nusser and TV presenter Joko Winterscheidt, their talented finalists from CHOOOSE, Jodel and rebike1, their charming presenter Steven Gätjen and the entire DMEXCO team for making this event a great success last time.
They are looking forward to the SevenVentures Pitch Day 2020!