• Corporate Venture Capital

    Incubating & Investing in the Future of Financial Services

Corporate Venture Capital (CVC)

What we do

Deutsche Bank Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) is a cross-divisional & global activity to support startups and entrepreneurs across three dimensions:

Corporate Venture Capital – InvestInvest

We invest in startups and entrepreneurs around the globe in line with our mission to shape the future of financial services. We commit money, time and resources into our partners to enable growth and success. The CVC team explores new businesses and emerging technologies to drive growth in financial services. See our current portfolio.

Corporate Venture Capital – create and incubateCreate & incubate

We work with Entrepreneurs-in-Residence to research and incubate transformational ideas and businesses. Entrepreneurs work alongside with Deutsche Bank experts with the goal to create independent businesses and entities based on key strategic and innovative topics that will revolutionise financial services. If you are an entrepreneur – with or without business idea – and are interested in learning more about the Entrepreneur-in-Residence programme, contact us to find out more: corporate.venture-capital@db.com

Corporate Venture Capital – GrowGrow

Deutsche Bank is committed to driving growth of its portfolio companies through active Business Development. Portfolio companies will have a dedicated manager, who will support them in their partnership with Deutsche Bank, provide access to subject matter experts, and scale their solution within the bank or externally. Portfolio companies also have access to exclusive Deutsche Bank CVC events, networking and key ecosystem players.

Why we do it

The Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) programme enables us to advance the bank’s commitment to technology and innovation. The CVC team focuses on strategic corporate venture capital investments in companies that use technology to support or enable banking and financial services, as well as investments into enterprise technology solutions that support our business.  

Through our Corporate Venture Capital programme we can unlock strategic, financial and technological ROI by aligning our portfolio companies with the long-term objectives of the bank.

Deutsche Bank is committed to Diversity & Inclusion. Not only is Diversity & Inclusion an investment criteria for us, we are committed to helping our portfolio companies create a diversified leadership, board and strategy.


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    “Corporate Venture Capital is a core element of Deutsche Bank’s innovation agenda.” 

    Gil Perez, Chief Innovation Officer and Head of Corporate Venture Capital Group, Deutsche Bank

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    “In addition to providing capital, helping the portfolio companies to grow by giving them advise and support, it is critical for the venture success to build a diverse portfolio especially in areas where Deutsche Bank can also learn from.”

    Marissa Horvatin, Private Bank Chief Operating Office - Head of Strategic Projects & Transactions

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    “There are lots of reasons to work alongside Deutsche Bank. We are one of the very rare firms with a global network spanning cash management, trade finance, custody and lending. This makes us the perfect partner to bridge into new and emerging markets across the globe.”

    Paul Maley, Global Head of Securities Services & Head of Corporate Bank, UK & Ireland

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    “Deutsche Bank is focused upon continually developing our market-leading businesses across financial markets. In order to deliver this, we partner with CVC companies at the forefront of the emerging trends driving the industry.”

    Lee Atkins, Head of Investment Bank Strategy

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If you are looking for a strategic Corporate Venture Capital investor & partner or would to like to innovate as an Entrepreneur in Residence, contact our CVC team corporate.venture-capital@db.com

Corporate Venture Capital Group

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Divisional Business Investment

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Investment Bank

Why work with us

Strong-expertise-in-financial-servicesStrong expertise in Financial Services

Having provided banking services to companies, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses and private individuals around the globe, Deutsche Bank knows the Financial Services Industry inside and out. Partnering with Deutsche Bank enables access to industry specialists to gain access to financial, technology, regulatory and other expertise relevant to your company.

Investment-Business-Development-AdoptionInvestment, Business Development & adoption of your technology

Deutsche Bank not only invests in companies, it also offers active Business Development with a dedicated manager for each portfolio company and Entrepreneur-in-Residence, who will help you and your company as you grow and maneuver through Deutsche Bank & the industry. Deutsche Bank is looking for technologies to adopt and use giving you the opportunity to mature and improve your product in partnership with our teams.

Leading-European-BankLeading European bank with global reach

Deutsche Bank is a leading European Corporate Bank based in Europe’s largest economy with a strong investment banking, private banking, wealth and assets management capabilities. With a global footprint of offices and clients around the world and a globally recognised brand, Deutsche Bank can help your business grow globally.

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    “Deutsche Bank introduced our deposit marketplace for its own retail clients in 2017 and has successfully rolled out the solution across the group. With its expertise and client footprint across Germany and Europe, Deutsche Bank has been a perfect Corporate Venture Capital partner for us. The CVC team have been supportive, fast  and we’ve had a very positive experience with Deutsche Bank, both as a partner and as a shareholder.”

    Dr. Tim Sievers, Founder & CEO, Raisin/ Deposit Solutions

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    "Our strategic partner Deutsche Bank has played a key role in the establishment and growth of our company. Deutsche Bank was also instrumental in the launch of Symphony’s WhatsApp and WeChat integrations.”

    Brad Levy, CEO Symphony

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    “CloudMargin is proud to be working in partnership with Deutsche Bank; who have a proven track record of being a leader within the collateral management and technology space. Deutsche Bank’s evident commitment to building diverse and inclusive teams also strongly aligns with our own culture and ethos; and another reason we’re proud to work together.”

    Helen Nicol, Head of Product at Cloud Margin

  • Benjamin-Michel-Finanzguru

    “Deutsche Bank is a great investor with hands-on support in building a successful startup, creating valuable connections as well as helping with their excellent market expertise and insights.“ 

    Benjamin Michel, Chief Executive Guru, Finanzguru

  • Gilad-Parann-Nissany-200x200pxl

    “The Deutsche Bank Entrepreneur in Residence program is, above all, a friendly and extraordinarily professional point of access to the knowledge and network of a top global bank. This is a rare thing and is helping us accelerate our understanding of the banking market and opportunity."

    Gilad Parann-Nissany, Co-founder of LifeLee

  • Maria-Scott-CEO-Taina

    Team TAINA are thrilled to be a part of Deutsche Bank global innovation vision. Working together with Deutsche Bank Innovation, Tax and Technology Teams we deliver the golden standard for FATCA, CRS and QI Compliance for the industry. This partnership empowers us to add even more value to our clients, empowering them to transform their customers’ experience whilst driving down their costs and eliminating operational and audit risks.

    Maria Scott, CEO of TAINA Technology