Corporate VCs - Best of both worlds?


Frankfurt may not (yet) be the biggest hub for start-ups in Europe, but it is home to a variety of strong corporations and by now most of them are very active to foster innovation driven by young companies.

Who has ever said that incumbents aren’t able to “deal” with start-ups? Have you ever heard of Corporate VCs?!?!
These players can offer a unique combination of capital and subject expertise, as well as a lot of potential for leveraging an existing client base and opportunities for further collaborations. But can they really fulfill the dreams of a start-up, or is there also a downside to the story?

On May 23rd, we will have the chance to meet different corporate VCs at Frankfurt's TechQuartier.

We will turn the tables and let them pitch their service offerings and subsequently enter an open discussion.
For all you startups out there, this will be an unique chance to get these many influencial players in one room and to get in touch!!!


18:30 pm - Get-together: doors opening & networking
19:00 pm - Welcome by FinTechFFM team and TechQuartier

19:10 pm - Lightning Talk by Deutsche Börse Venture Network (
Peter Fricke, Head of Deutsche Börse Venture Network

19:20 - 7-minute Pitches

DB1 Ventures (
Rebecca Qian Gong, DB1 Ventures|Group Venture Portfolio Management

MainIncubator (
Matthias Lais, Founder Director Main Incubator GmbH

Check24 Ventures (
Matthias Orlopp, Managing Director Check24 Ventures GmbH

CommerzVentures (
Paul Morgenthaler, Senior Investment Manager CommerzVentures GmbH

Anthony Craufurd - Director, Venture and Startup Engagement

20:15- Panel discussion
Hosted by Philipp Weber (Hogan Lovells)

20:45 - Networking and drinks with open end

A big THANK YOU goes to our supporters for this event, TechQuartier and Deutsche Boerse Venture Network!

Looking forward ot seeing you there,
Your FinTechFFM Team