Initiators

Köln Business
Köln Business
It’s a growing metropolis with character. Where the local “kölsche” mentality meets international cultures. Where curious and creative minds create great things. Where people and companies from around the world feel at home. Become a part of Cologne and write your own success story. KölnBusiness will support you along the way.
Dealroom.co
Dealroom.co
Dealroom is a global database to identify & track promising companies. Founded in 2013 in Amsterdam, today the company provides a freemium SaaS product, an API and custom research solutions to clients all over the world including world-leading corporates, Silicon Valley firms, investment banks, consulting firms and investment firms who want to stay ahead of innovation and strategic developments.

Supported by

Lakestar
Lakestar
Lakestar is a venture capital firm that invests in outstanding digital and technology entrepreneurs worldwide. Notable investments include: Revolut, GoEuro, ShapeShift, Spotify and Opendoor.
HV Ventures
HV Ventures
With more than € 1 billion under management, HV Holtzbrinck Ventures is one of the largest and most experienced independent European early stage venture funds. Notable investments include Zalando, Delivery Hero, HelloFresh, Flixbus, SumUp, Scalable Capital, and many others.
Point Nine Capital
Point Nine Capital
Early-stage venture capital firm primarily focused on SaaS and online marketplaces. Based in Berlin, Point Nine invests all over the world. Notable investments include Delivery Hero, Zendesk, Revolut, and many others.
Target Global
Target Global
Target Global supports innovative companies throughout their entire life cycle. Notable investments include Delivery Hero, Auto1 Group, Go Euroe and many others.
Acton
Acton
With two decades of investment experience, Acton Capital supports world-class teams on their way to market leadership.

Data partners

IHK Cologne
IHK Cologne
The IHK Cologne is a partner and advocate for entrepreneurs in the Cologne region. It represents the interests of around 150,000 member companies. As a public corporation, it creates new job profiles and ensures the standards for training and further education exams. The Cologne Chamber of Industry and Commerce offers a wide range of services for companies, from training to questions of corporate practice.
Digital Hub Cologne
Digital Hub Cologne
The Digital Hub Cologne is the central location and first point of contact for established companies and for the start-up ecosystem in the Cologne area on the subject of digitisation and innovation.