Deutsche Börse Venture Network

Deutsche Börse Venture Network Growth Financing for young companies

Deutsche Börse Venture Network is the pre-IPO initiative of Deutsche Börse to support striving growth companies and unicorns on their way to go public. The network unites key expertise in the field of capital market financing, contacts to relevant players and a vast European member base of founders and investors. From pre-IPO funding and different financing options via the capital market to ESG and sustainability topics: We fuel innovation in the European tech ecosystem as experienced thought leaders and community builders. Let’s foster a strong European ecosystem for growth together.

We believe in the power of innovative ideas – for a better future.

The offer is aimed at start-ups

  • of all sectors
  • in an advanced stage of growth
  • with different exit perspectives
  • interested in options of going public

Our offering

Our markets


Find the right segment for your company. In Europe, there are two paths open to companies wishing to tap the capital markets. On the one hand, there are markets regulated by the EU and, on the other, markets that are regulated by the exchanges themselves.

Our services for companies and investors

Benefit from our expertise and specific formats to gain in-depth know-how early on. Building a strong foundation will allow you to make informed decisions when choosing a capital market financing option to best suit your organisation. 

Listing trends

While the IPO is the most famous way to raise financing on the capital market, there are additional listing trends: Direct listings, SPACs, Carveout/Spin-offs, IPO-Bonds.


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Have you already known the following facts which highlight advantages of going public at Frankfurt Stock Exchange? There are some myths to be uncovered.

The step-by-step route to an exchange listing

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Our IPO-line gives you a clear impression of all the important steps when going public through to first price determination. They include the selection of the issue partners, structuring the IPO content, compiling all the necessary documents, placement, and admission to / commencement of trading.

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Start your capital market readiness journey today!

Contact the Capital Markets team