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Manuel Gerres and Boris Kühn head DB Digital Ventures

"Start-ups, just like our DB who have a distinct entrepreneurial spirit, need a great deal of freedom and the right network to quickly transform their ideas into market-ready prototypes and new products and services for customers," says Manuel Gerres, one of the two managing directors at DB Digital Ventures and Head of New Digital Business at DB. Gerres has confirmed that this is precisely what DB's new subsidiary has set out to do and that many entrepreneurs and innovative young businesspeople will find a home at Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures.

Gerres shares the managing director role at the new company with Boris Kühn. Kühn sees the establishment of DB Digital Ventures as the next step in DB's sustainable business success in the digital age: "We will invest in start-ups that have a strong team of entrepreneurs but can also demonstrate significant potential for growth and innovation. This will benefit our core rail transport business and enable new, additional mobility and logistics solutions for our customers."