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Digital Ventures

Fostering entrepreneurship

DB Digital Ventures serves as the organizational umbrella for DB's systematic investment in start-ups and leads entrepreneurs throughout the Group to success

„Establishing Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures GmbH is a strategic step for us that lets us pick up the pace of digitalization in our core business and invest in new digital business models,“ says Manuel Gerres, one of the company's two managing directors.

Developing and implementing new data-driven business models is one of the DB Group's top priorities to be able to take advantage of the opportunities of digitalization, both within and outside of its core rail business. Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures GmbH lays the foundation. The purpose of the company is to step up DB's collaboration with start-ups and simplify equity interests. Venture capital of EUR 100 million will be set aside for this purpose between now and 2019. Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures GmbH is wholly owned by DB AG.

Entrepreneurship is also being systematically promoted at DB, which means that employees are given the opportunity to become entrepreneurs and make their business ideas a reality under ideal conditions.

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