Funding: Seed funding for the future
The will and the need for digitisation is there. Everyone is pulling together in one direction, be it society at large, politicians or the economy. But where is the best place to start?
Germany still lacks the structures which would support innovative and young companies. The start-up scene in Berlin is already very well established, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia is continuing to build digital hubs and yet there is still no overarching structure at the federal level. Seed funding is the buzzword of the moment - investment during the early stages, providing support for brilliant ideas and getting ops moving.
There are many financially strong business families who want to expand their portfolio to include more digital elements. It is important to bring these business families together with the entrepreneurs of the future, namely, the start-ups and business founders. Carsten initiated the founding of CPTL NOW GmbH in 2021. The company has its business headquarters in Frankfurt and Berlin. Its shareholders are Dr. Peter Haid (former executive board member at LBBW, Haug & Aufhäuser and Deutsche Bank and currently chief representative at ODDO BHF AG), Christian Saxenhammer (Saxenhammer & Co. Corporate Finance GmbH) and Oliver Weimann (GF 360 Grad Performance Group and CEO of ruhrHUB). With these partners and additions, CPTL NOW will become one of the first contact points for seed investments in start-ups in the DACH region.