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DEWB AG Deutsche Effecten- und Wechsel-Beteiligungsgesellschaft AG: Swiss Fintech Stableton raises CHF 15m in Series A funding round
Zurich, Frankfurt and Jena (pta007/12.07.2022/08:18) - Stableton Financial AG, the leading European Fintech platform for Alternative Investments, completed the closing of its CHF 15 million Series A funding round. The Lead Investor in this funding round was TX Ventures, the VC investment arm of TX Group. It included significant investments from C3 EOS VC Venture Fund and existing investor DEWB, which led Stableton's Seed round. The round puts Stableton in a unique position, capitalizing on the opportunities in private markets.
Zurich, Frankfurt and Jena, 12 July 2022 – Stableton Financial AG ("Stableton"), the leading European Fintech platform for Alternative Investments, completed the closing of its CHF 15 million Series A funding round. The funding round was led by TX Ventures, the VC arm of Swiss media company TX Group. In addition, it included significant investments from the German Fintech investor C3 EOS VC Venture Fund and existing investor DEWB, a German private equity firm focusing on digital finance investments, which also led Stableton's Seed round. Other participants included family offices, key employees and partners of renowned private equity and venture capital firms, as well as successful entrepreneurs and individuals from the technology and asset management industries, among others.
The fresh funding further enables Stableton to put into effect its vision, which is to empower prosperity and positive impact from Alternative Investments. Specifically, Stableton will use the funds to scale the existing activities in Switzerland, broaden its technological offering and available investment structures, as well as expand internationally during the coming months.
Andreas Bezner, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Stableton, said: "We are thrilled that such knowledgeable and high calibre investors such as TX Ventures, C3 and DEWB entrust us with their capital. Despite the short-term market volatility, we see two major long-term macro trends align: the democratization of private markets and the ever-increasing value creation in that segment as disruptive technologies meet ample of funding."
Konstantin Heiermann, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Stableton, said: "We're in the enviable position to have grown our assets under management 7.5 times since last year's seed round. With more than 2'500 marketplace users and almost 500 product investors in Switzerland alone, Stableton has developed into a dominant market player, counting more than 2% of Swiss financial intermediaries as our clients. The funding will allow us to double-down on our strategic investments in operations, structures, and regulatory & compliance while scaling and replicating our marketing and sales activities internationally."
"We are thrilled to partner up with Stableton and support them on their growth journey going forward. Stableton has shown impressive growth and is well positioned to continue its amazing development in a highly attractive market. We are proud to contribute to democratization of the private markets and we are convinced that the great team at Stableton will succeed - the future looks bright for Stableton.", added Krzysztof Bialkowski, Investment Director at TX Ventures.
"As Lead Seed Investor DEWB teamed up early on with Stableton and it was amazing to see how the team evolved from day one resulting in an impressive growth of the business which seems to be just the beginning of a huge success story. Stableton's highly scalable, fully digital and data-driven infrastructure is on a sweet spot of an investment universe which is already splendid but opens up a multiple by application of its own technology platform to previously unaddressed markets. We are more than pleased to welcome strong co-investors who will contribute much more than an investment.", added Bertram Koehler, CEO of DEWB and board member of Stableton.
"We are very pleased to welcome Stableton to the C3 VC Fund portfolio and look forward to supporting the company's next stages of growth. With its alternative investment platform, Stableton fits perfectly into our portfolio strategy, as clients benefit from easy access to top-tier curated and unique investment opportunities alongside the world's leading investors via low minimums, bankable financial products, and improved liquidity.", added Stefan Schütze, Managing Partner at C3.
About Stableton Financial AG
Stableton's alternative investment Fintech platform strives to become the globally leading market network for qualified and institutional investors who seek exposure to top-tier alternative investments in general, and venture capital deals and portfolios in particular. Our platform investors benefit from easy access, unique opportunities, performance, measurable impact, and improved liquidity from world-class deals and investment providers. Likewise, deal sourcing partners and providers of alternative investments profit from our scalable, fully digital, and data-driven infrastructure that enables effective and efficient lead generation and distribution.
About TX Group
The TX Group forms a network of platforms and participations that offers users information, orientation, entertainment and assistance for everyday life on a daily basis. Its roots lie in journalism with the diverse newspapers of Tamedia and the free media of 20 Minuten. The portfolio is complemented by the advertising marketer Goldbach. The TX Group is an anchor shareholder of the SMG Swiss Marketplace Group and JobCloud, holds majority stakes in Doodle and Zattoo and is an investor in the fintech sector through TX Ventures. The portfolio of TX Ventures includes the minority stakes in the platforms Everon, Helvengo, Lend, Lykke, Monito, Neon, PriceHubble, Selma Finance and Stableton. In addition, TX Ventures is invested in Backbone, Helpling Switzerland and Picstars. Founded in 1893, TX Group has been listed on the Swiss stock exchange since 2000.
Deutsche Effecten- und Wechsel-Beteiligungsgesellschaft AG (DEWB AG, WKN: 804100 / ISIN: DE0008041005) is a listed investment company with an investment focus on asset management and business models that make a key contribution to the digitalisation of this economic sector. Over the past 20 years, DEWB has invested over EUR 390 million in 65 companies and has generated more than EUR 500 million across 50 exits, including nine IPOs. With its almost 200-year corporate history, DEWB stands for continuity in the capital markets. Building on this experience and a keen sense for forward-looking developments, DEWB supports its portfolio companies with capital, expertise in corporate development and its wide-ranging network of experts.
About C3 Management and C3 VC Fund
C3 Management GmbH is an asset management company focused on managing venture funds which invest in exceptional blockchain technology companies worldwide. C3's mission is, among other things, to accelerate growth, development and especially adoption of EOSIO-based blockchains and the EOSIO software. Towards this mission, C3 manages the C3 VC Fund, which is partly funded by Block.one and offers developers and entrepreneurs the funding they need to create community-driven businesses leveraging EOSIO. C3 VC Fund focuses on early and growth stage technology companies. C3 VC Fund operates worldwide and is located in Frankfurt, Germany.
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