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"We have the experience, the network and the fitting mobile environment"

Christian Teichert, CEO & Founder
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Service, embodied in software

Codinc offers software solutions to help maximize profits and performance of its partners in the mobile industry with a primary focus on mobile marketing, messaging and mobile integration of existing systems. The Cologne-based IT team formerly worked inside the Venista organization and now also serves third parties, turning clients’ thoughts, needs and ideas into code that fit each company individually.

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GTX Messaging

Your partner for truly global SMS messaging

GTX GmbH provides mobile messaging services. It offers direct SMS services for b2c as well as peer-to-peer SMS, notification and alert messages, information messages and breaking news. The company also provides economy SMS services. GTX GmbH was founded in 2006 and incubated by Venista Ventures. It is run and operated by specialists from the Venista network and based in Cologne, Germany.

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Spyke Media

Your partner for mobile advertising and affiliate marketing

Spyke Media is a full-service partner for mobile advertising. It assists publishers as well as advertisers in all steps necessary to unleash their mobile power. From media buying to ad creation, from campaign conception to real-time reporting and instant optimization, Spyke Media is dedicated to maximize the success of its clients. The company was incubated and is still owned and controlled by Venista Ventures.

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Startupbootcamp Berlin

An accelerator program with a proven track record

Startupbootcamp Berlin is the leading global startup accelerator with a focus on Smart Transportation & Energy - The Connected and Efficient Mobility of People and Goods. The Berlin program is part of Startupbootcamp, a global network of industry-focused startup accelerators. Venista Ventures was one of the first investors to set-up and support the Berlin program and has been doing so as a shareholder since 2012.

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Revolutionizing business intelligence

Datapine provides a smart and easy-to-use solution for business intelligence. The Berlin-based company has created a highly scalable SaaS tool that revolutionizes the way of performing database analysis by making even complex functionalities available to non-technical persons. Datapine is showing customers around the world how their tool can help companies make better and faster business decisions.

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Secret Escapes

Exclusive rates on worldwide luxury travel

Secret Escapes offers exclusive rates on members-only flash sales for luxury travel. All of the hotels and holidays are hand-picked by a team of travel experts. While the sales are live, you will be guaranteed a rate cheaper than anywhere else online. Secret Escapes acquired German startup and Venista Ventures portfolio company JustBook in 2014. Venista Ventures participates in the success of Secret Escapes.

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Curated shopping for men

Need is a refined retailer and lifestyle publication for men. Each month, Need curates, sources, and sells a limited collection of products - including clothing, literature, furniture, artwork, coffee, and so forth - for the modern, discerning gentleman. Venista Ventures is among the first investors of Dallas, Texas-based Need.

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