Press area of Schenker Ventures.

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About Schenker Ventures​

Schenker Ventures encourages and equips founders worldwide with what it needs to turn great ideas into industry-changing companies. We support them with capital, functional support, and our extensive global industry network. Founders benefit from maximum entrepreneurial freedom and the backing of a global logistics market leader. We offer support from our experienced venture builders. They help entrepreneurs to build prototypes and an MVP, incorporate their company, raise the next rounds, and make sure their business is ready to scale. The access to DB Schenker’s global network of suppliers, partners, and customers as well as active connections to top-tier investors are unique advantages for founders. Founded in 2021, Schenker Ventures has 10+ team members and is headquartered in Essen, Germany.

Patric, our Head of
Schenker Ventures…

Patric is globally responsible for Schenker Ventures and Schenker’s New Business Models. He is fueled by the deepest belief that founders and entrepreneurship are making the real difference – and he is resolutely living up to this. A brief sneak in his professional experience:
  • Several C-Level and Partner positions at leading service providers and consultancies like Arvato or Kerkhoff Consulting
  • Managing Director and President of arvato e-commerce – responsible for building, validating, and growing the arvato e-commerce business.
  • “Patric probably understands the needs of founders and startups better than most of the VC and investors out there. But above all, he is willing to put this into corporate practice.” – Philipp Petrescu (CEO MVP Factory)
Patric lives with his wife and three kids in a calm and peaceful town in Eastern Westphalia (OWLFor a welcome change, he regularly seeks adventures on travels. He loves to ski, so you’ll likely find him in mountain resorts in [e.g.] the Alps.
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Mario Arnold

Support for journalists

Welcome to the press area of Schenker Ventures. For any media enquiries please contact Mario. Check out Schenker Ventures facts and figures as well as our press kit including videos, images, and press releases.

Mario Arnold
Communication Lead Schenker Ventures

mario.arnold@dbschenker.com

+49 1523 7478808

Our own press releases

New DB Schenker unit to support ideas transforming logistics • Venture capital investments in early-stage business models and start-ups • Founder-centric venture studio together with MVP Factory • “We want to build a digital and climate-friendly future”

“By developing a blueprint for VoloDrone operations, Volocopter is leading the way into the next dimension of transport logistics with tangible and operational data backing our service claims. Our work with DB Schenker shows that they are a great investor, a valuable partner, and an enabler for our commercial VoloDrone operations.” – Christian Bauer, CCO Volocopter

DB Schenker joins a 31 million USD Series A investment to accelerate the development and commercialization of its AI & 3D vision-based autonomous mobile robots (AMRs).

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Media voices about us

Mit ihrem eigenen Drei-Säulen-System will sich Schenker deutlich von der Konkurrenz unterscheiden und attraktiver für neue Startups in der Logistikbranche werden: Venture Building, Venture Studio, Klassische Venture Capitial Investments.

Der klare Fokus soll aber auf die unternehmerische Freiheit der Startups gerichtet bleiben. Schenker will nicht aktiv in die strategische Entwicklung eingreifen, sondern will steht mit seinem kompletten Know How und finanziellen Möglichkeiten zur Hilfe um attraktive und neue Ideen auf den Markt zu bringen.

The venture studio has been established together with Berlin-based MVP Factory. It aims to pioneer a new way of corporate venture building in logistics. It will offer exceptional entrepreneurs the opportunity to launch the next generation of logistics companies that will drive the ongoing and deep transformation of the industry.

Kick-starting your idea

Gain access to early-stage funding, best-in-class industry know-how, and state-of-the-art functional support. Enabling you to build and launch your minimum viable product (MVP).

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Building your company

Enjoy the support of our experienced venture builders. These proven experts – most of them founders and investors themselves – help you to build your company, raise the next rounds, and make sure your business is ready to scale.

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Scaling your business

Scale your business and get full backing. We give you access to the global DB Schenker network of suppliers, partners, and customers, and provide active connections to top-tier investors. Making sure that you have everything at hand to scale your business.

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