Press area of Schenker Ventures.

About Schenker Ventures​

Schenker Ventures is uniting the best of both worlds. 

Schenker Ventures Venture Capital is an early-stage investor with a focus on startups in logistics and supply chain within Europe. Investment scope: B2B XaaS, digital business models, and investments ranging from Seed to Series B, with ticket sizes ranging from 200k to 5 million euros.

Schenker Ventures Venture Studio is a company builder equipping founders with operational support and capital to turn great ideas into industry-changing companies. The Venture Studio is built upon a partnership between DB Schenker and MVP Factory, Berlin.

Portfolio companies benefit from the access to the global DB Schenker network of suppliers, partners, and customers, as well as active connections to top-tier investors. Additionally, we provide profund industry expertise in land transport, air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management.

Head of Schenker Ventures

Patric Hoffmann 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 (OWL). For 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.

Patric our Head of Schenker Ventures
Mario Arnold

Support for journalists

Welcome to the press area of Schenker Ventures. For all media inquiries, please get in touch with Mario. 

Mario Arnold
Communication Lead Schenker Ventures

+49 1523 7478808

Selected press releases

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

The funding of Warehousing1 was the first venture capital activity of Schenker Ventures. The young company provides an e-commerce fulfilment platform and is based in Berlin, Germany. Schenker Ventures joined the Series A round, alongside top tier venture capital firms with a strong record in scaling e-commerce and LogTech businesses.
Dexory has secured additional investment with Schenker Ventures, strengthening further their position in the market. Following the recent 19 million USD Series A funding announcement, this partnership continues to strengthen Dexory’s leading position on providing real time visibility across the supply chain.

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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).


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.


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.