Christian Götz, Head of Technology, media, entertainment & telecoms at BDO explores how traditional telecoms companies can learn from the disruptive power of innovative technology startups.
He states that innovative collaboration projects like Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners may uncover the next rapid growth areas for the telecoms sector in the near future and that traditional telecoms need to invest into innovation, and learn from the disruptive power of Startups.
- May 5, 2016
Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Nexmo, Inc., a global leader in the Communications Platform as a Service ("CPaaS") segment of the Cloud Communications market, for $230 million in cash and stock. Nexmo is the world's second largest CPaaS company as measured by revenues. This acquisition accelerates Vonage's growth strategy, deepens the Company's technology capability and elevates its leadership position in Cloud Communications.
- April 4, 2016Jack Young Joins DTCP as Partner, Head of Venture Capital – Investment management group expands U.S. operations with new office on Sand Hill Road
Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP) today announced Jack Young has joined as the firm’s Partner in charge of global venture operations.
In his new role at DTCP, Young leads global venture investment with a team of investors covering Europe, U.S. and Israel. He will be directly sourcing and making investments in the U.S.
The Tel Aviv startup is developing technology to let audiences at home or directors in the studio see replays at any angle they want. It’s Intel’s third big Israeli acquisition in the last few years.
Just a week ago, the young sports company Replay Technologies announced it reeled in $13.5 million for what seems like the ultimate tech for the obsessive sports fan: Matrix-like instant replays from any angle.
When German communications giant Deutsche Telekom last year helped to launch a new investment firm, it opened an office in Menlo Park and put its former M&A chief in charge, Vicente Vento.
Vento's unit takes over the venture activity Deutsche Telekom had been doing since 1998 through T- Venture, but his new group is designed to be more independent.
- February 29, 2016
Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP) led a $13.5M Series B investment round in Replay Technologies to support the company’s development of next-generation, multi-dimensional video imaging technologies.
DTCP’s investment in Replay Technologies underlines the potential growth of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
- January 22, 2016Kumu Wireless investment Cisco, Verizon, DT and Swisscom invest $25 million in Kumu full-duplex tech
Cisco, Verizon Ventures, Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments, and Swisscom all had a whip-round to raise $25 million and hand it over to Kumu to help it keep up the good work.
Kumu Networks’ full-duplex technology is a rare technological breakthrough that offers substantial benefit to a multitude of wireless modalities.
- October 28, 2015
Deutsche Telekom today launched Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments (DTSI), a new unit designed to streamline and accelerate investment in technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) innovation.
DTSI is the natural evolution of T-Venture, Deutsche Telekom’s strategic venture capital group. Founded in 1997, with a cumulative budget volume of over 750 million Euro, T-Venture is one of the largest corporate venture funds in the technology industry.
- October 8, 2015
DocuSign’s amazing appetite for capital does not appear to be waning. The electronic signature powerhouse, with operations in Seattle and San Francisco, today announced that Deutsche Telekom has joined the company’s large list of venture capital backers.
DocuSign previously commanded a $3 billion valuation, making it one of the so-called “unicorn” companies.
Deutsche Telekom has sold 13.2 million shares of Scout24 AG at the IPO executed yesterday at a price of EUR 30 per share, for total gross proceeds of around EUR 400 million.
Overall, Deutsche Telekom has, to date, obtained proceeds of EUR 2.1 billion out of the sale of Scout24 stakes.
Deutsche Telekom has concluded an agreement with Ströer SE for the sale of the online platform t-online.de and the digital marketing company InteractiveMedia CCSP GmbH.
With net revenue of EUR 721 million in the 2014 financial year, Ströer is one of the largest marketers of out-of-home and online advertising in Germany.
- November 11, 2014
The venture capital fund T-Venture, established in 1998, will be closed to new investments but the team will remain on board and continue to manage the existing portfolio. New investments will be executed through Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners.
As a hybrid fund, DTCP combines the strengths of a large corporate group with the speed and expertise of an investment fund.