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June 17, 2016

A battle for millions in media: Tinkerbots wins ProSiebenSat1’s startup competition “SevenVentures Pitch Day”

SevenVentures awards an extremely lucrative prize for the fifth time to the most innovative startup. Tinkerbots wins EUR 3 million in the form of TV advertising, an online advertising volume of EUR 200,000, and a digital-out-of-home campaign worth EUR 70,000.

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June 17, 2016

A battle for millions in media: Tinkerbots wins ProSiebenSat1’s startup competition “SevenVentures Pitch Day”

  • SevenVentures awards an extremely lucrative prize for the fifth time to the most innovative startup
  • Tinkerbots wins EUR 3 million in the form of TV advertising, an online advertising volume of EUR 200,000, and a digital-out-of-home campaign worth EUR 70,000.

It is one of the most lucrative competitions for startups: the SevenVentures Pitch Day. With the ring of the bell, the fifth SevenVentures Pitch Day kicked off in Munich, set on the DLDsummer Conference’s international stage. The following six startups from across Europe battled for the startup competition’s mega media budget prize: Bux (Netherlands), EXPORO (Germany), Kitchen Stories (Germany), Happn (France), Tinkerbots (Germany) und carwow (England). These startups’ innovative business ideas allowed them to surpass more than one hundred other applicants in the qualifying rounds. Bux makes trading stocks game-like. The mission of the crowdsourcing platform EXPORO is loud and clear: Investing in real estate simply and directly. Kitchen Stories no longer does “its own recipe thing.” Rather, it shares them with an enormous fan base with good taste. And keep your eyes on Happn. They offer a digital market place for love at second sight. Tinkerbots brings robots right into children’s rooms and provides excitement and creative ideas. And carwow not only compares new car offers, but also compares to the other startups. 

SevenVentures Pitch Day is not just a matter of glory and honor. The investment branch of ProSiebenSat.1 awards a prize in the form of a “full service media package.” This includes EUR 3 million in the form of TV media, an online advertising volume of EUR 200,000 and for the first time a digital-out-of-home campaign valued at EUR 70,000. SevenVentures also makes the production of a customized TV spot and campaign management possible, which allows the victorious company to reach their targeted customers on the TV group’s network more precisely. 

Entering the pitch arena to their specifically chosen music, the six new heavyweights to the startup scene were welcomed by moderator Steven Gätjen. In the first round of SevenVentures Pitch Day, each pair of candidates delivered a direct verbal exchange of blows to convince the jury: Their presentations had to win over Nikolaus Röttger, chief editor of WIRED Germany, investment expert Luciana Lixandru from Accel, and SevenVenture’s managing director Sascha van Holt.

BUX, Kitchen Stories, and Tinkerbots each qualified for the final round within three minutes, thanks to their especially convincing pitches. However, Tinkerbots was able to pull ahead of the other competitors. Sascha van Holt, managing director of SevenVentures, looks forward to working with the startup: “Tinkerbots combines robotics, mobile gaming, and childhood memories - and with our help, it will take children’s rooms across Germany by storm!” 

The audience of guests, media representatives, and DLDsummer Conference visitors made their choice of victor by televoting in the final round. In the end, Tinkerbots came out on top and now has the opportunity to reach an audience of millions through TV and online advertising. 

Matthias Bürger, founder and CEO of Tinkerbots: “This victory has come at exactly the right time. After three years of challenging development work, we have come so far and can bring Tinkerbots to the market in time for Christmas and also claim a worldwide business presence.” 

About Tinkerbots:

It all started at the Bauhaus University in Weimar where Christian Guder and Leo Oschütz met in 2005. They both studied product design and were similarly fond of unusual projects. Matthias Bürger, who was writing his doctoral thesis on economic innovations at the time, already knew both Christian and Leo from his circle of friends. In 2011, the three met with the goal of introducing the best robotic toy the world has ever seen to the market. The founders started a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com in April 2014 and in just 45 days, Tinkerbots collected pre-orders for more than 800 building sets worth USD 300,000. They were able to hire their first employees during the Indiegogo campaign and thus decidedly spurred development. There were many hurdles to overcome and paths to clear, but now Tinkerbots is in the homestretch. 

Find out more about the winning startup at http://www.tinkerbots.de 

About SevenVentures

SevenVentures is the leading TV media investor worldwide. As the investment arm of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, SevenVentures is the ideal partner for fast-growing B2C companies, particularly in the consumer goods, retail, and services sector, with the potential to achieve sustainable success through the use of TV advertising. The example of Zalando has shown how a company can rapidly become a market leader or familiar brand. SevenVentures also supports companies seeking international growth with media power, capital, and all the other services of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group. Together with the group network consisting of leading European media companies, they always find the right path to growth. 

About DLD Media GmbH

DLD is the international conference and innovation platform of Hubert Burda Media. DLD Media organizes Europe’s leading digital conference DLD and the summer conference DLDsummer in Munich, DLDnyc in New York City, DLDeurope in Brussels, and DLDtelaviv, Israel’s largest tech festival, in Tel Aviv. In addition, with the format DLDsalons, DLD organizes networking events around the world, for instance in Palo Alto, London, Istanbul, Barcelona, Moscow, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, and Beijing. Over DLD’s ten-year history, its many prominent speakers have included Reid Hastings (Netflix), Jan Koum (WhatsApp), Travis Kalanick (Uber), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Eric Schmidt (Google), Sean Parker (Napster), Marissa Mayer (Yahoo!), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook), and many more. The company’s managing directors are Stephanie Czerny, who co-founded the DLD conference in 2005, and Dominik Wichmann, who has served as managing director and editor-in-chief since September 2015.

Dorothea Schneider

Senior Communication Manager

SevenVentures GmbH

E-Mail: Dorothea.Schneider@sevenventures.de

Tel. +49.89.9507.8651

Marcus Prosch

Head of Communications, Sales & Diversification

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

E-Mail: Marcus.Prosch@prosiebensat1.com

Tel. +49 89 9507-98920

June 8, 2016

SevenVentures Pitch Day: Six start-ups compete for a ProSiebenSat.1 TV advertising deal worth EUR 3 million

Pitch and win EUR 3 million worth of TV media, online advertising worth EUR 200,000, and for the first time this year a digital out-of-home campaign worth EUR 70,000. The SevenVentures Pitch Day will be held in Munich at the DLDsummer Conference on June 16-17, 2016. The finalists are: Bux, Exporo, Kitchenstories, Happn, Tinkerbots and carwow.

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June 8, 2016

SevenVentures Pitch Day: Six start-ups compete for a ProSiebenSat.1 TV advertising deal worth EUR 3 million

  • Pitch and win EUR 3 million worth of TV media, online advertising worth EUR 200,000, and for the first time this year a digital out-of-home campaign worth EUR 70,000.
  • The SevenVentures Pitch Day will be held in Munich at the DLDsummer Conference on June 16-17, 2016
  • The finalists are: Bux, Exporo, Kitchenstories, Happn, Tinkerbots and carwow.

Founders instead of gladiators, storytelling instead of swordplay, and creativity instead of combat; still, there is a lot at stake for the contestants. According to Forbes, the SevenVentures Pitch Day is one of the most important start-up contests in the world. The venue for this mega battle is the media city of Munich. The investment arm of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group is hosting the start-up contest for the fifth year in a row and the DLDsummer Conference is the perfect arena for this contest. The SevenVentures Pitch Day gives fast-growing B2C enterprises the chance to present their business models to an international audience; and the winner will have the chance to reach an audience of millions through TV and online advertising. 

The prize and the finalists

Six innovative enterprises have qualified for the SevenVentures Pitch Day. The winner will be able to take their company to the next level with the aid of TV advertising. The prize offered by SevenVentures is a full-service media package. The first part of this package consists of TV media worth EUR 3 million. A 20-second ad spot running for two months on ProSieben’s six TV channels can generate approximately 225 million impressions. In addition, ProSieben will sponsor EUR 50,000 for spot development. The second part of the prize package consists of an online marketing budget worth EUR 200,000, with which the winning start-up can generate 2.5 million impressions in one and a half months. The final part is a digital out-of-home budget worth EUR 70,000. A 10-second ad message placed on digital outdoor advertising platforms can generate up to 22,000 impressions in a week. The duration and impressions generated by any advertising campaign depend on the campaign’s planning and target group. The six finalists that qualified for the SevenVentures Pitch Day now have the chance to take their business to the next level by winning this awesome prize package. 

5th SevenVentures Pitch Day Finalists

The following finalists will participate in this year’s SevenVentures Pitch Day: BUX puts Wall Street on your smartphone, making trading stocks as easy as playing a game. EXPORO’s innovative crowd-investing platform makes it easy to invest directly in real estate. The recipes and videos of the cooking app KITCHENSTORIES will make you hungry for more. The dating app HAPPN gives you a second chance at a first impression, because it enables you to meet up with the people you encounter every day. TINKERBOTS lets you build your own robots with ease and CARWOW is the internet portal that lets you easily compare the best offers on new car. 

The pitch day program and expert jury

The pitches will be evaluated by a jury of experts consisting of SevenVentures CEO Sascha van Holt, Accel’s investment expert Luciana Lixandru and WIRED’s Editor-in-Chief Nikolaus Röttger. In the elevator pitch, the contestants will have three minutes to present their business concept with enthusiasm, showmanship and expertise. After each pitch, the finalists will be grilled by the jury. We are happy to have a Steven Gätjen on board. Steven Gätjen is our moderator and will guide us through this amazing event. He is a showman expert, who you may recognize from “Schlag den Raab”.

Sascha van Holt: “With its global orientation and international network, the DLDsummer Conference is the absolute perfect partner for our start-up contest. I am always inspired by incisive founders and personalities, fascinated by unconventional and unique ideas, and above all delighted by a thrilling competition.” 

Media-for-equity deals = Start-up booster

In their early years start-ups rarely have the budget for expensive TV advertising. Instead, they can trade equity or revenue for advertising time on the channels of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group (media-for-equity). Probably everyone who watches television in Germany is familiar with at least one success story of the SevenVentures portfolio: The TV spots featuring the “Zalando scream” reached an iconic status amongst the German TV audiences and were extremely efficient in generating traffic/success for this online retailer, which has some of the highest sales in Germany today. SevenVentures also supported other impressive success stories like JustFab, Lieferando and auxmoney

The SevenVentures Pitch Day has been held every year since 2012.

Earlier winners include Withings, Cashboard, GetYourGuide and Popsa. 

You can find additional information about the 7VPD on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. 

About SevenVentures

SevenVentures is the leading TV media investor worldwide. As the investment arm of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, SevenVentures is the ideal partner for fast-growing B2C companies, particularly in the consumer goods, retail, and services sector, with the potential to achieve sustainable success through the use of TV advertising. The example of Zalando has shown how a company can rapidly become a market leader or familiar brand. SevenVentures also supports companies seeking international growth with media power, capital, and all the other services of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group. Together with the group network consisting of leading European media companies, they always find the right path to growth. 

About DLD Media GmbH

DLD is the international conference and innovation platform of Hubert Burda Media. DLD Media organizes Europe’s leading digital conference DLD and the summer conference DLDsummer in Munich, DLDnyc in New York City, DLDeurope in Brussels, and DLDtelaviv, Israel’s largest tech festival, in Tel Aviv. In addition, with the format DLDsalons, DLD organizes networking events around the world, for instance in Palo Alto, London, Istanbul, Barcelona, Moscow, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, and Beijing. Over DLD’s ten-year history, its many prominent speakers have included Reid Hastings (Netflix), Jan Koum (WhatsApp), Travis Kalanick (Uber), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Eric Schmidt (Google), Sean Parker (Napster), Marissa Mayer (Yahoo!), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook), and many more. The company’s managing directors are Stephanie Czerny, who co-founded the DLD conference in 2005, and Dominik Wichmann, who has served as managing director and editor-in-chief since September 2015. 

About Sascha van Holt

Sascha van Holt is CEO of SevenVentures and heads the investment business since its foundation in 2011. Prior to this role he worked as an investment professional for a top tier private equity firm. Earlier assignments include corporate positions and entrepreneurial work. 

Press contact

Dorothea Schneider

Senior Communication Manager

SevenVentures GmbH

E-mail: Dorothea.Schneider@sevenventures.de

Tel. +49.89.9507.8651 

Marcus Prosch

Head of Communication Sales & Diversification

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

E-mail: Marcus.Prosch@prosiebensat1.com

Tel. +49 89 9507-9892

May 4, 2016

“SevenVentures Pitch Day”: ProSiebenSat.1 to hold start-up contest together with Hubert Burda Media for the first time

Starting today consumer start-ups worldwide can apply at www.sevenventures.de & win a media budget in the millions. The SevenVentures Pitch Day will be held at the DLDsummer Conference in Munich from June 16-17, 2016. Looking for innovative businesses, who seek to reach millions through the power of TV advertising.

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May 4, 2016

“SevenVentures Pitch Day”: ProSiebenSat.1 to hold start-up contest together with Hubert Burda Media for the first time

  • Starting today consumer start-ups worldwide can apply at www.sevenventures.de & win a media budget in the millions
  • The SevenVentures Pitch Day will be held at the DLDsummer Conference in Munich from June 16-17, 2016
  • Looking for innovative businesses, who seek to reach millions through the power of TV advertising

For the first time, this year’s SevenVentures Pitch Day (7VPD) will be held as part of Hubert Burda Media’s DLDsummer Conference at the home location of both media companies. With this move SevenVentures, the investment arm of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, is taking its founders’ contest to a new level. The common goal of this partnership is to promote Germany as an economic center of digital transformation.

As a prize, SevenVentures is offering a full-service media package composed of €3 million in the form of TV media, an online advertising volume of €200,000, and for the first time a digital-out-of-home campaign valued at €70,000. In addition, SevenVentures will facilitate the production of a custom-tailored TV spot to enable the winning company to reach customers in a targeted manner on the TV group’s channels.

Sascha van Holt, SevenVentures managing director, remarked: “Global orientation, international network, and all of that at our home location in Munich: the DLDsummer Conference is an absolutely ideal partner for our founders’ contest. I look forward to unconventional and one-of-a-kind ideas, insightful founders and personalities, and most of all an exciting competition.”

Dominik Wichmann, DLD managing director and editor-in-chief, said, “This cooperation enriches everyone involved and will boost the DLD Munich summer conference. We are excited to see what companies will be on stage this summer. I’m already looking forward to an exciting competition.”

The contest is aimed at innovative companies whose products or services are already successfully established on the market, but feel ready to take the critical next step towards growth with a tailored marketing strategy. German companies seeking to promote their products on ProSiebenSat.1’s TV channels, and international companies that are not yet active on the German market and wish to change this, are both eligible to compete.

Founders from around the world can register to win the media package worth millions at www.sevenventures.de by May 25, 2016.

A total of six companies will qualify to compete live on the stage of DLDsummer on June 16 and 17 to win over an expert panel and the select audience at the venue with their business model.

SevenVentures Pitch Day has been held each year since 2012. Past winners include Withings, Cashboard, GetYourGuide, and Popsa.

Also follow 7VPD on Facebook and Twitter.

About SevenVentures

SevenVentures is the leading TV media investor worldwide. As the investment arm of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, SevenVentures is the ideal partner for fast-growing B2C companies, particularly in the consumer goods, retail, and services sector, with the potential to achieve sustainable success through the use of TV advertising. The example of Zalando has shown how a company can rapidly become a market leader or familiar brand. SevenVentures also supports companies seeking international growth with media power, capital, and all the other services of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group. Together with the group network consisting of leading European media companies, they always find the right path to growth.

About DLD Media GmbH

DLD is the international conference and innovation platform of Hubert Burda Media. DLD Media organizes Europe’s leading digital conference DLD and the summer conference DLDsummer in Munich, DLDnyc in New York City, DLDeurope in Brussels, and DLDtelaviv, Israel’s largest tech festival, in Tel Aviv. In addition, with the format DLDsalons, DLD organizes networking events around the world, for instance in Palo Alto, London, Istanbul, Barcelona, Moscow, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, and Beijing. Over DLD’s ten-year history, its many prominent speakers have included Reid Hastings (Netflix), Jan Koum (WhatsApp), Travis Kalanick (Uber), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Eric Schmidt (Google), Sean Parker (Napster), Marissa Mayer (Yahoo!), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook), and many more. The company’s managing directors are Stephanie Czerny, who co-founded the DLD conference in 2005, and Dominik Wichmann, who has served as managing director and editor-in-chief since September 2015.

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November 13, 2015

SnapCam wins ProSiebenSat.1’s SevenVentures Pitch Day in London

The start-up led by CEO Richard Skaife wins a marketing package worth millions and is crowned “The Venture Of Europe”

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November 13, 2015

SnapCam wins ProSiebenSat.1’s SevenVentures Pitch Day in London

The winner of this year’s SevenVentures Pitch Day (7VPD) is SnapCam from the United Kingdom. In this annual contest, which was held in London for the fourth year in a row, the team led by founder Richard Skaife convinced the jury and the audience of their business idea. The start-up will receive a prize of several millions’ worth of media volume which it can use to advertise its product to an audience of millions on the TV stations of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group. In addition, SnapCam will receive a complete package of campaign management services, online media space, creation and production of the advertising campaign, spot testing, brand familiarity measurement and ongoing optimization based on media analytics. ls".

The viewers experienced a particularly suspenseful contest this because the candidates were called upon to prove themselves in “blind pitches.” During the short pitches, the jury members, all of whom representatives of the European media groups Channel4 (UK), TF1 (France), Antenna Group (Southeast Europe), TVN (Poland), and host ProSiebenSat.1, sat with their backs to the stage. This way, the contestants could not score points with trailers and fancy presentations, but only with the content of their pitches.

SnapCam is a photo app with which users can produce elaborate photo album layouts in a very short time, thanks to a special algorithm, and then order top-quality print-outs and have them delivered anywhere in the world. With this remarkably easy-to-use mobile service, Richard Skaife edged out Séverine Payet of Mixfader from France in the final audience vote. Other candidates were Pockee, Oort and Gegengift.

October 19, 2015

ProSiebenSat.1’s start-up contest goes European: Five media companies to vote for “The Venture of Europe” at the SevenVentures Pitch Day

Media companies from across Europa will nominate and award start-ups at the NOAH Conference in London (November 12, 2015). Founders of German start-ups can still apply at www.sevenventures.de/7vpd for the challenge until October 26, 2015.

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October 19, 2015

ProSiebenSat.1’s start-up contest goes European: Five media companies to vote for “The Venture of Europe” at the SevenVentures Pitch Day

The SevenVentures Pitch Day (7VPD) is going into its fourth round with a new concept: For the first time, five European media companies will nominate their own start-up candidates. The start-up contest established by ProSiebenSat.1’s subsidiary SevenVentures has been held in connection with the NOAH Conference in London since 2012. This year, TV companies Channel4 (UK), TF1 (France), TVN (Poland) and Antenna Group (Greece), plus ProSiebenSat.1 will each nominate one start-up from their region to vie for the title of first “Venture of Europe.” The winner will receive a marketing package worth several million euros of media time on the TV stations of ProSiebenSat.1. The winner will receive additional support in the creation of advertising campaigns, in the optimal management of spots, and ongoing optimization through the use of media analytics.

Sascha van Holt, Managing Director SevenVentures: “Our platform gives young growth companies the chance to turbocharge the internationalization of their business. To this end, we have entered into partnerships in several European countries to help the companies quickly attain high-reach exposure across the continent.”

From now until October 26, 2015, start-ups from the German-speaking countries can still apply for participation in the 7VPD at www.sevenventures.de/7vpd.

The contest has already been held three times in London, once in Tel Aviv, and once in Berlin. Prior winners include Busuu, Cashboard and GetYourGuide.

You can also follow 7VPD on Facebook and Twitter.

June 11, 2015

Withings cleans up at “SevenVentures Pitch Day” by ProSiebenSat.1; second place goes to mySugr

Smart startups win a TV media budget worth five million euros on ProSiebenSat.1’s channels with “Health & Fitness” services

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June 11, 2015

Withings cleans up at “SevenVentures Pitch Day” by ProSiebenSat.1; second place goes to mySugr

Five teams, five minutes each, facing five experts. On June 10, 2015, the finalists fought for their TV media budget on ProSiebenSat.1’s channels at this year’s first SevenVentures Pitch Day (7VPD) in Berlin. It was already the fourth time that promising businesses competed against each other at the NOAH Conference, but for the first time this year in Berlin and with a theme. With businesses in the “Health & Fitness” sector, the focus was on one of the worldwide booming growth segments in the digital industry. The winner in the health and fitness arena is called Withings. With its wearables and apps, the startup from France combines innovation, technology, and design. Its products help improve daily well-being and thereby contribute to long-term health. 

As Sascha van Holt, Managing Director at SevenVentures, puts it, “In Withings we have a persuasive winner that can now significantly increase its market recognition with the power of television. The “Health & Fitness” sector works especially well with television campaigns, as our participation in Jawbone, the leading vendor of wearables, impressively shows. That’s why we will continue to be on the lookout for new and exciting investments.”

On the main stage of the NOAH Conference, the team led by CEO Cédric Hutchings defeated the competition with passion and spirit. In addition to winning a three-million-euro TV media budget, it is gaining not only the multi-channel marketing power of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group with its audience of millions. As part of the “Platform Europe” program, Withings will also receive operational support through a European television network which also includes the cooperation partners TF1 (France), Dogan TV (Turkey), Modern Times Group (Northern Europe), TVN Group (Poland), Antenna Group (Greece), and Channel4 (Great Britain), in addition to ProSiebenSat.1.

The panel of experts was also persuaded by the diabetes Web service mySugr. The team, represented by Anton Kittelberger, lands in second place and receives prize money of two million euros’ worth of media volume.

About the winners:

- Withings (France) offers a number of products and services     that guarantee users greater well-being and better long-term health.     Withings has an ecosystem of interconnected tools for health, ranging from     the multifaceted activity tracker Withings Pulse Ox and the intelligent     scale to the wireless blood pressure measuring device and the sleep     monitor Withings Aura.

- mySugr (Austria) wants to simplify everyday treatment     for diabetes patients and has developed its own apps, Web services, and     Diabetes Academy for that purpose. The products stand out through their     intelligent combination of design, technology, and medical diabetes     expertise.

The five finalists were selected from a total of 150 business ideas submitted from the Health & Fitness sector: the consultation app MeeDoc (Finland), the diabetes assistant mySugr (Austria), the fitness motivator Runtastic (Austria), the tinnitus therapy Tinnitracks (Germany), and the app for greater well-being, Withings (France).

May 19, 2015

Finalists selected for “SevenVentures Pitch Day” / finale on June 10 at the NOAH Conference in Berlin

The finalists have been selected for 2015’s first “SevenVentures Pitch Day” (7VPD), ProSiebenSat.1’s big pitch competition for businesses. On June 10, five teams will have the opportunity to present their business idea on the main stage of the NOAH Conference in Berlin and to win a total of five million euros’ worth of TV media advertising, which will then be broadcasted on the ProSiebenSat.1 channels.

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May 19, 2015

Finalists selected for “SevenVentures Pitch Day” / finale on June 10 at the NOAH Conference in Berlin

The contest, which has already been held three times in London and once in Tel Aviv, has come up with something new in Berlin: for the first time, the focus will be on a specific cluster selected from the booming growth segments of the worldwide digital industry, in this case companies from the “Health & Fitness” sector.

The finalists:

- MeeDoc (Finland)     digitally links physicians and patients, permitting location- and     time-independent communication during medical treatment. Through this     approach the company has a positive effect on the quality of medical     consultations and to contribute to improved health care throughout Europe.

mySugr (Austria) seeks to simplify everyday treatment for diabetes patients and has developed its own apps, web services, and even its own Diabetes Academy. The products are notable for their intelligent blending of design, technology, and medical expertise on diabetes.

- Runtastic (Austria): With over 120 million downloads, the Runtastic app is already one of the best-known and most popular products in the “Health & Fitness” sector. Runtastic collects health- and fitness-specific data to motivate users in their athletic performance.

- Tinnitracks (Germany) is a medical product for tinnitus treatment that has already won several awards. Brought to market by Sonormed, it gives tinnitus patients access to a new Internet-based form of therapy. Using filtering software, patients can prepare their favorite music to allow neuro-acoustic tinnitus therapy.

- Withings (France) offers numerous products and services guaranteeing users greater well-being and, over the long term, better health. Withings has an ecosystem of interrelated health tools ranging from the multifaceted activity tracker Withings Pulse Ox and the intelligent scale to a wireless blood pressure measuring device and the sleep monitor Withings Aura.

To leave the stage as a winner, participating companies will face questions from a five-member jury. The event will also be live-streamed on the Internet at www.7vpd.com at 2:30 p.m. on June 10.

SevenVentures, the participation arm of ProSiebenSat.1, has been putting on 7VPD since 2012. With the additional venue of the NOAH Conference in Berlin, SevenVentures has also decided to put on the competition at this event.

Also follow 7VPD on Facebook and Twitter.

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October 27, 2014

Finalists announced for the “SevenVentures Pitch Day” to be held on November 13th at NOAH Conference

SevenVentures, the venture arm of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, received applications from more than 30 countries for the SevenVentures Pitch Day. On November 13th, 2014 the seven finalists will pitch their business idea to a jury of renowned experts at the NOAH Conference in London, in order to win advertising time worth €7 million. In addition, the winner of the online voting will receive the Pan-European Media Prize, which will be awarded for the first time. The broadcasters involved in the audience prize are TVN (Poland), Dogan TV (Turkey) and Antenna Group (Greece). These are the finalists chosen to present in front of an international audience on the main stage of NOAH Conference at Old Billingsgate in London:

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October 27, 2014

Finalists announced for the “SevenVentures Pitch Day” to be held on November 13th at NOAH Conference

Flaviar Jugoslavpetkovic, Robert Henker, Michal Juda-Jasiekstaz

- Cashboard (Germany): This     Berlin-based startup allows users to enter their investment objectives     into the platform and receive a diversified portfolio with one simple     click. Portfolio management, rebalancing, loss protection and tax     optimization are now done completely automatically 24/7. In terms of     security, Cashboard cooperates with renowned banks where money is     deposited and managed in a personal bank account with a licensed local     bank. The service is completely free; users only pay a fair percentage of     investment returns.

- Flaviar (USA): The service offered by this company is aimed at aficionados of high-proof alcoholic beverages and provides curated boxes with 5 samples composed of all kinds of liquors, from American Whiskey to the finest French Cognacs. Afterwards, customers can order original sized bottles of their favorite liquors from the company’s website. From big brands or small batch distillers, anyone can taste, learn and decide what they like.

- GetYou (Israel): GetYou is the first full social feedback platform. It shows how people truly perceive you, your content and your online persona. The platform aggregates feedback and uses it to create a new kind of profile - a crowdsourced profile built by others. The app offers a gamified way to discover new people and check your intuition, all while discovering  how the world perceives you and breaking down stereotypes and preconceptions.

- Roomlr (Netherlands): Roomlr is a globally active meta-search engine for accommodations in every price category. Unlike similar providers, Roomlr only acts as a broker for rooms reserved via third parties. This way, the company can already offer more than 1.2 million accommodations of all kinds around the world.

- SquadRun (India): SquadRun is a mobile marketplace. It helps businesses outsource micro-tasks that require human intelligence. From the user side, SquadRun is a gamified app that allows anybody with a smartphone to make money on a per task basis. Under the slogan “Get paid to play,” this India-based company offers a platform that gives companies and individuals the opportunity to advertise various tasks online, which can be performed by other users for a fee.

- Showroom (Poland & CEE): offers personalized fashion from up-and-coming Polish designers, as well as worldwide labels, at www.showroom.pl. Showroom is the biggest Polish curated marketplace fully focused on independent fashion.

- Pico (USA): Pico collects pictures that were taken by your friends during any lifetime occasion into one collaborative, real-time album. The technology seamlessly collects the pictures people are taking, in real time, into one cohesive social network album. Users continue to take pictures with their regular camera application, and Pico does the rest. Private use (collecting pictures to a Facebook Profile) is free. You can use it in any occasion you want to collect pictures in. Commercial use (collecting pictures to a Facebook Page) is charged by the picture.

After presenting their pitches, the startups will be challenged by the high-caliber jury composed of the following internet experts, VC’s and entrepreneurs: Philipp Freise (Partner, KKR), Anil Hansjee (Chief Investment Officer, Modern Times Group & Business Angel), Sonali De Rycker (Partner, Accel Partners), Deven Parekh (Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners), Gilad Novik (Partner, Horizons Ventures), Michal Sadowski (Co-Founder & CEO, Brand24).

However, a seventh decision maker will be included to the expert jury: The online audience. People all over the world can watch the SevenVentures Pitch Day via live stream at www.7vpd.com and on Facebook. Using the voting app, users can select their favorite startup and influence the outcome of the contest as the seventh jury member and select the winner of the Pan-European Media Prize.

“7VPD has become a fixture of the European startup community. We are delighted that so many creative business ideas from all over the world will be presented on stage at 7VPD this year. We are also eager to see who will win the contest, and thus get the opportunity to promote their product or service on our media outlets in the European market,” said Dr. Christian Wegner, Member of the Executive Board Digital & Adjacent of ProSiebenSat.1 Group.

SevenVentures initiated the SevenVentures Pitch Day in 2012, in order to support company founders and startups in making a breakthrough in the German market, followed by the European market. This concept has already proven to be successful with the previous winners “busuu” in 2012 and “GetYourGuide” in 2013.

The 7VPD will take place on November 13th, 2014. It will be broadcasted live at www.7vpd.com; the voting link for the Pan-European Media Prize winner is now open and will close after the 7VPD is concluded.

You can follow 7VPD on Facebook and Twitter.

About SevenVentures

SevenVentures is the venture arm of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, one of the leading media companies in Europe and Germany’s largest TV network. SevenVentures essentially bundles companies and startups that can grow with the support of ProSiebenSat.1, as well as majority holdings in strategically significant companies. Besides investments in TV advertising time, SevenVentures can also draw on an in-house ecosystem with its creative agency and the Booming digital agency, enabling growth companies to carry out integrated advertising campaigns using TV as the lead medium. With numerous investments in different market segments, SevenVentures is the leading media investor in Germany.

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