September 6, 2019

  • The finalists are: ArtNight, CHOOOSE, Jodel and rebike1
  • The winner will receive a €3 million TV advertising budget, €30,000 for the creation of a TV spot and a mentoring program from Flaconi
  • The Jury: SevenVentures CEO Dr. Jens Pippig, Flaconi CFO Kathrin Nusser and TV presenter and investor Joko Winterscheidt. Steven Gätjen will host the event
  • SevenVentures Pitch Day 2019 will take place on September 12th, 2019 at the DMEXCO in Cologne

Munich, September 5th, 2019 – SevenVentures, the investment arm of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, today announces the finalists for the SevenVentures Pitch Day (7VPD), the prestigious pitch competition for start-ups. The grand prize includes a multimillion Euromedia package from the ProSiebenSat.1 Group and €30,000 for the creation of a TV spot. The winner will also receive a four-month mentoring program from Flaconi. The prize will allow one winner to reach the mass market through tailored TV advertising.

In the final: Art Night,CHOOOSE, rebike1 and Jodel

Four companies have been selected to present their business model and vision at the ninth 7VPD on September 12th at the DMEXCO in Cologne.

  • ArtNight is a start-up offering group-based art workshops
  • CHOOOSE stands for the streamlining of climate action
  • Jodel offers a social mediaplatform for sharing anonymous posts
  • rebike1 is an online marketplace for second-hand, premium E-Bikes

Media-for-Equity brings start-ups to the mass market

The SevenVentures Pitch Day is now in its ninth year and has helped multiple organisations break on to the mass market, including Hafervoll, Withings, GetYourGuide and the 2018 winner, Selfapy. The pitch event provides a rapid growth opportunity for the winning B2C start-up with unique products or services and a scalable business model.

The four finalists will compete against each other to win a comprehensive media and service package. The competition will be held in two separate rounds. In the semi-final round, two sets of start-ups will compete against one another for a chance to make it into the finale. First CHOOOSE will take on Jodel, followed by ArtNight against rebike1. The grand finale will feature the two winners of the previous semi-finals.

Joko Winterscheidt returns to the jury for a second time

Each finalist will present their ideas in a short pitch live on stage before a jury comprised of industry stakeholders and category experts. This year SevenVentures CEO Dr. Jens Pippig and Flaconi CFO Kathrin Nusser will be joined by TV presenter, businessman and start-up investor Joko Winterscheidt, who returns to the jury for another year following his 7VPD jury debut in 2017. Steven Gätjen will return as the event’s presenter.

Dr. Jens Pippig, CEO of SevenVentures: “I am looking forward to returning to the DMEXCO, the central meeting place for key decision makers from the digital economy, marketing and innovation sectors in Germany. Once again, this year it was important to focus on high-growth B2C companies and find a mix of physical and digital offerings. I am sure that we can look forward to a very exciting finale!”

Kathrin Nusser, CFO of Flaconi: “Knowledge increases once it is shared and this is exactly what the pitch day is about. The sharing of knowledge and inspiration and achieving great things with passion – that’s what I’m looking forward to.”

Dr. Dominik Matyka, Chief Advisor DMEXCO: “Innovative young companies are the central focus of the DMEXCO. We are delighted to again offer the SevenVenturesPitch Day a platform in 2019.”  

About SevenVentures

SevenVentures is the leading global TV media investor with core markets in Europe, USA and Asia. As the investment arm of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, SevenVentures is the ideal partner for high-growth B2C companies, particularly in the consumer goods, retail and services industries, who have the potential to achieve sustainable success by launching TV advertising campaigns. Zalando is the perfect example of how companies can take advantage of this to become market leaders or popular brands. Our current customer portfolio includes ABOUTYOU, Casper and tink. SevenVentures also supports enterprises seeking international growth with media power, capital and all other services of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group. In cooperation with the Group network, comprised of leading European media companies, we always find the right growth strategy.

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About Flaconi

Online beauty destination Flaconi is one of the leading online perfumeries in Germany. The company’s extensive portfolio is made up of over 600 international brands and a range of 40,000 different perfume, skincare, makeup, haircare products, as well as natural and premium products. Flaconi was founded in 2011, with its headquarters located in Charlottenburg, Berlin. Over 370 people are employed in the company’s logistics centre in Marzahn, Berlin alone. With the Flaconi flagship concept store operating within the historical Tuteur house in Berlin’s city centre, the company provides customers with an impressive range of niche and premium brands, as well as an on-site hair salon. The online store has received multiple awards and as of autumn, 2018 has expanded into the Austrian market.


About ArtNight

ArtNight is a platform for creativity. Under the guidance of talented, local artists, workshop attendees are brought together in groups of around 25 to create works of art on easels in a social, fun environment.


CHOOOSE stands for the streamlining of climate action. With CHOOOSE, companies and individuals can take instant climate action by offsetting their carbon footprint through funding CO2-reducing projects.

About Jodel

Jodel is an app that connects individuals through the sharing and rating of anonymous posts. These posts encourage people to interact locally and meaningfully.

About rebike1

rebike1 is a start-up operating in the eMobility sector. The company aims to be the most successful, cross-brand platform for second-hand premium E-Bikes and provide customers with attractive subscription and rental options.