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ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator Cooperates with Equity-Based Crowdfunding Platform Companisto

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Two start-ups from the accelerator program of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG will simultaneously start their crowdfunding campaigns on Companisto on 15 January 2015

Berlin, 15 January 2015 – The start-up accelerator program of the Munich media corporation ProSiebenSat.1 is cooperating with Berlin-based crowdfunding platform Companisto.The start-ups Jaimie Jacobs and Pablo & Paul – both of them participants of the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator – will start searching for investors on 15 January 2015 and rely on the Companisto crowd for their next financing round.

"We believe that both start-ups have the right business model to convince the Companisto crowd and thus pave the way for fast growth," says Dr. Jens Pippig, managing director of the P7S1 accelerator. "Also," says Dr. Pippig, "this cooperation agreement emphasizes that the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator also supports its start-ups very actively after the end of the 3-month program in order to help them succeed."

Through this partnership between one of the major European media corporations and one of the major equity-based crowdfunding platforms in Europe, both companies combine their strengths in various areas and may thus provide founders with ideal conditions for successful company development.

"Just like the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator, Companisto also focuses on strengthening the European start-up scene and on supporting the most innovative European start-ups," says Tamo Zwinge, managing director of Companisto. "In addition to providing financing, both Companisto and the ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator support start-ups through their considerable expertise, marketing channels, and large networks. Thus, this partnership makes a lot of sense," Zwinge summarizes the project.

 

Jaimie Jacobs and Pablo & Paul:

  • The Munich-based company Jaimie Jacobs specializes in customizable leather shoes. Men and women may create their own unique shoes at www.jaimiejacobs.de. During the production of the unique shoes, Jaimie Jacobs uses its 20 years of experience in the production of high-quality leather shoes. Because of the two managing directors Florian Tremmel and Julian Peters, the team behind Jaimie Jacobs is very experienced, particularly in the key areas of marketing, sales, and production.

"Our vision is to make Jaimie Jacobs the number 1 seller of customizable leather goods in Europe," says Julian Peters, managing director of Jaimie Jacobs. "After our successful soft launch in January 2014, we now want to start our marketing campaign in German-speaking countries and add more leather goods to our portfolio soon. We plan to finance these activities through crowdfunding."

  • Pablo & Paul is a Munich-based platform for contemporary art (www.pabloundpaul.de) that discovers, presents, and sells affordable artworks. The company's portfolio consists of the works of young and renowned artists. Pablo & Paul offers its large selection of artworks in its online shop and in select stationary stores. The company's goal is to enable people to experience art in a new and unique manner and to turn the purchase of art into an event.

"After the successful launch of our business model, we are now focusing on fast growth in order to expand our portfolio of artists and to increase our own popularity. We believe that the wide social interest in contemporary art will help us take this next step through crowdfunding," says Dr. Philipp Bode, managing director of Pablo & Paul.

Interested people may invest in both start-ups from 15 January 2015, 12 p.m., through 15 March 2015 at www.companisto.com.



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