DACS raises substantial equity funding
Düsseldorf / Munich; June, 30th 2016
DACS Laboratories GmbH (DACS) and Deutsche Invest Equity Partners GmbH (DIEP) have closed a substantial financing round in June. DIEP is an integrated alternative investment manager and principal investment firm based in Munich, Germany. DACS focuses on innovating efficient and highly scalable application deployment technologies with its own top-notch IT-technology.
The actual capital increase by DIEP follows a seed round effected by EVO Venture Partners, an early stage Dutch VC, by an angel investor and by the CEO and Co-founder beginning of this year.
“We strongly believe in the high relevance of the DACS technology, its tremendous market potential, and the strong and experienced management team“, said Alexander von Mellenthin, Managing Director of DIEP. “We will actively support DACS, as a real German High-Tech start-up with our international experts and take it to the next level”, he continues.
Björn Caspers, CEO and Co-founder of DACS Laboratories: “We are very proud that an internationally experienced and financially powerful partner has joined our company. DIEPs track record in backing young companies is impressive. The investment vehicle of the partners of the advisory firm goetzpartners brings a broad network as well as bespoken advisory and M&A experience to the table, which DACS will soon take advantage of. The investment allows us to constantly grow our team, enter the market with a strong technology and realize the move into the US market in October”.
Prof. Dr. Jochen R. Pampel, Chairman & Interim CFO is enthusiastic about the new partnership: “DIEP will both strengthen our reputation as a reasonable investment opportunity and support our way forward by constructive advice and feedback. Obviously, this investment further enables us to implement our ambitious plans.”
The German Accelerator has currently nominated DACS to join its renowned mentorship program in the Californian Bay area, and DACS will operate parts of its business as of October 2016 from San Francisco / Silicon Valley.
DACS Laboratories GmbH has been founded in April 2014 and is operating from Düsseldorf and San Francisco. With their innovative IT-technology, they empower people to exploit the capability of the digital world without `feeling the tech`. DACS focuses on innovating efficient and highly scalable application deployment technologies. The company addresses a broad spectrum of industries ranging from vendors of high-performance computing centers, large-scale data centers and the video game industry. Its data transfer technology will revolutionize the delivery of complex applications. It enables the game start up to 20 times faster than the conventional download today.
Press Contact: Björn Caspers
phone: +49 211 25 03 220
Deutsche Invest Equity Partners GmbH (DIEP) is a BaFin registered German alternative investment firm active in venture capital and growth, private equity and real estate. Having earlier backed listed tech-companies like i:FAO, Jerini, buecher.de and bwin (formerly bet-and-win) from seed to IPO, DIEP avails of a long-lasting VC expertise. DIEP is the principal investment firm of goetzpartners’ shareholders. goetzpartners is an independent advisory firm for all key issues of entrepreneurial activity – Strategy, M&A and Transformation –, and active with 300 professionals operating out of 12 offices in 9 countries. goetzpartners today ranks among the 10 best-performing advisory firms in Germany (Lünendonk®).