RI Digital Ventures

Raffay, together with RI Digital, has invested in more than 30 young internet ventures so far and is always looking for new exciting ideas.

RI Digital Ventures

Raffay’s venture investments are carried out via Raffay & Cie, which has teamed up with Dr. Dirk Ippen, Dr. Malek de Jaroueh and Florian Fenner as additional shareholders to create RI Digital Ventures. Together they have invested in more than 30 ventures in a range of different industries.

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Our Portfolio

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Our Team

    Dr. Jochen Gutbrod

    CEO Raffay
    RI Digital Ventures

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    Dr. Jochen Gutbrod

    Jochen is CEO of Raffay, where his primary focus lies on its venture activities. In the past, Jochen has developed the venture and digital business as Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, CFO and Head of Digital Media at Holtzbrinck. Furthermore he co-found amongst others ifund services AG and fundinfo AG and occupied leading positions as an investment professional at Schroder Investment Management Ltd. and Lombard Odier & Cie. Jochen has studied and gained his PhD in economics, management and finance at St. Gallen, LSE and Fribourg.
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    Christian Wessel

    CFO Raffay
    RI Digital Ventures

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    Christian Wessel

    Christian is CFO and – along with Jochen Gutbrod – Managing Partner of Raffay. Previous to Raffay he was CFO of Hamburg based HGV, a Holtzbrinck service provider, and before that Senior Controller of Holtzbrinck’s newspaper division and advisory board member of Saarbrücker Zeitung. His business career started at Axel Springer with over ten years work for the senior management of BILD and AUTO BILD in Hamburg and Essen. He studied Business Administration at Nordakademie (Elmshorn) and his thesis focused on business process optimisation at Axel Springer.
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