DRACOON, a leading provider in the field of secure enterprise file services, successfully closed another financing round. Financing partner Round2 Capital joins as a new investor, as well as the German Experium GmbH. In addition, High-Tech Gründerfonds, WENVEST Capital, AVG Vermögensverwaltung GmbH, Bayerische Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH (BayBG), P+W Media and parts of DRACOON’s management team are also participating from the existing shareholder base.
DRACOON, based in Regensburg, is the market leader in the field of enterprise file services in German-speaking countries and has set itself the task of giving the world back sovereignty over its data with its platform. Following the principle of „Privacy by Design“, DRACOON has integrated client-side encryption. Sent and stored data is protected to the maximum, because the key for decryption always remains with the owner. Not even the admin or DRACOON as the operator have access. The fine-grained user and rights management offers individual access rights to all stored data. Authorised users thus retain full control.
The investors provide a total of EUR 5m in growth capital. With the newly provided financial means they are planning to further expand the technological platform and to drive growth through market penetration in the focus industries. Investment bank Carlsquare supported the fundraising, and business law firm LUTZ | ABEL was involved in the transaction.
Co-managing director of DRACOON, Arved Graf von Stackelberg, is pleased with the new investment: “With the help of our investors, we will further expand our market leadership in the DACH region in 2021 and also contribute to further promoting digitalisation in Germany and Europe. Especially in times of the current pandemic, the need for cloud solutions is greater than ever and we support businesses in ensuring maximum security when working from home.”
Dr Björn Momsen, CFO at DRACOON, emphasizes the vision of a long-term partnership with new investor Round2 Capital: „Round2Capital offers both an excellent network in the industries relevant to us as well as the corresponding technological expertise. Since they provide the necessary investment instruments – both equity and revenue-based loans – we already have a financing partner at our side for further steps in the future of DRACOON.“
Stefan Nagel, Round2 Capital Managin Partner: „We believe that data security as well as sovereignty are two of the defining topics of the next few years. With its products DRACOON is meeting the highest standards both in terms of security and accessibility. We are looking forward to support their further growth path.“
„Your key to digital freedom“
Every company faces the challenge of securely storing, managing and sharing data digitally. Regensburg based company DRACOON is the market leader in the field of enterprise file services in the DACH region. With their platform they support data sovereignty; independent top analysts such as ISG label this platform as „leader“ within the field. Various certificates, seals and attestations such as BSI C5, ISO27001 and EuroPriSe prove highest security standards. The universal API enables the integration of external services and applications, from secure e-mail communication to the complete modernization of the file service.
Clients of DRACOON include: DATEV, Rossmann, Helios Kliniken, Rödl & Partner, ElringKlinger, EbnerStolz, Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken, Nürnberger Versicherung, Thyssen Steel, Deutsche Telekom, Hutchison, Bechtle and many more.
About Round2 Capital
Founded in 2017, Round2 Capital is a European growth capital investment platform focusing on digital innovation and fast-growing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) scale-ups. The firm provides tailor made funding solutions to creator economy businesses that minimize dilution. It has successfully established revenue-based finance and royalty bonds as alternative growth funding instruments in Europe. EUR 20.1m has been invested in 18 innovation companies in 7 European countries.
Round2 offers alternative funding solutions to purely equity-based growth funding and typical venture debt-providers. Building on its entrepreneur-centered philosophy of sustainable business building, Round2 opens a whole new segment of the funding market by serving those entrepreneurs who do not want to fit into the highly dilutive earlier stages of VC funding or venture debt.