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Swiss Fintech Stableton Closes Successful Funding Round and Appoints Third Board Member

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October 6th, 2021

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Vinzent Zerner


ZUG AND ZURICH, 6 October 2021: Stableton Financial AG (“Stableton”), the leading European Fintech platform for Alternative Investments, today announced that, as of 1 October, it had hired Igor Shelemetiev as the Chief Revenue Officer and Christian Schmid as the Head of Investments. The hires aim to strengthen Stableton’s management capabilities further and set the stage for its European expansion as it completes its Series A funding round. As the Chief Revenue Officer, Igor Shelemetiev will oversee the company’s revenue growth initiatives, including strategic business development, marketing and sales. In this newly created role, Igor will take a seat on the Management Board. Among others, the highly experienced growth manager previously helped fintech startup Mintos become Europe’s largest marketplace for investing in loans and was instrumental in establishing Lamoda Group (a Rocket Internet company) as the leading fashion e-commerce player in Russia and CIS. As the Head of Investments, Christian Schmid will oversee Stableton’s alternative investments activities with a particular focus on venture-backed companies and related company offerings. Before joining Stableton, Christian was a Senior Vice President in Unigestion’s direct Private Equity team, focusing on the DACH region, CEE, and southern Europe, responsible for multiple portfolio companies in the technology and healthcare space. Before that, the former Roland Berger consultant was a Principal at Saidler & Co. where he selected and managed portfolio companies spanning all stages from venture capital to private equity. In June of this year, Stableton had announced the successful closing of its oversubscribed seed funding round led by German private equity firm DEWB and indicated that it was preparing a substantial Series A financing round for even faster expansion in the second half of the year. Andreas Bezner, Co-Founder and CEO of Stableton, said: “We are observing an enormous appetite for late-stage venture capital and pre-IPO investments which, in only two years, has led to Stableton establishing itself as the leading Swiss allocator for qualified investors in these segments. Driven by strong interest from top-tier venture capital investors, we are currently raising a Series A funding round for even faster growth. With Igor and Christian on board, I am confident that we will be able to further systematize our deal sourcing and accelerate our expansion while increasing marketing and ramping up sales. I wish them every success in their new roles.” “Ranking among the most attractive target markets worldwide, the Swiss market for Alternative Investments alone has a revenue potential of CHF 30 billion. I immensely look forward to further expediting Stableton’s market penetration and expansion by putting my previous experience in scaling fast-growing businesses to work”, added Igor Shelemetiev, Stableton’s Chief Revenue Officer. “In my previous role, I witnessed Stableton’s rapid rise to becoming a key player in the Swiss late-stage venture capital and pre-IPO investment space. I look forward to further institutionalizing our firm’s investment approach and ensuring that Stableton’s clients continue to be exposed to expertly-curated investment opportunities they otherwise may not be able to access”, said Christian Schmid, Head of Investments at Stableton.

+++ About Stableton Financial AG Stableton’s Fintech Alternative Investments platform strives to become the world’s leading market network for qualified and institutional investors seeking exposure to liquid Alternative Investments, private equity, including venture capital, private debt and real assets. Our platform investors benefit from easy access, unique investment opportunities, performance and measurable impact in absolute return strategies and Alternative Investment strategies from best-in-class investment providers. Alternative Investment providers benefit from a scalable, fully digital and data-driven infrastructure that enables effective and efficient lead generation and distribution. For more information, please visit www.stableton.com. About Igor Shelemetiev Igor Shelemetiev is the Chief Revenue Officer at Stableton Financial AG and is responsible for the firm’s strategic business development, marketing and sales initiatives. Before joining Stableton, Igor served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Mintos, a fintech startup that became Europe’s largest marketplace for investing in loans. Before that, he was the Chief Marketing Officer of Russia-based Lamoda Group (a Rocket Internet company), the leading fashion e-commerce player in Russia and CIS. Prior to that, Igor held strategic business development-related roles at various startups and founded a Russian FMCG startup himself. Igor holds a Bachelor of Science (Summa Cum Laude) from Moscow State University of International Relations and a Master of Business Administration from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. About Christian Schmid Christian Schmid is the Head of Investments at Stableton Financial AG and is responsible for the firm’s private markets investment activities. Before joining Stableton, Christian served as Senior Vice President for Direct Investments at Unigestion, where, among others, he was responsible for sourcing and analysing direct private equity investment opportunities in the SME space with a focus on DACH, CEE and southern Europe. Before that, Christian was a Principal at Saidler & Co. where he managed portfolio companies and associated investment processes and conducted due diligence on over 100 companies spanning all stages from venture to private equity. Prior to that, Christian worked in various consulting roles, most recently as a Consultant for Roland Berger in Switzerland. Christian holds a B.A. in Business Administration and an M.A. in Business Management from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. For media enquiries, please contact Alexander Antic Head Public Relations Stableton Financial AG antic@stableton.com +41 41 552 59 06 +41 76 376 70 70

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ZUG AND JENA, 2 June 2021: Stableton Financial AG (“Stableton”), the leading European Fintech platform for Alternative Investments, announces the successful closing of its seed funding round. The financing round was led by digital finance investor DEWB, a German private equity firm with an investment focus on asset management and companies whose technologies and business models are significantly shaping the digitalisation of the finance industry. In addition to DEWB, existing shareholders and other renowned investors and entrepreneurs from the venture capital and hedge fund industry, family offices, and strategic management consultants, among others, participated in this significantly oversubscribed financing round. The parties agreed not to disclose the size and terms of the transaction. In the course of the transaction, Bertram Köhler, CEO of DEWB, joined the board of directors of Stableton Financial AG on 16 April 2021, alongside the existing members Andreas Bezner and Konstantin Heiermann. The capital raised will be invested in the technical development of Stableton’s digital marketplace platform for Alternative Investments and the expansion of the team. Stableton is already one of the most significant Swiss allocators in the area of pre-IPO investments. With offices in Zug and Zurich and more than 130 qualified investors, the fast-growing company already counts over 30 Swiss financial intermediaries and thus around 2% of the market among its clients. With an estimated annual revenue potential of CHF 30 billion, the Swiss market for Alternative Investments ranks among the most attractive target markets worldwide. Andreas Bezner, co-founder, and CEO of Stableton, said: “We are delighted to welcome DEWB, a long-term industry specialist, on board as an investor. In addition to DEWB, an exceptional and high-calibre group of industry insiders has once again participated in this financing round. This reinforces our belief that we are on the right track regarding our business model and the way we are implementing it. Our traction and interest in the Swiss market have surprised even us as professional optimists over the last year. I am particularly pleased with the strong interest from institutional venture capital investors, which has spurred us to prepare a substantial Series A financing round for even faster expansion in the second half of the year.” “Stableton’s rapid growth, and the traction achieved in a short time in the Swiss market with a still relatively small team, indicates huge potential, both in terms of the overall European market and the company’s ability to capitalise on it with its digital platform. I am excited to provide strategic guidance on Stableton’s further development as a board member alongside founders Andreas Bezner and Konstantin Heiermann”, added Bertram Köhler, CEO of DEWB and new board member of Stableton.

+++ About Stableton Financial AG Stableton’s Fintech Alternative Investments platform strives to become the world’s leading market network for qualified and institutional investors seeking exposure to liquid Alternative Investments, private equity, including venture capital, private debt, and real assets. Our platform investors benefit from easy access, unique investment opportunities, performance, and measurable impact in absolute return strategies and Alternative Investment strategies from best-in-class investment providers. Alternative Investment providers benefit from a scalable, fully digital, and data-driven infrastructure that enables effective and efficient lead generation and distribution. For more information, please visit www.stableton.com. About DEWB Deutsche Effecten- und Wechsel-Beteiligungsgesellschaft AG (DEWB AG, WKN: 804100 / ISIN: DE0008041005) is a listed investment company with an investment focus on asset management and business models that make a key contribution to the digitalisation of this economic sector. Over the past 20 years, DEWB has invested over EUR 390 million in 62 companies and has generated more than EUR 500 million across 50 exits, including nine IPOs. With its almost 200-year corporate history, DEWB stands for continuity in the capital market. Building on this experience and a sense for forward-looking developments, DEWB supports its investments with capital, expertise in corporate development, and its wide-ranging network of experts. For media enquiries please contact Alexander Antic Director Marketing & Public Relations Stableton Financial AG antic@stableton.com +41 41 552 59 06 +41 76 376 70 70

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