10 Million Euro Deal boosts Business Growth

Berlin, June 2nd, 2015 – The global knowledge broker today announced that it has received a strategic growth investment of 10 Million Euros. This investment was provided by Vogel Business Media, Germany’s largest B2B trade media house, as well as other distinguished investors including Redstone Digital, Senovo, and Atheneum ambassador Dr. Jens Odewald, former Chairman of the Board of Tchibo Holding AG and CEO of Kaufhof AG. The funds will be used to secure the company’s global market position, strengthen their technology enabled marketplace, and fuel international growth.

Currently, the Atheneum Expert Platform comprises over 210,000 industry experts and senior executives. Thanks to the additional investments, Atheneum is able to expand this network significantly to provide clients with more rapid and tailored business intelligence. Moreover, the company uses this cash injection to develop an even more robust technology platform to better connect leading investment funds, consulting firms, and corporations with foremost industry experts and key opinion leaders.

Mathias Wengeler, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Atheneum: “We are excited to partner with Vogel Business Media, as this relationship will help us further develop the world’s leading platform for shared business intelligence. Since its founding in 2010, Atheneum has empowered its clients globally by connecting them to the world’s most relevant experts. Now, we have the capabilities to continue on this path of rapid growth.”

Stefan Rühling, Chief Executive Officer at Vogel Business Media: “We have been impressed by Atheneum growth since its founding and by the quality of its customer base. As the largest European media company for the industrial sector with broad international activities we see an increasing need on expert information. We are very pleased to be partnering with the Atheneum management to accelerate the company’s growth even further with a strong focus on B2B communication. This investment represents also an important part of our transition from a publishing house into an information services provider for business intelligence.”

About Atheneum

Atheneum is a global knowledge broker, which connects leading investment funds, consulting firms, and corporations with the world’s most renowned experts to empower our clients’ business decisions.

Thanks to the Atheneum Expert Network complemented by our custom recruitment, clients can gain the latest and most in-depth insights across more than 7,000 niche market segments. The company’s global footprint extends to 7 offices on 4 continents including Berlin, London, New York, Santiago de Chile, Lahore, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, and our team represents 35+ nationalities and 40+ languages. This allows us to offer global reach and local knowledge depth through our custom-made solutions, tailored to our clients’ needs.

About Vogel Business Media

Vogel Business Media, Germany’s major specialist media publisher, provides high-quality specialist media for established and up-and-coming professionals. We are a multi-media partner for industry, automotive, IT and Law/Business/Tax in information and communication, and support our customers in their professional success. For this, we offer 100+ specialist media, 100+ web portals, 100+ business events – national and international. In other words: what the specialist needs to know, in all common media channels from print magazine or web portal to social networks.