REA Ventures is an investment company that supports a portfolio of digital business models along their various development phases as an investor and advisor. Instead of spreading our efforts across a wide range of companies, we concentrate our efforts on a small but select number of companies that we support intensively on a daily basis.

Our portfolio currently includes the following business models:

JFD Brokers – Retail Trader and Prime Brokerage

JFD Brokers is an international group of companies offering financial and investment services. It was founded in December 2011 by professional traders as JFD Broker under the motto “Just Fair & Direct" to change the lack of transparency in trading. Today, it is an internationally licensed, global provider of multi-asset trading and investment solutions that continues to put client interest at the heart of its business.

JFD Bank – Securities Trading Bank

JFD Bank AG's equity experts support internationally active banks, investment companies and institutional investors in trading the global equity markets. Due to the direct proximity to the international financial markets, the traders have extensive information on current market and stock movements. JFD Bank AG is registered as a securities trading bank with the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and has various licenses.

Tradimo – Retail Trader Education

Tradimo's maxim is to enable access to financial education. Therefore, the education platform helps people to activelytake control of their financial future by teaching them how to trade, invest and manage their personal finance. In addition to Nanodiplomas, users can participate in webinars, personal meetings or community exchanges.

WeCreate – Influencer Agency

weCreate is the leading TikTok and vertical video agency in Germany and Austria. With its exclusive and wide-reaching creator network, it helps countless companies to run successful campaigns on TikTok.

Infludata – Data driven Influencer Marketing

Data-driven influencer marketing is an essential part of the marketing mix for successful companies. influData has developed the first search engine for content creators on TikTok and Instagram. This makes it a matter of a few clicks for companies to find the best influencers for their campaigns.

Successful Exits

Play Magnus

After the foundation of Chess24 in 2014 out of our group of companies and the successful merger with Play Magnus in 2019, we can be pleased about our premiere on the stock market. In the course of the IPO, we sold part of our shares. In December 2022, the Play Magnus Group was taken private again through the acquisition by Chess.com. This transaction resulted in a full exit.



In our investment strategy, we pursue the goal of bringing our portfolio firms into profitable growth through scalable business models. We believe that companies should generally pursue a strategy that is geared towards generating profits in order to be successful in the long term. We view it with caution when a business model does not follow a clear monetization roadmap, but only relies on growth through financing rounds. Accordingly, we always work with our management teams in the individual investments against the backdrop of this conviction.
REA group of companies


REA Ventures Ltd

4 Pitman's Alley, GX11 1AA, Gibraltar

REA Bank-IT GmbH

Fuhlsbüttler Straße 29, 22305 Hamburg

REA Ventures Technology

Teknopark İzmir A-10/22 Urla, İzmir, Turkey



Fuhlsbüttler Straße 29, 22305 Hamburg


REAKON Hamburger Bauprojekt GmbH & Co. KG

Fuhlsbüttler Straße 29, 22305 Hamburg


REA Development GmbH

Fuhlsbüttler Straße 29, 22305 Hamburg


The REA Ventures team

Nils Lensch-Franzen
Partner & Managing Director of REA Ventures Ltd
CEO of REA Ventures Management GmbH

Nils is Partner and Managing Director of REA Ventures. With many years of experience in investment banking and the strategy department of an international bank, his focus is on strategy development of our portfolio companies and M&A activities. As a member of various boards, Nils represents the interests of REA Ventures in our portfolio companies.

Tim Elges
Head of Financial & Risk Controlling

Tim is an expert in corporate finance and controlling. He contributes to the development of REA Ventures' investment strategy and is part of the project team for M&A activities. His focus is on the data-driven development of our portfolio companies within the REA Ventures strategy. As a trained banker, Tim supports our portfolio companies in risk management as well as regulatory reporting.

Adrian Matern
Business Developmentt

Adrian supports the team in controlling our investments, strategic data analysis and regulatory tasks. Furthermore, he assists in financial and commercial due diligence projects of potential M&A targets. Adrian already accompanied young companies in Germany as well as in Bangkok, so he has a well developed social and intercultural competence. In his last job, the structured and goal-oriented way of working was in the foreground. Thus Adrian impresses with his problem solving competence.

Pascal Warnecke
VP of Marketing

Pascal has over twenty years of entrepreneurial experience in the brokerage and FinTech sector. His expertise ranges from founding, brand and sales development in Germany and abroad to IPO and sale to an international investor. He supports REA Ventures' portfolio companies in developing innovative business models as well as designing and executing marketing and growth strategies.

Uygar Küçükemre
CTO of REA Ventures Technology

Uygar is an information technology and software engineering professional with more than two decades of experience. He has a very strong background in fintech space especially at payments & banking domains. Uygar joined REA Ventures to help portfolio companies in their scale-up journey and is responsible for IT strategy and research & development activities to support venture capital’s strategic goals and objectives.

Teyhan Aktan
CEO of REA Ventures Technology

Whether it's the payment industry, FinTech, crypto or digital securities trading, Teyhan's extensive experience means he understands the regulatory and technical requirements of the financial industry. Some startups Teyhan has been involved in during his career have risen to the mid-market due to his creative and pragmatic approach. He is passionate about using technology to open up new markets and place them globally.


Our team is based in Hamburg and consists of people with different backgrounds and interests. We support our portfolio companies in various disciplines and are currently looking for committed individuals to join us.

We look forward to receiving your application, which you are also welcome to send us on your own initiative: karriere@reaventures.de

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