CashLink is a tokenization platform based in Frankfurt. The startup helps other startups to issue securities in the form of security tokes. Their idea comes from their own experience in raising venture capital, they still remember the pain of raising venture capital in an all paper-based environment. They also lower the transaction cost for each VC round, based on their platform.
So they decided to take on that minor challenge of digitizing the German venture capital scene. CashLink is currently offering its service for startups in Germany and investors from the European Union, but they are working on extending their service to startups all over the European Union.
In this interview, we talk to Michael Duttlinger (https://www.linkedin.com/in/duttlinger/), CEO and Co-Founder of CASHLINK (https://cashlink.de/).
Joe interviewed Michael at the Fintech Hub of Deutsche Börse https://www.venture-network.com/dbvn-de/fintech-hub (here is the view (or parts of it) https://www.instagram.com/p/Bno9mWQBRp0/, which is located in the borough of Bornheim https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bornheim_(Frankfurt_am_Main) in Frankfurt.
During the interview Michael and Joe talk about:
GmbH (German Version of an LTD) https://www.investopedia.com/terms/g/gmbh.asp, which is currently the standard legal form for startups in Germany.Stock Options: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/stockoption.aspPhantom Shares / Virtual Stock Options:o https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantom_stock
Primary Market: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/primarymarket.aspJoe talks about the German Commercial Registry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Trade_Register
The interview was conducted in February 2019 (that’s where the snow references come from).
Originally this interview was intended as a video interview, but the autofocus did not work.
The irony is that investors must go through a long and tiresome process to invest in a startup to get digitization started.
Jörn CashLink Interview
We want to digitize venture capital.
In our legal framework … you can sell your startup shares basically at any time at very low transaction costs, because it is now digital.
In the near future we will see more hybrid (financed) startups, wo have tokenized and non-tokenized shares.
Our framework is only for professional investors who ware used to invest in startups.
With us you can onboard investors very easily, on the go.
Michael Duttlinger CEO, Co-Founder CASHLINK
© Startuprad.io - All right reserved
Folge direkt herunterladen