2018 Integrated Interim Report – Departure into a new era!

Equity investments and partnerships for more digitalization and innovation

DB Digital Ventures

Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures (DB DV) invests in new data-driven business models. In the first half of 2018, DBDV acquired shares in three US companies:

  • GoKid is a car-pooling platform that helps to take the kids to school, sports or other after-school activities safely and on time.
  • Ridecell has developed intelligent software for the operation of car-sharing, car pools and autonomous fleet management.
  • Trillium develops cyber security software to protect networked vehicles against hacker attacks.

CleverShuttle expands its services

In May, CleverShuttle also commenced operations in Stuttgart. We are supporting the start-up during the expansion of its services. CleverShuttle intelligently supplements the mobility products of DB Group and enables energy-efficient and seamless door-to-door mobility, which is a particularly attractive option for train passengers.


The program BEYOND1435 provides additional freedom to DB employees and also helps them to realize their digital business model. The first team to successfully complete the Intrapreneurship program was “weColli.” At program completion, the team is offered the option of a spin-out into an independent company. weColli has a platform for logistics companies that provides an emissions-free supply of goods over the last mile using cargo bikes. During its next step, the team will be integrated into the Group program Smart Cities to offer the solution to cities and towns.