Digital innovation

for on-exchange and off-exchange trading in fungible products

About BSDV

The future of financial markets.

Our strategic objective is to invest in ventures forming the future of financing & investing.

We drive the digitization strategy of Boerse Stuttgart, leveraging strong assets: the leading European stock exchange for private investors, a strong international network to SME companies for whom we provide liquidity services, an ultra scalable technical trading platform for on- and off-exchange trading, secure systems and the regulatory framework of a regulated market. All these assets are used to take financing of companies and trading of securities or investments to the next level.

It is BSDV's mission to facilitate the digitization of market places and thus our investment value added goes beyond money.

Realizing operational leverage.

Our criteria to invest, engage and cooperate is to realize an operational leverage. Currently we have engagements in four different countries, ranging from Nordics to South-Eastern Europe.

There needs to be a clear upside use case to put the assets above to drive the success and development of the ventures, thus our investment scope is focused on the areas we know best and can optimally support the companies to succeed. If the strategic fit is there, we are agnostic to stage, size and target markets of the investment opportunity. Our engagement ranges from commercial cooperations, minority financing to acquisitions.

We are looking forward to getting in touch with you.



Simple, safely and reliably: Using BISON you can buy and sell Bitcoins, Ethereum, Litecoins and Ripple (XRP) via your own Smartphone. BISON is the first App for trading cryptocurrencies – it relies on Börse Stuttgart as a traditional securities exchange.

Launched 2019


Within Boerse Stuttgart Group, blocknox GmbH takes care of the custody of cryptocurrencies on an escrow basis. The service was established at the end of January 2019 for users of the BISON app and extended at the end of September 2019 for users of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange (BSDEX). A multilevel security concept has been developed and implemented at blocknox for the custody of cryptocurrencies.

Founded 2018


AI & Predictive Data Analytics

Sowa Labs is a fintech startup specialized in predictive data analytics and disruptive applications in trading of financial assets and cryptocurrencies.


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Tokenisation Services

Tokenisation Services are part of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures GmbH and an important component of the end-to-end ecosystem for digital assets of Boerse Stuttgart Group. From conception to realization and placement of tokens, Tokenisation Services offers its customers a comprehensive range of services - holistic, structured and reliable.

Founded 2020

Executive Management

Dr. Matthias Voelkel 

Matthias has been Chief Executive Officer of Boerse Stuttgart Group since January 1, 2022. He is Chairman of the Management Board of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Holding GmbH as well as Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures GmbH. He is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange (BSDEX).

Matthias joined McKinsey in 2006, was elected partner in 2013 and became head of the global capital markets infrastructure and exchange practice in 2014. Prior to McKinsey, he was a desk officer to the Chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control from 2002 to 2004.

Matthias holds a doctorate in law and studied at the University of Freiburg, the University of Oxford and the University of Heidelberg. He completed his legal traineeship at the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and the German Embassy in the USA, among others.

Dr. Ulli Spankowski

Ulli has been Chief Digital Officer of Boerse Stuttgart Group and a member of the Group Executive Committee since 1 October 2019.

Ulli is a FinTech founder with a successful exit in 2017. During his work for Boerse Stuttgart, Sowa Labs and the European Commission, he gained a broad knowledge in financial derivatives, regulation, predictive data analytics as well as in trading and custody of digital assets. He has been Managing Director of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures GmbH since September 2017.

Ulli studied economics at the Universities of Hohenheim, Ulm and Valencia and received his PhD in finance from the University of Hohenheim with a focus on exchange trading/market microstructure.

Dr. Oliver Vins

Oliver has been Managing Director of Boerse Stuttgart Digital Holding GmbH and a member of the Group Executive Committee of Boerse Stuttgart Group since 1 June 2021.

Oliver brings many years of experience in IT and product development within the financial industry. In 2013, he founded the robo-advisor vaamo and led the company as Co-CEO until its merger with Moneyfarm. There, as Chief Product Officer, he was subsequently responsible for product strategy and implementation. Until 2013, he was a management consultant at McKinsey.

Oliver studied business administration with a focus on finance and marketing at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, where he completed his doctorate in banking and finance on current issues facing municipal savings banks and cooperative banks with regard to mergers, efficiency and policy.

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