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Investments

3

Portfolio Exits

1

Partners & Customers

1

About DB Ventures

DB Ventures is a company owned by David Beckham. On January 1st, 2022, Authentic Brands Group acquired a majority stake in DB Ventures.17M.

Headquarters Location

33 Ransome's Dock 35-37 Parkgate Road

London, England, SW11 4NP,

United Kingdom

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Latest DB Ventures News

Demi Stokes: ‘Mam paid for my kit in weekly instalments’

Feb 24, 2024

Sat 24 Feb 2024 09.00 EST I grew up in a single-parent household in South Shields. It was me, my mam, my three brothers, my sister and my nan. My nan, who was very loving, took care of us a lot – she was almost like a second parent. It was tough for my mam. She wasn’t able to work, because there were five of us. We were brought up on benefits. That’s why I’ll always be grateful for my upbringing. We were always clean. We were always well fed. Now, parents are struggling to do even do that. I come from a family of strong women. I always talk about the time I got kicked in a game when I was 14. It really hurt and I wanted to cry, then I saw my mam coming towards me – to give me a hug, I thought. But she bent down and said: “Don’t you dare cry,” rubbed my bleeding knee and walked off. That stuck with me. Even now, if I get hurt, I think: “Quick, get up, because Mam will be fuming.” It came from a place of love and care, but it was a tough-love upbringing. She equipped me for life and she did a very good job. My childhood dream was always to play football. I had a framed poster of David Beckham on my bedroom wall and I used to watch Bend It Like Beckham all the time. I was like, “I want to do that.” When I played, I felt empowered. Mam had to pay for my football kit in weekly instalments. I used to tell myself that just because people said I was good, it didn’t mean I would get what I deserved. I knew I wouldn’t get what I wanted unless I worked hard. I was eight the first time I was racially abused on a pitch. An opponent said: “I’ll mark the Paki,” and I realised he meant me. I told the ref and he got taken off. I remember he was crying and was made to apologise. I played in an all-girls team in an all-boys league. Dads would be shouting at their sons from the sidelines: “Kick her! Break her legs!” It was the norm then – because what if their sons got beaten by us girls? I wouldn’t want anyone to experience that, but it made me robust. It’s part of the journey us Lionesses went on. It got us to where we are now. I’m an optimist. I try to find the positive in any situation. Do that and you keep moving forward. The first time I ever felt starstruck was meeting David Beckham. We had an England game, in America, and he came into the changing room. I just stared at him. I remember thinking: “Oh, he smells so good.” I don’t mind getting older. I don’t put pressure on myself to have achieved things by a certain age. If you’re happy, that’s all that matters. Also, people think I’m 25, even though I’m 32. I don’t cry often. I got teary when my son Harlen was born, but I didn’t cry. I tend to be level-headed. Even when we won the Euros , I only cried when I saw other people crying. I remember thinking: all that hard work, it’s been worth it. Demi Stokes is a supporter of the women’s refuge charity, South Tyneside Women’s Aid Explore more on these topics

DB Ventures Investments

3 Investments

DB Ventures has made 3 investments. Their latest investment was in Cellular Goods as part of their Corporate Minority on February 05, 2021.

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DB Ventures Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

2/5/2021

Corporate Minority

Cellular Goods

Yes

1

6/25/2020

Unattributed

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$99M

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10

1/1/2016

Loan

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$99M

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10

Date

2/5/2021

6/25/2020

1/1/2016

Round

Corporate Minority

Unattributed

Loan

Company

Cellular Goods

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Amount

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

10

10

DB Ventures Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

DB Ventures has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Guild Esports on October 02, 2020.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

10/2/2020

IPO

$99M

Public

1

Date

10/2/2020

Exit

IPO

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

Public

Sources

1

DB Ventures Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

DB Ventures has 1 strategic partners and customers. DB Ventures recently partnered with Boatcrowd on .

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Type

Business Partner

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Partner

Thailand

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Partner

Business Partner

Country

Thailand

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DB Ventures Team

2 Team Members

DB Ventures has 2 team members, including , .

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Michael Kenner

Founder

Current

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Michael Kenner

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Work History

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Founder

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