NOAH Startups - VISAVisa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce. For more information, visit, and @VisaNews on Twitter.

Prize: TBA

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NOAH Startups - SafeChargeSafeCharge International Group Limited is a global provider of payments service, risk management and IT solutions for online businesses. The Group has a diversified, blue chip client base and is a trusted payment partner for customers from various e-commerce verticals. The Group has been Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (“PCI-DSS”) Level 1 certified since 2007 and is listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM market (symbol SCH). The Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, SafeCharge Limited, is regulated as a Payment Institution by the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) under EU directive.

The Company has operations in the UK, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Israel, Germany and Austria. With its visionary executive management, innovative technologies and its strong loyal customer base, SafeCharge is well-positioned to accelerate its fast pace growth and to execute its strategic plan to increase and diversify its product portfolio, increase its geographic presence, and identify additional growth engines.

Prize: Payment strategy workshop

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NOAH Advisors

Prize: Bespoke NOAH Fundraising Advice for 12 Months

NOAH Advisors is the leading European corporate finance boutique focused on the Internet sector. The team advises on M&A transactions and major capital raisings valued between €100 million to €5 billion.

NOAH combines bulge bracket investment banking skills, an unparalleled access to strategic and financial investors around the globe and unique Internet industry insight. As an independent advisory boutique, NOAH provides honest and unbiased advice. The NOAH team very carefully selects deals where it can add most value and operates highly incentive-based to secure full client focus and maximise successful closing chances.

The company was founded in April 2009 by Marco Rodzynek, former Head of European Internet of Lehman Brothers in London. Since its foundation, NOAH has completed 25 transactions, including most notably: an undisclosed investment in 10Bis from TA Associates in May 2016, the $800m sale of Fotolia to Adobe in December 2014, the €80m sale of Trovit to Next Co. in October 2014, the sale of to Oakley Capital in September 2014, the $230m sale of Yad2 to Axel Springer in May 2014 and the sale of a 30% stake in Softonic to Partners Group in February 2013.

NOAH Advisors also hosts the NOAH Internet Conference (, Europe’s leading event for Internet companies and investors meet to network and discuss industry trends. NOAH16 London will take place on the 10th and 11th of November 2016 at Old Billingsgate in London. Axel Springer NOAH Conference Berlin 2017 will take place on the 22th and 23th of June 2017 at the Tempodrom in Berlin.

Past Event Partners

Credit Suisse - Partner NOAH16 Berlin Startup Competition
Deutsche Bank - Partner NOAH16 Berlin Startup Competition
Egon Zehnder - Partner NOAH16 Berlin Startup Competition
eit digital - Partner NOAH16 Berlin Startup Competition
Porsche - Partner
pwc-accelerator - Partner NOAH16 Berlin Startup Competition