The Second Security Token Offering (STO) “Made in Germany”

Source image: Investor Flyer StartMark

Token market

With ICOs disappearing and IEOs slowing down and also fading, the next variant of alternative financing for a businesses is just around the corner, the STOs.

First movers

Out of a slowly but steady growing stream of first movers in the STO market we identified a new STO that might be as appealing to you as to us, but we liked the overall idea of StartMark.

Problem within the European Union (EU)

StartMark is aiming to overcome one of the biggest problems perceived by Small and Medium Enterprises in the EU, access to capital to finance their businesses.


It is StartMarks mission to offer investors a simple and easy way to participate in start-up companies “made in Germany” where this was until now only possible for Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors, Family Offices and Banks. StartMark does not exclude these investor groups who already have this entrance but gives retail investor also the opportunity to participate.


The StartMark team consists of Entrepreneurs with strong roots and experience in the investor scene of Düsseldorf and the area of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) with about 18 mln citizens. The NRW federal state is accounting for 21,4% of the German GDP being the countries economically strongest region, this means there are a lot of opportunities for investing in solid “Made in Germany” companies.


The proposition of StartMark is a diversified investment portfolio of start-up companies “Made in Germany” represented by the SMK token. If these start-up companies are successful for which StartMark holds partly responsibility (StartMark is coaching and providing management to these start-up companies) the investor will profit from the results in the form of dividend payments and a rising token price since these start-up companies will be more worth.

Token Sale Phases

Currently StartMarks Private Token Sale is Live and active until 30 September 2019, investors can enter at a 30% discount receiving 1000 SMK for a minimum investment of €700


We mentioned it earlier in this article as a start-up company ourselves we think the idea of StartMark is sympathetic and has a lot of potential, but now it is up to the investors to decide if they think STOs are better than ICOs and IEOs and if they think the same like us in supporting StartMarks plans so that SMEs will be able to become less dependent on banks in finding alternative ways of financing for their businesses.

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