Who we are

As a driving force behind numerous startups since 2005, and the developer of new, digital innovations, curtis newton embodies the successful fusion of idea-makers with a skilled team who can introduce a new brand to market. Our passion lies in introducing new brands, conquering new markets and helping shape the digital future – and our network accelerates our progress. Our Lab Team strives to work on the development of new, intuitive digital services and technologies with open minds. We accompany our internal projects through all stages of development – from a draft concept to market rollout. > Overview of our current projects

  • The story of curtis newton began in 1995 – with the launch of photo mosaic software, which could turn any motif made up of individual photos into a picture mosaic. At the time, Axel Schmiegelow was a co-founding, managing director of denkwerk gruppe. 1995
  • In 2005, dw capital was born out of denkwerk gruppe as a seed investor. Since then, its first investments have included (among others): the product recommendation site alaTest, the premium online travel agency itravel, as well as the world’s first social bookmarking service oneview. 2005
  • In 2011, dw capital (including its holding company, dw holding) was taken over by Axel Schmiegelow as CEO and his brother Erik Schmiegelow as CTO. The company’s digitally focused investment portfolio has included (among others): armedangels, COUPIES, Itellity, PaperC, Qype and sevenload. 2011
  • The company’s in-house developments in 2012 helped make dw capital’s (new) strategic focus sharper than ever: oneviews service was given a facelift and adjusted to better suit users from the age of social networking, the social news service Virato was launched, and the itravel-iPad-App “Dream Vacations” was brought to life. 2012
  • 2013 – the year of curtis newton’s birth – and the result of the metamorphosis from being dw capital. Our Lab Team's experience and inventive talents have allowed us to discover new galaxies in the form of digital products and technologies. Our Virato Analytics monitory tool and the SocialTopicGraph are only the beginning… 2013
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A solid network is the key to success of ideas, business models and companies. Whether as a keynote speaker, moderator, juror or panel member – curtis newton draws upon its “hubs” and actively involves itself in the startup scene. We’ve compiled a select list of attractive events and compelling media hubs here.

  • Digital, Life, Design The annual Digital, Life, Design conference revolves around topics such as global digitalization, media, science and art. This three day event is a platform for new trends and innovations, and brings forward thinking people from around the world together. dld (digital, life, design)
  • European Pirate Summit Since 2011, hundreds of innovative and motivated entrepreneurs from across Europe have met up at the annual Pirate Summit in Cologne, Germany. Exciting entrepreneur keynotes, startup presentations and workshops all come together to create this event – and always followed by the obligatory battle cry of the attendees: ARR! europeanpiratesummit
  • LeWeb The founder of LeWeb, Loic Le Meur, has grown his European event to over 1,000 visitors from 40 different countries – making it Europe’s most important internet conference. Since 2004 the conference has brought startups, venture capitalists and business angels together, and has given acclaim to each year’s most innovative startup ideas. leweb3
  • StartupBreakfast The Cologne Startup Breakfast takes place on a bi-weekly basis. The relaxed vibe of the breakfast invites venture capitalists and entrepreneurs alike to come together for a morning of talks and brainstorming. Startup Breakfast
  • Techcrunch Events Not an event itself, but a hyper-relevant an interesting list of global conferences and international dialogues – brought to you by the leading global technology news, internet product review and startup news blogs online, TechCrunch. Techcrunch Events
  • The Europas The Europas is one of Europe’s most renowned technology conferences. Each year at the event, the best tech startups are recognized at “The European Tech Startup Awards”. The Europas



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Venloer Str. 151–153
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Phone: +49(0)221 2921 8400
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