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Making business more human

PIRATE is a family of durable companies.

We build businesses with humans at the core. After all, businesses don’t interact with businesses. Instead, people interact with people.

Manuel, our founder, regularly publishes thoughts and observations on Making Business More Human.


PIRATEx is our event agency, known for its curated, authentic and somewhat different approach to events. With the unique “PIRATE- Style”, PIRATEx creates that special atmosphere, which everybody notices, yet is hard to duplicate.



division5 has built a high performance software team and helps startups and corporates build amazing web and mobile products. As dedicated teams or for project work. Fast, reliable, affordable and with a focus on quality.

Go to division5


NoCode offers the possibility for everybody to build products, websites, or MVPs and automate processes without having to write a single line of code. Visualmakers is the best place to learn how to build with NoCode.

Go to Visualmakers


AtlasZero makes the market of sustainability solutions more transparent. With over 700 solutions, AtlasZero has the most comprehensive database of sustainability solutions anywhere and helps companies find the right one.

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NoCode tools allow anyone to build and create. is an agency focused on building upon these tools. Whether automating workflows, building an MVP, or creating an internal application. We got you covered.

Go to NoCode.ONE


We are sparring partner for Leaders that want to grow. Professionally and personally. With you become a better Leader with clarity in your vision, confidence in your actions, and calmness in your mind.

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Startups need to find good talent fast. Startupjoblist is the biggest job board focused on positions from startups in Germany. It is frequented by students as well as young and experienced professionals.

Go to Startupjoblist


OMClub is the biggest party for the online marketing industry. It happens yearly during dmexco in Cologne. Every year has its own theme and full of surprise. OMClub is colorful, unique and most importantly memorable.

Go to OMClub

Formally, we invest in companies. But we’re actually backing people. We partner with entrepreneurs that want to build a durable, profitable business on their own terms. With products that delight customers and solve a real need. 

Go to PIRATE Ventures

This is our official PIRATE merch shop. PIRATE stands for a decade of celebrating entrepreneurship, making business more human, authenticity, no BS interactions, and generosity. Be part of the community. ARRR!

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We speak at events and conferences about entrepreneurship, startups, investing, leadership and change.

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PIRATE Summit was founded in 2010 to connect and support entrepreneurs on their journey. It is for those that love to solve real problems, and build sustainable businesses that shape the future.

 Go to PIRATE Summit


Startup SAFARI events are decentralized multi-day events for the local startup scene. At its peak, it was happening in 30+ cities around the world and attracted 1,000 of attendees worldwide.

 Go to Startup SAFARI