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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


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

BEEZ is a small, quality oriented game studio dedicated to converting emotions into tech. We delve into a 3D world through epic storytelling; bespoke development & design, all of them fully absorbed in an experience.

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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


NoCode tools allow anyone to build and create. We accelerate you and your company in your efforts. Whether automating workflows, building an MVP, or creating an internal application. We got you covered.

Go to NoCode.ONE

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


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

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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In 2019, we thought: Why not combine the tradition of the Cologne Carnival – the second largest in the world – with the best minds in the tech, innovation and digital world? The result: A digital innovation conference like no other.

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