Pieces of cream are getting on the floor less and less via a classic IPO. Because the best pieces are distributed before the general public is open – but not to private investors, they have to stay outside. Because when things are going well on the stock exchange, nobody likes to share with them.
This also happened at the Düsseldorf company Boxine. The company, founded in 2013 by Marcus Stahl and Patric Faßbender, is the inventor of the very successful children’s hearing system Toniebox. These are networked audio boxes that play radio plays when you place a figure, the so-called Tonie, on top of them. In principle, it’s like a radio play cassette or CD – only without tape clutter, scratches, annoying turning around and fast-forwarding and rewinding. The operation is so intuitive that even small children can use it on their own.