DBH was founded in 1994 as a Hungarian-Dutch non-profit organization in the city of Maastricht. It was the first Hungarian company of regional interest, which worked in the field of economic and business development, to operate outside the Hungarian borders.
The organization Development Bridge Head supported the Hungarian investments of Dutch firms with guidance and services. The foundation became a profit-oriented company in 1998, through the founding of DBH Group. The head office of the group was in Rotterdam, in 2005, the corporate headquarters moved to Budapest.
The DBH Investment Venture Capital Fund Co. was founded in September 2008 by the DBH Group, and was based on the group’s experience in European financial and investment markets. In October 2009, DBH Investment Venture Capital Fund Co. took part successfully in the competition of New Hungary Venture Capital Program (JEREMIE program). The Venture Capital fund of DBH Investment, registered with 5 billion forints, is looking to invest in small- and medium sized enterprises of technology intensive industries with high added value.
In 2010 DBH Investment invested 855 million HUF in 3 technology-intensive SME-s. The fund invested 340 million HUF in Nanoform Hungary LTD. (medicine technology development), 200 million HUF in Proinvest Hungary LTD. (development and production of medical devices), and 315 million in C-Tech Management LTD. (production of industrial automation devices). In 2011 the company invested 410 million HUF in Central Europe On-Demand LTD (cloud services) of the city of Eger. The DBH Investment has has signed an agreement to invest HUF 200mn in health service provider INDISO International Kft and HUF 80 mn in health service provider in HandInScan Kft in 2012.
A European company network was created thanks to the “DBH Business Model”, which was developed by the DBH Group. This close cooperation of the offices in Budapest, Rotterdam, Debrecen, Miskolc, Kosice, and Bucharest led to many investments in the country and the region. The business model provides Hungarian and foreign small and medium sized companies with physical infrastructure (serviced offices and serviced industrial facilities), business services (finance, business administration, project management) and venture capital.
The DBH Business Model won 1st prize on the national competition of European Enterprise Award organised by European Comission (more information).