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Over the course of the last few years, the so-called robo advisors have gained significant media coverage in the financial technology (Fintech) space. Invested assets in automated investment services more than doubled from 2014 to 2015 and no Fintech conference has taken place without a newly established robo advisor. Additionally, there have been inflows of hundreds of millions of dollars in venture capital backing into the start-ups behind the robo advisors. Betterment, for example, one of the most famous and largest robo advisors, raised USD100m venture funding in March 2016. We have also started to see the adoption of automated advice by traditional banks and investment managers. This article serves as an introduction to CommerzVentures and our view on the rise of the robo advisors.