about

we are r17 ventures

We are a full-service performance marketing agency - a digital powerhouse for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs - with a core focus on growth and scalability through world class, data-driven online advertising.

Growth is at the core of everything we do. 

Your Trusted Partner in Performance

As a leading performance marketing agency, we enable growth for our business partners and clients through cutting-edge, world class performance marketing solutions, inclusive of paid media, PPC, and email marketing; visual assets and content creation; and Shopify development and funnels.

Further to that, we use performance-based remuneration models to ensure that we are truly accountable and constantly deliver the best possible results.

We also enable growth for team through fostering a company culture of growth through driving personal and corporate development mentorship, hosting regular upskilling seminars, team-building, courses and providing education allowances.

our story

Experience, Innovation, Passion, Drive & Aligned-Interests

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Our CEO & Founder, Raphael Rohner, founded the Swiss lifestyle and cosmetics brand, Beneva Black, and scaled it to over 50k customers after three years. The company was then acquired by GIDOR Group. 

The company’s success came through performance marketing. Knowing that 99% of agencies don't deliver performance, the idea of building a fully performance-based e-commerce powerhouse evolved and eventually resulted in the business R17 Ventures AG. 

R17 Ventures AG is dedicated to helping ambitious digital businesses to scale using cutting edge performance marketing while having skin in the game and working with performance-based remuneration.

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location

Servicing 15+ Global Markets from 2 Locations

Zürich, Switzerland

R17 Ventures AG
Rennweg 57
8001 Zürich
Switzerland
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Cape Town
Zürich

Cape Town, South Africa

R17 Digital (Pty) Ltd.
SL301 Boulevard Place
62 Heron Close, Century City
Cape Town, 7441
South Africa
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job openings

We’re hiring! Be a part of the R17 team.

We’re always on the lookout for world class performance marketers, creative strategists and developer to join our A-Team at R17 Ventures! We offer hybrid working, medical aid contributions, upskilling benefits and an epic company culture that promises career development and growth.

team

Meet our expert team.
Raphael Rohner
CEO & VRP
Entrepreneur with Proven Track Record in Digital
Management
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Lukas Alpiger
CTO
5yrs+ Building, Developing & Scaling Brands Online
Development
Management
All
Andreas Graf
CFO
Expert in Finance & VAT
Management
All
Roberta Kate King
Head of HR & Talent
13yrs+ Managing Talent & HR
Management
All
Dr. Burim Pavataj
Board Member
Specialist in Corporate Law
Management
All
Marc Degen
Advisor
Serial Entrepreneur
Management
All
Jono Duguid
Senior Business Development Manager
12yrs+ Experience in Digital Marketing
Sales & Marketing
All
Julia Kaniewska
Customer Acquisition Specialist
5+ Yrs Experience in Digital & Creative
All
Sales & Marketing
Roland Rohner
Finance Manager
20yrs+ Experience in Finance
Management
All
Chanté Brand
Academy Lead
5yrs+ in Performance Marketing
All
Performance Marketers
Kyra Engelbrecht
Venture Strategist
Helped Scale 5+ Ventures
Performance Marketers
All
Lize Victor
Performance Marketer
Experience in 10+ Global Markets
Performance Marketers
All
Layla Singh
Performance Marketer
Experienced Digital Specialist Across 10+ Industries
Performance Marketers
All
Thomas Harder
Performance Marketer
10+ Years in E-Commerce
Performance Marketers
All
Stefan Manuel
Performance Marketer
5+ Years Programmatic Media Buying
Performance Marketers
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Mark Schultz
Performance Marketer
Experienced Across Multiple Markets
Performance Marketers
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Tristan Williams
Performance Marketer
5yrs Experience Scaling Brands
Performance Marketers
All
Justina Buettner
Performance Marketer & Transcreator
Fluent in 3x Languages
Creatives
Performance Marketers
All
Alexandra Krax
Performance Marketer & Transcreator
Transcreated 500k+ Words
Creatives
Performance Marketers
All
Jean-Pierre De Villiers
Performance Marketer & Creative Hub Strategist
1000hrs+ Content Created
Creatives
Performance Marketers
All
Jordan Welbourne
Performance Marketer
Experience Across Multiple Industries
Performance Marketers
All
Nonkosi Matrose
Creative Strategist
Created Visual Solutions for 30+ Brands
Creatives
All
Elaine Hilton
Creative Strategist
6yrs+ Adobe Suite Experience
Creatives
All
Alisa Seiser
Creative Strategist
10+ Years in Marketing & Design
All
Creatives
Zubair Ismail
2D/3D Designer
5+ Yrs in 2D/3D Design
All
Creatives
Kgomotso Jafta
Content Creator
5+ Years Experience Creating Content
Creatives
Sales & Marketing
All
Kirsten Timcke
E-Commerce Designer
5yrs+ Experience in E-Commerce Design
Development
All
Creatives
Thorsten Lotto
E-Commerce Developer
Developed & Scaled Global E-Commerce Businesses
Development
All
Dewaldt de Villiers
Unity Developer
5+ Years in Game Development
All
Development
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faq

Your questions, answered.
Why should I choose R17?

We are entrepreneurs. We understand business. Like you, we hate BS metrics. Like you, we focus on the bottom line and the core metrics. And because of this alignment, we have a performance-based remuneration model. Powered by a world class team of performance marketers, creative strategists, developers, and a strong venture team, you know you're in the best hands with R17 Ventures as your business partner.

What services do you offer?

We offer 3 services at R17 Ventures. These services are:


  1. Performance Marketing
  2. Shopify & Funnel Development
  3. Venture Building

Are you hiring?

Yes, we are! We're always on the lookout for top class people to join our A-Team! We're on the look out for the following 3 positions:

 

1. Performance Marketing Specialists - digital marketing natives with a passion for creating strategies and implementations that deliver results across SEM & paid social

2. Creative Strategists - graphic designers, branding specialists or videographers that are well versed in the Adobe Suite, have a pulse on what is trending, and can think like consumers

3. Developers - Shopify and Unity developers and designers with driven by creating seamless digital customer journeys and experiences

 
Sound like you? Click here to apply today!

What is your interview process?

If, after we've received and reviewed your job application, we see some synergy between you and our team we'll be in touch to set up an interview. If the initial interview is a success, we'll ask you to complete a case study, after which you will have a second and/or third interview, depending on the position.

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