Expertise

Entrepreneurial Spirit

We think and act as entrepreneurs. We have demonstrated this attitude successfully as startup founders and in corporate digital ventures. Our passion is creating innovative digital solutions and we are convinced that this is the fuel required to power a sustainable digital transformation.

Methodology

We love clearly structured innovation processes and ensuring successful implementation. We focus on human-centered design methods. Agile management and sprint-based development allow for quick feedback loops and rapid market tests at maximum resource efficiency.

Corporate Expertise

We know about strengths and weaknesses of corporates – as well as the advantages and disadvantages of working in start-ups from own experience. We have demonstrated repeatedly that a solid understanding of both worlds allows to bridge that gap successfully.

What we offer

Innovative business models

• Strategy, product, and business development

• Human-centered analysis and development of customer journey, feature scope, and minimum viable product

• Screening und matching of start-ups

Digital transformation

• Development of Industy 4.0 concepts and business models

• Driving digital change processes in your organisation

• Setting up Innovation Labs

Venture creation

• Identification of disruption potentials

• Team building, organizational and financial setup definition

• Design, implementation, and interim management of digital ventures

About us

We are experienced consultants, managers, and entrepreneurs with a proven track-record in developing and implementing innovative services, products, and business models for large corporations and lean digital ventures. We support our clients in mastering the digital transformation of their core business as well as in creating new and innovative business opportunities.

Digital transformation has many facets and impacts all business areas. As we are a team of experts from a broad spectrum of industries undergoing digital change, we can match that. Our passion is the successful implementation of digital innovation together with our clients.

Dr. Christian Kapteyn

Christian has been driving digital innovation for over 15 years and has substantial experience as strategy consultant, serial entrepreneur, advisor, mentor, and coach for global technology companies such as Siemens, Volkswagen, Osram, and thyssenkrupp, as well as for numerous digital ventures and start-ups. He is an expert on digital transformation in industry (Industry 4.0), innovative business models, and corporate venture creation.

Christian has a background in semiconductor physics. He is enthusiastic about bridging the gap between developing innovative technology and digital strategy towards realizing a sustainably successful business.

 

Dr. Sven Beiker

Sven is a mobility expert for topics including autonomous driving, electric mobility, connectivity, and new business models. His consulting focuses on strategy, market analysis, and product roadmaps. He has more than 20 years experience in consulting and management, e.g. with McKinsey, Stanford University, and BMW.

Svens background is in mechanical engineering. He works and lives in the Silicon Valley since 2003.

Claas Wenzlik

Claas has a background in business information systems and organizational psychology; he has been supporting large and small organizations in strategy development, change management in the digital transformation, re-organization and cultural change for more than 15 years.

He is also a guest lecturer at several business schools (e.g. ESCP Europe and BSP Business School Berlin) teaching change management, managing complexity, and digital leadership. He integrates both technology enhanced learning and analog learning methods.

Thomas Kramer

Since more than 35 years, “effective communication” runs like a continuous thread through Thomas professional career. This subject has always fascinated him thoroughly – as creative director in international agencies, as managing director of marketing agencies in Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Berlin, or as management consultant. His focus is brand-specific communication and smart-data-based target customer marketing. As a high school teacher by education, eLearning and digitally enhanced didactics are currently among his favourite topics.

He has been working for numerous high-profile customers such as Volkswagen, Citibank, American Express, Mitsubishi, and Thomas Cook.

Volker Hirsch

Volker has been in leading positions in game development for over 20 years where he has implemented successful projects in a broad range of media contexts – classical board games as well as massive online multiplayer games.

With his background in educational theory he can identify the motivation for learning in every playful activity. With that perspective in mind, he creates successful processes and applications based on gamification. He has also been developing innovative business processes in, e.g., the financial and automotive industry. Volker likes to create a playful motivation to rethink challenges.

Katrin Kapteyn

Katrin has been in management positions for over 15 years in product development, marketing, and operations at leading internet businesses, such as eBay, Immobilienscout24, and myToys. She was co-founder of several IT start-ups. Her focus of expertise is human-centered product development and marketing with an indepth knowledge in the areas of E-Commerce, marketplaces, and media.

Katrin has a background in business administration and communication and has been advising large corporations on spin-offs and strategy for digital transformation for more than 10 years.

 

Dr. Torsten Löffler, Advisor

Torsten brings together substantial entrepreneurial experience as founder and CEO of high-tech startups in the sensor mand manufacturing sector as well as as extensive expertise in business models, venture setups, and financing strategy for startups, spin-offs, and corporate ventures, which he has acquired as Senior Investment Manager in VC.

Berlin

Zimmerstr. 68, 10117 Berlin
+49 (0)30 577080711

Palo Alto

DBI Palo Alto, 435 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
+1 (650) 714-0536