Zero Bullshit

We commit to a strict zero bullshit policy! With us you get an honest assessment of strengths, weaknesses, risks, and opportunities, and constructive recommendations to grow in the future.

True to Tech

We come from a strong tech background and provide you with product and technology expertise from classical hardware and software to next-frontier and deep tech.

Tech Analysis from 360°

Tech happens in a business context: Guided by the strategic perspective, we conduct true end-to-end assessments – from teams and leadership all the way to hardware and code.

Standardized, Comparable, Repeatable

Rooted in industry best practices, we offer in-depth tech due diligence and health checks supported by data that help you benchmark, build, and scale your company.

Empowering You Through Insight

We ask the right questions, help you identify blind spots, and deliver sound, reliable, and applicable insight for your investment or business decisions.

Sparring Partners You Can Trust

Valued as trusted sparring partners, we support our clients across the entire growth lifecycle: Because we want to see and help you succeed.

 

Experience


14B+

Euro of Guided Funding

500+

Tech DDs and Health Checks

25+

Countries

20+

Years of
Experience

95

NPS

Clients

  • “We have worked with Philipps & Byrne on multiple engagements and found them to be highly professional and proactive in identifying and discussing potential issues that arise through the tech DD process.  Chris also manages to build strong relationships with the company so they value the interaction and the outside perspective that he brings to the table.”
    – Albert Shyy, Principal, Head of Singapore office @ Burda Principal Investments
  • “We have trusted Philipps & Byrne with many of our investments and find their framework and structured way of working thorough and concise. Their delivery and communication is great and we will continue working confidently with them in the future.”
    – Dr. Christoph Braun, Managing Partner @ Acton Capital Partners
  • “Philipps & Byrne managed to understand all responsibilities and processes of our business in an exceptionally short amount of time. They supported the development of our ambitious tech roadmap and gave us invaluable advice that improved the performance of our product team.”
    – Dr. Roman Rittweger, Founder and CEO @ Ottonova
For Investors

For Investors

Tech Due Diligence is our speciality. We optimize your tech portfolio with absolute preciseness, using our tried and tested framework and years of expertise.

Information for Investors (PDF)

For Growth Stage Startups

For Startups

We support growth-stage startups reach their full potential. Whether it’s a Tech & Product Health Check or you want to sell to or buy a competitor: We can help you!

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Expertise

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Quantum Computing

Blockchain & Web3

Crypto & FinTech

Software as a Service

Internet of Things

Robotics

Health & BioTech

EV & Mobility

B2B Marketplace & eCommerce

 

Team & Experts

Chris Philipps
Managing Partner & Principal Consultant
20y+ in Engineering, 10y+ CTO, 10y of Tech Due Diligence Experience eCommerce + SaaS
David-Profile

David Asabina
Principal Consultant & Expert Relations
15y+ Engineering & CTO Experience, Machine Learning and Robotics

Teal-Profile

Teal Bauer
Principal Consultant
20y+ CTO, CPO & Eng. Roles (McKinsey) Healthcare, Digital Ventures

Marlon-Profile

Marlon Schultz
Lead Consultant
10y+ Software Consulting, DevOps, Engineering Best Practices

Simon-Profile

Simon Brendel
Director New Business
Expert in Venture, Strategy, Technology, and Innovations

Johannes-Profile

Johannes Schmidt
Senior Marketing Manager
Expert in Brand, B2B Marketing, Content and Communication
Hagen Hübel-Profile
Hagen Hübel
Expert
10y+ CTO (TokenForge) Web3 and FinTech
Martin Rothenberger-Profile
Martin Rothenberger
Expert
10y+ CTO (Architrave, DailyDeal) E-Commerce & Marketplaces

Pierluigi Ferrari-Profile

Pierluigi Ferrari
Expert
10y+ Leadership (Merantix, Rocket Internet, McKinsey) Machine Learning & Robotics
Malika Desai
Expert
7y+ Experience in Salesforce Implementations (Deloitte), Digital Transformation, Digital Training, Founder at Vyaa
Paul Onnen-Profile
Paul Onnen
Expert
25y+ CTO, VP (Amazon, Google, Beat) Scaling Tech Organisations

Lena Reinhard
Expert
15y+ Scaling High-Performing Engineering Organizations, Leadership, Distributed Teams, DevOps Transformation

Vadim Lobanov-Profile

Vadim Lobanov
Expert
Deeptech, AR/VR, Metaverse, NFT

Inga Bergen
Expert
Healthcare, User-Centric Product Development, and Service Design

Julian Paß-Profile

Julian Paß
Expert
Automotive, EV-Charging and Smart Grids

Resources

Card Blog FutureWorldVC

Card Cheat Sheet VC

News

Responsive AI Platform Provider QuantPi Assessed by Philipps & Byrne Ahead of €2.5 Mio Funding

10.10.2022
QuantPi raised a €2.5 Mio funding round with Capnamic alongside First Momentum Ventures, New Forge, and Ash Fontana.

We worked with the team as tech advisory partners for the product and technology due diligence ahead of this round.

The QuantPi platform helps eliminate the uncertainty that surrounds delivering AI systems by bringing quality control to every step of the development process. Enterprises can ensure that legal, commercial, and reputational risks related to their AI solutions are identified, assessed, and mitigated.

AI Platform for B2B Commerce Transaction: Tech Due Diligence on Workist

29.9.2022
Workist raised a €9 Mio Series A led by Earlybird Venture Capital.

Philipps & Byrne was on board as tech advisory partner for the product and technology due diligence ahead of this round.

Workist automates B2B transactions around the world to end manual document processing.

€12 Mio Funding to Scale AI Platform: Philipps & Byrne Conducts TechDD on Klaus Ahead of Series A Round

29.9.2022
Klaus raised €12M Series A to scale their AI platform, transforming customer support. Philipps & Byrne conducted the Product and Technology Due Diligence ahead of the funding round.

The Series A round of equity funding is led by Acton Capital. Joining the round were previous investors Icebreaker.vc, CREANDUM, and Global Founders Capital.

Companies use Klaus’ customer service quality management platform to run an effective QA process, coach agents and boost customer retention.

TechDD on Digital Marketplace Startup Timberhub Ahead of €5.8 Mio Funding Round

27.9.2022
Timberhub secured €5.8m in funding, aiming to establish wood as the building material of the 21st century and to drive decarbonization.

Philipps & Byrne provided the Product and Technology Due Diligence ahead of the round, which was led by HV Capital and CREANDUM alongside support from existing investors Speedinvest and the sennder founders.

Timberhub wants to redefine timber trading by building the largest digital marketplace that actively connects buyers and sellers internationally.

Instant Commerce Raises €5.4 Mio – Philipps & Byrne Provides Tech Due Diligence

22.9.2022
Instant Commerce raised a €5.4M seed funding round led by our client HV Capital, alongside Hearst Ventures and firstminute capital. Philipps & Byrne worked with the team as tech advisory partner for the product and technology due diligence ahead of the round.

Instant Commerce is a storefront builder for headless commerce that enables eCommerce brands to build superior online shopping experiences, fast and easy, with best-in-class technology.

Seed TechDD on Decision Intelligence Startup Paretos Ahead of €10 Mio Round

20.9.2022
SaaS startup for decision intelligence paretos extends their seed round to €10 Mio Euro. Investors include UVC Partners, LEA Partners GmbH, Fabian Strüngmann, Interface Capital with Niklas Jansen and Christian Reber, Hannes Ametsreiter, and others. Philipps & Byrne supported the deal by conducting the product and technology due diligence.

Paretos is an AI-based decision intelligence platform for effective, data-driven decision processes. It enables companies to quickly and reliably analyze complex data, generate optimized forecasts and decision proposals, and derive target-oriented measures – thanks to a clear no-code user interface and simple integration solutions, even without any prior data science knowledge.

TechDD Ahead of Series A Round: Skribble Secures CHF 10 Mio With Action Capital

6.9.2022
Together with VI Partners, btov Partners, Die Mobiliar, Helvetia Venture Fund and Zürcher Kantonalbank, Acton Capital invested in Zurich-based startup Skribble in a CHF 10 Mio Series A. Philipps & Byrne contributed to this successful round by conducting the product and technology due diligence.

By offering a secure digital signature process that caters to legal written form requirements, Skribble today already serves 3000+ clients in more than 30 countries and plans to expand its services across Europe.

Product and Tech DD Ahead of €34 Mio Round on Digital Health Insurer Ottonova

5.9.2022
Ottonova secured a capital increase of €34 Mio with Cadence Growth Capital as lead investor, together with existing investors HV Capital, Tengelmann Twenty-One KG, btov Partners, Earlybird Venture Capital and Vorwerk Ventures.

As we have audited Ottonova before and supported their growth journey for some time, we were entrusted once again with conducting the product and technology due diligence ahead of this funding round.

Ottonova is a digital health insurance company that wants to make the complex topic of health insurance and healthcare simple and transparent.

Tech and Product Due Diligence on Care Startup Marta Ahead of Funding Round With Capnamic

1.9.2022
Marta secured funding from Venture Capital firm Capnamic. Philipps & Byrne provided the product and tech due diligence ahead of this funding round.

Marta offers a marketplace for families, people in need of care and European caregivers. They are working on building software solutions to connect caregivers with families all over Europe and to accompany them during the care. They are pursuing the goal of doing better through their software solutions and fundamentally rebuilding the market of “24-hour” care.

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