We are a forward-thinking tech advisory company based in Berlin specialising in Tech Due Diligence.
We support our clients in fulfilling their full potential not only in a tech context but in a 360 everything matters approach. With over 20 years experience working with over 150 startups and investors worldwide, it’s clear for us what it takes to succeed.
We bridge the gap between exceptional tech and brilliant people and facilitate them both working cohesively together. We not only assist investors in optimising their tech investments but work also very closely with startups worldwide to lead them in becoming the best they can be.
Our team consists of highly skilled professionals that coach, mentor, advise and train. Let us accompany you on your journey and feel confident with us on your side. Experience is everything and we have it. No bullshit.
Tech Due Diligence is our speciality. We optimize your tech portfolio with absolute preciseness, using our tried and tested framework and years of expertise.
We support growth-stage startups reach their full potential. Whether it’s a tech & product health check you need or a sparring partner to solve problems with: we can help you.
We recognize the challenges that lie ahead for any newly founded startup. Whether it’s tech advisory or leadership development training you need: be sure our experts can help.
Chris is a well-known face to both the Berlin and international startup scene. He has worked as a Tech advisor for startups and investors and as Interim CTO for many clients such as OUTFITTERY, DailyDeal, Zalando, auto1, Kreditech, ottonova, bitwala and many more.
Having originally studied liberal arts and media science and then becoming a Computer Science specialist, he knows what is required to build bridges between Business and Tech and create a mutual understanding between these worlds. Chris’ focus topics are Tech Due Diligence, Agile Leadership and scaling startups. He has performed around 100 Tech DDs across four continents, and has helped build and scale companies such as DailyDeal (which was later sold to Google). He contributes regularly as a conference and keynote speaker (Google, TOA, GOTO, JAX, Code.Talks, Unicorns in Tech, Continental, Bosch and others) and is often asked to write and contribute to books regarding Tech, Agile and leadership, both in German and English.
Furthermore Chris was invited to be a visiting teacher at Hyperwerk FH Basel, Masterplan, Telekom Hub:raum, Berlin Startup Academy (now GTEC) amongst many others. Last but no means least, Chris is an active advocate on diversity and LGBTI topics.
Michael has been leading teams internationally for 17 years. His expertise lies in project coordination and people management. He has worked with some of the biggest artists and companies in TV, theatre and live events, such as Queen, Helene Fischer and Starlight Express. He has produced and directed many projects, recruited complex teams and collaborated with other successful professionals worldwide.
Michael is an executive coach and leadership development advisor and brings with him a wealth of knowledge with his unique approach. He knows what it takes for a team to function at its absolute best and exactly what level of professionalism is required. Whether it’s pitching on stage in front of investors or leading your teams through challenging times: A clear, laser-sharp state of mind combined with a highly energetical kick-ass attitude is what Michael helps develop in his clients. He helps refine and develop great business leaders.
We have an experienced team of long-term industry experts at CTO and senior consultant level that we work together with on a regular basis. We hand-pick these professionals based on a project’s specific requirements. This enables us to approach each project from a 360 degrees angle.
Our carefully selected team has been built over many years and each individual remains a trusted part of our skilled network. All of our team members work according to Philipps & Byrne’s frameworks and quality standards and are supervised by one of the senior partners.