Tech Due Diligence

Get Insights. Add Value. Manage Risk.

We truly believe that Tech Due Diligence is a great opportunity to provide value to all parties involved!

Done right, it can deliver insights not only on potential risks but also identify great opportunities for growth for the target. It is the most valuable and thorough feedback a company can get. The findings can be used as input for the strategic roadmap and can function as a conversation starter between founders and investors in order to align on topics around Product and Tech.

We specialise in Tech Due Diligence and technology audits always providing this added value. Promise!

Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, we operate world-wide, mainly in Europe, Asia and North America.
We perform Tech Due Diligence with our 360 approach, which is a combination of data analysis, senior expertise and contextual knowledge. With over 20 years experience working with hundreds of startups and investors worldwide, it’s clear for us what it takes to succeed.

We provide:

  • Tech Due Diligence for Venture Capital
  • Health Checks for Startups and Scale-Ups
  • M&A TechDD services for buyers and sellers

We rely on our trusted framework with data insights and patterns collected from hundreds of transactions, plus the battle-tested expertise from people who live and breathe the startup world.
We aim to establish a new industry standard for Tech Due Diligence, particularly for startups.

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!

Information for Startups (PDF)



Tech DDs




Years of






  • “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

About us

Chris Philipps

MD, Founding Partner
Chris is a well-known face to both the Berlin and international startup scene. He has worked as a Tech advisor and Interim CTO for startups and investors and has 20 years of experience.

With his both Liberal Arts and Computer Science background, he knows what is required to build bridges between Business and Tech. Chris’ focus topics are Tech Due Diligence, leadership and scaling startups. He has performed more than 200 Tech DDs across four continents and has helped build and scale companies such as DailyDeal (sold to Google). He contributes regularly as a conference and keynote speaker, to books about Tech, Agile and leadership and was a visiting teacher at Hyperwerk FH Basel, Masterplan and many others.

Last but not least, Chris is on the board of directors at BVT*, the biggest German association for transgender rights. 🏳️‍🌈

Chris Philipps


In addition to our core team of four, we have an experienced team of 10 long-term industry experts at founder, CTO and senior consultant level that we work together with on a regular basis, plus a network of around 50 experts for specific domains and technologies.

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.

Philipps & Byrne GmbH 
Havelberger Str. 12
10559 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49 30 5858 30 2201