What we do

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.

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.
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For Growth Stage Startups

For Startups

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.
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For Entrepreneurs

For Entrepreneurs

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.
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Our Experience




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Our 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 have been supporting us for the last six months and continue to do so. After an initial tech health check was performed, further regular tech advisory has been continued with Chris as tech sparringspartner and Michael as leadership development coach. Both have proven to be invaluable and have had a positive impact on our tech department.”
    – Dennis Gneuß, CDO @ Movinga
  • “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

Who we are

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, for clients such as OUTFITTERY, DailyDeal, COMATCH, 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 not least, Chris is an active advocate on diversity and LGBTI topics and on the board of directors at BVT*, the biggest German association for transgender rights.

Chris Philipps

Our Team

We have an experienced team of 12 long-term industry experts at founder, 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.

Philipps & Byrne GmbH 
Havelberger Str. 12
10559 Berlin

Tel.: +49 171 643 2002
Mail: info@philipps-byrne.com