The Philipps & Byrne Website Privacy Policy

The following privacy policies clarify the collection and processing of your data when using the Philipps & Byne website (philipps-byrne.com).

Data Protection Responsibility

The entity responsible for collecting and processing your information on this website is

Philipps & Byrne GmbH
Havelberger Strasse 12
10559 Berlin

Some of the data processing mentioned below falls into the responsibility of our respective cooperation partners, which are also responsible for data protection. This means that you can exercise some rights directly to the respective cooperation partner. Specific information about that can be found at the appropriate place in this Privacy Policy statement.

Data Security

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures on our website, such as SSL and HTTPS.

Hosting Services

This website is hosted on server systems of RAIDBOXES GmbH, Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 7, 48153 Münster, https://raidboxes.de/, with server locations in Germany. We do not directly share personal data with RAIDBOXES for the purpose of our co-operation.

Data collection during your visit to our website

Contact Forms / Contact E-Mail

If you would like to contact us through our website, especially when using the contact forms that we provide on this website, we require the following information from you: your name, e-mail address, and message. Optionally, you may also enter your company name and your telephone number.

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data may be: the execution or initiation of a contract with you (Article 6 (1) S. 1 (b) DSGVO) or our legitimate interest in answering and following up your request (Article 6 par.1 p.1 lit. f DSGVO). All information that you send to us by e-mail – either by using an e-mail link on our website or by using a contact form – will be stored in our e-mail application or other software application such as a CRM system. Normally, such information will be deleted when its processing is no longer required. However, in some cases we may be legally obliged to retain such information for a longer period. In such cases the information will be deleted after 3 years.

Automated data collection during your visit to our website

Technically required information

When you access our website, information about your visit will be automatically recorded in our hoster’s server log files. Such information includes, for example, the web browser you’re using, your computer or device operating system, the domain name of your internet service provider, your IP address and its location. This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of this website requested by you and is mandatory when using the internet. They are processed in particular for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a stable connection to this website,
  • ensuring the functionality of all features of our website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability,
  • as well as further administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest for the aforementioned purposes of data collection. We do not use your information to draw conclusions about you. Data will only be received by the responsible body and possibly the processor. Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us to optimize our website and its underlying technology.

Cookies

Like many other web sites, we use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a web server to your device. This automatically gives us certain data, such as your IP address, the web browser and operating system used, as well as your connection to the internet. Cookies can not be used to launch programs or to transfer viruses to a computer or device. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate navigation through our web site and make sure that all contents are displayed correctly. In no event will the data collected by us in this fashion be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent. You can view our website without cookies being enabled. Although internet browsers are usually set to accept cookies you can deactivate their use at any time in your browser settings. Please use the help features of your internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that some features of our website may not work properly if you have disabled the use of cookies.

Analysis & marketing services

We use the following analytical services to follow our visitors’ behaviour on our web site in order to improve our service and/or display custom, interest-based information. You can object to this kind of data processing as described in the following sections.

Google Analytics

This web site uses Google Analytics (Google Inc.) to track user navigation. Google Analytics makes use of so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer / device and that enable us to analyse how you use our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This website, however, uses IP address anonymization so your IP address will be shortened by Google within a member state of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission to a Google server in the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

On our behalf, Google will use this information to analyse how you use this website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to us. The IP address transmitted by your browser will not be merged with other Google data.

You can prevent the use of cookies by disabling them in your browser settings. However, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full. In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent Google tracking on our web site by clicking the “Disable Google Analytics” button. By doing so, an opt-out cookie will be installed on your computer. This will prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics for this web site and for this browser in the future, as long as the cookie remains installed.

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Disclosure of your data to third parties

We have involved third party data processors for the following data processing services:

  • data storage (data center)
  • website hosting
  • website analysis

Your data will only then be passed on to third parties if this is permitted or prescribed under European data protection law. This is the case, for instance, if you have expressly consented to the disclosure of your data and / or if disclosure is required for contract fulfilment. Disclosing your data is also permitted by data protection law if the enforcement of regulations of other laws (for example criminal law regulations) requires us to do so and nothing prevents this disclosure from a data protection point of view.

Your rights towards Philipps & Byrne

We would like to inform you briefly about the data protection rights that you can exercise towards Philipps & Byrne:

Right to information / Right to rectify

You have the right to request information about the personal data stored by us about you at any time. To do so, please contact us at info@philips-byrne.com. We may only process personal data which is correct and up to date. If, for example, you exercise your right to information and you find that a date about you is inaccurate or has become inaccurate, we are in obliged to correct that information promptly.

Right to delete / Right to disable

Philipps & Byrne only processes your data for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. Principally, we only need this information to perform the activities requested by you (i.e. processing your message, or replying to your requests). In some cases, when processing your data has finished, we may be required by law to retain your data for a certain period of time. However, as soon as we no longer need your information, it will be blocked from further processing.

Right to oppose

Insofar as you are entitled to a legal right of objection with regard to the data processing described in this privacy policy, we will point this out to you at the appropriate place. You also have the opportunity to exercise your opposition in the appropriate places.

Furthermore, you have the right to object to (further) processing of your personal information if such processing takes place on the basis of “legitimate interest” or based on your expressed consent.

Right to appeal to a supervisory authority

You have the right to file a complaint with a data protection authority if you do not agree with the way in which we collect or process your personal information. You can, for instance, contact the data protection authority responsible for your place of residence, or the data protection authority responsible for us. This would be the Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to occasionally adapt parts of this privacy statement in order to comply with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services. For your next visit to this web site the new or updated privacy statement will be valid. If your consent is required for the introduction of a new service, we will inform you in good time and ask for your permission.

Imprint and Legal Information

Company Information

PHILIPPS & BYRNE GmbH
Havelberger Str. 12, 10559 Berlin

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

Executive Management: Chris Philipps
Commercial register: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg Berlin, HRB 204884 B

Responsible for content § 6 MDStV: Chris Philipps (V.i.S.d.P.)

Tax No: 1130/470/50612

VAT-ID: DE323091588

Liability Exclusion

Limitation of Liability
The content of the website has been created with the greatest possible care and in good conscience. Nevertheless, we do not make any guarantee for the timeliness, completeness, or accuracy of any content on this website. In accordance with Section 7 (1) of the German Telemedia Act we as a service provider are responsible for our own content published on this website. However, according to Sections 8 to 10 of the German Telemedia Act, we are not required to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information. If any such third party content displayed on our website is in violation of the law it will be removed as soon as the specific legal violation has been determined. Liability is possible only after we have learned about such a violation.

External Links
This website may contain links to external websites, which are not part of our own web offering. In this regard we want to make clear that we do not have any influence on those third-party websites or the content displayed on them. For this reason, we do not assume any liability for such content. Only the provider of any third-party website is responsible for the content and accuracy of its information. We carefully check external websites for any obvious breach or violation of law when we create a link to them. Links that are in violation of any applicable law will be removed immediately as soon as such legal violation becomes known to us.

Copyright & Intellectual Property Rights
The entirety of content, works, and information published on this website are subject to both, German copyright law and intellectual property law. Any reproduction, processing, dissemination, storage, or any use outside the limits of these laws requires our prior written consent or the prior written consent of the particular rights owner. Unauthorized copying, storing or usage of information obtained from this website is prohibited.

Our Privacy Policy
If you access our website, certain information about your visit will be automatically stored. This information includes the time and date of your access, the pages you have visited, general information about your IP address, your computer system or access device, your language settings and your web browser. By default, no personal information, such as your name, your address or your e-mail address will be gathered or stored. Please refer to our dedicated Privacy Policy page for more information on what information we are gathering about your visit and why / how we handle such information.

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Legal Mentions

Design, implementation and technical maintenance
Webdesign Berlin : Sebastian Klammer Grafikdesign

Image Credits
Home: © Kathrin Schlott (kathrinsworld.com) / © Molecule Man: Jonathan Borofsky (borofsky.com)
Home – What We Do / Privacy Policy: © Nomad / www.istockphoto.com
Home – Our Team / Imprint: © Nik MacMillan / www.unsplash.com
Portrait Chris Philipps: © Jonas Friedrich

Team

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.

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

Experience

300+

Startups

300

Tech DDs

25+

Countries

20

Years of
Experience

0

Bullshit

Tech Due Diligence

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
  • 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.

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
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.

Download the Information Pack for Investors
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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 or you want to sell to or buy a competitor: We can help you!

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Contact

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

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