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Tech DD in ClimateTech: Forest Software Startup OCELL secures Seed Round

Forest Software Builder and Provider OCELL secured a seed funding round of $5 million with investors AENU and Summiteer as well as business angels Maximilian Thaler, Max Viessmann, and Boscor. Philipps & Byrne conducted the Product and Tech Due Diligence for the deal.

OCELL is building an operating system of sustainable forestry. By leveraging the data collected through their Dynamic Forest software, they want to create high-quality carbon credits to protect our forests.

Sdui acquires Additio App: Early Stage M&A Tech and Product Due Diligence in EdTech Deal

EdTech Startup Sdui acquired Additio App and Philipps & Byrne provided the Tech DD to support the deal. We first met Sdui when they were raising a funding round. Back then, we did the Tech DD on them for HV Capital. Now they reached out to us – this time being on the investor side – to do an Early Stage M&A Tech and Product Due Diligence on Additio App.

Sdui is building an operating system for digital and modern education to connect teachers, educators and pupils with different digital solutions. Additio App is a platform for school management, assessment and communication with a strong presence in Spain and France.

Shift Planning Startup Ordio raised €2.9 M in Seed Round – Philipps & Byrne Supports with Tech DD

Cologne-based shift planning startup Ordio closed a €2.9 M Seed Round with Capnamic and Simon Capital. Ahead of the deal, Philipps & Byrne provide the Tech Due Diligence.

Ordio integrates productivity tools with an easy-to-use interface for your deskless workforce. Their app empowers deskless employees to manage their schedules, request time off, pick up extra shifts, and access crucial information.

Tech Due Diligence on Edtech Startup: Edurino raised €10.5 million Series A

Props to Edtech Startup Edurino raised €10.5 million in Series A funding round. The round was led by DN Capital with participation from FJ Labs and Tengelmann Ventures. Existing investors Jens Begemann, btov and Emerge Education are on board as well. Philipps & Byrne worked with the team during the Product and Technology Due Diligence.

Edurino introduces children from the age of 4 to digital learning in a playful and responsible way and prepares them for school. The offering includes a combination of physical toy and digital learning app and invites children on a story-based journey into the playful world of learning.

Legal Tech Startup raises Series A – Philipps & Byrne Support Deal with Tech DD

Henchman raised a $7 million Series A led by Adjacent VC and Acton Capital as well as Conviction VC and several business angels, including the Collibra, Showpad founders, VLAIO – Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship, F3 Finance and Pitchdrive. The Tech DD was provided by Philipps & Byrne.

Henchman enables legal professionals to draft and negotiate complex contracts faster by automatically extracting previously written clauses from their existing contract database.

Tech DD at Impossible Cloud – The First Web3-Based Cloud Storage Solution

HV Capital led a €7m seed round at Impossible Cloud, alongside 1kx, Protocol Labs, TS Ventures and very early Ventures. Philipps & Byrne provided the Product and Tech Due diligence ahead of this deal. Impossible Cloud is the first enterprise-grade cloud storage solution based on web3 technology.

Healthtech Company DrDoctor Secures £10m Investment – Philipps & Byrne Provides Tech DD

British Healthtech Company DrDoctor has secured £10 million in funding, led by YFM Equity Partners, alongside Ananda Impact Ventures and 24Haymarket. Philipps supported the investments as tech advisory partner by conducting the product and technology due diligence. DrDoctor’s platform empowers clinicians to make data-driven decisions and enables millions of patients to self-book appointments.

Merger of Habyt and Common Creates Industry Leader in Shared-Apartment Business – M&A TechDD Provided by Philipps & Byrne

Philipps & Byrne was entrusted with conducting the Tech Due Diligence ahead of the merger of Shared-Apartment Companies Habyt and Common. With over 40 cities and 14 countries across 3 continents, Habyt and Common will jointly operate over 30,000 units including co-living, studios, and traditional rental apartments, becoming the industry leader.

Habyt develops and manages community-driven and technologically empowered co-living spaces. Common is a global residential manager offering shared apartments for thousands of residents across coliving, microunits, and traditional apartments.

Fortino Capital Concludes Private Equity Investment in Symbioworld – Philipps & Byrne Provides Tech Due Diligence

With Symbioworld, Fortino Capital concludes their first Growth Private Equity Investment in Germany. Philipps & Byrne conducted the tech due diligence during this PE deal. Symbioworld is a leading software company based in Munich, which has set itself the goal of actively and professionally managing and optimizing the business processes of its customers.

Philipps & Byrnes Supports €1.2 Mio Pre-Seed Round on Voxalyze

Voxalyze raised €1.2 Mio in a pre-seed funding round with Capnamic and seed + speed Ventures. Philipps supported the investments as tech advisory partner by conducting the product and technology due diligence.

Voxalyze is the first Podcast Visibility Analytics solution, powering search engine optimization for podcasts on platforms. They aim to help audio content creators meet and increase their audience with data and insights.

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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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The Philipps & Byrne Website Privacy Policy

The following privacy policies clarify the collection and processing of your data when using the Philipps & Byne website (

Data Protection Responsibility

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

Philipps & Byrne GmbH
c/o WeWork
Kemperplatz 1
Berlin, BE 10785

Phone: +49 30 5858 30 2201

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,, 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.


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 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.

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Company Information

Philipps & Byrne GmbH
c/o WeWork
Kemperplatz 1
Berlin, BE 10785

Phone: +49 30 5858 30 2201


Managing Director: 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
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  • “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