from founders

who we are

our story

We are seed-funded by the founders of FOND OF. "The idea for xdeck came about when we started building THE SHIP, the new home of our company. Our mission at xdeck is to provide a platform for ambitious founding teams to accelerate their growth and thus transform revolutionary ideas into successful business models."

our vision

  • Becoming Europe's #1 growth platform for revolutionary ideas: We work with founders to create lasting businesses and want to be part of their journeys.
  • Fostering diversity in entrepreneurship: We take concrete action to push diversity, starting with empowering female and migrant founders.
  • Making a difference for the future: We work with universities and school kids to educate them about entrepreneurship and tackling the challenges of tomorrow. We support the next generation of successful founders!

our team

faces behind the accelerator
Milena
Administration and Event Manager

Proof of concept in human resources development, events, accounting

Development of Product-Market-Fit: sustainability management studies at a university of arts, eventmanagement, organisational and personnel development

Best feature: holistic thinking

Worst feature: not yet familiar with the startup 1x1 buzzwords

Milena
Administration and Event Manager
Benni
Junior Analyst

Proof of concept in Venture Capital, Fundraising, and Business Development

Development of Product-Market Fit: interning at a unicorn and an early stage start-up and organizing a start-up conference

Best Feature: Burning desire to learn new things

Worst Feature: Overthinking too much

Benni
Junior Analyst
Jan
Junior Analyst

Proof of concept in venture capital and acceleration

Development of Product-Market-Fit: in innovation, startups and venture capital

Best feature: Curiosity

Worst feature: Saying “no”

Jan
Junior Analyst
Nils
Co-Founder

Proof of concept in Strategy, Sales, Operations, Finance

Development of Product-Market Fit: at McKinsey & Company and as co-founder/managing director of three startups

Best feature: a passion for new ideas and change

Worst feature: my senseless love for correct grammar

Nils
Co-Founder
Nik
Senior Ventures Associate

Proof of concept in Venture Capital & Startup Acceleration

Development of Product-Market Fit: in strategy consulting, product & tech, fintech

Best feature: brutal honesty at all times

Worst feature: brutal honesty at all times

Nik
Senior Ventures Associate
Markus
Co-Managing Director

Proof of concept in Leadership and Enablement of an outstanding crew

Development of Product-Market Fit: in the consulting industry, as a founder and as a father of twins

Best features: non-judgmental curiosity, grit and a can-do mentality

Worst feature: sometimes a hyper-focused nerd – yes, world, I am still here …

Markus
Co-Managing Director
Robert
Co-Managing Director

Proof of concept in Venture Capital & Mentoring


Development of Product-Market Fit: in VC Investments (angel to growth), Asset Management, Investment Banking


Best feature: Founder Centricity - sparring partner on eye level


Worst feature: Always honest

Robert
Co-Managing Director
Lena
Junior Event & Project Manager

Proof of Concept in International Business

Development of Product-Market Fit: in a startup accelerator working on impact projects and planning events

Best feature: high adaptability in new groups and creating a fun, relaxed atmosphere in a new setting

Worst feature: really bad at saying goodbye

Lena
Junior Event & Project Manager
Felicitas
Junior Marketing & Communication Manager

Proof of concept in Marketing and Business Psychology

Development of Product-Market Fit: in Product Management and Marketing Management internships during my studies

Best feature: strong reliability

Worst feature: I cannot stand disorder

Felicitas
Junior Marketing & Communication Manager
Elisabeth
Marketing & Communication Manager

Proof of concept in Business and Advertising Psychology with a passion for storytelling and social media

Development of Product-Market Fit: marketing coordination of consumer goods and now newbie in the startup world

Best Feature: highly adaptable and a clear head in tough and stressful situations

Worst Feature: I can and WILL tell you about the newest Tiktok trends

Elisabeth
Marketing & Communication Manager
Dennis
Senior Ventures Associate

Proof of concept in startup coaching, focus on B2B sales, fundraising, and product-market fit

Development of Product-Market Fit: Head of WHU Incubator, experience across industries

Best feature: get startups ready for their next funding round

Worst feature: lack of coding skills

Dennis
Senior Ventures Associate
Leonie
Junior Analyst

Proof of concept in Operations, Strategy & Business Development

Development of Product-Market Fit: in an early-stage startup, several student initiatives, and the LegalTech industry

Best feature: Hands-on mentality and being passionate about what I do

Worst feature: Impatience

Leonie
Junior Analyst