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
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
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
Elias
Venture Scout

Proof of concept in Venture Capital, Startup Acceleration, strategy consulting

Development of Product-Market Fit: in strategy consulting, valuation, fintech

Best feature: asking challenging questions

Worst feature: bad sense of humor

Elias
Venture Scout
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
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
Matthias
Junior Analyst

Proof of concept in Conceptualisation & Implementation of Software Applications

Development of Product-Market Fit: BSc Business, MSc Computer Science, internships in consulting

Best feature: enthusiasm about new ideas

Worst feature: inability to multi-task

Matthias
Junior Analyst
Malte
Venture Scout

Proof of concept in Venture Scouting & Building, Product Management

Development of Product-Market-Fit in: development and setup of xdeck Accelerator, product implementation and management at LegalTech Software Startup

Best feature: analytical skills and strategic thinking

Worst feature: creativity

Malte
Venture Scout
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
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
Mattea
Junior Marketing & Communication Manager

Proof of concept in digital marketing & innovation

Development of Product-Market Fit: in the packaging industry and a student organization for entrepreneurship & startups

Best feature: familiarizing with new tasks & always a happy face

Worst feature: bad at saying no to something

Mattea
Junior Marketing & Communication Manager