WE BUILD DIGITAL HIDDEN CHAMPIONS

DDG is the platform for artificial intelligence and data-driven products and services by, with and for  medium-sized businesses.

HOW WE WORK

Creating something new together

We bring together the challenges of the SME sector with existing technologies in the field of artificial intelligence to create solutions that can be marketed worldwide.

Together with our partners, we are creating the next digital hidden champions.

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What drives us

“We believe that SMEs are still international process champions, but on their own cannot build up the necessary digital execution expertise fast enough to keep up with global competition.

However, we do not believe in a new Google or Facebook. Our Google or Facebook are the SMEs with whom we develop premium digital products that occupy international niches and thus become the next hidden champions.

This way, we solve the “digital congestion” in SMEs on the one hand and drive Germany’s future international competitiveness at the same time.

Alexander Fridhi, CEO & Chairman of the Executive Board DDG AG

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COMPANY BUILDING WITH DDG

Entrepreneurial partnership at eye level

For us, the starting point for the development of new products and services is always real use cases from the everyday work of small and medium-sized enterprises. Therefore we are always looking for partners who tell us about their challenges and ideas and have the courage to create something new together.

We also see ourselves as a platform for our medium-sized partners, investors , technology experts, universitiesand research institutes and promote their respective networking efforts.

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We are 100% German Mittelstand

 Not only do we work hand in hand with SMEs, but we also see ourselves as SMEs at eye level, speaking the same language. Proximity to medium-sized companies is therefore also important to us when selecting our investors, network partners and office locations.

We have our roots in Kaiserslautern, THE hidden champion location for artificial intelligence in Germany. And we are establishing ourselves with a steadily growing number of locations in other regions close to medium-sized companies.

The people behind DDG

 From our management team, over our supervisory and expert advisory board up to the complete staff base – at DDG we think in terms of data and artificial intelligence, always act entrepreneurial and burn for digital innovation.

Tim
Gemünden
Expertenbeirat

Geschäftsführer Bauunternehmung Karl Gemünden GmbH & Co. KG
Jan
Bartholomä
Expertenbeirat

International Business Development bei Green Cycle Stiftung & Co. KG
Martin
Szugat
Expertenbeirat

Inhaber & Geschäftsführer Datentreiber GmbH
Hamed
Assl
Expertenbeirat

Hotelier & Entrepreneur
Dr. Christian
Fath
Expertenbeirat

Geschäftsführer Fakatec GmbH
German Josef
Drechsler
Expertenbeirat

Gründer & Senior Partner bei THINK GROUP & CEO bei THINK Investment GmbH
Axel
Schramm
Expertenbeirat

Gesellschafter Interlübke GmbH & Schramm Werkstätten GmbH, Präsident des VDM e.V.
Alexander
Fridhi
Management Team

CEO, Chairman of the Executive Board & Founder
Dr.-Ing. Christian Gilcher
Management Team
Dr.-Ing. Christian Gilcher

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Partner
Philipp
Schramm
Management Team

Chief Commercial Officer
Lara
Wirth
Management Team

Head of Marketing
Romana
Reeb
Management Team

Head of Human Resources
Philipp J.
Lingmann
Management Team

Head of Legal
Jessica
Ohnesorge
Management Team

Head of Research
Can
Yavuz
Management Team

Head of Platform
Nikolaus
Reuter
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats

Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter ShelterRock Investments GmbH
Dr. Sven
Körner
Mitglied des Aufsichtsrats
Sven Körner

Founder thingsTHINKING GmbH
Dr. Stefan
Wess
Mitglied des Aufsichtsrats

CEO & Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter, Empolis Information Management GmbH
Prof. Dr. Ingo Scheuermann
Expertenbeirat
Ingo Scheuermann

Dekan der Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften Hochschule Aaalen, Prof. of Finance

Why we are different

REAL-LIFE AI AND DATA KNOW-HOW

We combine our expertise in the areas of data and AI with the process knowledge of medium-sized businesses. This is how we develop digital solutions for real challenges that affect entire industries.

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WE TAKE A RISK

We support companies in becoming innovation drivers. We co-finance the entire process from the initial idea to market maturity. As a company builder, we are not a service provider but an entrepreneurial partner at eye level.

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LEAN PATH TO SUCCESS

With our well-established co-innovation process, we ensure maximum implementation speed with minimum effort and complete transparency. This way, we ensure the fastest way from the idea to a prototype to the final digital product.

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Current Projects

AUTOMATED PRICE CALCULATION FOR INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION
DIGITAL CONCIERGE FOR THE HOTEL INDUSTRY
INTELLIGENT EMAIL INDEXING AND AUTOMATED DOCUMENT STORAGE

Follow the footsteps of regional champions and leading entrepreneurs

„By partnering with DDG, we were able to turn our domain knowledge into an innovative data and AI-based proof-of-concept including the corresponding spin-off concept for a novel software solution.“

Simon Geib Geschäftsführer Casculate
Simon Geib

Head of PMO & Business Development, Gienanth Group

“We consider the ai-based solution we developed with DDG to be a tremendous improvement to our workflow and would recommend collaboration to any company looking to streamline their workflow.”

Tim Gemünden

Managing Director, Bauunternehmung Karl Gemünden GmbH & Co. KG

“In cooperation with DDG, we were able to quickly test our own idea and jointly develop a digital product. We see the general AI environment as a great opportunity for all those who want to change the future and have found a suitable partner in DDG.”

Alexander Linn

Head of Digital Analytics, HORNBACH Baumarkt AG

Our Network Partners

DDG is embedded in a constantly growing network of research institutes, universities and colleges, innovation hubs and other business multipliers.

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