Stefan
Beiten

Stefan Beiten

Managing Partner

Stefan Beiten is a lawyer, international entrepreneur and investor from Berlin. With more than 20 years of experience, Stefan is an expert in the development of successful teams and growth-promoting cultures, both with in-house and foreign companies.

As an active angel investor, Stefan was involved in successes like “Gate5/Nokia Maps” and had to accept disappointments like “Txtr”. As a result, he recognized the importance of corporate culture and, furthermore, his first-hand experience helped countless companies become successful. This included steering his companies through the major global economic crises of 2001 and 2008, successfully repelling enemy takeovers and reinventing them each time. Stefan’s business philosophy is simple: “Passion and culture eat strategy for breakfast.”

Sascha
Grumbach

Sascha Grumbach

Managing Partner

Sascha Grumbach is an entrepreneur, strategist, and operator. The CEO of the Argo Venture Studio also is the co-founder of Kardea, a personal health platform of the future and COO of 4ion, a revolutionary OCR engine powered by machine learning. His passion is to create meaningful ventures that change peoples life.

The studied hotel manager and graduate in business management created his first venture with 19 and built several digital products and consulting firms since 2014. He uses his vast expertise in the field of innovation and technology to accelerate organizations regularly through venture building or consulting. His brainchild, the Transformation Bootcamp has helped more than 100 companies globally to disrupt their industries and internal processes.

Stefan
Soellner

Stefan Soellner

Entrepreneurial Partner

Stefan Soellner is responsible for Operations and Infrastructure at Argo. The professional musician and structure freak converts ideas into reality for the last 5 years. The co-founder of Kardea and Insights supports all ventures in setting up the right infrastructure to enable fast growth.

The graduated media and business manager supports medium-sized companies as well as corporates to understand the benefits of runnings parts of their business like start-ups. He transfers best practices to established organizations and helps them to rethink their business models.

Loes
Fokker

Loes Fokker

Chief Culture Officer

Drs. Loes Fokker is a senior executive coach who evolves the consciousness of leaders and facilitates team-based growth that empowers groups to become high performance teams.

Loes brings over 20 years of clinical and health psychology experience and is a highly sought after executive coach, consultant and trainer to C-suite executives and their teams internationally partnering with them to design corporate cultures of psychological safety, high trust and engagement that yield consistent and sustainable high performance talent. As a certified ScaleUp and Rockefeller advisor, and with her expertise in transformation and change, she dedicated to maximizing the personal and business growth journey. Her goal is to provide leadership teams with a framework enabling them to create the conditions for their own optimized development.

Dr. Christoph
Quarch

Dr. Christoph Quarch

Chief Philosophy Officer

Dr. phil. Christoph Quarch (*1964 in Düsseldorf) is a philosopher, best-selling author, speaker, and consultant for companies and organizations. As Argo's Chief Philosophy Officer he is the brain behind The Argonauts Manifesto. In collaboration with DIE ZEIT-magazine, he runs a program of Philosophy Travels all over Europe. He teaches philosophy and ethics at different universities. Editor and author of several books, lately: Platon und die Folgen (Metzler 2018); Nicht denken ist auch keine Lösung (GU 2018), Rettet das Spiel! (Hanser 2016), Officina Humana (av edition 2017).

Quarch‘s philosophy is rooted in the tradition of Hans-Georg Gadamer‘s Philosophy of Hermeneutics, with who he worked while studying at Heidelberg University. His major purpose is a well-grounded and advanced interpretation of human existence by which guidelines for a good and healthy life can be achieved. As for this he refers to different philosophical traditions from Plato and Aristotle up to Nietzsche and Heidegger. He is strongly inspired by what he calls ‘Plato‘s Metaphysics of Aliveness’ and pre-Socratic thinkers such as Heraclitus.

Prof. Dr. Julian
Kawohl

Prof. Dr. Julian Kawohl

Venture Board

Prof. Julian Kawohl is the only former head of strategy of a Euro Stoxx 50 company (national branch of AXA in Germany) among Germany's business professors. Julian is a regular speaker at the Transformation Bootcamp and is involved with the Argonauts as an Argo Leader.

Since 2015 he holds the professorship for Strategic Management at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) in Berlin. His focus as author, keynote speaker and senior advisor to companies in various industries is on digital management, digital transformation, and digital ecosystems.

Nikolai
Ladanyi

Nikolai Ladanyi

Venture Board

Nikolai Ladanyi is passionate about fostering the development of companies. As a member of the Argo Venture Studio Venture Board, he is engaged in several projects with the Argo Advisory and the Argonauts. Hi is the founder of Scale-up Germany and since 2016, Nikolai’s company has also run the Berlin ScaleUp Summit in cooperation with Deutsche Bank. Nikolai is the author of the German version of Verne Harnish’s two bestsellers, Rockefeller Habits and Scaling Up.

He is very experienced in transferring U.S.-based best practices to other cultures. Nikolai is an active entrepreneur and angel investor himself and combines this with a deep understanding of psychology.

ARGOVENTURESTUDIO

Solving
entrepreneurial
challenges

We are using our 20+ years of entrepreneurial experience to build a unique ecosystem for entrepreneurial solutions that turn visions into powerful businesses that last.

Let’s talk ventures.

The Argo Ecosystem

all the solutions you need
ArgoVentures
an independent corporate venture builder with focus on digital platforms
ArgoAdvisory
a unique advisory platform that offers tailor-made consulting services
ArgoCapital
an active venture investor, co-founding and investing in extraordinary ventures
Entrepreneur
Strategist
Operator
Our core mission is to enable entrepreneurs to create, transform, and scale their businesses and disrupt their respective industries.
Argo Ventures - The Venture Builder
Argo Ventures is the venture building unit with focus on digital platforms and B2B solutions. Offering venture building-as-a-service to corporates, we create equity value for entrepreneurs and investors.
Entrepreneur
We shape the future actively since 20 years and are experienced to reinvent ourselves again and again.
Strategist
We shape the future actively since 20 years and are experienced to reinvent ourselves again and again.
Operator
From ideation, over product & business development to deployment of talents – we bring visions to life and solve challenges.
Analyst
Consultant
Coach
Our core mission is to enable organizational scalability and lasting transformation in the digital age.
Argo Advisory - The Venture Advisory
We don’t believe in the “One fits all approach. ”Argo Advisory is a unique advisory platform that offers tailor-made consulting services for challenges entrepreneurs and their organizations are facing along the venture.
Analyst
Our experienced entrepreneurs and industry leaders analyze your status quo and make sure to deliver not any but the right solution.
Consultant
We only work with the world's leading advisors and consultants to deliver game-changing results even in a short amount of time.
Coach
We empower our clients to make use of cutting edge technology, tools and methods and to transform faster.
Investor
Structurer
Asset Manager
Our core mission is to be an entrepreneurial investor, to structure alternative investments and fund vehicles and actively manage assets.
Argo Capital - The Venture Investor
Argo Capital is the investment arm of the Argo Venture Studio and an active venture investor.
Investor
We invest in seed and early phase and actively support our ventures and founders.
Structurer
We structure alternative investment vehicles to enable sustainable innovation.
Asset Manager
We actively manage portfolios and follow an entrepreneurial approach.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Argopreneurs Management GmbH
Stefan Beiten
Potsdamer Platz 1
10785 Berlin
Deutschland

Telefon: +49 (0) 30 / 640 855 64
e-Mail: journey@argo-venture-studio.com
VAT number: DE253645269

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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
In accordance with EU-GDPR

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
Effective date: July 19, 2018

Argopreneurs Management GmbH („us“, „we“, or „our“, “Argopreneurs Management“) operates the https://argo-venture-studio.com website (the „Service“).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

TYPES OF DATA COLLECTED
Personal Data
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you („Personal Data“). Personally, identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

Email address
First name and last name
Phone number
Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
Company name
Cookies and Usage Data
Usage Data
We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used („Usage Data“). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & Cookies Data
We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

USE OF DATA
Argopreneurs Management uses the collected data for various purposes:

To provide and maintain the Service
To notify you about changes to our Service
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
To provide customer care and support
To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
To monitor the usage of the Service
To detect, prevent and address technical issues

TRANSFER OF DATA
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction. If you are located outside Germany and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Germany and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Argopreneurs Management will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

DISCLOSURE OF DATA
Legal Requirements:

Argopreneurs Management may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

To comply with a legal obligation
To protect and defend the rights or property of Argopreneurs Management
To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
To protect against legal liability
In addition, we share information with third parties who help us provide our service, including:

ActiveCampaign: Our e-mail subscription service is facilitated by ActiveCampaign. When processing payments, a User’s name and email address will be added to ActiveCampaign to be used when we send email announcements about membership updates and learning material. Users will also be added to our marketing email lists if they explicitly give consent while filling out a contact form, or when entering an email address in exchange for a free report. Please see ActiveCampaign’s Privacy Policy for more details.

SECURITY OF DATA
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

SERVICE PROVIDERS
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

ANALYTICS
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.

Google Analytics: Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page.

Crazy Egg: Argopreneurs Management uses a service called Crazy Egg to collect anonymous data about user behavior on some of our pages, such as where they click or scroll to on a page. To do this, Crazy Egg will deposit a cookie in your browser. Neither Argopreneurs Management nor Crazy Egg will use this information to personally identify our users. For more information, please visit Crazy Egg’s Privacy Policy. If you would like to opt out from Crazy Egg, please follow the instructions on their opt-out page.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES
Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

CONTACT
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