We are experienced tech experts with special competences from connecting the startup, corporate and investors world.


Dr.-Ing. Ralf Lauterbach

31 yrs enterpreneur & manager:
MD@1stMOVER, CTO@Versatel, Vizzavi, Director Mobile Apps@ Vodafone, Founder of Ruhrnet, Appseleration
Expert in Product Design & Dev

Dr.-Ing. Klemens Gaida

28 yrs enterpreneur & manager:
Founder & MD@1stMOVER, Group Head of New Service Dev@Vodafone Global, Partner@ICT Consultancy Eutelis Consult
Expert in Product Strategy & Dev

Peter Hornik

26 yrs enterpreneur:
Founder & MD@1stMOVER, Founder & CFO@a-better-tomorrow, cap-z-partners, epos24
Expert in Finance & Biz Ops

Dipl.-Ing. Martin Schneppe

36 yrs manager & enterpreneur:
Partner@1stMOVER, Head of NOKIA R&D Centre in Düsseldorf, SW Engineer@Philips
Expert in HW/SW Innovation and Innovation Program Mgmt


We develop new tech business with agile startup methods, highest possible scalability potential and clear-cut investment criteria.

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For Startups:

  • Seed funding (100k€ + co-investors)
  • Support of business model & product design
  • Operational incubation support
  • Initiation of enterprise co-operations
  • Finding strategic investors

For Corporates:

  • Matchmaking and co-operation with startups for new technologies, products and business models
  • Rapid business design & rapid prototyping with our lab partners
  • Scalable product and platform development with our system house partners
  • Development of innovation, portfolio and platform strategies

For Investors:

  • Trend scouting and startup screening for defined target markets and technology sectors
  • Compilation of “shopping lists” and individual analysis of selected startups and young technology companies
  • Strategic, commercial and technical due diligences
  • Investment advice and transaction support


For 12 years now we have been successfully utilising the synergies through connecting the startup, corporate and investors world.


Startup Projects:

  • B2B Marketing SaaS
  • Vertical B2C Booking Platform
  • B2C Lead Generation Platform
  • Mobile eBook Service Exit
  • Audio Analytics Products & Solutions
  • Mobile Marketing Service
  • Mobile Commerce Service Exit
  • Web Video Factory
  • Community Publishing Platform
  • Vertical Social Network
  • Multi-Player Browser Game
  • Streetwear E-Commerce Platform

Corporate Projects:

  • Digital Innovation Hub
  • Hydrogen Startup Hub
  • Ecosystem Matchmaking
  • Hydrogen Hub Funding Application
  • Digital Transformation
  • Global R&D Trend Scouting
  • Mobile Service Rapid Prototyping
  • Advanced CRM Data Analytics
  • New Mobile Communications
  • New UX Platform Enablers
  • New Service Platform Business
  • Digital Process Optimisation
  • New Operational Communication
  • Lighthouse Event DIGITAL DEMO DAY
  • New Mobile Applications

Investor Projects:

  • Trend Analysis & Startup Scouting
  • Startup Scouting & Screening
  • Hydrogen Startup Scouting
  • Commercial Due Diligence
  • Public Startup Accelerator
  • Corporate Startup Accelerator
  • Corporate VC Dealflow Management
  • Startup Mentoring & Coaching
  • Tech Joint Venture Planning
  • New SaaS Business Planning
  • Cross Border eCommerce Planning
  • M&A Playbook for Corporate VC


We look forward to discussing with you new tech products & business models.

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  • Address

    Speditionstraße 15a
    D-40221 Düsseldorf
  • Phone

    +49 (0)211 56189889
  • Email

  • Imprint

    1stMOVER Management GmbH, 1stMOVER Beteiligungen GmbH & Co. KG
    Managing Directors: Dr. Klemens Gaida, Peter Hornik, Dr. Ralf Lauterbach
    Register court: Amtsgericht Düsseldorf
    Register number: HRB 68393
    VAT-ID: DE285583823
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