We help start-ups and companies in the Corona crisis!

– Applying for credit / fast credit: KFW
– Start-up.akut: NRW. Bank
– NRW Emergency Aid 2020

Now use BAFA’s advisory support: unsere BAFA-ID: 144632 (Kai Thierhoff, Thierhoff Consulting).

Our services for entrepreneurs

  • Search & application for public funding programs
  • Market and competition analyses
  • Development of marketing strategies
  • Company valuation
  • Buying and selling companies

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Our services for startups

  • Search & application for public funding programs
  • Capital acquisition at Venture Capital and Business Angels
  • Company valuation
  • Development and optimization of business models
  • Revenue and financial planning
  • Business plans, investor presentations and pitch decks
  • Coaching for investor pitches and negotiations

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Our services for investors

  • Portfolio analysis and systematic investigation of various investment cases
  • Benchmarking. What works and what doesn’t work?
  • Portfolio development with different industry focus areas

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Our mission as a consultant for the start-up scene

Making Ideas Fly

In order to give wings to an idea, careful planning of the business case is an important success factor, especially in the seed phase.

  • To do this, we help define the business model accurately, develop relevant KPIs and financial plans, and create compelling pitch decks.
  • We help build the company securely, scale business processes, and establish the company.
  • We offer our clients fast and successful access to financing in the areas of venture capital, business angels, public funding or through banks.
  • Together with our network of investors, serial entrepreneurs and successful entrepreneurs, we want to make a big difference.
  • Of course, we also support established companies in the digital transformation and bring them into the world of startups.

Making Ideas fly. We advise innovative startups, companies and investors.

Our services for start-ups, start-ups and innovators

We have the know-how to start and scale a company and have the necessary industry contacts and financing networks in different business areas and markets.

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Search for investors

We acquire capital through business angels, venture capital or banks.

Public funding programs

We search and apply for public funding programs at EU, federal or state level.

Business models

We help with the development or optimization of business models.

Pitchdeck & Business Plan

We help to create convincing pitch decks or business plans.

Digital Transformation

We support established companies with digital change and bring them into the world of start-ups.


We analyse the market and competition for start-ups, investors and entrepreneurs.

Capital acquisition, investor search & public grants

Our customers benefit from a diverse network and many years of experience of our consultants.

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Whether startup or medium-sized company – we know the right financing methods

As a consultant, we have extensive expertise in acquiring growth capital or promoting innovative projects.

  • We comprehensively advise startups and founders on which financing options are possible and what advantages and disadvantages are associated with the different investors and financing conditions.
  • We also have a large personal network of venture capital and business angels, for which we regularly host pitches. Here, “our” startups can present themselves and acquire capital.
  • In the area of public funding, we are active at all EU, federal and state levels and know the funding programmes, their opportunities and hurdles and can partly support with direct contact persons in the application and processing.
  • If necessary, we also help to find the right scientific or private-economic cooperation partners for concrete project projects.
  • For startups and medium-sized enterprises in particular, the grant grants open up prospects for innovative change.

Services for startups and small and medium-sized enterprises

Our focus is on digital media, digital business models and IoT as well as other technology areas.

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We live digitalization! You too?

Our goal is to bring together the worlds of innovative and digital start-ups and the established smand, if possible, to unite and to develop appropriate forms of cooperation and growth strategies in order to promote sustainable innovation.

  • We have numerous industry contacts in the start-up scene as well as in industry and small and medium-sized enterprises. Time and again, we find that existing companies can benefit from the digital opportunities of young and disruptive startups and business models in the sense of digital transformation.
  • We don’t think of prefabricated digital strategies from the textbook, but develop tailor-made ideas for all our customers.
  • From the idea, through networking with the relevant partners, to concrete implementation, you can rely on our support.
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Get advice from entrepreneurs

Our consultants themselves are also involved in the creation of companies and the implementation of innovative projects.

Creative and innovative teamwork

Our team of consultants combines industry know-how, entrepreneurial passion and a comprehensive network to all major players and bodies in the start-up scene, the investors and business angel network, many relevant corporates in the field of digital media and public sponsors to enable individual solutions and perspectives for our customers.

  • Our consultants are involved in several startups and have co-founded some of them.
  • In addition, we have been co-founders and co-hosts of startup conferences and events several times in the past and have co-initiated the Cologne startup campus HEADQUARTER[S] Cologne.
  • In addition, we sit on the board of the university founders’ network cologne e.V. (hgnc) and cooperate with various universities and the NUK Neues Unternehmerum Rheinland e. V.

Have we aroused your interest?

Then we look forward to your contact and an interesting exchange of ideas.

We sit in Cologne and Berlin

Our headquarters in Cologne:

Thierhoff Consulting
Salierring 32
50677 Cologne
0221 / 430 75 68-0

Our branch in Berlin:

Freedom 12c
12555 Berlin
030 / 120 894 58

We are also happy to meet you in our branches in the Rotonda Business Club:

  • Frankfurt Wiesenhüttenplatz 25 – 60329 Frankfurt
  • Domstraße 10 – 20095 Hamburg
  • Munich Luise-Ullrich-Straße 14 – 80636 Munich
  • Königstorgraben 11 – 90402 Nürnberg
  • Lautenschlagerstr. 23a – 70173 Stuttgart
  • Elisabethstraße 11 – 40217 Düsseldorf