Innovation is based on trust. And trust is based on people and process. We are 30 co-founders from 25 disciplines who work together without any hierarchies whatsoever. And it works. Trust us.
«There is no delight in owning anything unshared»
Product DesignFinancesCreative furniture
Diemut combines product design and academic training. She designed our workshop furniture and university classes in Potsdam. As Duchess Count, she balances our budgets.
Mechanical engineeringDesign TheoryMasterplaner
Christian is a levelheaded realist with a passion for pragmatic problem-solving. Due to his nautical expertise Dark Horse is unsinkable. On the other hand, he graduated about estimation.
Monika is the ultimate representative of our humble house. She is a third of our marketing team, spends half of her time on the stages of various conferences and is involved in a NGO for Indian children. She still practices to wave gracefully, however.
»Everyone needs help from everyone« — Bertolt Brecht
Adult educationFine artsTeacher training
Christiane has a degree in fine arts and another one in adult education. As head of the Ed-School, she teaches Design Thinking to future teachers so they can teach it to future world leaders.
Nutrition scienceBar keepingToughMudder
Isabel’s background in nutrition science and her track record of success in tough sports are responsible for her youthful appearance. Don’t reject a drink from her.
With a PhD in media theory and a degree in comparative literature, Moritz compares favorably to almost anybody. He has worked as a trend researcher at Mercedes Benz and track manager at the d.school in Potsdam.
Pascal is more versatile then a Swiss Army knife. He studied drums and machines and is still an avid user of both. He is our expert for mobility and innovation software.
Jasper is a copy-writer and brand strategist, teaches at the d.school in Potsdam and is our mood manager. On a side note, he is the only Dark Horse who owns more than two acres of pasture.
»A camel is a horse, designed by a committee«
— W. Churchill
Friedrich Große Dunker
Fried is our expert for all things lean, business modeling and cultural hacking. He invented the sustainability dice and co-created our Out of the box line of creative furniture. Nobody has more air miles and a lower carbon foot print at the same time.
Rumor has it, there are people who are 100 Percent geek. Toni is a graduate student and research assistant in IT Systems Engineering at the Hasso-Plattner Institute. To add a practical touch to that, he is able to hack just about everything. Theoretically.
Ludwig is our obvious expert for every software project: With a background in psychology and web development he can combine user experience and usability. As ex-photographer he is our secret expert for total documentation.
IT-GirlArt historyArchive management
Daniela is the anti-IT-stereotype. She is funny, sociable and loves the sun. She is specialized in Data Mining and Business Intelligence. There aren’t many start-ups that end in O that she didn’t work at.
Interaction DesignCommunication DesignStrategy
Dominik is the walking digital revolution: He holds degrees in communication design and interaction design, has experiences with multiple agencies, creates Apps, designs strategies and is the Art Director of Juice Magazine.
»Good judgment comes from experience, and experience… well, that comes from poor judgment.«
— A. A. Milne
A man, a room. Patrick holds degrees in architecture and interior design. He designed creative spaces at the d.school in Potsdam, at the Humboldt Institute für Internet und Gesellschaft and our office, of course. For you, he would do it again.
Organizational charts, business plans and budgets are Mia’s passion. She knows the Berlin start-up scene like the back of her hand and tells the best controlling jokes herself.
Greta combines intellectualism and empathy. Upon meeting new people, she knows everything about everybody and their relationship after one minute. In user research projects, she is worth her own weight in gold.
Raul can do everything and does even more. He is Ashoka Fellow, started wheelmap.orga> and a fundraising system from bottle deposits with his own NGO Sozialhelden. He was awarded a Federal Cross of Merit and published his autobiography.
»I know tomorrow, why the things I predicted yesterday did not work today«
— Bent Flyvberg
French studiesCharité HaubeSoprano
Lisa combines savoir vivre and serious research: She has a background in French Studies and currently works on her PhD at Charité, Europe’s biggest university hospital, for and with patients with dementia.
Interior DesignCarpenterCustomer Experience
If you think everything looks fine, Jana is not satisfied yet. She is a trained carpenter, holds a degree in interior design and is specialized in customer experiences. She polishes products and services until perfection.
PsychologyCalifornicationDesign Thinking USA
Dark Horse goes Golden State: Christin operates our office in San Francisco. After studying psychology, working towards peace in the Middle East and being an elected official in the German capital region, this is one of one thousand possible next steps for her.
Johannes uses his voice not only as the lead singer of his band Down to Nine, but also to moderate workshops. He knows the corporate world from inside, but chose the outside again. He also watched every single video on youtube.
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Chemical engineeringWest BerlinSerious Play
With his extensive Lego collection, Jeong Hong can model whole organizational structures or re-enact epic battles. Including explosions. When it comes to life experience, he outperforms all of us.
Maybe his background in urban planning helps Manuel to always remain as cool as a cucumber. No matter how turbulent a team maybe, he will find a way. He can be your guide, too.
»Prosperity provideth, but adversity proveth friends.«
— Queen Elizabeth I
New Worker and Potential Developer with a sense for well told stories. Tries to establish a flourishing English garden on the dry sandy soil of Brandenburg. Formerly the head of a college administration, he now found his place at the dark horse stables.
Ioana is a spirited engineer with a passion for meticulous methods. She administers and expands our portfolio of warmups and tools for creative problem solving. Her schedules are bullshitproof.
Claudio is co-founder and editor of the iheartberlin.com. His passion for all aspects of contemporary urban life and his degree in psychology are the basis for his excellent instinct for the next big thing.
Lyn’s ethnological tipps help us to better understand diverse user groups. She can also help foreigners to understand us: She holds a degree in German as a foreign language.
Philosopher, conductor, and psychologist, never shying away from a punchline: Lars is exactly like you would expect him to be. He has tremendous creative potential, always walking the fine line between genius and madness.
Brand communicationSocial MediaMoodboards
Sarah is an editor and social media manager. She knows everything about every corner of the Internet and can illustrate emotions like nobody else. She also surfs offline.
»I'm like everybody else«
— Britney Spears
Björn almost became a geography and arts teacher. As a specialist for online marketing, he now focuses on the landscapes and art forms of the web. No word on whether he is still inspired by the same muse.
Political scienceEnvironmental educationDevelopment
As Dark Horse evangelist, Sascha travels to conferences, jams and universities around the world. He combines a human-centered perspective with his expertise on political and natural systems to fuel his passion for social innovation.
Political ScienceCultureInternational relations
If you have a political problem, call Lisa. She specialized in conflict management and has extensives experiences in the Middle East. If you want a conflict, you can call Lisa too: She has also worked as dramatic adviser at the theater.