DS Group - A company of The Social Chain AG

Innovative. Experienced. Loyal. Strong as lions.

We love smart, unique problem solvers and startups with a vision!
That's why Ralf Dümmel and Dr. Georg Kofler invest in innovative products and great founders on the VOX startup show "Die Höhle der Löwen".
Welcome to the house of entrepreneurs!

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We make it big together

Our unique infrastructure allows us to help founders make their vision come true – because we bring products to market quickly and across the board.


If an idea is to our liking, we support it with our full sales and logistics power

We can do this and more for our startups:

Two lions - hundreds of startup ideas

After the merger of Social Chain AG and DS Group in 2021, Dr. Georg Kofler, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Social Chain AG, and Ralf Dümmel, Managing Director, will take turns in the VOX startup show. Both have already been active as investors in the TV show since 2016 and 2017 and have already launched hundreds of great products jointly with the startup founders.

From the innovative sink plug Abfluss-Fee to the sustainable make-up removal pads waschies to the delicious curry sausage in a jar "Iss doch WURSCHT". From the reusable food packaging Vytal to the co-working platform Independesk and the events of ArtNight - we love working with startups and we love good products and ideas that solve problems and make a lot of people happy.

Does the product meet market requirements? Our years of experience enable us to answer this question and provide strategic advice to founders.

From the idea to the shelves – we cover all services along the value chain in-house. That's 550 new employees working for your startup.

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No one will be able to do without this novelty: We bring your product to all relevant online marketplaces and local stores – at least all over Europe.

We share the same vision– which is why your brand is in the best hands with us.

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We look forward to hearing from you.

Send us your inquiry!
If you arouse our interest, we will get back to you as soon as possible.


    Silke Stappenbeck
    Tel: +49 40 675 73 - 0
    Mail: [email protected]