DS Group - A company of The Social Chain AG

Smart capital for smart founders

Our team at DS Impact gives advice, invests, and places products.

  • Over the last six years, we have advised more than 130 startups
  • The result: 123 shareholdings and cooperations
  • We provide your idea with access to the network and the services of DS Group
For startups

If you have a startup business or a product idea and want more power for its implementation and your day-to-day business, you have come to the right place. We already advised several hundreds of founders:

the startups from Ralf’s deals on the German startup show “Die Höhle der Löwen” as well as startups who approached us on their own initiative.

If they comply with due diligence, we invest.

With passion, experience,
and a hands-on mentality

What matters to us is living a respectful exchange on an equal footing with all our founders – the truly Hanseatic way, as is common at DS Group. Together we are strong!

In the best case, your product will go through the roof. Just like Rostschreck, the rust collector for dishwashers with more than five million units sold. Or waschies, the reusable make-up pads which we were able to position in stores as far away as South Korea. With a little luck, we turn inventors into millionaires. This is our best case, and we demonstrated it on numerous occasions.

We get involved in analysis & research, product development, sales, logistics & fulfillment, and administration. However, if you are only looking for advice on your strategy – from manufacturing to internationalization –, you wish to use Ralf Dümmel's excellent retail network, or you simply want to focus on your favorite themes and leave the rest of your day-to-day business to others – we can also make it happen.

We look forward to your pitch!

"We look forward to a long-term, personal working relationship on an equal footing. We provide: customized resources and the concentrated know-how of the entire DS Group. Convince us with your idea and attract DS Impact as a strong partner to your side.”

Stefan Haßdenteufel, Managing Director at DS Impact

Target groups of DS Group

You are not a startup and landed on the wrong page? These pages provide you with other customized information – we look forward to hearing from you!

We look forward
to hearing
from you.

    Will you pitch first? Or vice versa?
    Let's talk!?

    Silke Stappenbeck

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