Breaking down blockchain technology

We’re working in the industries of tomorrow to make sure you stay ahead of the game. Read our reports, join us on our events, or meet us at our workshops.

About Us

We focus on the first step

Offering

DenkFabrik specialises on the applicability of Blockchain – everything on the interface of business and tech

Education & Delivery

Our first pillar is delivery: We combine our hands-on knowledge with our academic, managerial, and educational skills and focus on impartial entry-level workshops, blockchain in business classes, and market entry strategies

Research & Content

We set ourselves apart by our second pillar, research on and experience in “blockchain gone live”: What worked and what didn’t when bringing blockchain tech into the real world ​

Partners & Network

Our vast network of startups, experts, and academic partners as a third pillar makes us able to execute – be it on supporting through the first investment into a blockchain venture or through the implementation of a very first Proof of Concept

Communication & Delivery

Industries

We have tailored our offering to the two types of organisations we've encountered the most: those who want to use blockchain in their own company or those who are working with/investing in companies that do 

Corporates

Firms with a potential internal use case for blockchain:

Banking
Insurance
Supply chain
Retail
Healthcare
Automotive
Social sector
Real estate

Investors

Potential investors or service providers to invest in or interact with blockchain firms:​

Venture Capital
Private Equity
Hedge Funds
Legal Firms
Academia
Consulting

Programmes

Communication & Delivery

Whether you primarily want to gain a deeper understanding of blockchain and find out if it is right for your business or if you want to immediately dive into the blockchain-industry and learn how to evaluate promising use cases: we pick you up and get you where you want to be.

We offer you a bunch of top-tier workshops - hands-on, impartial, and field-tested - designed for you and your entire team to step up your game. Be a leader who embraces innovation and is one step ahead.

Research & Content

Reports

Our impartial analyses and proprietary frameworks will explore options and how-tos

Analyses

More than 11 years after the cryptocurrency Bitcoin has shown what can be achieved with its underlying technology blockchain, we conduct research on its applications in the real world, the state of the industry, and what economic and strategic results to expect from the tech. We publish on the potentials and pitfalls throughout the industries and investors landscape.

Frameworks

Our analyses shed some light into what has worked and what hasn’t. We have derived how-tos and best practices and have built frameworks, which make it easy for you to know what needs to be taken into account when considering different stages of a blockchain solution for your company.

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Research & Content

Audiences

We cater our programmes and reports to different stakeholders in the firm

Management board and decision makers

Innovation leaders and digital pioneers

A business unit's key stakeholders

Entire relevant team, incl. leadership

Partners & Network

Team

We’ve assembled a team of experts from computer science, product development, consulting, marketing, and blockchain investment, to bring you up to speed. We’ve brought innovation into large corporates in nearly all traditional industries from automotive to healthcare, and worked with over 40 blockchain companies to make them as successful as they are. It’s time to share what we’ve learned.

Dr. Natalie Tillack

CEO & Founding Partner

Natalie recently left McKinsey's Berlin office, where she focused on digital and analytics efforts in retail, automotive, insurance, and finance. In 2016, she obtained her PhD in Computational Physics at Oxford University. Natalie's focus is on the business applicability of blockchain technology, she mentors startups at Techstars, advises academic institutions worldwide on their blockchain education, and is head of education for the German Blockchain Association

Simon Schwerin

Blockchain in Automotive and Media, Fundraising

Simon is an accomplished professional in matters of blockchain, finance and privacy. He has worked with enterprises on blockchain solutions for roughly four years and supported XAIN AG during their fundraising processes.

Previously he worked in business strategy and project management in the crypto field with the Berlin companies BigchainDB and XAIN AG. He also has experience in the financial, healthcare and IT-consulting sectors.

Having written his Master’s thesis with special attention to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He holds a M.Sc. in Business Intelligence and Process Management as well as a Bachelor’s in International Business.

Timo Honsel

Blockchain in Logistics and Blockchain Education

Timo started working on blockchain technology while a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley. In 2017 he joined the education and consulting arm of on campus organization blockchain at Berkeley. Since then he has worked as product manager for a blockchain project and consulted the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a German Development agency, on several blockchain pilots. He is known for his critical eye on blockchain, being open about where the technology could be usefully applied but also where it should not be considered. His focus lies on blockchain and supply chain use cases. While at GIZ he also worked on competition policy and data sharing in the digital economy.

Jake Stott

Investing and Marketing in Blockchain

Jake founded Hype Partners to help manage, build, and nurture the ecosystem of many blockchain projects and has led through some of the biggest ICO campaigns. As founding partner at Signal Ventures, he manages pre-sales and partnerships worth seven-digit figures on behalf of their partners. With these combined experiences he is able to distinguish legitimacy, necessity, and nonsense in this space.

Nick de la Forge

Blockchain in Automotive and Media, Fundraising

As a trained civil engineer, Nick provides a strong understanding of technological feasibility while being able to identify compelling business opportunities for DLT in different verticals. Nick worked at XAIN as a Business Development Manager where he was able to build solid and diversified relationships to investors (Equity and Token) as well as contacts from various industries. During his time at Earlybird Venture Capital Nick got hold of the fundamentals of investment practices.

Nick Dijkstra

Product and Blockchain Marketing

Nick learned how to build companies from scratch, and can transform ideas to great tech products. As a former Product Manager at LiveIntent and Director of Customer Success at Avari. He shipped advertising technology to a user base over 15% of the US population and has organised 200+ events in Berlin. As the COO at hype partners, he is currently helping top-tier blockchain firms strategise their market approach.

Partners & Network

Credentials

Partner Network

Partners & Network

Hear From Us

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Oct. 18

Allfoye, Berlin, Nov. 18

"Natalie Tillack rocks her blockchain presentation at our #allfoye  #breedweek.  Super inspirational and great answers to all questions of our participants. Thanks, Natalie!"

Consensus, New York, May 19

Blockchain Summit, Malta, May 19

Tech Open Air, Berlin, July 19

Berlin Science Week, Berlin, Nov. 19