Expanding a startup to a new market definitely is an exciting step to take. We at German Accelerator have accompanied more than 250 companies on their way to global success and it’s amazing to see them go far and grow fast. We sat down with Alex Lemken, founder of ioxp, to talk about how he experienced this journey and how the German Accelerator program in Silicon Valley has helped the company accelerate their business development. Their lead mentor, Daniela Caserotto-Leibert, also shares how she experienced working with ioxp and what potential she sees for them in the U.S. market, especially with large corporations in the industrial workspace.
ioxp is a spin-off of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence. They offer a software solution for training and quality assurance for the industrial workspace. The startup was founded in 2015 and their name stands for “input and output of experience.” In 2019 they participated in the German Accelerator Silicon Valley program.
Dr. Alexander Lemken co-founded ioxp together with Jan Hirzel, Philipp Hasper, and Dr.-Ing. Nils Petersen. After he did his PhD at Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics, he worked as a senior consultant for the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence.
Daniela Caserotto-Leibert is the Head of Business Development USA at Speedinvest and one of 300 international mentors at German Accelerator. She is an expert when it comes to go-to-market strategy with a focus on building out sales teams and business development, where she can help review strategies, sales plans, or fundraising. She has been living in Silicon Valley since 2017. Before, she worked in London and Stockholm both in the tech industry and startup scene. Her fascination for Silicon Valley comes from the rapid speed and the seemingly countless number of opportunities this location has to offer.