Company Builder

The digital evolution has changed markets permanently. So-called mega trends initiate new developments and new rules on markets. Companies that don't want to risk their position have to think more agile and innovative than ever before. Most of today's approaches haven't led to the expected result, an increased speed of innovation. It's the purpose of mantro's Company Builder to change that.

We believe that through innovation we can flourish along with our partners. Our Company Builder offering is the framework to rapidly develop new business models and products, and to scale them on the market.




We see ourselves as a partner, not a service provider. By combining the strengths of each party, innovation can make its way to the market and to the customer. Our partners benefit from our vast experience of over 500 corporate projects and the successful founding of five start-ups. Since it only makes sense for us to explore topics we really believe in, we invest together with our partner in the topic.
We only build products and business models we believe in ourselves! That's why we invest ourselves and share risk and success with our partner. Markus Ortmann, CCO 



Dynamics & market orientation

Projects in large enterprises are often planned over long timeframes and are based on large budgets, while the reality of the current market is exactly the opposite. We align our approach to the rapid product development cycles seen in the start-up world. This allows us to adapt to the market, and make the right decisions within each phase.
The investment logic offers us the chance to make the right decision and to react on new situations at short notice. Manfred Tropper, CEO 



Technology & customer focus

There are nearly any products today without some form of technical component. Regardless if it's a hardware or software project, we are able to provide complete technological competence and can therefore perfectly complement the abilities of our partner. We always put our partner and the customer in the middle of our thinking, because only the ones that are willing to pay for our product decide whether we succeed or not.
The best technology can be useless when it has now value in the target context. The benefit implies success. And the benefit implies technology. Benjamin Schüdzig, CTO 



Network & time-to-market

The process of product development today is mainly influenced by the speed of today's markets. We believe that consequent partnering can improve time-to-market. We address markets as the first player and improve our products with feedback from the customer. Therefore we rely on the strengths of the companies and people in our network, and consequently use them to accelerate ourselves.
It's not important to implement the optimum margin and perfect realization at market entrance. Much more the first mover advantage needs to be used to develop something that is worth improving. Oliver Thum, Head of InnovationLab



Businesses, not start-ups

Having ideas and executing them isn't the problem. Neither is enthusiasm for an idea or taking the first steps. It's easy for idea creators to motivate themselves in those early stages. But when the first problems arise, it becomes harder and harder to take the next step and develop a product out of an idea, and afterwards a sustainable business. We push our ideas until market readiness, and deliver running businesses into the hands of capable managers.
The goal of our actions isn't starting, it's finishing! Manfred Tropper, CEO



Knowledge transfer

We collaborate closely with our partners as success is our joint goal. Including our partner's employees as full team members is therefore a must. That's how we transfer knowledge into the organization, and how we kick off a sustainable change of the innovation culture within the company. Only successful examples will motivate our partner's employees to accept that our approach leads to success, which they can then apply to their daily work.
The core task is to develop something together. Common knowledge is created when people collaborate. It's our duty to deliver that back into the organization. Benjamin Schüdzig, CTO