We aim to build a world where business decisions are made for sustainable long-term value creation

We are a London-based B2B SaaS startup incorporated in December 2022. We are backed by leading US and European entrepreneurs, CEOs of publicly listed companies, DAX Supervisory Board members, and Private Equity executives. We currently focus on B2B companies in Germany, the US, and the UK, and our customers range from Fortune 500 companies to Private Equity portfolio companies. Our company is founded on the following beliefs.

We believe that the private sector is a key driver for progress and prosperity. However, in an increasingly complex and volatile world, steering a business has become incredibly challenging. Today’s management systems are not designed to master this increasing complexity. This often results in decisions based on gut-feeling over facts, incrementalism over bold calculated risk taking, and short-term focus over sustainable long-term value creation.

We believe companies can and must do better. The first step is to equip stakeholders with a single source of truth and implement common decision-making principles. It continues with enabling management to show the full value-creation potential of their business and the causal chain between input and output, compelling owners to invest in bold long-term plans. And it requires management being able to translate these plans into impact, providing confidence to both their investors and their teams that real change is possible.

We have seen firsthand the energy, confidence, and impact this virtuous cycle can unleash and have founded STRATOS to enable as many companies as possible to create sustainable long-term value for themselves, their stakeholders, and the world.

Our Team

Nicolas Krauss

Founder & CEO

  • Former member of the Executive Committee of ~$10Bn specialty chemicals business.
  • Past resp. included ~$2Bn global P&L, 40 production Sites & ~5K employees.
  • Led Strategy, Strategic Marketing, Digital Business Models & Data Integrations for $10Bn global business.
  • Successfully transformed 3 global businesses sizing from $100M to $1Bn.
  • Proud father of a 1-year old daughter. Enjoy traveling, playing chess, tennis, skiing and kitesurfing.

Marco Cheung

Co-Founder & CTO

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  • Software engineer with focus on corporate-scale data integration and building AI/ML-powered applications.
  • Former Head of Strategy & Digital of $1Bn business (led product development team of ~10 engineers).
  • Successfully developed and deployed data applications on Palantir Foundry with >700 active users.
  • Enjoys reading about history and traveling.

Friedrich Kley

Co-Founder & CCO

  • Former VP & Regional Leadership role for >150M€ specialty chemicals business
  • Past responsibilities incl. Financial Director for ~$1Bn Industrials business
  • Served multiple multi-nationals on a range of strategy projects as Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company
  • Successfully deployed and ran Strategy Operating System in Industrials business
  • Enjoys reading, chess, sports and wine

Vasilena Stamova

Product Designer

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  • Front-end and UI developer with experience in building production grade applications.
  • Graduate from the University of the Arts London.
  • Enjoys socializing and sports.

Solomon Roberts

Data Engineer

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  • Data generalist with experience across start-ups, consulting and digital media.​
  • Managed data strategy and infrastructure for leading consumer electronics start-up.​
  • Enjoys thai-boxing, running and reading.

Philipp Darchaman

Commercial Product Manager

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  • Business strategist with experience across management consulting, industry and venture capital.​
  • Managed digital strategy & deployment projects for multinationals across 4 continents.
  • Broad experience across go-to-market strategy, revenue growth management & digital marketing.
  • Avid traveler, kite surfer and all-around boardgame nerd.

Will Griffiths

Software Engineer

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  • Extensive experience as a Tech Lead on high-value projects, collaborating with PwC, KPMG, Unilever, Debenhams, and Lloyds Bank.
  • Over the past three years, managed and directed teams, leading them to implement strategies that have yielded a ~25% reduction in code development time.
  • Enjoys badminton, gym, gaming, travelling and renovation projects.

Olivia Park

Product Operations

  • Product strategist with 10 years’ experience across industry corporate go-to-market strategy, project management, key account management
  • Former product manager and team lead to drive change-management in terms of digital strategy projects
  • Successfully deployed data applications on Palantir Foundry with > 700 active users.
  • Past drove ~2M key account businesses for chemical industrial area
  • Enjoys traveling, reading, playing piano and making perfume.

Benjamin Ahnert

Product Manager

  •  Product manager with experience in SaaS, with focus on data integration software for B2B customers across industry sectors.

  • Previous experience as engagement manager: scoping and implementing software in manufacturing and supply chain, logistics, retail banking, and reinsurance. 

  • Started career in strategy consulting for automotive, building components, chemicals, FMCG, healthcare clients. 

  • Pub connoisseur and architecture nerd 

Alex Henderson

Data Engineer

  • Holds a degree in Physics and has dedicated the past two years to cultivating expertise in backend engineering and data engineering.
  • Enjoys powerlifting, football, and running.

Junyi Chen

Commercial Product Manager

  • Business strategist with experience across management consulting, B2B SaaS and venture capital
  • Broad experience across proof-of-concept, product roadmap, product enhancement, go-to-market & growth strategy
  • Avid marathon runner

Giles Matthews

Data Engineer

  • BSc in Geophysics with Geology from Durham University and an MSc in Applied Computer Science from Imperial College London
  • 2.5 years experience at Redkite working as a data engineer across enterprise client data platforms, SaaS data products and Generative AI applications
  • Taught myself to code as a kid by watching YouTube tutorials and making terrible 2D games in Python
  • Keen runner training for my first marathon

Colin Clark

Head of Software Engineering

  • Passionate about building strong and compelling technical teams
  • 20 years experience architecting, engineering and deploying quality working software
  • Loves creative writing, wildlife photography and travelling with his wife

Our Advisory Board

Andrej Henkler

  • Entrepreneurial Investor
  • Founder & CEO Leblon Capital
  • Senior Venture Partner 10x Founders

Benjamin Gliklich

  • President & CEO of Element Solutions (NYSE listed)
  • Ex General Atlantic and Goldman Sachs

Can Toygar

  • Senior MD at CVC Capital Partners
  • Member of the Supervisory Board at Douglas

Felipe Navío

  • Co-Founder and Co-CEO of jobandtalent

Joachim Schoss

  • Serial entrepreneur & founder of Scout 24
  • Founder & president of EnableMe.org
  • Various board positions

Konstantin von Unger

  • Investor & NED
  • Vice Chairman Shareholders Committee of Henkel AG
  • Chairman HFO GmbH

Meline von Brentano

  • Head of Digital Transformation Strategy at Palantir Technologies Inc.
  • Managing Partner of Caedmon Partners LLP

Rika Christanto

  • Partner at LifeX Ventures
  • COO/co-founder at Ontruck and Idoven
  • Ex McKinsey, Morgan Stanley and Accel

Our Values

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Act with Integrity

We never compromise on honesty, fairness and respect.

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10x Mindset

We don’t just incrementally improve things, but drive transformational change.

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Excite Our Customers

We deliver unmatched speed, quality and impact for our customers.

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Transparency

We practice radical truth and radical transparency across all stakeholders.

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Idea Meritocracy

We challenge each other and take the best idea forward.

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Growth Mindset

We learn from our mistakes and strive for continuous improvement.

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Mutual Support

We support each other and have fun together.

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Positive Impact

We aim to be a positive contributor to the world.

Our Location

STRATOS Technologies Ltd.
16 Great Chapel St, London W1F8FL
United Kingdom
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