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DIGITALHUB success stories

We are aware that funding from VCs is essential for start-ups. That is why we are committed both with our offers and with own investments in startups for innovative ideas and the future of our society. We also bundle a large group of shareholders and investors who include potential financiers and can open new doors.

Investments

DIGITALHUB success stories

We are aware that funding from VCs is essential for start-ups. That is why we are committed both with our offers and with own investments in startups for innovative ideas and the future of our society. We also bundle a large group of shareholders and investors who include potential financiers and can open new doors.

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Code Intelligence
From university project to renowned customers

A success story

The startup Code Intelligence not only uses our cyber security-specific coworking space, but also went successfully through the HUBGRADE CYBER program. It brings a significant innovation to the software testing process: Code Intelligence helps developers create automated security and reliability tests, integrate them into the development process, and carry them out continuously. The solution is based on Whitebox Fuzzing, which is currently the best approach to automatically find bugs and security gaps. In addition, Code Intelligence uses LLMs (Large Language Models) to automatically generate the necessary tests.

Today, the company has more than 40 dedicated employees who all passionately believe in the uniqueness of the product: “We all want to help shape the future of the product and are proud to drive development and inspire big customers,” says Eric Brüggemann, Managing Director & COO of the startup. In addition to motivating employees, product innovation and participation in shaping the technological future are particularly important for code intelligence. The company is not only in close contact with its customers such as Continental, Bosch and BMW, but is also constantly growing with them.

In addition to motivating employees, product innovation and participation in shaping the technological future are particularly important for code intelligence. The company is not only in close contact with its customers such as Continental, Bosch and BMW, but is also constantly growing with them.

About the founders

The founders Khaled Yakdan and Sergej Dechand spent years researching cyber security, vulnerabilities and code analysis at Fraunhofer FKIE and the University of Bonn in the team of Prof. Matthew Smith. In doing so, they recognized the importance of the topics and, following a successful research project at the university, founded a young company that is helping to shape the future of software security.

Capital increase = new opportunities

The successful capital increase of over one million EUR paves the way for further investments. It is always important to us that our investments  make sense. We want to invest in companies that want to continue to grow in order to make a positive difference in the world: startups. We want to invest in topics that have a significant impact on society not only currently but also in the future: cyber security and sustainability. Our plan with the new funding is therefore to invest in 20 to 30 promising, regional start-ups in the coming years, which will embellish future industries with innovative ideas. Up to 100,000 EUR can be made available per startup.
The successful capital increase of over one million EUR paves the way for further investments. It is always important to us that our investments  make sense. We want to invest in companies that want to continue to grow in order to make a positive difference in the world: startups. We want to invest in topics that have a significant impact on society not only currently but also in the future: cyber security and sustainability. Our plan with the new funding is therefore to invest in 20 to 30 promising, regional startups in the coming years, which will embellish future industries with innovative ideas. Up to 100,000 EUR can be made available per startup.

Investment committee

Professor Klaus Deimel
University lecturer at HBRS
Fritz Oidtmann
Managing Partner at Acton Capital Partners GmbH
Axel Menneking
Vice President Startup Incubation & Venturing at hub:raum of Deutsche Telekom AG
Managing Director Seed Investment Fund of Deutsche Telekom AG
Professor Klaus Deimel
University lecturer at HBRS
Fritz Oidtmann
Managing Partner at Acton Capital Partners GmbH
Axel Menneking
Vice President Startup Incubation & Venturing at hub:raum of Deutsche Telekom AG
Managing Director Seed Investment Fund at Deutsche Telekom AG