We are ten.

We build technology-driven businesses for the legal industry.

Based in Frankfurt,
ten. takes the co-founder-role and becomes the interim COO within the founder team.


  • The legal industry is about to dramatically change, with technology enabling task automation. Core legal tasks in litigation cases will soon be fully performed by algorithms and “robolegal” processes.
  • We are particularly interested in document creation, legal process outsourcing, eDiscovery tools and automated due diligence.


  • After 2008, the annual volume of regulatory publications, changes, and announcements increased by nearly 500%. The potential for tech-based services that provide reactive and automated (efficient) regulatory compliance rises proportionally.
  • We actively scan opportunities that lean towards AI models that recognize and interpret legislative changes and simulate the impact on current business models. We are looking for the next generation analytics and reporting compliance tool.


Our value creating venture services. We join the team as co-founder and interim COO.
Operations Management
Tech sourcing & management
Corporate Structuring
Corporate Legal
Investor Relations & Fundraising
Business Modeling
Market Intelligence & Research
Brand & IP Development and Protection
Marketing & Design
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Why we love what we do.
Christian W. Jakob
Christian W. Jakob

Managing Director & Partner

Christian is a senior management consultant and entrepreneur with a deep passion for data driven business models. Before, he was one of the initiators of Frankfurt Forward, advising industry CEOs on innovation by matching them with disruptive startups, and Director of Investment at FiZ Frankfurt Innovation Center.

Marcus Columbu
Marcus Columbu

Partner & Legal Expert

Marcus is an attorney at law, a supervisory board member and chief compliance officer. He has additional qualifications in banking and capital markets law as well as in employment law. He advises boards of medium to large financial and industrial businesses. Fond of IT he actively embraces the future of the legal profession.

Xavier Sarras
Xavier Sarras

Partner & Brand Experience Expert

Xavier Sarras is an entrepreneur, investor & business development executive. He is one of the leading brand experience experts in Europe and the mind behind the “Experiential Quotient” (XQ). Driven by his mission to increase the quality of experiences in life, Xavier has shaped the brand experiences of hundreds of clients like BMW, Procter & Gamble and the Economist as founder and group CEO of 029 and as initiator of ten.


Senior industry experts support our companies
StB Prof. Dr. jur. Falko Tappen
StB Prof. Dr. jur. Falko Tappen

Founder TCS Treuhand Steuerberatungs-gesellschaft mbH

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hackethal MBA
Prof. Dr. Andreas Hackethal MBA

Professor of Finance, Goethe University Frankfurt

Ralph Hora
Ralph Hora

Partner, Investor Relations DACH, Pemberton Asset Management

Mgr. Iva Javorská, LL.M.
Mgr. Iva Javorská, LL.M.

Partner at Novalia, IP Law Lecturer, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague



ten. enables industry expert founders to branch out and realise envisioned business models. For high potentials, ten. creates the necessary environment to develop and reach new heights. Following an equally challenging and discrete validation of the business case, ten. invests as active co-founder with cash and a service for equity model based on our proprietary “ten. treats” venture services.

ten. company builder

Founders approach ten. with their own business case in mind.

ten. incubator

Based on our own market research and business case validation, we have our own pipeline of disruptive business ideas we seek to match with excellent founder teams (both senior as well as high potential young professionals).

Frankfurt Investment Society

ten. has initiated a circle of like-minded investment professionals that regularly gather with leading industry experts to discuss ideas in an informal yet discrete atmosphere.

Pitch here


ten. is scoped to enable founders from business idea and initial seed financing to later stage funding and successful exit. We offer investors two options to invest.

ten. portfolio

Investment directly in ten. with preemptive investment rights across the portfolio and access to ten.’s own deal flow.

ten. solo

Investment on a per company basis. This is directed to (possibly strategic) investors looking for an industry specific approach.

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founding rhythm

ten. aims to found 2 companies per year. 


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