THE DIGITAL HEALTH PLATFORM

  • We build

    Together with determined healthcare entrepreneurs and professionals, we co-found digital health companies that create user-centric solutions to improve patient care. On our 360° platform, we provide  360° support in all necessary areas to lay the foundation for successful companies, e.g. tech, product, medical knowledge, regulatory advice, business intelligence, marketing, finance, communications, and recruiting.

  • We invest

    Next to the companies that we build, we invest in promising international digital health companies in seed stage. Our portfolio is built along the entire healthcare landscape with digital consumer-centric, provider-centric, and pharma-centric solutions. Adding a strong network of relationships to relevant stakeholders, advisors, and investors, we’re constantly expanding our synergetic ecosystem.

  • We partner

    As partners in health, we cooperate with established healthcare players to transform healthcare, e.g.  through classic partnerships, investments, or joint ventures. With our in-house expertise in founding and scaling digital companies, we provide all relevant support to build user-centric products or services. One example for this approach is the digital health VC heal capital, that we are supporting as expert partners and investor. 

Our heartbeat

We envision a society with the best possible care enabled by user-centric digital solutions.

We build companies to drive the digitalization of healthcare and medicine – and serve actual user needs.

Lead. For the better.
We transform healthcare. We make a positive and long-lasting impact. We strive to be the
reference in digital health.

Perform bravely. Keep it healthy.
We make things happen and shine through excellent results. With determination, resilience,
and courage. Healthy ways of working lead us to success.

Trust data. Trust your heartbeat.
We consciously decide based on facts, insights, and our intuition. We assess, learn, and refine. Pragmatic optimism fuels our actions.

Care to care.
We pay attention. We care about users, partners, investors, and our people. We take care of
ourselves. We are responsible.

We are partners in health.
We join forces, combining medical, business, and digital expertise. We build credibility. We grow our ecosystem.

Management Team

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Stephanie Kaiser

Founder & Managing Director

Stephanie Kaiser leads product development, engineering and venture execution. Previously she helped building Wooga, one of Europe’s fastest growing companies for mobile games and in 2018 Stephanie joined the digital council to the federal government.

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Stephanie Kaiser


Founder & Managing Director

Stephanie is Founder and Managing Director of the digital health platform Heartbeat Labs. With more than 12 years experience in building and developing digital, consumer-oriented products and diverse teams, she is responsible for the areas of product development, engineering, marketing, BI, and venture execution. Since 2018, she is advising the German government in her role as member of the Digital Council. 

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Dr. Johannes Keienburg

Managing Director

Dr. Johannes Keienburg joined Heartbeat Labs in 2019. He has broad experience in digital strategy, healthcare, and advertising. He worked at McKinsey's healthcare sector and at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE. As of December 2018, Johannes is also CEO of the IONIQ Group.

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Dr. Johannes Keienburg


Managing Director

Dr. Johannes Keienburg is Managing Director of the digital health platform Heartbeat Labs. He is responsible for the areas of Strategy, Portfolio Management, Communications, Legal, and Human Resources. Furthermore,  he is operating as an expert partner at the digital health VC heal capital. Johannes has broad experience in digital strategy and healthcare having previously worked at McKinsey’s healthcare sector and at ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE. As of December 2018, Johannes is also CEO of the IONIQ Group.

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Hendrik Krawinkel

Founder & Managing Director

Hendrik Krawinkel develops the team and defines workflow processes around finance, legal, human resources and operations. In 2011, he started HitFox together with Jan Beckers and three years later co-founded finleap.

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Founder & Managing Director

Hendrik Krawinkel’s specialty is operational and organizational excellence. He builds teams and defines workflow processes around finance, human resources and operations etc. In an industry as complex as healthcare or finance, this provides the crucial foundation upon which innovative business models can be developed and executed.

Hendrik studied management at HHL Leipzig while beginning his professional career with global technology companies such as IBM and Rolls-Royce. In 2011, when he was still enrolled in university, he joined Jan Beckers in founding IONIQ (formerly known as HitFox), which they developed into a platform for advertising and big data technologies. He has since been the backbone of turning new business ideas into excellent company practice.

In 2014, Hendrik co-founded finleap, IONIQ Group’s platform for financial technologies, which he co-led for three years. Apart from his focus on structural topics he has acted as managing director and project manager for many companies on the IONIQ and finleap platform.

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Jan Beckers

Founder & Chairman

Jan Beckers guides Heartbeat Labs’ overall strategic development. While studying, he launched the event portal studenta.de and the job portal absolventa.de. From 2008 onwards he focussed on adtech, co-founded madvertise, fyber and a few years later IONIQ Group.

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Jan Beckers


Founder & Chairman

Jan Beckers has been leveraging the opportunities of the internet to develop new businesses his whole life: First within student communities, then in gaming, advertising and financial services and now in healthcare.

While still studying business in Münster, he launched the event portal studenta.de in 2004, and thereafter, the job portal absolventa.de, which became his first double-digit million exit deal.

In 2008, he began focusing on advertising technologies for mobile, apps and games. Together with Lukasz Gadowski, he founded Madvertise, which was sold four years later for a double-digit million amount. In 2009, he co-founded Fyber, another adtech start-up, which lead to a three-digit million exit deal just five years after launching.

In 2011, Jan co-founded IONIQ (formerly HitFox), a gaming distribution start-up. He and his team turned it into a platform for various adtech startups. One of the most successful enterprises on the IONIQ platform is AppLift, which today analyzes the anonymized data of nearly 80% of the world’s smartphone population outside China, to make mobile ads more relevant and more successful.

For his success in the adtech space, the global consulting firm EY awarded Jan Beckers “Entrepreneur of the Year 2014.”

Later in the same year, Jan laid the foundation for bringing digital change to the next industry: financial services. Together with his long-term business partner Hendrik  Krawinkel he founded the company builder finleap, which has quickly become the go-to player for financial technologies, attracting institutional investors and partners such as the world’s third largest reinsurer, Hannover Re, and the insurance company Signal Iduna. Jan was behind the idea to apply for a full banking license for FinLeap’s financial service provider solarisBank, which the company attained in a record-breaking nine months. Less than two years after launch, solarisBankwas valued at a three-digit million euro amount.

In 2017, together with an experienced team of serial entrepreneurs, Jan entered the fast growing market of digital health with the launch of Heartbeat Labs.

Besides his IONIQ activities, Jan has made several angel investments in companies such as Delivery Hero, Brands4Friends and Clio and has also invested pre-IPO in Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Tobias Möhlmann

Chief Strategy and Medical Advisor

Dr. Tobias Möhlmann is consulting Heartbeat Labs on strategic and medical topics. As medical expert and entrepreneur, he has more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare system, among other as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and WMC Healthcare.

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Tobias Möhlmann


Chief Strategy and Medical Advisor

Dr. Tobias Möhlmann is a trained doctor with a degree of the University of Heidelberg, the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität Munich, and the Harvard Medical School. He holds a doctor’s degree in Metabolic Biochemistry. In parallel to studying medicine, he studied economics and works for more than 15 years as a consultant in healthcare. He has been a Partner at McKinsey & Company and co-founded the McKinsey Hospital Institute. Later, he founded the healthcare-focused consultancy WMC Healthcare. Currently, he is an entrepreneur in the area of Smart Hospital with his company Smartify IT Solutions GmbH.

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Prof. Dr. med. Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr

Senior Advisor

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Prof. Dr. med. Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr


Senior Advisor

Prof. Dr. med. Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr is the former Medical Director of the Heart Center Leipzig and Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Leipzig. He has been awarded with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his outstanding achievements in the development of East Germany after reunification. Focus magazine repeatedly listed the physician in its list of top German doctors.

Prof. Mohr began his professional career in the early 1970s starting a medical degree at Freie Universität in West Berlin, which he later successfully completed in Bonn and Sydney.
He then worked as a medical assistant at the University Hospital for Cardiovascular Surgery Bonn. Soon he became a specialist in cardiac and vascular surgery and was soon promoted to the position of senior physician. In 1986-1988 he worked as a fellow for the German Research Association at University College Los Angeles. In 1990 he was designated a C3 professorship at the University of Göttingen as Deputy Hospital Director. In 1994 Prof. Mohr became Medical Director of the Heart Center Leipzig which – under his leadership – became internationally renowned. Prof. Mohr has headed several German, European and international professional societies as president. In March 2017, Prof. Friedrich Wilhelm Mohr retired from his position at Heart Center Leipzig.

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Peter Zühlsdorff

Senior Advisor

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Peter Zühlsdorff


Senior Advisor

Peter Zühlsdorff was on the executive board of Wella AG for almost 20 years, five of which as its chairman (1991-1995). He also received recognition as the president of the Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung (GfK) and through heading some major restructuring projects such as the Tengelmann Group and the dual waste system DSD (Grüner Punkt).

Zühlsdorff began his professional career at the age of 16 as a ship’s boy on a small freighter of the East Africa line. Even before his time at Wella AG, he worked in the field of hair care as an entrepreneur. In 1970 he became managing partner of TONDEO Werk GmbH in Solingen, a medium-sized manufacturer of hairdressing supplies. In 1978, Zühlsdorff moved to Wella AG in Darmstadt. In 1999 he took over Deutsche Industrie Holding.

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Dr. med. Dominik Löer

Senior Advisor

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Dr. med. Dominik Löer


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After graduating first as physician and later in laboratory medicine, Dominik Löer took over his father’s private medical laboratory in Münster in 2004. Within a few years he expanded the business to serving 1,300 practicing doctors. He also added 50 hospitals to his clientele, which was a completely new group of customers for the family business at that time.

Working with so many different doctors and medical institutions, he learned to understand the diverse needs and challenges that healthcare providers face. Based on this experience, he co-founded HYBETA, an institute that tests and analyzes hygiene standards in operation and clean rooms and also consults on methods of improving them. HYBETA serves not only hospitals and doctors’ practices but also corporations, and today the company employs over a 100 hygienists and technicians.

In 2008, Löer co-acquired a medical laboratory in the town of Nordhorn and added a second branch to its operation shortly after. Five years later he sold the laboratory in Nordhorn to the Kramer Group and the one in Münster to Limbach Group. The latter is now the market leader in medical laboratories in Germany. Between 2014 and 2016, Löer worked for Limbach as a strategic consultant.

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Dr. med. Martin Bloch

Senior Advisor

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Dr. med. Martin Bloch


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Dr. Martin Bloch is Managing Director of Germany’s largest anaesthetic clinic Anaesthesio. The company, which he founded in 2002, today employs over 100 medical specialists and serves 22.000 patients every year at 40 different ambulatory and stationary surgery sites in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Bloch graduated from RWTH Aachen.

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Herbert Henzler

Senior Advisor

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Herbert Henzler


Senior Advisor

Herbert Henzler was the German face of the global consulting firm McKinsey for 32 years until his departure in 2001. He acted as managing partner for the German offices, was a member of its global Executive Committee and was the driving force behind the expansion into Brazil, Turkey and Eastern Europe.

After McKinsey, Henzler moved into finance, leading the advisory board of Credit Suisse for ten years, up to 2012, and then joining the investment bank Moelis & Company. In the late 2000s he also led the Hightech Innovation Program for the German State of Bavaria. Henzler is an advisory member of several boards including Deutsche Bahn, FC Bayern Munich, Bogner, Ottonova and more. In 2011 he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit and was named “most powerful consultant in Germany” by business magazine Handelsblatt.

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Johannes Pichler

Senior Advisor

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Johannes Pichler


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Johannes Pichler has been with Globalways AG for more than 10 years – as co-founder and CEO. During this time, the company has become the leading provider of high-availability fiber optic connections and data center services for business customers in the Stuttgart region. Globalways AG has received multiple awards including the SME Award for Social Responsibility in Baden-Württemberg, the Deloitte Technology Fast50 and Deloitte Technology Fast500 EMEA Awards, and the FT 1000 Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies Award.
Parallel to his entrepreneurial activities, Pichler completed his Master’s degree in Business Informatics at the Technical University of Munich in 2010.