We make a difference
We help you scale

DF Growth Partners brings digital leaders’ ideas to life and helps build the next success story.

Digital Expertise

We have been a strategic partner to up-and-coming digital startups and scale-ups for over 7 years, accompanying them through various stages of growth, highs and lows.


We provide active support in filling C-level positions and key roles that drive rapid growth and implement scalable structures.

Strong Partnerships

We give access to an active and broad field of founders and high-level executives who are already familiar with the challenges of the individual stages of growth and deliver additional, crucial input.


Adding consistent value

DF Growth Partners has a solid foundation based on many years of experience in the field of executive search for digital innovation. We want to work with you to develop lasting business models and write success stories. We are an independent partner – we do not pursue institutional investor goals and are not driven by external stakeholders. We only use our own assets and stand as people behind the idea and the collaboration.

areas of Investment

We focus on early-stage startups requiring an investment of up to €1 million.


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Engine for Growth

We are convinced that digital innovations have the power to improve the world. That’s why we invest our time and resources in entrepreneurs who make a difference. Our service package focuses entirely on growth. This covers both personnel growth and scaling of the business model as well as the personal development of company founders, including the leadership team.

Many limits enter the ongoing growth process all by themselves – especially when it comes to personnel performance. With our network of highly qualified co-founders and C-level candidates, we make sure you break past performance limits and open up new areas of business.

In addition to operational support, we put you in contact with institutional investors and business angels who see the potential behind the idea and feel inspired. Here, we draw on a wide network of top venture capital firms and business angels with strong track records.

Good advice is expensive – so it’s better to have it on board from the start. DF Growth Partners provides helpful support in setting up advisory and mentoring committees. We put you in contact with the executive and supervisory boards of renowned DAX corporations as well as successful multi-million founders. They know the business, provide valuable insights and take their role as advisor seriously.

DF Growth Partners strengthens the leadership skills of founders through strategic partnerships with coaches boasting many years of international experience (Google, Mckinsey, Spotify).

When is a brand a brand? Our partnership with one of the leading brand builders provides answers to some of the most important questions surrounding building and positioning a real brand. We plan for the long term, create milestones together and provide support where it counts for successful brand building.

Diversity in the leadership team is essential when building a startup that’s successful for the long term. Unfortunately, the status quo is far from satisfactory, even among startups. We help you to implement diversity strategies from the get-go, so you can create balanced teams going forward.

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We Scale

Team Growth

After successfully completing a financing round, it is crucial to win the right people to scale your company. With DF Team Growth we support you competently and quickly in building teams in the marketing, sales and IT environment. Our many years of success in working with scale-ups and unicors show that searching and matching are our strengths.

  • Implementation of HR processes
  • Building teams
  • Connecting with outsourcing services in Eastern Europe
  • Support in the selection of digital HR tools

We are at your side as a permanent partner and do not work on commission basis, but with a monthly fixed price.

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Connect Growth

We provide a unique platform consisting of founders, business angels, investors and decision makers from global market leaders. Our goal is to offer our portfolio companies tailor-made help in every situation and challenge by providing the right sparring partner and helpful input.

  • Connecting startups and the corporate world
  • Organising events and meet-ups (networking among market players, etc.)
  • Matching skills

Executive Search


With Digital Future Executive Search, we have been one of the most successful players in the market for filling digital leadership roles for many years. Thanks to this core business, we already enjoy excellent, long-term partnerships and relationships based on mutual trust with fast-growing international startups, hidden champions among German medium-sized companies and renowned corporations at C-level.

  • Insight into best cases in individual markets and industries
  • Process know-how for key hires
  • Current insights into the market situation

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Growing together

At all times, our partnership is shaped by a great deal of talking and one-to-one exchanges, both when we are building a foundation of trust at the beginning of the collaboration and when overcoming individual obstacles in each individual stage of growth. We are at your side for every challenge your business faces!

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Partner up

Defining the common path

Build up

Developing and implementing the goals set

Scale up

Accompanying the growth strategy created


Realisation and support for exit processes


Strong Partners

Lucas Bechtle
CEO & Co-Founder

Lucas has been in the (tech) startup business for 10 years and has always been driven by and passionate about technological innovation. In addition to working in a well-known incubator, he co-founded a startup while at university. He currently manages Digital Future Executive Search. Over the years, he has built a strong network of unicorn founders, business angels, venture capital firms and top advisors, which he brings to Digital Future Growth Partners. As a strategist and marketing expert, he is always on hand to assist our portfolio companies.

Nikolas Hoche
CEO & Co-Founder

Nikolas Hoche is co-founder and managing partner at Digital Future. In his many years of experience in the field of executive search, he has already filled a great deal of management and co-founder positions in startups and scale-ups and has assisted many serial entrepreneurs in an advisory capacity. In DF Growth Partners, he gives these founders a platform and actively supports them on their way to the top.

Sarah Hölzl
Business Development Managerin

Sarah believes in a tech-driven and sustainable future where hands on mentality is the key. During her masters in sociology, she successfully guided students by working in a start-up incubator on their entrepreneurial path, from initial ideas to profitable business models. She is passionate about female entrepreneurship, diversity, and inclusion. With DF Growth Partners, Sarah is creating a platform meant to connect and enable leaders and founders of the future with know-how and funds.

Digital Future is the executive search consulting firm specialising in digital innovation. We fill roles spanning various sectors at C-level, VP and director level, as well as digital leadership positions in middle management. Our client list features fast-growing international startups, transformational medium-sized companies and renowned corporations.

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