free trial for askbrian building ai powered digital assistant for business We are excited about
and love what we do.

We have built Brian in order to create real value for consultants and other high-paced business professionals. We do so by exploring innovative ways of connecting humans with state-of-the-art technology and data. We aim to ‘generate’ time that our clients can invest in new business ideas or share with loved ones. We believe that thanks to our independence, personal integrity and high data security standards we establish lasting trustful partnerships.
We love what we do.

– Our beliefs –

Leap of faith

Acceleration

The business is accelerating but a large share of professionals today have to deal with ‘standard’ operative tasks for which there are already smart tools and services available (translation, financial analysis, research, calculation model, and so on).

Complexity

It is increasingly difficult to keep track of the best services/tools und distinguishing between real value services and good marketing. Many professionals are ‘lost’ in the high number of options, solutions, and data sources.

AI at the start

There are already online services and tools supporting multiple tasks of advisors. These tools are fast, instantly available, increasingly smart and, compared to their value, quite affordable. Considering the recent advances of AI, we believe to be just at the beginning.

Seeking simplicity

Accessing smart features of multiple tools in ‘one place’ without worrying about data security, and doing so using free natural language, enhances efficiency.

– Founder’s story –

How it began

“It’s 10:00 pm. We are working with high pressure on a proposal for an exciting consulting project. We want to integrate a few slides from a different proposal but these are in German. We need them in English and we need them now. All team members are busy with other tasks (note: nobody likes to translate slides), the support staff is not available on short notice… so I start to translate them by myself. In order to be faster, I copy-paste the slide sections to DeepL and back… I am impressed by the quality of the translation and think to myself… there must be an automated way for this!”

– Integrating the best –

Partners and technology

Brian integrates selected data sources and best digital services available. Only with the leading providers, we can provide the best service possible: no matter if it comes to translations, OCR, industry insights or financial information we always shoot for the stars.

– Future of consulting –

Working with student consultants

We cooperate with leading student consultancies – the future of consulting. We want them to know Brian and benefit from his skills; we are giving selected student consultants the chance to co-create Brian – their future buddy at work.

– Who we are –

People behind Brian

We, the people behind Brian, love what we do. We are senior business professionals who also know what they’re doing. Our background is in consulting, software development, research… What bonds us is the belief that we can achieve something extraordinary.

Pavol Sikula

Founder & CEO

Experienced Management Consultant
14+ years at Stern Stewart & Co.
Expertise in support optimization
Two-time Ironman

Matthias Ruppel

Co-founder & CTO

Passionate software developer
Experienced team leader
3 years big data at T-Systems

Jeewan Gaur

Product development & Research

Experienced Financial analyst
Years at CRISIL (S&P company) and BCG Knowledge
Ambitious doer and passionate cricket player

Nina Rümmele

Projects and GDPR

Experienced Management and GDPR Consultant
Years in Roland Berger, What the Food!…
Entrepreneur and keynote speaker

Christiane Krause

HR and Corp. Development

Experienced in networking, customer relations, PM and controlling
15+ years at Siemens
Passionate wellbeing manager

Christopher Schmitt

Software developer

Experienced backend developer
Years at Hetzner Cloud
Enthusiastic gamer

– On board –

Extraordinary Angels

We are very proud to have extraordinary Business Angels on board who combine senior top management consulting experience and an outstanding track record of digital entrepreneurship. Here is the background of our angel investors.

Björn Kolbmüller

Lead Angel

Experienced digital entrepreneur
Founder of Flaconi and Zenloop

Paul Schwarzenholz

Lead Angel

Experienced digital entrepreneur
Founder of Flaconi and Zenloop

Stefan Heppelmann

Angel

MD Green ALPS and
Partner at Stern Stewart & Co.

Jens Torchalla

Angel

Amber Invest and
experienced consulting partner

Dr. Torsten Göcke

Angel

Specialist for legal matters
Associate Partner at EY Law

Daniel Möllerhenn

Angel

Digital thought leader and
Principal at Bain & Company

– Great help –

Selected Advisors

We break new ground. We combine the world of technology, management consulting, user experience, and artificial intelligence in a new way. It is great to get the help of selected advisors on our ambitious journey.

Dirk Schuran

Senior Advisor

Former Chief Sales Officer COMATCH
Networker
Sailboat Captain

Matthias Setzer

Advisor strategy

Business angel and Startup supporter
Global Director Payments
Partnerships at Facebook

Felix Köllner

Advisor UI

Serial entrepreneur, bot builder and hackathon champion
10+ years in consulting
Passionate downhill mountain biker

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