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Successfully establishing a startup on the market is a big challenge. Business founders often have to enter unknown territory, to quickly acquire diverse key skills and still be sure that they’re making the right decisions.

We at WhiteSands are entrepreneurs, and we see ourselves as a strategic partner for startups and young growing businesses. We combine our many years of experience in a wide range of fields, roles and business sizes with useful access to diverse networks. Our exceptional resources cover all business needs – from strategy, sales and marketing to finance, IT and contractual issues – which means that we will provide a valuable contribution to lasting success.

News

WhiteSands congratulates founders Christina Roth and Stephanie Dettmann on the successful market launch of UND GRETEL, the first professional decorative natural cosmetics line. The products were developed by Berlin make-up artist Christina Roth, who works internationally, and awarded the coveted Beauty Challenger Award for the best make-up at Beyond Beauty, the leading beauty and wellness trade show in Paris. Together with marketing expert Stephanie Dettmann, a product portfolio was created that represents the first consistently realized symbiosis of premium/high end and organic and that is produced exclusively in Europe from organic raw materials in line with the highest certification processes. After 18 months working with the founding team, WhiteSands is delighted about the very successful market launch of UND GRETEL. The launch event took place in the Berlin Fashion Concept Store of Andreas Murkudis – likewise an advisory committee member – with 1,500 invited guests and a considerable press presence. The positive response from customers, retailers and the press is evident particularly from the continuous expansion of the network of retailers and the increasing sales via the web shop www.undgretel.com.

 

 

The strategic partnership between WhiteSands and UND GRETEL is evident in particular from the intensive support in the following areas:

  • Business planning
  • Due diligence
  • Sales strategy/structure
  • Financing
  • Funding/loans
  • Bank negotiations
  • Web presence and e-commerce
  • Guest and event management
  • Ongoing support with operational and strategic topics through advisory committee work

Our expert team

Michael Dapp
Eric Dolatre
Roland Enzinger
Peter Köhnkow
Nicole Pfeiffer
Karsten Schramm
Jörg Sellmann
Josef Wager

Service packages

According to a company’s stage in its lifecycle, there are different needs and issues to be addressed in addition to the actual core business. With its experience, knowledge and substantial network, WhiteSands can provide a decisive contribution toward success. A cooperation with WhiteSands can – if desired – continue in the long term. The following is a selection of the areas of expertise that can be part of a partnership with WhiteSands.

Strategy

  • Corporate development
  • Management and organization

Marketing & sales

  • Conceptual design
  • Product design
  • Corporate design
  • Communication
  • Online and offline media
  • Event management
  • Investor relations
  • Guest management

Contractual issues

  • Adequate consideration of economic circumstances in contracts
  • Support with legal issues related to corporate law
 

Finance

  • Procurement of equity, mezzanine and borrowed capital incl. seed / venture capital financing and private placements
  • IPO processes
  • Management buy-out and leveraged buy-out processes
  • Private equity
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Banking network
  • Asset management
  • Security trading

IT management

  • Conceptual design, planning and development of software projects
  • Electronic publishing
  • Networks
  • Internet
  • Conceptual design, operation and administration of data center centers
  • IT communications
  • Community development

WhiteSands AG

Betastraße 10C
85774 Unterföhring
Germany

info@whitesands.ag
www.whitesands.ag



Michael Dapp

References

  • Management board of DAPP AG
  • Owner of the event management software Guestmanager by DAPP AG
  • Book author and co-founder of KÖRPERSTOLZ
  • Project and Division Head for international events

 

Focus areas

  • Conceptual design, planning and implementation of corporate events and incentives
  • Production of exclusive VIP hospitality packages
  • Guest management
  • Corporate design
  • Online and print media
  • Product design
  • Photo and video productions

Eric Dolatre

References

  • Data processing trader, ICC
  • Management board of WhiteSands AG, supervisory board of Dapp AG
  • Co-founder and shareholder of multiple startups
  • Co-founder of GMX GmbH, managing partner of GMX GmbH
  • Management board of GMX AG
  • Founder of Global Software Solutions, software outsourcing
  • Advertising Sales Manager for the magazine pl@net, Ziff-Davis Verlag
  • Programmer with ets EDV Teachware and Schulungsprogramme GmbH
  • since 2013: German Entrepreneurship Center, Munich
  • since 2012: Munich Business Angels

 

Focus areas

  • Sales
  • Marketing (particularly online)
  • Community development (online)
  • Business development
  • Communication

Peter Köhnkow

References

  • Independent businessman for over 30 years
  • Management board of GMX AG
  • Managing partner of CUBENet GmbH
  • Managing partner of DSM DigitalService GmbH
  • Member of multiple supervisory boards
  • Co-founder of various start-ups

 
Focus areas

  • Design and managements of data center operations
  • Design and development of software in various fields
  • Business consultancy

Nicole Pfeiffer

References

  • Leasing Director Germany with Value Retail plc., responsible for Ingolstadt and Wertheim Village
  • Head of the Audi Collection Division of AUDI AG
  • Departmental Head for Price Policy with Linde AG Werksgruppe Technische Gase
  • Corporate planning for central sales/marketing at Linde AG
  • Ownership and administration of a hacienda in Ecuador
  • Degree in business administration

 
Focus areas

  • Strategy
  • Sales and marketing
  • Management and organization
  • International network in the areas of fashion, lifestyle, cosmetics, particularly in Germany, France, Spain, UK
  • Corporate development

Karsten Schramm

References

  • Chairman of the supervisory board for BioMa Energie AG
  • Developer and Founder of GMX, CEO of GMX AG
  • Founder and managing director of CUBENet GmbH
  • Software projects: GMX, CUBE Multiline BBS, Hypra Load
  • Head of "Competence Center Electronic Publishing" WEKA
  • Editor / Editor-in-chief of diverse specialist IT publications

 
Focus areas

  • Business development, communications, PR
  • Going public, investor relations, IPO and IBO processes
  • Information technologies (IT communication, networks, Internet, electronic publishing)
  • Computer technology (hardware, software, software project planning and development)

Jörg Sellmann

References

  • Investment consultancy/management with European Private Equity Funds EQT Partners
  • Senior Vice President/Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions with Degussa AG, now Evonik AG
  • Investment banker with Chartered WestLB/West Merchant Bank
  • JBS Ventures: Diverse investment and startup activities
  • Co-founder and managing partner of Transatlantic Fitness GmbH
  • Member of multiple supervisory boards
  • German Entrepreneurship Center, Munich and Munich Business Angels
  • Baden Badener Entrepreneurial Network
  • Degree in business administration / banking

 

Focus areas

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Buy-out and investment management
  • Business management/development strategy
  • Industry and finance service network

Josef Wager

References

  • Independent financial trader for more than 30 years
  • Member of diverse boards of directors
  • Co-founder and shareholder of multiple startups

 

Focus areas

  • Business consultancy
  • Economic consultancy
  • Financial accounting
  • Payroll accounting

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Germany

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www.whitesands.ag

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