What we do

Flagship Founders is a company builder with a focus on maritime technology, logistics and shipping.

The demand for transportation is expected to triple by 2050, due to the growing world’s population who, on average, will live longer than ever before and consume more globally shipped goods than ever before. More than three-quarters of global freight will be transported by ships. This leads to an increase in the complexity of the supply chain as well as environmental impacts. Profound changes in shipping and the logistics industry will have to be made to adapt to this development. We need to rethink all parts of the supply chain, to make it fit for the future.

Flagship Founders aims at bringing cutting edge technology and innovation to the logistics and shipping industry by empowering startup founders to create world-class companies. Our startups have scalable business models, a true value creation and a focus on actual problems. The Flagship Founders team consists of experienced entrepreneurs, investors and shipping experts to support our startup founders in all entrepreneurial areas.

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EXPERIENCE

We have built successful startups in the past, and we will continue to do so. We are digital and love digital products.

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NETWORK

We partner with innovative shipping companies and provide shipping networks and insights. We enable both: Access to venture capital as well as access to investors in shipping. 

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FOUNDING SUPPORT

We focus on our startup founders and the setup for excellent venture building. We support the complete evolution of a company.

Why Shipping

While all major parts of global supply chains are making substantial progress in the use of digital technologies, a central and interconnected sector is transforming rather slowly: The shipping industry, responsible for the transport of 90% of all goods worldwide. It is undisputed that it is time for change for shipping, maritime technology and logistics and we at Flagship Founders will drive the change.

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90%

of the world’s commodities are carried by ships

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> 50 K

Merchant ships trading in international waters

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1,9 m

Total number of port calls per year

Shipment Green Investment

>1 T $

Estimated to make shipping a green and efficient industry

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1,4 m

Seafarers globally employed

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3%

of global CO2 emissions from shipping

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50 b $

Were invested into logistics startups in the past 5 years

Who we are

We connect the best of two worlds: Shipping and Digitalisation.
Both parts are part of our DNA, equal and essential.

PARTNER

Auerbach Partner
Rescape Partner

TEAM

FABIAN
FELDHAUS

Managing Director & Co-Founder
Flagship Founders

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.

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TOBIAS GERDES

Founder in Residence
Flagship Founders

Ship happens.

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JESSICA
WIMALASOORIYAR


Business Development
Flagship Founders

The storm only comes to teach you how to skillfully sail your ship.”

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FABIAN FUSSEK

CEO Kaiko Systems

“Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?”

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LUCIUS BUNK

Advisor & Co-Founder
Auerbach Schifffahrt

“If nobody tells you: Your idea is crazy! – it’s probably not a big idea.”

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FABIAN BECKER

Venture Partner
Auerbach Schifffahrt

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

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FELIX KAISER

Advisor & Co-Founder
Rescape

“Don’t panic.”

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JANNES FISCHER

Venture Partner
Rescape

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

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Fabian Feldhaus

Managing Director & Co-Founder
Flagship Founders

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.

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Tobias Gerdes

Founder in Residence
Flagship Founders

Ship happens.

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JESSICA
WIMALASOORIYAR


Business Development
Flagship Founders

The storm only comes to teach you how to skillfully sail your ship.”

Linkedin Jessica Wimalasooriyar

Fabian Fussek

CEO Kaiko Systems

“Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?”

Linkedin Fabian Fussek

Lucius Bunk

Advisor & Co-Founder
Auerbach Schifffahrt

“If nobody tells you: Your idea is crazy! – it’s probably not a big idea.”

Linkedin Lucius Bunk

Fabian Becker

Venture Partner
Auerbach Schifffahrt

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

Linkedin Fabian Becker

Felix Kaiser

Advisor & Co-Founder
Rescape

“Don’t panic.”

Linkedin Felix Kaiser

Jannes Fischer

Venture Partner
Rescape

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

Linkedin Jannes Fischer

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IDEAS & FOUNDERS

You are a future founder?
Contact us with your idea

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JOB OFFERS

We are looking for bright, ambitious and entrepreneurial minds to join us on our mission.

Venture Architect Intern

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We think and act global while we leverage the strengths of our origins: Hamburg and Berlin.

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