Julian Spöcker (Head of Sales), Matthias Volm (Managing Director), Christian Neumann (Managing Director) and Helmut Schwendele (Head of Technology) © Louisa Summer


Wood is Digital, Are You?

Wood industry
Founded in 2017
25 employees
Funding: Undisclosed
Stage: Other

tapio is building an ecosystem for the wood industry to make the jump into the digital future. tapio’s 28 business partners share the belief that customer-focused collaboration and a common technological platform are critical for the digital future. Website
Highlight of the year: Winning hundred of customers and 28 business partners.

Interview with tapio

What inspired you to found your startup?

Isn’t it possible that an industry could make the transformation into the digital world instead of getting disrupted?

How are you different? What is your unique value proposition?

Our great team, our digital and industry expertise, our ecosystem, and are partners are all focused on collaboration.

How do you define success for yourself and your company?

When the wood industry is as heterogenous in the digital world as it is today in the physical world

What do you want to achieve next year?

To further strengthen our ecosystem and go-live of our next evolution.

Why do people want to work at your company?

Working with wood (one of the oldest resources known to humankind), combined with using the latest technologies to support the wood industry in mastering their digital transformation is a very satisfying job.

What has been the most important milestone so far?

Winning hundreds of customers and 28 partners who share our vision.

Looking back at your whole development story — what makes you most proud?

Winning our investors and the partners who share our vision, while forming a great team.

Where do you see your company in 5 years?

A vivid ecosystem where wood professionals and businesses collaborate to create new solutions for a new world.

What is your impression of launching a startup from your based city?

You need to be in proximity to your partners and customers.

tapio was featured in “The Hundert Vol. 10 – Startups of Germany“, November 2018.

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