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Axel Springer hy GmbH


At a Glance


“Company culture, interesting projects.”

“I always feel like I have a valued place within the company and my team.”

“The unique culture in the company, the work-life balance and the topics that are dealt with, my colleagues, the responsibility.”


“Ambitious growth requires you to be a bit flexible.”

“I would like to be working with more women (but it is in progress).”

“Sometimes long working hours in stressful, understaffed projects (pretty common in consulting industry).”

About Axel Springer hy GmbH

The key to understanding hy is to understand its background: as a portfolio firm of Axel Springer, a leading digital media company, hy’s chief capabilities lie in identifying, analyzing and supporting growth opportunities on behalf of clients.

With its head office in Berlin, the firm now employs 60 people, with a mission to put its understanding of global tech and the digital ecosystem to work for its roundabout 150 clients. Approximately 60 percent of the consultants have founded companies before or worked in early-stage startups. All senior colleagues worked in operative roles before joining hy as a consultant. The entrepreneurial spirit is very strong.

To date, the firm has completed more than 300 projects in its main consulting topics including strategy, pricing, sales, business building, innovation and thought leadership.

Axel Springer hy GmbH

Straße 65
Berlin 10888

Firm Stats

Co-CEO: Christoph Keese
Co-CEO: Sebastian Herzog
Partner: Dr Sebastian Voigt
2023 Employees (All Locations): 60

Major Office Locations

Berlin, Germany
Zurich, Switzerland

Major Departments & Practices

Professional Services
Consumer Brands