Constanze Buchheim

Managing Partner


Constanze is a managing partner and the founder of i-potentials. Having been active in the digital economy for 15 years, Constanze has accompanied the growth and transformation of countless well-known startups and scaleups in the DACH region – including Delivery Hero & Mister Spex.

She is a recognized expert on future leadership and provides her expertise as a board member, business angel, speaker, author and advisor to German policymakers. She began her career in 2006 as an executive assistant at Spreadshirt (a German e-commerce pioneer) and went on to shape the leadership and organizational structures of companies that are now beacons of the German innovation landscape.

Back in 2015, the Boston Consulting Group and “Manager Magazin” named her one of the 50 most influential women in German business. In 2021, the German business daily “Handelsblatt” named her one of the 50 most influential Women in Tech.
Interviews & Gastbeiträge

“The 50 most influential Women in Tech” in Handelsblatt 2021.

“The 100 Women of the Year” in Focus Magazine 2020.

“Attitude Decides: Recruiting in a Changing World” in the podcast “Me.We.All” with Martin Permantier

Speaker engagement at panel “Digital Utopia” at the Extraordinary Meeting of Horasis International Forum 2020

“Founder Stories” in the podcast with Fabian Tausch from the Young Entrepreneurs Program

“We have something in common – women in the digital economy” in the magazine of the Association of Berlin Merchants and Industrialists 2019

“The time of big egos is over,” commentary in Harvard Business Manager 2018

Speaker engagement: “Why new work starts in recruiting” at the Xing New Work Conference 2018

“Corporations need flat hierarchies and new leadership styles,” interview published in Wired Germany 2017

“We need salespeople – For the abolition of HR managers and a new way of working in HR”. Commentary in Harvard Business Manager 2016

“HR basics for start-ups”, published together with Martina van Hettinga by Springer Gabler 2014

Constanze Buchheim i-potentials