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VICO Research & Consulting GmbH

VICO is planning to adapt services in the northern american market modell of VICO services was launches successfully in Europe and Germany.

  • Stage $3M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Leinfelden-Echterdingen, BW, Deutschland
  • Currency EUR
  • Founded May 2006
  • Employees 32
  • Website

Company Summary

VICO Research & Consulting is a specialist for the creation of customized social media monitoring solutions for international enterprises. Founded in 2005, VICO (VIrtual COmunity) has been a pure social media company from the very beginning which combines expertise in IT, computational linguistic, data mining, social media research, netnography, social media measurement, social media marketing and social media organisational consulting.


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    Philipp Tiedt

    Philipp Tiedt studied information technology in the occupational academy of Stuttgart. In addition, he attained a Bachelor Degree of the Open University London with the main focus software engineering and project management.
    As a cofounder of VICO Research & Consulting he developed the base technologies of the currently applied systems. Besides, he deals with newly upcoming technologies in the area IT and computer linguistics.

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    Marc Trömel

    After the study of the economics at the University Hohenheim and marketing at the University of Otago/ New Zealand, Marc Trömel founded together with a founding team of six people the VICO Research & Consulting GmbH.
    He belongs to the pioneers and mentors of the social media analysis and the web 2.0-measurements.
    His major tasks concern the area of business development, the surgical management and the strategical adjustment of the enterprise.

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    Henrik Holzhausen

    After the software technology study at the university of Stuttgart, Henrik Holzhausen became one of the founders of VICO.
    After long-standing experience as a head of IT he is meanwhile a leader of the developing department at VICO.
    Further, he graduated at IBM Germany, in 2008.

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    Yasan Budak

    Yasan Budak studied economy at the University Hohenheim and is a social media consultant with a wide knowledge of this branch.
    As a cofounder and head of Consulting Yasan Budak is responsible for the areas account management, consulting, distribution, key account management and also for the marketing and PR.
    In addition, he lectured at the University of Künzelsau and at the University of Rosenheim.


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    Löffler - Wenzel - Sedelmeier Rechtsanwälte und Notar
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    Gerhard Marquardt; Yuliya Mossiyevskikh

Previous Investors

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    Peter Beyer (Business Angel)
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    PlanB GmbH