Tilman Au

Go-getter with an entrepreneurial spirit

“You cannot realize your goals by putting plans in place, you must also follow through and take action to turn your dreams into reality.”


In 1998, I founded the New Identity AG (NIDAG). It developed into the largest multimedia service provider in the Rhine-Main region. In 2011, NIDAG merged with the United Digital Group (UDG), financed by an international private equity investor.

In 2016, Emeram Capital Partners, a Munich-based private equity fund, and I initiated the formation of diva-e. The company is now a merger of twelve established agencies into one of the biggest digital agencies in Germany.

In 2018, I was awarded the internationally renowned M&A award in New York for the realization of the buy-and-build platform, which was used to form diva-e.

Today, I am CEO of the now 900-employee digital company diva-e in Munich, which I initiated in 2016.

Through my investment company LOML Investment, I am also involved in numerous digital media & marketing start-ups as a co-investor or business angel.

Outside of the box

In 2005, I founded the food blog www.sternefresser.de together with Christian Stromann. Today, it is the leading platform for restaurant reviews of top restaurants in German-speaking countries, with more than 60,000 Facebook fans.

In 2014, I founded Start-up-Netzwerk Mainz together with the Rhineland-Palatinate state government. I am part of the board of directors and actively involved in the start-up scene in the Rhine-Main region

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