Digital coaching provider


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Company mission

Drive the growth of organisations and their people through 1:1 digital coaching and personalized learning journeys.



HQ Location

Neukölln, Berlin, Germany


63% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take on Sharpist

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Sharpist are looking to capitalise on the $300-billion worth corporate learning and development market with a curated marketplace of 1:1 coaching experts available to employees. Enterprises who purchase the service from Sharpist are attracted by the startup’s attention to customer experience, with a learner engagement of more than 90%.

The digital coaching provider counts some of Germany’s biggest businesses as its clients (BASF, Allianz, Porsche). It is now looking to use new funding to expand its services to new markets, including the UK and Ireland.

While the organisation has had great success in its home markets, it will be interesting to see whether it can replicate its impressive growth amongst employers with noticeably different workplace cultures and L&D practices.

Total funding - $29.1m

Last 2 fundraises

Feb 2020



Feb 2022



Company benefits

  • Have your own certified coach
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free mate, beers & muesli
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Language classes
  • Employee library
  • Sustainable company discounts
  • Visa & relocation support


Dominik Lahman


A Computer Scientist and Mathematician, Dominik founded and was director of bitkraut, a Berlin-based IT startup. They also worked as a Research project Leader at Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems.

Previously scaled operations in high-growth environments including as Head of Supply Operations at German startup, GetYourGuide. Also previously worked as a strategy consultant at L.E.K.

Built and led various teams in human resources, from headhunting to leading the HR department of their previous company, Motius. Also worked as a Global Venture Development Manager at Rocket Internet.

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