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We use AI to increase the valuation of your company


IDEASCANNER is one of the leading strategy consulting companies using artificial intelligence (AI) to increase the business valuation. The AI assistant IDEASCANNER makes the weaknesses of your business model radically transparent. The result is a detailed action plan for the successful transformation and innovation of your company with new business opportunities and optimized digital processes. IDEASCANNER is 10x faster and more cost-effectively in the analysis of business models than anything else.

Customer feedback on IDEASCANNER

eye opener, much more effective than anything else

robust, very fast to results and yet profound

very valuable, solid basis for discussion

helps massively, makes ideas comparable, creates a standard

Our approach

1. Free Online Demo
30 minutes online demo. We want to get to know you. We listen first. And you get an idea of how we can help you with your business model and why scanning a business idea with our AI assistant IDEASCANNER is an eye opener for our customers.

60 minutes online IDEASCANNER audit to put your current business model to the test. As a result you will receive the IDEASCANNER Report within the next few days. This report shows which mission critical attributes can be used to increase the business valuation.

2-3 weeks development of the IDEASCANNER Strategy. This includes development perspectives on how the identified success critial attributes of the IDEASCANNER Report can be used to increase the valuation of your company.

Research Based On




  1. Increase the valuation of your company
  2. Let your business model put to the test and analyzed with artificial intelligence (AI)
  3. Get your IDEASCANNER Report with an overall score and a detailed report on how the business model can be improved

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Information Systems Research (MIT CISR) identified that those organizations that achieve the highest levels of transformation are considered future ready and are both low cost and innovative.

The experience gained over the past 10 years from startups worldwide was analyzed for typical success characteristics using primary and secondary sources. IDEASCANNER has been validated and approved by successful venture capital investors.

IDEASCANNER allows systematic scans of current business models and new business ideas with a set of attributes that are critical to success. IDEASCANNER helps you to prioritize business ideas, e.g. after design thinking workshops.

Case Studies

Automotive Supplier

Today, an automotive supplier from Southern Germany generates approx. 80% of its turnover with the propulsion of vehicles by combustion engines. The advent of electromobility endangers the company’s core business. The supplier is therefore making efforts to establish a new line of business over the next five years. ...

Car Manufacturer

A manufacturer of premium vehicles is currently being challenged by developments in the fields of electric mobility, autonomous driving and car sharing. The know-how in combustion technology, which has guaranteed a certain unique selling proposition for decades, is quickly losing its significance. ...

Education Provider

Over 70% of all startups still fail within the first 20 months of their existence despite receiving an average of USD 1.3 million in funding and despite already generating revenue. The Lean Startup movement could not bridge this gap. The sale of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is no prove that there is a good business. ...


A multinational conglomerate is active in very different industries due to its broad positioning. Ideas for new business potential are collected within the group using a uniform open innovation platform. Employees can submit suggestions via the system. These are evaluated in a multi stage process. ...


Andreas G. Stütz

Andreas G. Stütz

Andreas G. Stütz has been an IT and media entrepreneur, pilot and inventor with several patents for over 20 years.

During his studies at the University of Passau, he developed the first concept of a group-wide information marketplace for the CEO of Daimler. After working for Mercedes-Benz Japan in Tokyo and Dresdner Bank Securities in New York City, he successfully founded several IT companies. Andreas and his companies have won prestigious awards, such as the McKinsey Startup Award, which was presented by Angela Merkel.

In a TV co-production with ARD, he and his wife Melanie flew across five continents in a ‘flying car’ in 18 months and used the publicity to raise money for the education of disadvantaged children. In recent years, his research on what influences the value of companies led to IDEASCANNER.

Melanie Stütz

Melanie Stütz

Melanie Stütz grew up in an entrepreneurial family and has a background in business management and data science.

As part of a TV co-production with ARD, she was the first female pilot to fly across five continents in 18 months in a ‘flying car’. Before becoming CEO of IDEASCANNER, she worked at the German headquarters of Microsoft, followed by positions at Unisys in Madrid, Siemens in Regensburg, an advertising agency in Beijing and a company builder in Munich.

In 2019 she was voted to the top 80 minds of the Munich’s digital and creative scene. With the AI assistant IDEASCANNER, she is currently helping companies in the digital transformation and innovation process to make business ideas quickly measurable and increase the value of the company.

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Melanie Stütz has been nominated for the Women in AI Awards by VentureBeat, the #1 publisher of AI coverage. The award ceremony will be presented at VB’s Transform according to the principle: Accelerate your business with AI.
Under the patronage of the Bavarian State Ministry of Digital Affairs and in cooperation with Münchner Kreis e.V. and Bertelsmann Foundation, Melanie Stütz was invited as an AI expert to evaluate changes in everyday life triggered by AI.
The book “Female Empowerment – Women in Tech“ motivates women for a career as “Female Leaders” in IT/STEM. As and for more role models, 25 female experts from science and business, such as Melanie Stütz, were interviewed.

New Partnership with the European Commission

The European Commission, led by the European Innovation Council and in close collaboration with the EU member states hosts EUvsVirus to connect civil society, innovators, partners and investors across Europe in order to develop innovative solutions for coronavirus-related challenges. IDEASCANNER is official partner of this historic pan-European hackathon in the challenge Business Continuity for new and resilient business models.



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As one of the leading strategy consulting firms that uses AI to analyze business models and processes to increase the valuation of companies IDEASCANNER supports the IHK initiative “Pack ma’s digital” in order to help the economy in Upper Bavaria with digitization and to secure the future of the region. Let’s go digital!


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    Managing Director: Andreas Stütz