ThinkOwl Group Driving AI Innovation: The Chainless and aiconix join forces to strengthen market leadership.

The AI platform DeepVA joins forces with AI technology provider aiconix and becomes part of the ThinkOwl Group. Together they are pursuing the vision of DeepVA, an independent and trustworthy AI operating system. This AI platform offers a comprehensive repertoire of functions and solutions for a wide range of industries worldwide. By joining forces, both companies benefit from the combined expertise of true AI pioneers and market leadership in the media industry, thanks to numerous customers and partners.

Leading media companies in German-speaking countries use the AI platform DeepVA from The Chainless GmbH. The Freiburg-based AI company has developed from an idea at the media faculty of Offenburg University of Applied Sciences into a successful AI start-up with many well-known customers from the media industry and public administration.

The Chainless Gründer
The founders of The Chainless (from left to right): Christian Hirth, Esther Arroyo Garcia and Frederik Böhm

Under the joint umbrella of the ThinkOwl Group, the AI provider aiconix, founded by Eugen Gross, and the former The Chainless GmbH with its AI platform DeepVA are combining their product portfolios and thus further expanding their very good market positions under joint management. Cologne-based aiconix GmbH will therefore not only offer its own AI solutions such as automated live-stream transcription (speech-to-text), translations and subtitling, but also the AI platform DeepVA. The joint AI solutions therefore offer a significant value contribution to the entire media supply chain. Strategically, the products are to be further expanded and offered in additional market segments.

Both companies complement each other perfectly and now have the opportunity to scale thanks to the joint parent company with its international structures and combined AI expertise. With a team of around 175 employees at Think Owl, the operations team for DeepVA and aiconix is also growing, ensuring a far more powerful and robust enterprise system, even outside the European market.

Süleyman Arayan, CEO of the Group, is one of the pioneers in the field of artificial intelligence. Back in 1996, the computer linguist founded ITyX to process and analyze unstructured text information using AI (text mining), for example for banks. In 2002, the company launched a self-learning AI platform for call centers. In 2016, he founded, a company that has developed a cloud-based complete solution for the partial and full automation of customer-based processes and dialogs. ThinkOwl supports companies with modern AI tools to reduce costs through automation and create the best customer experience.

The size of the group, which operates on a global scale, enables not only the expansion of development and the creation of new services, but also the opening up of new markets for both business units. The aim is to expand existing partnerships and establish new ones.
As one of the founders of DeepVA, Christian Hirth will remain on the board of directors together with Eugen Gross, CEO of aiconix. Frederik Böhm (CTO) and Esther Arroyo Garcia (CMO) complete the management team.

DeepVA - the product of "The Chainless GmbH"

The Chainless is a German AI start-up founded in 2018 by Esther Arroyo Garcia, Frederik Böhm and Christian Hirth in Freiburg im Breisgau. With its AI platform DeepVA, it helps companies to master the AI age successfully and responsibly. In addition to traditional customer projects, the AI start-up is also involved in several research projects. One example of this is the Green Streaming project led by Fraunhofer FOKUS, which aims to make media consumption more sustainable.

Since its first customer, SWR, large private broadcasters, marketing departments, archives, publishers and public authorities have also been among the users of the DeepVA AI operating system.

"We believe in the enormous potential of human-machine collaboration. And that AI will enable people to achieve a new form of creativity. And this is also the idea behind the integration of the two companies into the ThinkOwl Group: To optimally bundle AI innovations from Germany in order to make the companies competitive in the international market.

Süleyman Arayan

CEO and founder of the ThinkOwl Group

"The joint collaboration between DeepVA and aiconix is a significant step towards the future of AI. Two visions come together to drive the AI revolution — a groundbreaking event for AI made in Germany!

Eugen Gross

CEO aiconix GmbH

"The transition to Aiconix and integration into the ThinkOwl Group opens up exciting new opportunities for our product DeepVA and our customers. By combining our technologies and expertise, we will be able to accelerate our product development and deliver even more powerful AI solutions to media companies, broadcasters and other industries. We look forward to being part of this exciting new chapter and driving our shared vision of an independent and trusted AI operating system.

Christian Hirth

CEO The Chainless GmbH



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