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AI.GROUP, founded 2019 by Petra Vorsteher und Ragnar Kruse, is dedicated to offering companies international expertise in the field of AI, fostering awareness of its potential and integrate AI into the business landscape. AI.GROUP’s mission is to accelerate the integration of AI into our economy and society, bridging the gap in venture capital, AI development and adoption. By empowering AI firms, we’re not just investing in technology; we’re investing in a future where Europe leads in AI innovation and application. Join us in this journey to shape a future where AI is not just a tool but a transformative force for good.

"AI is the most important technology of our time, so we are in the most promising decade in the history of mankind. Join us in shaping the future of AI!"


AI.HAMBURG,  one of the largest AI communities in the metropolitan region of Hamburg and in North Germany since 2019, bringing AI startups and the economy together – and is currently operating AI.SUMMIT and AI.CENTER

AI.SUMMIT, showcasing key AI developments and trends with experts from around the globe. We debuted at in 2021 and 2023, and have plans for more appearances in 2024 and 2025.

AI.CENTER, is a collaborative effort between AI.HAMBURG and Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, connecting innovative AI companies at major industry trade shows. We debuted at INTERNORGA in March 2023, and have plans for more appearances in 2024 and 2025.

AI.FUND, is our Venture Capital Fund, specializing in early-stage investments in European AI companies, fostering their expansion and advancement.

AI.IMPACT, the world’s first AI Impact Studio, transforming AI projects into collaborative ventures, minimizing development waste and creating sustainable revenue streams.


Fostering a national and international network, Petra Vorsteher and Ragnar Kruse, are co-founders of several companies and initiatives, building a unique AI Ecosystem.

AI.STARTUP.HUB, a collaboration initiative between 6 Hamburg project partners, the AI.STARTUP.HUB Hamburg offers qualification and support programs for AI founders and those who want to become one. It is supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy.

As part of AI4Germany, leading initiatives in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) are joining forces to actively support the local economy and society in Germany in the application of artificial intelligence – and thus accompany Germany into the AI age.

Transatlantic AI eXchange is an open, rapidly growing network of transatlantic industry experts involving research institutions, universities, corporations, startups, investors, and government. Offering unrestricted access to invaluable content, TAIX actively nurtures connections and collaboration.


With more than 30 years in business we are an exceptionally experienced management team with complementary skill-set and outstanding track record in the fields investing, global scaling and AI.

Ragnar Kruse

Ragnar Kruse | Founding Partner

Ragnar has been a serial tech entrepreneur for >35 years and is an active startup investor. He is co-founder of AI.GROUP and AI.HAMBURG, AI.FUND, AI.IMPACT, co-founder and former CEO of smaato, a leading mobile advertising platform, and former SVP Sales & Marketing of Intershop, the leading e-commerce software provider. He is Board Member of the German American Chamber of Commerce (GAAC) and Representative of the KI Bundesverband Region North.

Petra Vorsteher | Founding Partner

Petra is a serial tech entrepreneur, co-founder of AI.GROUP, AI.HAMBURG, AI.FUND, AI.IMPACT, smaato and Intershop. She is very well connected in European and U.S. innovation ecosystem and today is a representative of various institutions including: Board Member ECIU University, former Hamburg Ambassador in Silicon Valley, AI Chair GABA California, Ambassador Hamburg University TUHH, Investment Committee Hamburg Innovation, Committee of Innovation & Research at Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.

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