Marc C Lange

Angestellt, Chief Product Officer (Conversational AI), Deutsche Bahn

Berlin, Deutschland


Digitale Transformation


Professional experience for Marc C Lange

  • Current 2 years and 7 months, since Jan 2019

    Chief Product Officer (Conversational AI)

    Deutsche Bahn

    Chief Product Officer for a group-wide conversational AI platform and conversational customer interaction/services product.

  • Current 3 years and 7 months, since Jan 2018

    Chief Product Officer

    Future Frontiers Institute

    NASA is going back to the Moon. Future Frontiers will create the ecosystem that will enable us to stay. I am supporting this 501c3 not-for-profit initiative at NASA Ames as consulting Chief Product Officer.

  • Current 4 years and 7 months, since Jan 2017


    Challengers. The product accelerator.

    We unlock new business opportunities by accelerating customer-centric products, services and business models to market. Check out our LinkedIn page for more information.

  • Current 6 years and 7 months, since Jan 2015

    Certified Google Design Sprint Master

    Google Inc.

    One of the 72 globally available Masters (as of June 2019). Trained in Mountain View, California, at Google, and certified by Google.

  • Current 7 years and 7 months, since Jan 2014

    Google Vendor (Consultant) & Head Mentor, Google Launchpad

    Google Inc.

    Google Launchpad is today one of the world’s largest and toughest startup programs for early-stage founders. The goal is to achieve extreme progress in very little time (e.g. complete, implemented pivot in five days) through highly focused one-on one mentoring sessions (e.g. Customer Development) and concentrated customer interaction and implementation time. The key to Google Launchpad’s scalability is its community-driven approach.

  • 9 years and 1 month, Jan 2008 - Jan 2017

    Product Advisor & Interim/Project CPO

    Marc C Lange Consulting

    Continued in Challengers (see above)

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jan 2015 - Jan 2016

    Chief Product Officer


    Transformation work. When I joined, the marketplace‘s tech team consisted 80% of backend, and was performing 80% refactoring. Within just a few months, I was able to help this first external Rocket Internet investment achieve the following things: - Transition of marketplace from Alice & Bob (= 2005 Magento monolith) to microservices architecture - UX redesign (complete overhaul) - Team transition Check for the full copy

  • 2 years and 1 month, Jan 2014 - Jan 2016

    Co-Founder/CEO (product)


    Förderhelden takes the friction out of public funding. Get yourself a free public funding check, no strings attached. Förderhelden is a muse startup (feel free to ask me what that means). I truly believe in public funding as the 'fourth way' of funding your business. The Valley has its VC Billions, we've got public funding Billions (around 500 in the EU, to be exact). We found this company in silence while working on Crowdflow, and managed to move it into its break-even within less than three months.

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jan 2013 - Jan 2014

    Chief Product Officer


    Aspirement develops engaging mobile apps that impact the bottom line of businesses. At Aspirement, I help our customers translate business objectives into demands for mobile apps, conceive solutions & make sure everything gets done satisfyingly and in time.

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jan 2012 - Jan 2013

    Co-Founder (product)

    Project GAIN

    Building the next stage in crowd-funded micro-loans bundled with development aid. I like to spend my spare time solving sociological challenges through business model innovation. After years of spare-time sweat, in September 2012, I felt ready to push my social project an important step forward with my co-founder and lots of great supporters. The Goodvestment aspired to offer great NGOs a massive lever, and givers, donators and supporters finally 100% transparency.

  • 1 month, Jan 2012 - Jan 2012

    Head of Product Management (Consumer)

    gfnmediber GmbH

    After my time with studiVZ, I was recruited by the already mentioned healthcare software startup to become their head of marketing and head of product management (consumer). Tasks include branding and the conception and implementation of consumer products based on B2B high-tech software. In collaboration with Microsoft, SleepWell was designed, a simple and aesthetic digital sleep assistant (inspired by human design), which Microsoft's B2B magazine ELAN covered in their issue 3/2012 together with my work.

  • 1 month, Jan 2012 - Jan 2012

    Head of Marketing

    gfnmediber GmbH

    Rebranding, relaunch, PR See above for additional information

  • 2 years and 1 month, Jan 2010 - Jan 2012

    Product Advisor to the Management

    VZ Netzwerke Ltd.

    One of my most exciting projects kicked off in 2010: providing studiVZ (then biggest rival to Facebook in DE) with a pivotal strategy, from brand to product detail level. That was only possible by applying systematic design. My projects: market research, rebranding, product conception, implementation, testing and refining (process: SCRUM, collaboration with internal development teams as well as external service providers). The collaboration between large and complex teams was what fascinated me the most.

  • 1 month, Jan 2010 - Jan 2010

    Product Advisor to the Management GmbH

    Product marketing, UX desifn, conversion optimization I consulted the management of Self Loading Content (maker of product management & marketing.

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jan 2008 - Jan 2009

    Product Advisor to the Management

    gfnmediber GmbH

    In 2008, I advised the Exist- and IBB-sponsored healthcare software startup gfnmediber in terms of product strategy & product marketing, which included the conception and prototyping of a digital health assistant.

Educational background for Marc C Lange

  • 1 month, Jan 2018 - Jan 2018

    Space Studies

    International Space University

  • 1 month, Jan 2015 - Jan 2015

    Design Thinking

    Stanford University

    Trained in Design Thinking at Stanford University's

  • 3 years and 1 month, Oct 2008 - Oct 2011

    Marketingkommunikation, Kommunikationsmanagement

    design akademie Berlin (FH)

    Specialized in Strategy Thesis: a resource-aware corporate strategy for and in cooperation with VZ Netzwerke, a strategic new positioning form brand level down to the details of products (grade: 1.0).

  • 2 years and 1 month, Jan 2005 - Jan 2007


    Technische Universität Berlin

    I stayed at TU long enough to learn what I needed in terms of economics, and then directed my attention towards other challenges.

  • 6 months, Apr 2004 - Sep 2004

    English for Business

    London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • 1 year and 7 months, Oct 2003 - Apr 2005


    Leibniz-Universität Hannover

  • 1 month, Jan 2002 - Jan 2002

    Management Training

    Sports and Educational Center Malente

    Deep training of management techniques, presentation skills, teamwork, and problem solving skills at the facilities where the German national football (/soccer) team used get their training.


  • German

    First language

  • English

    First language

  • Spanish


  • Chinese


  • French


  • Italian



Product Challenges
Great Teams
Exciting and purposeful organizations
Inspiring culture

Browse over 18 million XING members