The team

tip me believes that every single person can make the world a better place, little by litte, step by step. This philosophy is shared among the whole team.

Apart from the founding team, tip me works with a large network of social entrepreneurs, freelancers, NGOs and other organizations.

Jonathan Funke

ceo / founder / fairness

From early on Jonathan devoted himself to making a social impact. At the age of 5, he founded the international children’s radio “Radijojo” with his father. In his teens he started winning awards and participating in social initiatives such as “Sharewood” and “Stadt, Land, Flow”. He is among the youngest TEDx Speakers in Germany.

Background: Sustainable Business Management, University for Sustainable Development Eberswalde

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Robin Collin

coo / interim cto / co-founder / sustainability / coffee

Since his years at high school, Robin is fascinated by specialty coffee. Knowing the inextricable link between excellent coffee and sustainable agriculture, he is enthusiastic about sustainability, sustainable consumption and the opportunities of making globalization fair.

Background: Bachelor in Supply Chain Management, University of Applied Sciences Cologne

Favorite quote: “We need a dimension of sustainability that excited us.” – Margot Käßmann

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Helen Deacon

head of social impact management / co-founder / international development cooperation / climbing & yoga

Helen is fascinated by International Development, Peace Research and Sustainability. She gained practical experiences in several countries and co-founded TECHO Germany. She is passionate about cooking, yoga & rock climbing and reducing plastic. 

Background: Master in Peace and Security Studies, University of Hamburg; Bachelor in Cultural Sciences, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)

Favorite quote: “Stories matter. Many Stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanise.” – Chimamamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Oliver Sonnenwald

backend-developer / coffee & music

As the former founder of a video platform where students were rewarded for sharing their knowledge, Oliver brings his fascination, love and knowledge for entrepreneurship and scalable web applications to tip me.

Modern technologies are leading to better connectivity, higher efficiency and scalable businesses that Oliver wants to implement in a social issue at tip me.

He is passionate about music, especially drumming and drinking a fair coffee in the morning

Background: it-specialist in application development, IHK Berlin, former co-founder and ceo at viduals media

Favorite quote: “Keeping an open mind is a virtue – but not so open your brain falls out.” – James Oberg

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How we work

Our work ethic is based on an open communication and an empowering atmosphere. Among the team we encourage each other to pursue new ideas and solutions. All our goals are aligned to creating social impact. Being part of a global movement, we’re proud to contribute to a fair globalization. 

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Our mission is to offer solutions for fair products. We want to enhance transparency and accountability in supply chains and support consumers in making informed and sustainable decisions. To achieve this, we use the digital possibilities of our time.