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The world is changing. Challenges such as turbo-digitization, climate crises, and pandemics can no longer be met with technical skills alone. Emotional skills such as flexible problem solving and resilience will be crucial in the future. With DeepSkill, we enable all employees in companies to develop these skills. 

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Miriam Mertens & Thomas Leidinger, Managment Team

Our Founding Story

Schools, training centers, and universities teach almost exclusively technical skills. Yet studies show that emotional skills are equally important for professional success.  

DeepSkill co-founder Miriam also experienced this during her career as a VP at a tech company. The few projects where managers relied on emotional skills like building trust between teams were usually the most successful. So why not bring these so-called Deep Skills to the broader workforce? 

An idea for which DeepSkill former co-founder Peter was also immediately on fire. As a former chart-topper and copywriter, he had always relied on the profound power of emotions and quickly recognized the potential of these skills for business professionals and executives.  

Together they developed the idea into DeepSkill, the platform for emotional intelligence training and deep growth.

Facts about DeepSkill

Press Coverage



The DeepSkill founder Miriam Mertens wants to create a more human working world and therefore developed an algorithm. Her startup just raised capital once again. Read more



We know what the future of work holds for robots and AI — but what about human beings? That’s the question we put to Miriam Mertens, the founder of DeepSkill. Read more


Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

After a seven-figure financing last year, Cologne-based start-up DeepSkill continues to grow strongly.
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Employees no longer want to disguise themselves at work. For companies, it is important to promote and anchor empathy. “First of all, you have to acknowledge that empathy is a skill that you can learn. 
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The Cologne-based ed-tech start-up DeepSkill looks forward to pre-seed financing amounting to a seven-figure sum. Among others, High-Tech Gründerfonds and Kienbaum believe in the start-up’s idea. Read more



DeepSkill is the name of the HR startup. Interview with Co-Founder and CPO Peter Goeke and Co-Founder Miriam Mertens. Read more


High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF)

Founded in 2020 by entrepreneurs Miriam Mertens and Peter Goeke, Cologne-based EdTech start-up DeepSkill, a digital platform for holistic human resources development, has received a seven-figure sum as part of pre-seed financingRead more

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