YPOG advises shareholders of on sale to Doctolib

Photo: Docto­lib co-foun­ders (from left): Stanis­las Niox-Chateau (CEO), Ivan Schnei­der and Ivan Jessy
26. May 2024

Berlin — The share­hol­ders of the AI start-up have sold to the French e‑health company Docto­lib. With the acqui­si­tion of the provi­der of an arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence (AI)-based tele­phone assistant, Docto­lib is expan­ding its own offe­ring to reli­eve prac­tice teams in their day-to-day work. This is the French company’s first acqui­si­tion in Germany.

Docto­lib was foun­ded in Paris in 2013 by Stan Niox-Chateau (photo 1st from left; © Docto­lib), who was previously invol­ved in a company that enables online restau­rant reser­va­tions. — Doclib is now active in France, Germany, Italy and the Nether­lands and employs 2800 people. The start-up Aaron, which has now been acqui­red by Docto­lib, was foun­ded in 2015 by Richard von Schae­wen, Iwan Lappo Dani­lew­ski and Tobias Wagen­füh­rer and is curr­ently the leading provi­der of AI-based tele­phone assis­tance solu­ti­ons for medi­cal prac­ti­ces in Germany.

Aaron has deve­lo­ped an AI assistant that answers calls instead of medi­cal assistants. The AI-supported soft­­ware-as-a-service solu­tion was deve­lo­ped in coope­ra­tion with Humboldt- Inno­va­tion GmbH, a subsi­diary of Humboldt-Univer­­­si­­tät zu Berlin, and is curr­ently used by more than 3,500 doctors.

Through the acqui­si­tion, Docto­lib now also wants to reach pati­ents who still make appoint­ments by tele­phone, which accounts for around half of all medi­cal appoint­ments in Germany. By acqui­ring the Berlin-based company, Docto­lib is expan­ding its product range in one of its most important growth markets.


Aaron GmbH was foun­ded in Berlin in 2015. Toge­ther with hundreds of medi­cal assistants and doctors, the company has deve­lo­ped Aaron, an AI-control­­led tele­phone assistant that supports medi­cal prac­ti­ces on the phone. The start-up uses arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence to adapt human-machine commu­ni­ca­tion to the needs of people and not the other way around.

Advi­sor YPOG
Dr. Tim Schlös­ser (Lead, Tran­sac­tions), Part­ner, Berlin Dr. Malte Berg­mann (Tax), Part­ner, Hamburg, Barbara Hasse (Tran­sac­tions), Senior Asso­ciate, Berlin Melisa Keme (Tran­sac­tions), Asso­ciate, Berlin; Florian Bacher (Tran­sac­tions), Asso­ciate, Berlin Cyra Ditt­ber­ner (Tran­sac­tions), Asso­ciate, Berlin Amelie Insel­mann (Tax). Asso­ciate, Hamburg

About YPOG

YPOG is a law firm specia­li­zing in tax and commer­cial law, active in the core areas of funds, tax, banking + finance and tran­sac­tions. The YPOG team advi­ses a wide variety of clients. These include emer­ging tech­no­logy compa­nies and family-run medium-sized enter­pri­ses as well as corpo­ra­ti­ons and private equity/venture capi­tal funds. YPOG is one of the leading addres­ses for venture capi­tal, private equity and fund struc­tu­ring in Germany. Today, YPOG employs more than 120 expe­ri­en­ced lawy­ers, tax consul­tants, tax specia­lists and a notary in three offices in Berlin, Hamburg and Colo­gne. .

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