About us

Our journey began with a simple observation—the university application process was complicated, time-consuming and often frustrating. As former a-level graduates, we experienced it first-hand and decided without further ado to improve said process. With the knowledge and experience we gained from our own challenges, we developed Compounder. We believe in the power of excellent education and that everyone should have the chance to improve their lives through it. That is why we are here—to make the path to education accessible, uncomplicated and achievable for everybody.

What is our mission?

Our mission

We want to make the university application process as easy as possible. As former a-level graduates, we know from our own experience how tedious and confusing applying to university can be. That is why we have developed a platform that selects the most important information about studying and allows everyone to submit their application documents to various universities effortlessly and quickly.

What is our vision?

Our vision

We dream of a world where excellent education is accessible to everyone—regardless of background, status or experience. Our vision is to simplify the path to higher education so that the application process is no longer a barrier, but a starting point for everyone to realise their dreams and reach their full potential.

Our core values

Customer satisfaction

Customer satisfaction

Our customers always come first—their satisfaction is our top priority.

Support

Support

We know that studying—especially privately—can be quite expensive. That is why we are all the happier that we can offer our service not only completely free of charge for prospective students, but also support around the topic of financing your studies!

Our team

Paula Vorbeck, B.A.

Paula Vorbeck, B.A.

Founder, Managing Director
Sales and partner management
Evelyn Wagner, B.A.

Evelyn Wagner, B.A.

Founder, Managing Director
Marketing and product development
Carmine ‘Mino’ Siena, M.A.

Carmine ‘Mino’ Siena, M.A.

Founder, Managing Director
Technology, design and finances
Priiya Rao

Priiya Rao

Head of Internationalisation
Ilaria D'Amico

Ilaria D'Amico

Marketing and Content
Kornelia Utrata

Kornelia Utrata

Customer Support
Valentina Alban Garrido

Valentina Alban Garrido

Partner Management
Darius Stache

Darius Stache

Marketing and Content
Antonia Ernst

Antonia Ernst

Marketing and Content

Funding and programmes

Compounder has already been supported by renowned government funding and was part of popular support programmes.

Compounder was part of the Telekom TechBoost programme
Compounder was part of the Digitalhub Accellerator
Compounder was part of the EdTech Next Incubator
Compounder was part of the GATEWAY Accellerator
Compounder was part of the borek.digital Accellerator
Compounder was supported by the EXIST Business Start-up Grant
Compounder was part of the STARTPLATZ Accellerator
Compounder was supported by the Start-up Grant of Northrhine-Westphalia

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