In 2019, a group of people decided to invest in a new company: this resulted in the IT service provider Arineo. The venture is owned by a company whose 50 or so members are all Arineo employees. The company will then be completely handed over to the workforce by 2024 at the latest. The remarkable thing about the construct is that the employees do not receive a return on investment, but the surpluses generated flow back into the company. There, the money is then invested in projects that benefit all employees.
Deutsche Welle found our type of company so interesting that they made a video about Arineo for their bilingual business magazine “Made in Germany”. In the article, the management and shareholders have their say on, among other things, their motivation for founding the company and the culture in a company with a cooperative organizational principle.