Co-founded in 2006 by Duenker and Taubman, Lailaps was conceived as a brokering house, sourcing and evaluating content from various regions of the world for adaptation in the German and Swiss markets.  This led to an extensive international network and a growing desire from Duenker and Taubman to become major players in the international arena.
In 2010, a third non-executive partner joined the fold, the successful Swiss businessman Philippe Gaydoul, who became a shareholder in return for substantial funding to cover operation costs and funding for development and production.