Degree in Business and Economics, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management; Vodafone Scholar. Formerly: joined the founding team at studiVZ, Germany's biggest Web-based student community (sold in 2006), Co-Founder and Chairman, Global Leads Group, online media company that serves >50m monthly unique visitors (sold in 2012), Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Springstar, overseeing global early stage financing activities and part of the team leading Airbnb's global roll-out (2012/2013). Entrepreneur & Investor at Teklu Holding in 40+ startups (including Airbnb, Amorelie, China Rapid Finance, Comtravo, One Football, Peat, Uber, Zeitgold). Founding Curator, Global Shapers Berlin Hub, World Economic Forum (2012). Recipient, Landmarks in the Land of Ideas Award (2009).