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 Managing Partner, Springstar, overseeing global early stage financing activities. Co-Founder and Chairman, Global Leads Group. Co-Organizer, IdeaLab! founders congress. Founding Curator, Global Shapers Berlin Hub, World Economic Forum (2012). Recipient, Landmarks in the Land of Ideas Award (2009).