WorkI'm a partner at btov Partners, a European venture capital firm based in St.Gallen, Switzerland and Berlin, Germany. My investment focus is digital technology, particularly SaaS, AI, mobile, fintech and marketplaces.
From 2010-2018 I was the Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of Pixability, Inc., a video advertising and marketing software company that helps brands and agencies leverage the power of big video platforms (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, OTT) with big data analytics and AI. I was responsible for product, technology strategy and data science.
Before Pixability, I was the Chief Technology Officer (and co-founder) of Buzzient, Inc., a software company based in Cambridge, MA. Buzzient was founded in early 2008 and provided enterprise-class social media analytics and CRM integration.
I was a co-founder and board member of Blogwerk AG, a Web 2.0 startup focusing on blog content for the German-speaking region of Europe. It was acquired by WEKA Media in 2012.
I'm a co-founder of e-business consultancy Namics AG (formerly delta Consulting Group AG). Namics currently has 600+ employees and works for major customers such as Nestlé, Microsoft, European Central Bank, and Mercedes Benz. From 2002 to 2004 I was the CEO of Namics AG. Before that, I was Head of Consulting and Head of Technology. Between 2004 and 2008, I was a member of the board of directors. Namics was acquired by PubliGroupe in 2000, bought back by its management team in 2012 and acquired again by Merkle (part of Dentsu Aegis) in 2018.
Namics was founded in 1996 as a spin-off of the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. At the University's Institute of Information Management I worked from 1993-1997 as a research assistant and was involved in several pioneering research projects in the fields of e-commerce, electronic banking and groupware.
From Fall 2004 to November 2005, I was the founding CEO for the creation of new business unit Publiconnect at Swiss media company PubliGroupe. Publiconnect provided a technology platform for cross-media classified advertising.
I was the first angel investor and board member in speech technology company SVOX, which sold in 2011 to Nuance Communications for $125M. SVOX is the speech technology in Android and most luxury cars.