Michael entered the startup world in 2000 when he developed a global mobile payment system at Paybox. After a stint of Deutsche Telekom’s corporate world, from innovation unit over group strategy to business development, he returned to the startup world in 2013. He is co-founder of Klickfilm (video advertising) and AbelAnalytics (retail tracking hardware), was COO at IDA Indoor Advertising (digital out-of-home) and scaled Yukka Labs (fintech) as CTO. Michael ran the Landing Pad of the Australian government and supported 18 Australian startups in expanding to the European market. Currently he is advising startups and venture builders on agile development, achieving product-market-fit, scaling IT and on focus topics big data, IoT and ML. Michael holds a Dipl.-Ing. in information technology and a MBA from Rotterdam School of Management and is regional board member of the German Startups Association.