Oli is a true founder with a enormous drive to success. He won’t hold back even if people get offended. But he always stays fair and loyal. Although we are not always the same opinion I always appreciate...more his advice which makes me reconsider a lot of things. I am proud working for and with him.Matthias Luebken
Journalist, Be Os · Created the premier BeOS News Site with some friends and kept it running until Apple bought next instead of BeOS... and Be Inc… · More died. Sad Moment but great side project :)
Manage the site, write articles, cover events, ...
What I Do
I have built several adserver solutions, meaning highly scalable, high volume, big data and high availability systems. Led teams with internal and external developers and generally help remove barriers and find the best solution in the space between business and technology.
Oli is a true founder with a enormous drive to success. He won’t hold back even if people get offended. But he always stays fair and loyal. Although we are not always the same opinion I always appreciate his advice which makes me reconsider a lot of things. I am proud working for and with him.
Great products with great people in great companies.
Oliver is an amazing investor. His deep hands-on experience means his input is on the most relevant and important topics and he consistently has valuable input and comments. In terms of culture, it has been a seamless process working with Oliver and his investment partner Henning. Being entrepreneurs themselves they understand and respect our requirement for freedom to operate, and they are able to adjust instantly to the ups and downs of a startup journey. I couldn't imagine a more perfect angel investor than Oliver, he certainly has my highest recommendation
Coder, Innovator, Entrepreneur. Co-Founder at @railslove and hack.institute . Craziest man alive!
What's the most useful business-related book you've ever read?
There isn't one, as they are too situation dependent. If I could name three, I would say Maverick by Ricardo Semler, Birth of the Chaordic Age by Dee Hock, and Re-Imagine by Tom Peters. ... Built to Last and Good to Great by James Colins.
What's your favorite non-business book?
Again hard, naming one, Daemon from Leinad Zeraus (now know under his real name of Daniel Suarez) was amazing. Neil Stephenson is good. Peter F. Hamilton is also great. Dan Simmons. Many.
What aspects of your work are you most passionate about?
Many of our previous employees have become entrepreneurs themselves. That is hugely rewarding.
What was the most impactful class you took in school?
Math and Physics were the best, mostly because I had very good teachers there. Later during the MBA, Creativity, Innovation and Change was mind opening.
What's something you wish you had done years earlier?