Investor & Mentor
Volker founded or co-founded a total of 7 companies to date. He is currently an angel investor & advisor and a co-founder of Blue Beck, a 55-strong mobile development firm, a Venture Partner at Emerge Education, Europe’s leading EdTech accelerator, as well as the Chairman of Bibblio, which is building AI-based next-gen content recommender systems. He also acts as a board member and/or advisor to another five companies in EdTech, IoT and gaming and to a few funds. Volker is a co-founder of Tech North Advocates, a non-profit initiative seeking to aid the evolving tech ecosystems in the North of England. Previously, he was the Chief Strategy Officer at Scoreloop (450m+ users), which he helped sell to BlackBerry where he then was Global Head of Games and way in the past, gasp, an M&A lawyer.
As a speaker, Volker has addressed audiences totalling more than 100,000 people. He has keynoted the world’s leading technology conferences, including SXSW, TEDx (3x), Mobile World Congress (5x), CTIA, The Web Summit and many more. He is also a regular keynote speaker for Fortune 500 companies and leading think tanks around the world. He is known to provoke as well as to open new horizons to his audiences, making developments beyond today’s horizons visible and comprehensible to us all.