Created Start-up Picletta with the vision to create a platform which enables non-programmers to create interactive multimedia applications.
CEO of Synchronica plc (former DAT Group) from October 2005 to September 2011. Restructured the company to focus on next generation mobile messaging infrastructure for operators and device manufacturers. Developed market-leading product "Mobile Gateway" providing push Email, Instant Messaging and Social Networking. Won major deals and group-wide deployments with mobile operators and device manufacturers. Consolidated next-generation messaging market including acquistions of AxisMobile in 2008, Colibria (IMPS) and iseemedia in 2010, Neustar NGM and Nokia's operator-branded business in 2011. Strong organic growth and a series of acquisitions increased revenues year-on-year from $1.7 (06), $3.2m (07), $5.3m (08), $5.9 (09), $10.9m (10), $23m (11). Established Synchronica as the de-facto market leader in mobile messaging with 9m active users, 10 device manufacturer and 90 operator contracts with a contracted addressable market of 1.8bn subscribers.
Founder and CEO of Synchronica GmbH. Won major deal with Siemens mobile for building a central system for firmware update over-the-air (FOTA). Recruited development team and handled technical realization as well as customer relationship. The project was realized successfully, on-time, on-budget and launched October 2004. Trade sales of Synchronica to DAT Group PLC, a company listed at the London Stock Exchange for a total transaction value of €1.5m. Appointed to CTO of DAT Group responsible for technology and strategy.
Co-founder and CEO of Weblicon Technologies AG responsible for technology, corporate strategy, personnel, sales, marketing and finances. Acquired a total of 5.4 Mio. EUR seed- and first-round funding in three rounds from four international venture capital companies. Wrote the business-plans, successfully presented and negotiated with venture capital firms and recruited a world-class team 21 high-profile engineers, sales and office staff. Defined technical architecture and user-interface design of the Weblicon Personal Information Manager targeted at telcos, portals and ISPs and the Calmeno product line targeted at the SME market. Acquired key customers including mobile operators KPN Mobile, E-Plus, Mobilkom Austria and two unnamed operators in Germany and Hungary. Initiated and maintained a strong alliance with Sun Microsystems including a reseller agreement enabling Sun PS to resell the Weblicon SyncML server as a key add-on to the SunONE product offering.