About

I’m a serial entrepreneur and currently building my third startup. I’m co-founder and CEO of Squirro.com, a Big Data Analysis platform and Memonic.com, a web based digital notebook. Previously, I was co-founder and CEO of local.ch, the leading local search platform in Switzerland.

Prior to launching local.ch, from 1999 to 2005 I was partner and COO at Namics, the largest Swiss Web consultancy with a strong presence in Germany. I’m co-author of the book “Digital erfolgreich” (Digital success) and enjoy teaching at the University of Geneva, the HWZ and occasionally elsewhere.

The Swiss newspapers Le Temps and Bilanz have named me a number of times to be a Top 100 Digital Shaper and have since included me in the Swiss Digital Hall of Fame.

Most recently I announced being candidate for the municipal council of Zollikon as a member of the Green Liberal Party (GLP). For more on my political view points: read my blog and check out this page.

Married, proud daddy, living in Zollikon near Zurich.