Advisory Board

We are in constant exchange with our advisory board members about strategy, product and services. We are thrilled to have such excellent and varied experts amongst them. Their critical feedback and impulse helps us improve systematically.
Our Advisors

Verena Pausder

Focus: Entrepreneurship
Background: Fouder and CEO of Fox & Sheeps and of HABA Digitalwerkstätten, which are dedicated to improve the digital life and learning of kids. Co-Founder of the initiative “Startup Teens”, which inspires students to entrepreneurship. Serving as an advisor to the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy on the digital economy

Christian Leybold

Focus: Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship
Background: Co-founder and Managing Partner of the global Venture Capital Fund, where he leads European Internet Consumer investments. Previously he held various research positions at the DaimlerChrysler Research Center India in Bangalore and at the Coordinated Science Laboratory of the University of Illinois

Jeanette zu Fürstenberg

Focus: Digital Transformation, Venture Capital
Background: Founding Partner of La Famiglia, a Venture Capital fund that invests in early stage tech companies across Europe and the US. Has been active in the startup ecosystem as Co-Founder, investor and advisor for several years. Previously she worked for a major German investment fund

Christoph Bornschein

Focus: Digital Transformation
Background: Founder and managing director of the agency "Torben, Lucie und die gelbe Gefahr" (TLGG). Advises international companies, brands, public authorities, and NGOs on digital transformation. Accompanies international startups as a mentor and investor

Christoph Hoffmann

Focus: Travel & Accomodation
Background: CEO and shareholder of the 25hours Hotel Company, responsible for the development and expansion of the 25hours Hotel Group. Previously in management positions at New World Travel Inc. in New York, Kempinski Hotels and Bürgenstock Hotels & Resorts in Switzerland as well as Hotel Louis C. Jacob in Hamburg

Karl Theodor zu Guttenberg

Focus: International Affairs & Policies
Background: Chairmen and Founder of the corporate advisory and investment firm Spitzberg Partners in New York City and Distinguished Statesman at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Served as Minister of Economics and Technology and as Minister of Defense in Germany

Felix Haas

Focus: Entrepreneurship
Background: Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of IDnow, the first online platform for secure identity verification in Europe. Serial entrepreneur and angel investor in 90+ startups (e.g. Kreditech, Käuferportal, and Delivery Hero). Chairman of the founder‘s conference Bits & Pretzels

Stephan Uhrenbacher

Focus: Travel & Mobility Tech
Background: CEO of FLIO, Serial Entrepreneur (e.g. Qype,, and and investor in technology companies. Advises entrepreneurs as associate of the Creative Destruction Lab Toronto

Fabian Kienbaum

Focus: Leadership, Entrepreneurship
Background: As CEO of Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH, he advises companies worldwide on leadership and management questions. Author of numerous articles on Servant Leadership.