Companies or initiatives I’m involved in

World Innovations Forum

The World Innovations Forum is my core engagement, a philanthropic project, helping spark innovation from within a country and create a self propelled innovation economy. We work with volunteers from nearly 30 countries who all contribute to that vision and working on making it a reality.

San Francisco Accelerator

Founded 2014 in San Francisco, the San Francisco Accelerator, operating globally today, works with representatives in 27 countries and helps young entrepreneurs to build exceptional companies in their country – driving a self propelled innovation economy.

Startup & Scaleup Investor

I’m investing in Scale-Up and Startup companies. Here is my investment focus, selection schema and overall strategy: Tech and tech related segments. Brilliant teams with a bold yet mindful ambition to change the world. Long term investment holding all the way to an IPO.

Blockchain Valley Ventures

I’m an investor and board member in BVV helping identify amazing startups and bring them to an ICO, IPO or whatever means of capitalization to fulfill their vision.

Eliminating Work (Book)

Exploring how our world will evolve with the upcoming technology revolution, including AI, robotics, blockchain, smart material and biological material. We will soon be able to replace pretty much any repeatable work, any dangerous work, any physical hard work and more. We will show the opportunities and risks we will need to deal with.

Beginning at Nothing (Book)

Writing this new book about advanced entrepreneurship. It’s not the conventional “how to do a startup successfully”  this book is about what the most amazing entrepreneurs did or do to build a disruptive, global, billion dollar company in nearly no time. It’s about having a super compelling vision, creating a disruptive business model, going to market with nearly no marketing budget, driving daily growth like there is no tomorrow, taking the company to global markets and getting all the funding they need to make it happen.

Infinigate Cyber Security Group

I co-founded the company in 1996, stepped down in 2000 to move to Silicon Valley and now sit on its board. We are now going to take the company all the way to the top making it the most relevant cyber security provider in Europe.

Channel Excellence (Book)

Published in 2007, I’m currently working on an update and bring out the second edition with some up to date information about leveraging social media in the channel and provocative concepts like a zero margin distribution business model.

Elephants Group

We are a small group of ex entrepreneurs in Switzerland. The purpose is continuously finding new ways to make the world a better place. In particular by stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship in each country and creating a self propelled economy in particular in emerging countries driving more equality in prosperity.

Aging to 180 and more

In 2009, riding down the pacific ocean from San Francisco to southern California I was so sick about wondering if I’m too old to do this or that I wanted to bend my mind. I was never taking age into the equation of future activities. I was wondering if I would still do that if I found a way to age to – say 180 years. Not only I got rid of the age concern, I found a way to become possibly 180 years old.

XeeMe – Digital Presence Card

XeeMe was a pet project a few years ago, creating a digital online summary. It shows all the digital identities somebody has and where they can find on or connected in. We grew to about 1.5 million users within a year.


If there is anything you are interested in, like to join, participate, help or get help from, just look at the specific engagement and I’m happy to make the necessary connection.