Companies or initiatives I’m involved in

World Innovations Forum

The World Innovations Forum Foundation represents my philanthropic engagement, helping accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship in developing and emerging nations. Here we want to inspire young entrepreneurs to develop a self propelled economy from within the given country and not directed from the outside. We work with volunteers from nearly 30 countries who all contribute to that vision and working on making it a reality.

Society3 Group

Swiss based Society3 Group AG, provides business managers with a model for sustainable innovation development. The “Innovation Paradigm Implementation” represents a 360 degree innovation development framework and process implementation, leading to highly successful innovative solutions. Society3 developed a unique program for implementing a complete Innovations Paradigm for businesses, that includes an Innovation Strategy, Disruptive Business Model development, Innovation Creation Methods based on latest neuroscience discoveries, and  Innovation to Market Models.

Infinigate Cyber Security Group

I co-founded the company in 1996. With the new Internet in mind we created the first equity fundraising platform webstock to raise funds and later planned the IPO for 2000. With the Internet bubble burst, we split the company into a tech arm, which became BlueRoads in Silicon Valley and kept the distribution going in Europe. Today I’m a still on the board of Infinigate helping to take the next big step go for the $1 Billion revenue mark.

Innovations Paradigm (Book)

Innovations Paradigm gives stunning new insights, methods, examples, and guidance to innovative thinking, and consciously created disruption. The author, Axel Schultze draws from latest discoveries in neuroscience, experiences from top innovators, and research of disruptive business model behavior. He has over 20 years of experience with innovative and disruptive business creation as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur himself and as startup mentor and investor to nearly thousand companies from over 30 nations on all continents. His six years of experience as one of the most successful accelerators showed one of the highest impact efficiencies in the world.

Breaking All Rules (Book)

The startup world is growing at phenomenal rates across the globe. Opportunities are plentiful and there is so much to innovate and improve that almost all founders have a huge chance to get their business take off. Yet less than 10% make it – and with the growing number of startups the success rate declines. People learn to read, write, calculate, learn about history, biology and philosophy. Yet, there is no school on earth that teaches what entrepreneurship really means, how an innovative idea gets created and how such an innovation is successfully brought to market. The author, a five times entrepreneur, is not claiming to have an all encompassing answer – but tries giving answers to the most burning questions of young founders.

This book is about what the most amazing founders did or do to build a disruptive, global, billion dollar company in nearly no time – no matter where they came from, no matter what school they visited and who their parents were. It’s about the traits most entrepreneurs have in common. It’s about breaking rules, ignoring what was or is and relentlessly creating a new future

Channel Excellence (Book)

First published in 2007, this book is about building an excellent indirect sales force leveraging independent distributors, tens of thousands of retailer, system integrators or brokers. In this 2nd Edition, I did some minor updates, and added some important new chapters: “Channel Economics” and “Zero Margin Distribution”, showing the channel of the future and how Blockchain may play a very significant role.

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.

Appearoo – Digital Presence Card

XeeMe (today appearoo) 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.