Christian is the founder of Nebenan.de, the social network for your neighborhood. Previously he started iLove, MyVideo and eDarling and grew them into profitable businesses. As an active business angel he helped start companies such as Trivago, StudiVZ, ResearchGate, Airhelp.com and many more. Christian is on the board of the German Startups Association. He serves as an advisor on StartUp policy to the German Minister of Economics as well as on the HighTech Forum of the German Minister of Research & Education. He supports social entrepreneurs through Ashoka and betterplace.org. He is married, father of 3 boys and lives in Berlin.