Michael started his career in 2000 at Paybox, a mobile payment startup near Frankfurt. In 2006 he moved to the corporate world at Deutsche Telekom and managed innovation projects in Berlin and later business development and startup partnering in Bonn. In 2013 Michael came back to the startup world and co-founded Klickfilm as CTO, a startup making products in online videos click- and buyable. In 2014 he co-founded AbelAnalytics, a customer wifi tracking startup, which was sold 6 months later. Since 2015 Michael works as COO for AdPack / IDA Indoor Advertsing GmbH, a Digital-Out-Of-Home startup enabling targeted video advertising in stores. Michael holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in information technology and an international MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM).