Venture Partner @ Emerge Education
Founder @ Blue Beck & Digital M
Chairman @ Bibblio & Cognisess
Ex-Global Head Biz Dev Games @ BlackBerry, Chief Strategy Officer @ Scoreloop (exit to BlackBerry), Co-Founder @ Connect2Media
Following 15 years in mobile & entertainment (raised, exited), I started focusing on the trillion-dollar market education where I am a Venture Partner in Emerge Education, an education-tech accelerator. I am investing, helping start-ups raise and generally advise.
I have been founding, growing and operating companies in the mobile gaming space since 2003 or so. I have worked in C-level positions on everty aspect of the value chain: indie developer, publisher, middleware platform and OEM.
Having known Volker for many years, I'd say that he is man of many talents, and has an extensive knowledge of the mobile space...not just gaming.
Volker is one of the most switched on and knowledgeable people in the mobile industry today. He is a truly multi talented attorney, an excellent deal maker and actually gets the technical ins and outs of the industry. He is also an extremely likable person, a pleasure to work with and good fun. I highly recommend you subscribe to his blog, it is a great resource for news in the mobile industry.
Volker and I worked in the same corporate law team. He was a good team player and was used to work hard, even at night. At this early phase of his career, he already managed deals of a considerable size more or less on his own.
I met Volker in Malta in 2004 as I was visiting there and what a great networker he is! As we were each well connected in our respective countries, we decided to share a cup of coffee and just see what happened. Well, what DID happen was the coffee, an hour's stroll through Valetta and the feeling that if I needed a hand in Malta, then that hand would be there - and this from someone who surely does not lack things on his plate :o) So here's to the networking man behind the business man and hope to return the favour in Denmark one day!
He was critical in the success of all of the areas listed above. It was a very fast-paced environment dealing with clients and potential partners throughout Europe and North America. We worked together closely on integrating our marketing materials with negotiation materials, which proved to be very successful in moving discussions forward quickly. Volker is extremely capable, reliable and honest.
Volker played a key role in cntract negotiation with Artists for the iModel project. He gave valuable insight and feedback on the process and helped to drive it.
Volker has been an inspiration throughout the project. His professionalism alongside creativity and his social skills made him a brilliant partner to create new ideas in a highly dynamic business network.
Volker is an outstanding media executive. He brings a broad array of skills: languages, legal training, a keen intellect and a depth of experience in many industries and nations. It was a pleasure to work with Volker on the European business strategy for (M)FORMA, and it turned out to be quite successful, too!
I regard Volker as one of the most professional knowledgeable people in the mobile industry today. Volker's integrity coupled with his deep understanding of the metrics and challenges of the mobile space make him an invaluable asset and his happy disposition a pleasure to work together with. I look forward to doing more business with Volker in the future.
Working with Volker over the past 5 years in Wireless Entertainment has showing me that he is not only one of the most knowledgeable and skilled executives in the industry but also a true visionary in the creation and publishing of mobile products and services. Together, we have co-published hundreds of premium products and distributed them worldwide through his extensive network of industry leading companies.