Founder / Managing Partner
Dr. Ralph Eric Kunz has more than 20 years of experience as entrepreneur and business angel, as well as in top-level management and strategy consulting on a global scale. Today he runs a portfolio of enterprises in fields ranging from the technology/ mobile telecommunications space to marketing/ sales automation, as well as oil and gas exploration in North America.
Dr. Kunz founded his first successful company in 2001. More …
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Juha is Chairman of Cogniance and CloudMade, as well as a partner and co-founder of Progression Partners and Sunstone Capital. Voted one of the 25 most influential Europeans in Technology by Time Magazine, Juha has had profound impact on the industry though his efforts at companies like Symbian, Microsoft, Macromedia (now Adobe), Trolltech and Teleca. Through Progression Partners and Sunstone Capital, Juha is involved at board level in multiple companies. He wrote the business plan and led the negotiations that brought Nokia, Motorola, Ericsson, Sony, Samsung and others together to create the mobile operating system company Symbian. Later he ran Microsoft’s mobile platform efforts, bringing to market Pocket PC and Smartphone. After Microsoft, Juha served as President at Macromedia. Juha is a long serving member on the board of Teleca, the largest systems integrator in the mobile industry. Juha is also a founding Venture Partner at Copenhagen based Sunstone Capital, a leading European venture capital company with EUR 450 million under management.
Christian has worked with online and mobile apps for 20 years. He has worked internationally as an expert on mobile applications and advergaming for companies such as Macromedia, Microsoft, Symbian, Kellogg’s, LEGO, Mars, and Nestle. His insight in working with consumers, software developers and large brand advertisers enables him to understand needs, wants and benefits for all 3 groups. The last 3 years his focus has been taking location enabled apps with location based advertising beyond a great idea to become reality for mobile developers, smart phone users and advertisers. Christian’s key role is VP Community for CloudMade who have built a developer community of 19,200 developers and a platform for helping these developers create location based apps and increase their monetization. In addition Christian is Partner in Progression Partners and Chairman of the Board of GlobusMedia who develops marketing software.
Our renowned Advisory Board
Christoph Müller-Dott has been working for more than 25 years in the IT and Telecommunications industry. Currently, he is employed as Managing Director Germany and Austria for Orange Business Services GmbH and responsible for large and midsize customers. In a prior role he was self-employed as a consultant. His business success is built on internationalism, strategy development and execution and creativity. His network of customers and partners stretches from manufacturers and distributors to integrators.
Ernst Raue is Senior Advisor to the Board of Deutsche Messe AG, Germany and a Partner of international organizations, universities and companies. He also acts as CEO of ER-GBS GmbH, Germany, Chairman of the Board of IF Industry Forum Design, Global Design Awards and Exhibitions and Chairman of the Board of EventIT, a leading Corporate Event organizer. Previously he was Member of the Board Deutsche Messe, Worldwide, responsible for CeBIT, making it the world’s largest ICT trade fair and Congress with JVs around the globe.