Volker is Brita’s husband and Lenny’s and Inga’s father. He is also an entrepreneur, advisor and angel investor who has founded or co-founded a total of 7 companies to date. Currently, he is a co-founder of Blue Beck, a software development house based in Macclesfield, the founder of Quantified Ventures, building venture programmes in the IoT/Smart Cities/Big Data & Analytics/AI & Machine Learning sectors, a Venture Partner at Emerge Education, Europe’s leading EdTech accelerator, and the Chairman of Bibblio, which is building next-gen recommender system for knowledge content. He also acts as a board member and/or advisor to another five companies, in EdTech, Health, IoT and gaming. Further, Volker is a Co-Founder of Tech North Advocates seeking to aid the evolving tech ecosystems in the North. Previously, he was the Chief Strategy Officer at Scoreloop, which sold to BlackBerry where he was Global Head of Games. He is a citizen of the world.