Together we turn your vision into reality

We are over 100 entrepreneurs and tech experts with a long track record in the global startup and digital ecosystem.

It is part of our DNA to build and scale ventures that disrupt industries. As serial entrepreneurs and digital leaders, we have the credentials and hard-learned experience to co-create successful digital ventures with our corporate partners.

Beyond their commitment to FACTOR10, our team members are among the Digital Leaders of the World Economic Forum, on the Board of Entrepreneurship at Vattenfall, on the Advisory Board at Burda Forward and other companies, executive producers of the Platform Economy Summit Europe, guest lecturers at Singularity University as well the bright minds behind the Platform Innovation Kit and the New Growth Playbook

Our Founders

Felix Staeritz, CEO

Felix founded his first company aged just 16, and is a serial entrepreneur, digital growth expert and investor. He has gone on to found several startups and platforms, including the successful food delivery service KochAbo, later merging with MarleySpoon – which IPOed for $150m. He has also invested in a number of digital businesses, including ShareTheMeal, the world’s first app against global hunger. Furthermore, Felix engages as a Digital Leader at the World Economic Forum, is a Member of the Board of Entrepreneurship at Vattenfall, a mentor at the Founder Festival and a business angel.

Michael Stephanblome, CSO

Michael has over 16 years of experience as an investor and a serial entrepreneur. In addition to his commitments at FACTOR10, Michael is a Venture Partner at investment firm Eight Roads; the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Board at Burda Forward, as well as the Board of Entrepreneurship at Vattenfall, and is a Digital Leader at the World Economic Forum. Michael has served as Founder, CEO, and MD of several other internet companies, such as typeless, IgnitionOne, and adjug.

Andreas von Oettingen, CTO

Having founded his first company at the age of 18, Andreas has since developed into a passionate serial entrepreneur, tech expert and consultant. As team lead at Rocket Internet, the Berlin-based global internet company, he created the high performance e-commerce platform ‘Alice’. Furthermore, Andreas has served as the CTO of e-commerce platform Crowdfox, and has held a lead position at the company builder Project A Ventures. As a pioneer in insurtech, Andreas founded biometric Software, which was acquired by Onesty Group.

Our Team

We co-create a better future by bringing together the brightest digital talents.

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Our Advisors and Venture Partners

We work closely with over 40 Advisors and Venture Partners.


Markus Fuhrmann
Markus co-founded Delivery Hero, the food delivery unicorn with one of the most successful IPOs in Germany. He is the co-founder of DOJO Madness, a Berlin-based eSports startup. Previously, Markus was partner at Team Europe Ventures, co-founded the Web2Asia incubator, served as an adviser at the Austrian VC firm Gamma Capital Partners and has made various angel investments in internet startups.


Jochen M. Wilms
Jochen is a business leader with over 25 years of industry, consulting and investor experience. He spent 10 years as the General Manager of media group Bertelsmann and as Managing Director during the company’s transition phase to digital. Thereafter, he took the responsibility for Schüco and later worked with Grohe. Jochen is a senior advisor and chairman to numerous international leading companies in the building, retail, IT and media industry in Europe, Asia and the US and is invested in several leading digital startups and more mature companies.

Venture Partner

Claus Moseholm
Claus works with and invests in technology enabled media businesses and SaaS businesses within transportation, education, advertising and gaming. Before co-founding goviral (acquired by AOL in 2011 for 97m USD), he was involved in several startups, including the award-winning creative agency Home Sweet Home which he established and directed in his native country Denmark. Furthermore, he was an investor and COO at GameAnalytics acquired by Mobvista.

Venture Partner

Jürgen Furian
Jürgen is the co-founder of which focuses on early stage tech investments, rapid prototyping and small & large scale tech events. Jürgen has been responsible for building up the Pioneers Brand and Pioneers Festival, one of Europe’s most renown tech festivals. Prior to Pioneers, Jürgen co-founded the event series Startup Live which takes place all over Europe and created an extensive network of startups, entrepreneurs, investors and experts.

Venture Partner

Simon Torrance
Simon is a specialist in business model transformation and author/presenter of the New Growth Playbook. He works with Leaders, Executive Teams and Boards to create and implement new growth strategies based around the new disciplines of ‘Platform Thinking’, ‘Digital Ecosystem Management’ and ‘Venture Building’. His clients include: Deutsche Bank, SAP, Accenture, Sky, Informa, World Economic Forum, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and Singularity University.

Venture Partner

Holger Ewald

Holger is an experienced entrepreneur, digital thought leader and expert in digital transformation and has a demonstrated history in digitizing the robotics-, transportation- and telecommunication industry. He got awarded as “CIO of the year 2014”, winner of the “digital transformation award” and the “process innovation award“. He was Group CIO of the robotic company KUKA, CIO at Deutsche Bahn, VP Software Business at Siemens AG and co-founded giromail-the mailing company.

Venture Partner

Lionel Paillet
Lionel has broad experience in startup stage companies and has shaped the paths of leading tech companies in senior leadership roles. He served as the General Manager of the European branch of Nest Labs (acquired by Google), EMEiA Director at Apple Inc. under Steve Jobs and Tim Cook and member of Apple european leadership team as well as EMEiA Director Sales and Marketing at Splash Technology pre and post IPO until acquisition.

Venture Partner

Michael Ströck
Michael is an investor and serial entrepreneur in the consumer internet (KochAbo; exit to Marley Spoon) and enterprise SaaS spaces. He previously also launched and grew successful open source projects (Vienna RSS; over 10 million downloads), as well as various community and charity projects (, Chancen:reich). He splits his time between San Francisco and Vienna.

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