I’m passionate about startups. Having founded my first company at age 14, I’ve built various tech companies, invested in ten and currently work on a productivity startup, a computer vision company and a crypto currency. To spend as much time as possible with my companies, which are spread across two continents, I gave up on having an apartment in 2016 and have since lived out of a bag.

I write about various areas of my life and how I constantly strive for improvement. I travel all the time, own only 64 things — all of which are black — and spend an average of 3.7 days in the same location.

Companies and investments

At the end of last year I became very eager to start my own company again. I founded Sendtask, a productivity tool, and got involved in a more operational role with DFINITY, a crypto-currency with a team based in Zurich and Palo Alto; and Glimpse, a Computer Vision startup in the bar / restaurant industry based in Miami. I still take an active role as an investor and advisor at 8 other companies.

Recent blog articles

10 Differences between DFINITY and Ethereum

In this video, we answer one of the most asked questions we get: Robert and I list the 10 key differences between Ethereum and DFINITY. Some of the key differences stem from DFINITY’s new consensus protocol and we list those. But we start with differences on other layers. Dive in to hear all ten key ...

Mission Control Q&A Part 2

Robert and I continue with the second part of our Mission Control Q&A. If you have questions that we haven’t been able to clarify yet – feel free to leave them as a comment or post them in our community channels! Video Transcript: All right, and we are back with Part 2 of our Q&A ...

Mission Control Q&A Part 1

Robert and I sat down to answer some community questions. If you have questions you’d like us to answer – leave them in the comments or in our community channels! Answered questions: [0:37] What measures does DFINITY take in order to prevent miners running on AWS? [3:34] Is there going to be something similar to ...

DFINITY Governance

There are a lot of benefits that come with on-chain governance. That’s why DFINITY has a governance system built-in – the Blockchain Nervous System (BNS). In this episode, I talk about the shortcomings of off-chain governance and a high-level overview of how the BNS will work. Video Transcript: Hey guys. And welcome to another episode ...

TechCrunch Sessions

TechCrunch held an event in Zug last week. TechCrunch hosted a “Sessions” event on Blockchain and Zug emerged as a natural place. I joined for the morning sessions to see a few talks. Specifically, I enjoyed hearing Nico Brand from Lakestar and a couple of his industry colleagues talk about the future of VC in ...

My Conversation with Ali Khan

My talk with Ali about a wide range of topics – starting a company, moving to another country, being an architect and blockchain. Video Transcript: Hello. I’m still in Switzerland. This is my third week in Switzerland, the longest I’ve been in one place since 2014, so in roughly four years. And people keep asking ...

Where to Get Started if You Want to Invest in Crypto?

Crypto can be a seemingly attractive investment opportunity after last year’s rally in the market. However, 2018 has been a more flat experience so far. Last week I spoke at “Wo///men invest”, an event in Zurich about a few ways to approach investing in the crypto market. Here are my thoughts and a few entry ...

Inside DFINITY

What’s new? A new format: INSIDE DFINITY. I’ll vlog about my perspective building the internet computer. There will be videos about the people behind DFINITY, Q&A or companies, projects and ideas that I come across that are connected to the internet computer. Video Transcript: Hey. I’m back. I really enjoyed this week not having a ...

My 30th Birthday Party And The End Of The 91 Vlogging Challenge

Everything worked out today – I got to spend the afternoon with my friends and loved ones from near and far. It was a surprise and we started at the old tower of Zürich airport with drinks and snacks. Then we went on a historic train which took us up north to the largest waterfall ...

I Flew An 80-Year-Old Airplane

I wanna share an experience I had a few days ago when my dad and I flew an 80-year-old airplane. Conveniently, they are being maintained a few hundred meters from where I was doing Air Force service. The “Tante Ju” was bought by the Swiss Air Force and first flew in 1939 – almost 80 ...