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

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 ...

Air Force, Amorana And Investing In Startups

How do sex toys and the Air Force relate to each other? I’m doing Air Force Service for a couple of days. And in the evening, I headed over to the Amorana office for their annual General Assembly. I took the opportunity to talk a bit about how I started investing in startups at the ...

My Vlogging Gear

As the vlogging experiment advanced, I’ve updated my hardware. My current kit includes a Canon EOS 77d, a GoPro Hero 5 Black, lights, a mic and a few more things. Check out the video to see my full vlogging gear! Video Transcription Now that the deadline for this 90-day vlogging project is coming closer, I ...

Zurich DFINITY Meetup and Dom’s Talk

DFINITY organized a meetup in Technopark, Zürich on June 22. I’ve used the occasion to capture Dom’s talk. We had a great turn up – given that there was a Swiss world cup game after the meetup. Dive in for the talk and some additional thoughts on DFINITY! Video Transcription I am in Switzerland and ...

Having An Office VS No Office

We’ve decided that Switzerland will become DFINITY’s next hub after our office in Silicon Valley. We plan to hire as many as 40 people over the next couple of years. Time to look for an office! Jan, Robert and I went looking for a suitable space today in and around Zurich. I took the occasion ...

When I became homeless!

It was September 6, 2016, when I gave up on having a fixed home. I packed 64 things into my bag and left. Dive in to hear why and how I became homeless! Video Transcription Hey! Today I wanna take the time to quickly talk about how I became homeless. It’s been roughly two years, ...

Answering DFINITY Community Questions

Every week I answer three to five DFINITY community questions that emerge in our Telegram “Mission Control” group. This is the dedicated community channel for everyone who’s interested in developing on DFINITY. Video Transcription It’s a beautiful Sunday and I am just about to head to a wedding. But it’s also Sunday – that means ...

The Most Elegant Way To Exchange Contact Info

I met Nikola Stojanow, a co-founder of Aeternity, yesterday at the Crypto Valley Conference. While talking about Aeternity is super interesting, one thing that captured my attention was how we exchanged contact info. I think he cracked the problem of how inconvenient it is to exchange contact info in a very elegant way on contactcover.com. ...

Tech Open Air Berlin and Dom’s Talk

DFINITY presented at Tech Open Air Berlin (TOA). I’ve used the occasion to catch up with Dom and to capture his talk. Dive in for the talk and some additional thoughts on DFINITY! Video Transcription It’s 5:00 a.m. and I’m just leaving for Berlin! I’m a lot more awake and I’ve made it to the ...