About the author
Axel is a published author of multiple books, was granted patent 9514997 for lead management, by the US Patent Office, was named one of the globally most influential startup accelerators in 2015, won the SF Entrepreneur Award in 2008. He chaired the SaaS Channel Committee at the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), was an early adviser of LinkedIn in 2003.
2001 Founder & CEO of Silicon Valley based BlueRoads a partner management software. He was granted a patent for a disruptive lead management model. Funded by The Angels Forum, then venture funded by Eldorado Ventures, Cardinal Ventures, and Arrow Path. Named the most successful channel management company in 2006. Exit in 2007.
1997 Pioneered equity-based crowdfunding with http://WebStock.de, the first digital stock exchange – Exit in 2001.
1996 Founder & CEO Infinigate, Leading European IT security provider. Funded through a private placement with the first equity crowdfunding platform Webstock. Today over $500 Million in revenue.
1983 Founder & CEO Computer 2000 a $5 Billion high-tech distributor. The highly disruptive business model changed the way distribution is conducted in the tech industry. VC Funded by Deutsche Bank WFG. IPO in 1996 as 3rd largest tech distributor in the world. Merged with Tech Data at $5 Billion in revenue, today over $50 Billion in revenue.
He started his career as an engineer at Rockwell International.
My creativity comes from my ability to resist blindly following meaningless rules and never stopped being a dreamer. 🙂
You find me on LinkedIn: http://www’linkedin.com/in/axelschultze