Volker is a mobile veteran with more than 12 years in the space as an angel investor, (co-) founder, executive, advisor, mentor, blogger and speaker.
He is currently the Chairman of Cognisess and Infantium and a Venture Partner at Emerge Venturelabs’ ed-tech accelerator. Emerge was born out of Oxford University’s Said Business School. He is also a co-founder of Blue Beck, a game and app development studio.
He previously was the Global Head of Business Development - Games for BlackBerry where he arrived via the acquisition of mobile social gaming platform Scoreloop where he was Chief Strategy Officer and General Counsel. Prior to this, he co-founded Connect2Media, where he was instrumental to securing funding and shape the company’s face through acquisitions.
Volker has been at the forefront of mobile and digital media for a decade. From helping conceive the world’s first mobile artist services for the likes of Britney Spears, Eve and Duran Duran, working with radio stations to use mobile as an audience activation tool to mobile games (with leading publishers Hands-On Mobile and Connect2Media where he oversaw licenses with Marvel, Hasbro, Activision, LEGO, BMW, Konami, WPT, etc.) he has been fortunate in playing a part in industry firsts.
Volker is a regular speaker at top mobile and technology conferences around the world (incl. Mobile World Congress, CTIA, Oxford University, SXSW, etc) and a speaker at and co-organiser of TEDx Youth @ Manchester.
TEDx Youth @ Manchester 2010Added: 9/12/11
Panel @ Casual Connect Seattle 2011Added: 9/12/11
Keynote @ StartUP Next SofiaAdded: 1/20/14