Welcome to the cradle of many prominent European Enterprise SaaS companies like (e.g) Contenful, FreeAgent, Riskmethods and Softgarden. SaaSgarage, the synonym for my cooperation with founders, is where a number of leading European SaaS startup companies have refined their business and execution models and prepared their first institutional funding rounds (Seed, Pre-A) before they hit the global roads.

If you landed at this site you are most likely a founder or CEO  of a software company, which delivers software to its customers as a cloud based service (SaaS), or you are an entrepreneur who plans to start a new Software as a Service business.

There are many fantastic website out there who all describe SaaS in quite some detail. They provide hints and even execution models about how to build a SaaS company. That is great and highly appreciated and I may refer too those sites here and there. I am a serial entrepreneur myself and I have a passion for starting up businesses. Therefore my focus is less on theories and studies about Software as a Service but on hands-on teamwork with the founders.

My mission is to help entrepreneurs with exciting (SaaS based) ideas and those who have already started a SaaS company through the first 24 to 36 months of building the right software service with a corresponding, most suitable sales and pricing model,  for the most plausible target markets with adequate, value add, international funding.

If you want to know why I think I am well suited to deliver the above mission you may want to have a look at my curriculum and references from entrepreneurs and founders who I am working with right now or have worked with in the past.

To better understand what type of companies excite me most you may want to have a look at my active and exited portfolio companies. Click on the logos of companies who interest you most. For most of my portfolio companies I have created a one page summary with lots of useful (mostly public but definitely non confidential) information, which you may not find on one single page at any other online place.


SaaSGarageLast but not least let me explain the home page picture which apparently shows no context to the topics of that site. This picture was taken in 2015 on trip from Northern Namibia to Botswana. Our goal was to meet some of the very rare and endangered desert elephants. The only way to see them is not to drive along the beaten paths of renown national parks or game reserves. We decided to take on the challenge, get the right team together, organize all the things we would need in order to have a realistic chance to succeed. We started our venture in Namibia and soon dry, unpredictable riverbeds became our roads for a few days. After all it was a bumpy, dusty, yet indescribably exciting, journey which demanded a lot from the entire team, but we got awarded for the extra miles we had to go.

Does this really have nothing to do with building a startup company with all of ones  passion, will- and staying power? Back in Germany I started to see all the similarities from the right planning, diligent preparation, readiness to go beyond the accustomed way and execution and, after all, the strong will power to succeed. If this resonates with you, we already have a perfect common foundation for a fun and fruitful teamwork relationship.


Latest News

Contentful Announces $33.5 Million in Series D Funding to Deliver Content Infrastructure for the Modern Technology Stack December 5, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO & BERLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Contentful, the leading content infrastructure for digital teams, today announced $33.5 million in Series D equity funding. Led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from OMERS Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and existing backers […]

Loyalty Prime Intensifies Its International Growth By Loyalty Prime, December 29th, 2018   The Loyalty Prime Group, a leading provider of SaaS-based loyalty platforms, has completed another seven-figure funding round. The investors are Bayerische Beteiligungsgesellschaft (BayBG), which is a new investor in the company, and the existing consortium of investors – including Senovo, UVC Partners […]

German HR software company Softgarden sells to Investcorp By Andrii Degeler, September 5th, 2018   Berlin-founded HR platform company Softgarden has been acquired by Investcorp, an investment fund headquartered in Bahrain, for an undisclosed amount. This is the fourth deal from Investcorp’s fourth Technology Fund. Softgarden’s main product is an applicant tracking system (ATS), which […]

A nice article about two experienced founders, who I met first time in 2012, just when they started to kick of riskmethods. Indeed, like mentioned in the article, “klassische Start-upler sind Schwarz, 41 Jahre, und Zimmer, 46 Jahre, laengst nicht mehr“, but that made the whole story particulaly interesting to me as a mentor and […]