OptioPay is a payment processor with a difference. Our mission is to integrate payments to employees or customers with effective marketing to create a completely new, performance based, advertising channel. For recipients we offer flexibility and value by offering diverse payout options. Our company, backed by international venture capitalists and banks, is based in Berlin with a talented team of 50 hailing from no less than 20 nations. All possess exceptional drive and exceptional passion to change how people receive money. To this end we have created the first payment solution software for marketing payouts and aim to become the #1 processor for companies paying individuals. How? By offering lower costs to senders, greater value & flexibility to recipients and an untapped new channel for advertisers.
I founded reBuy.com when I was 17 years old. Rebuy became Germany's Re-commerce leader, raised ~40M€ and now employs about 450 employees, with annual revenues of about 70M€. Besides rebuy I co-invested in about a dozen companies from many industries. Optimizing rebuy's payouts by distributing our own gift cards was the spark for me to start OptioPay. Together with our wonderful team, I am now driven to unlock the great potential that lies within marketing liquidity. I am inspired by entrepreneurial habits and feel an urge to solve big problems through great customer-centric products and technology.
Already during my studies at Maastricht University, I was fascinated by technology and its power to transform the way we do business. I started my career working for big corporations in Germany, notably Porsche, which I left in 2012 to enter the start-up ecosystem. Working for Etruvian, a start-up incubator based in Gibraltar, I joined several different start-ups related to FinTech, EduTech & online gaming. I co-founded CasinoCheck.com which was acquired by PlayTech PLC in 2013. Meeting Marcus and Oliver at the initiation of their promising new venture has led me back to Berlin. At OptioPay I aim for users to have the very best experience using our product. Users will get the most out of their payments in terms of flexibility and value.
I started toying around with technology and software development while the dotcom bubble bursted in the early 2000s. My first e-commerce startup followed at the age of 18. In 2009 I moved to Berlin and worked as a software developer and team leader for successful companies like Unister and reBuy.com. I was CTO at the Berlin-based startup Casacanda which was later acquired by Fab.com. In 2013 I founded Wunderdata, a business intelligence tech company with a strong e-commerce focus. At OptioPay, my responsibility is the technological vision of the company. As leader of the IT department, my role is to make our product all it can be.
I started my career in China, first working for a large German FMCG company in Shanghai and later joining a major international management consultancy. Following my fascination for the internet and all its potential, I joined Etruvian Holdings, a Gibraltar based startup incubator, in 2013. Working closely with Oliver, I helped building several startups in the online education, gaming and finance industry. I then founded Onjo, an online based social trading platform. At OptioPay, I am responsible for the growth and internationalization of our product, always keeping in mind our main goal of enhancing the value of payments to customers and employees.