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Carsten Brinkschulte

Entrepreneur • Advisor London, United Kingdom, GB

Strategy, Fundraising, Product architecture. Currently: Picletta (social media), Movirtu (telecoms). Formerly: Synchronica (messaging).

Strategy, Fundraising, Product architecture. Currently: Picletta (social media), Movirtu (telecoms). Formerly: Synchronica (messaging).

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Operations
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part-time now, full-time soon

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Weblicon Technologies AG

Advisor

Rockliffe

Positions

CEO Core Networks Dynamics GmbH September 2015 - present
SVP Enhanced Network Services BlackBerry September 2014 - January 2015
Non-Executive Director Rockliffe April 2012 - November 2014
CEO Movirtu March 2013 - September 2014
Non-Executive Director Movirtu August 2012 - March 2013
CEO Synchronica October 2005 - October 2011
Co-founder, CEO and CTO Weblicon Technologies AG May 2000 - October 2003
Consultant Developer SAP January 1995 - May 2000
Consultant, Developer and Trainer Apple January 1988 - December 1997

Education

Gesamtschule Kamen
TU Berlin

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Marketing
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Hardware
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social media
  • • telecoms
  • • mobile

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Business • Competition • M&a • Architecture • Business planning • Business Strategy • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Founder and CEO of AIM-listed Synchronica plc (London), focussed on mobile messaging (Email, IM, SNS) gateways licensing to mobile operators and device manufacturers. Started the company from first contract hire to 380 permanent employees, 80 operators and 10 device manufacturer customers with $30m turnover.

Founder and CEO of Weblicon Technologies AG (Berlin), focussed on webmail, calendar and synchronization software for enterprises and operators. Initially CTO focussed on product development and architectur, later CEO handling fndraising and key business development projects.

Founder and CEO of Century Software, focussed on developing calendaring and synchronization software for Apple Macintosh and Newton OS. Key developer of the product.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Experience in bootstrapping startups, defining product and marketing strategy, writing business plans, pitching to investors, implementing prototypes. Sales & Marketing; track-record in winning business with international mobile operators and device manufacturers. Solid technical understanding, visionary, ability to present complex technology and strategies to investors.

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Andreas Constantinou
We worked together
Proven track record at Synchronica
Clyde Foster
We worked together
Carsten has the unique blend of driven, smart and able to deeply understand technology as well as sales and marketing. truly a rare mix of s ... kills.
Kim
We worked together
Carsten is a very accomplished entrepreneur who is capable of creating and evangelizing company strategy using a very analytical approach le ... aving it impossible to fault his argumentation. Using this approach he is highly successful in getting buy-in from investors and board members as well as the employees. Once the goal posts are set and everyone is marching in the right direction he will work hard and stay focused to achieve success.

Matthias Hirschfeld
We worked together
Matthias would be a very good addition to any entrepreneurial team as is the guarantee for reliable execution and planning.

Michael Woolley
We worked together
Michael, while rather senior, has a lot of entrepreneurial spirit and appreciates working with dynamic and entrepreneurial technology teams. ... He provides the seniority often lacking in teams and is a very good addition to a team requiring financial and legal know-how.

Clyde Foster
We worked together
Clyde is extremely well connected in the mobile industry and has a talent for reducing extremely complex situations and decisions to simple ... questions. He has a very deep understanding of the industry and it's strategic challenges and opportunities. He is a very valuable addition to any start-up board.

Ido Sum
We worked together  •  Investment Director, TLcom Capital Partners and Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, NOVA Project. Stanford GSB grad.
Strong experience in the VC industry, and track-record.

Ido Sum
We worked together  •  Investment Director, TLcom Capital Partners and Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, NOVA Project. Stanford GSB grad.
Experience in the VC industry and track-record.