I love technology and believe that the Internet is deeply impacting mankind. I got started on the Net before there was a web browser, founded a couple of technology startups, led eBay's Platform Solutions Group in Europe, launched a consulting firm helping entrepreneurs with their strategy & operations, invested into early-stage tech startups, led Mozilla Labs, created Mozilla's accelerator program WebFWD, headed up Mozilla's Office of the Chair and invested into social impact organizations around the globe at Google.org. I also created the non-profit organizations Mentor for Good, POWER UP, the GyShiDo (Get Your S%#& Done) movement and publish the opinionated The Heretic newsletter.
Today I work with large and small organizations on building entrepreneurial ecosystems, establish open innovation practices and design thinking inside companies and support entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs all around the world. I frequently speak and write about the magic which happens at the intersection of entrepreneurship, technology & global impact. As a trained Co-Active executive coach I work with clients on achieving their full leadership potential. Most of all - I love to work with entrepreneurs who are making things better: Be it as a consultant, board member or mentor.
I spent the last two decades (and counting) in the IT and Internet industry. Anchored in a broad education in economics and psychology at the University of Cologne/Germany and being an entrepreneur to the core, I have unique experiences in building open innovation systems, created technologies used by hundreds of millions of people and bring Silicon Valley-thinking to companies around the world.
Here's a pretty complete list of my past experiences. You can also dig into my LinkedIn profile for more information.
"Pascal is one of the Top 100 German Internet Thought-Leaders."Wirtschaftswoche, 2012
Today I am heading up ten|x, an advisory and business development firm based in Silicon Valley. I am a trained Co-Active executive coach and speak at events around the globe about entrepreneurship, open innovation and technology trends. My daily newsletter (and soon book) about entrepreneurship "The Heretic" is read by tens of thousands of people. Further I am the founder of a personal productivity movement (GyShiDo) and a non-profit (Mentor for Good).