ABOUT | YOU FOUND ME

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.


VITA | ALL ABOUT ME

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.

WORK
  • ten|x | Founder
  • Speaker Bureau | Founder & Speaker
  • The Heretic | Founder & Chief Heretic
  • POWER UP | Founder
  • Google | Portfolio Manager, Google.org
  • Mozilla | Director, Office of the Chair
  • Mozilla | Director Open Innovation Group & WebFWD
  • Mozilla | Director of Mozilla Labs
  • Mentor for Good | Co-Founder
  • FoundersLink | Co-Founder & Venture Partner
  • deal united | Co-Founder
  • elektronauten | Founder & Managing Partner
  • Participatory Culture Foundation | Interim Manager Biz Dev
  • Zlio | Strategy Consultant
  • Seatwave | Interim Country Manager Germany
  • iBOOD | Interim VP Operations
  • Channel Advisor | Vice President Germany
  • yourART | Co-Founder
  • eBay | Head of Platform Solutions Group
  • eBay | Senior Manager Computer & Gaming
  • oil on mars | Founder & Managing Director
  • GRAVIS | Director Product Marketing & E-Commerce
  • PowerMedia | Manager Business Development
ADVISOR
"Pascal is one of the Top 100 German Internet Thought-Leaders."Wirtschaftswoche, 2012

WORK | PRESENT AND FUTURE

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).

ten|x
ten|x / Advisory & Business Development Firm

ten|x is an advisory and business development firm specializing in open innovation and entrepreneurship. We don't hypothesize - we experiment, we get our hands dirty and we build things. more →

Speaker Bureau
Speaker Bureau / Keynote and Public Speaking

Pascal is an acclaimed public speaker, delivering keynotes and workshops on topics ranging from entrepreneurship, open innovation and technology trends for clients worldwide. more →

The Heretic
The Heretic / Daily Newsletter for Entrepreneurs

The Heretic is a daily newsletter about entrepreneurship, the art of the start and doing the work. It's raw, unfiltered and opinionated. All straight to your inbox. You will like it. more →

POWER UP
POWER UP / Inspiring and Supporting Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship starts with inspiration. Gather at least 50 likeminded people and have Pascal present his deck on entrepreneurship - either via video conference or in person. more →

Blog
Blog / Thoughts and Ramblings

Thoughts on entrepreneurship, technology and impact. more →

GyShiDo
GyShiDo / The Productivity Movement

The Art of Getting Your Shit Done. more →

Mentor for Good
Mentor for Good / Supporting Tech Non-Profits

Founded by entrepreneurs and battle-hardened executives, Mentor for Good is a voluntary organization providing all aspects of business advice and hands-on support to social good companies. more →


CONTACT | GET IN TOUCH

Email //
p@finette.com

LinkedIn //
@pfinette

Twitter //
@pfinette

Phone //
650.526.8348