company builder with a deep passion
for smart data, technology and excellent products


Christian loves to start companies from scratch. He is strategically tackling problems of our everyday life, aiming to use natural and human resources more efficiently. His focus is on leveraging data-driven approaches and on creating beautiful yet simple products.

Being skilled in law, business administration and IT, Christian combines entrepreneurial thinking with technological approaches. He is deeply rooted in the Legal Tech industry. Besides, he enjoys discovering different disciplines and gaining expertise in various industries. He is always looking for the underlying patterns in one industry and transfers this knowledge to other markets, connecting people and ideas. Out of this conviction and expertise, Christian is advising cross-industry decision-makers in German mittelstand and DAX companies to become more efficient, compliant and effective by smart data and process automation.

He is a partner and founding member of ten., the leading b2b Legal Tech venture builder, and works in senior positions in the portfolio companies. Christian is Co-Initiator and Head of Frankfurt Forward, a 1:1 matchmaking initiative connecting established industry players with young startups. He is also leading a management consultancy, an independent European venture builder, tackling fundamental resource problems. Previously, he was Director of Investment at the FiZ Frankfurt Biotechnology Innovation Center and Management Consultant in the field of competitive intelligence. He is currently based in Frankfurt am Main.

Driven by his entrepreneurial spirit, Christian is also a mentor and investor. He has privately invested in data-driven companies tackling the inefficient use of resources, particularly shaping the Health and Food Tech industry. Just as important as the startup’s industry focus are the company’s values. Loyalty, hands-on mentality, as well as open direct communication are key to Christian.

Moreover, he is a member of several supervisory and advisory boards, think tanks and regional initiatives. He also co-hosts the Venture Capital Forum that brings together the foremost investors, founders, and media representatives and is an alumnus of the Global Shapers of the World Economic Forum.

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CO_BUILDING is an independent European venture builder, tackling fundamental resource problems.

Now, together, for future generations.

ten. is the leading legal tech venture builder. Together with the most experienced legal experts, we build highly scalable b2b solutions for the European legal market.
Lintum is a cloud-based RFP and bidding tool, designed specifically for in-house counsel, to significantly reduce external legal spend and increase quality, transparency and compliance.
LegalTegrity is a digital whistleblowing platform for small and medium-sized companies, allowing to report incidents anonymously online or by phone. Simply reliable.
LIVELEX is a cloud-based collaboration platform to create, negotiate and sign contracts with multiple parties in real-time and in one place.
Evangelische Akademie Frankfurt creates room for controversial discussions, innovative impulses and current debates in an intercultural, multi-religious society.

Frankfurt Forward is the independent matchmaker and innovation driver for the startup ecosystem FrankfurtRhineMain. Through networking and knowledge transfer, it promotes the further development of innovation and digitization in Frankfurt.

Friday cooking is about bringing people from different backgrounds together. Over an authentic vegetarian two-hour late lunch, interesting guests from politics and the startup ecosystem, among others, exchange ideas on a variety of topics in a cosy atmosphere.

The VCF Venture Capital Forum is a unique platform for the startup ecosystem and inventor of the first Reverse Elevator Pitch, where European VCs present first-hand insights and valuable experiences to promising startups.


We are always looking for talents from different backgrounds to join our teams in our portfolio companies. Diversity and inclusion are core to our values, but we need to do more to achieve our goals. Please reach out to us and apply now for the open positions. 


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