Christian Göttsch started out in the Internet at the very early stages of the industry. He held various leadership roles at global players like Microsoft, Bertelsmann, AOL, and CompuServe. He managed corporate headquarters positions as well as several field operations – but ultimately wanted to create his own business.
He founded Experteer with the Mission to be the No 1 source for high-end positions trusted by candidates and recruiters. It operates a unique freemium business model, which monetizes both professionals and recruiters.
Experteer launched in May 2006 and since then has grown into all European key markets and the US. It was funded by Holtzbrinck Ventures, e.ventures and Wellington Partners. In 2008 it was awarded “Top 25 Most Promising Companies“, in 2009 it was awarded “Fastest Growing Internet Companies” by Media Momentum, Red Herring, AO and White Bull. Since 2012 Experteer is financially independent.
Today Experteer is Europe’s premium career & recruitment marketplace with over 5 million professionals and executives, who use Experteer as their trusted source to the high end job market. They get access to over 80,000 opportunities above € 60,000 and confidentially connect with more than 10,000 headhunters and 8,000 corporate recruiters across Europe. With a highly international team of over 200 employees, Experteer operates websites in ten European markets and the US. It is headquartered in Munich with sales presences in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Paris, Zurich, London, Amsterdam.
Christian studied in Munich (Germany), Berkeley (USA), and St. Gallen (Switzerland). He holds a masters in business with distinction and completed a Ph.D. on ‘Business Strategy in the Online Industry’ during the heydays of the Internet.
We are excited to welcome Christian on stage to share his story with us and look forward to learn more from his entrepreneurial path.
19:00-19:30 Get-together & drinks
19:30-20:30 Interview / Q&A
20:30-21:30 Networking, food & drinks
The interview will be led by Michael Sauter, who has been working in the digital industry for more than 15 years. Michael is Managing Director of QUARTER/TO ACADEMY, a services and training company that empowers individuals for the digital age.
Our Startup Grind Munich events are going to take place at Design Offices Arnulfpark. Providing an inspiring working and meeting environment it is the perfect place for our community events and entrepreneurial networking.