Axel Schultze is a successful 4 x entrepreneur. His first company was said to be never possible as redesigning global distribution seemed to be impossible. 10 years later, Computer 2000, was a highly profitable $10 Billion global distributor. His second company was said to never survive as the internet will eliminate the middleman. Today, Infinigate is the most successful Cyber Security provider in Europe. His third company, a digital stock exchange, was equally impossible and was only possible due to lack of legal rules. Due to regulatory changes WebStock had to be sold to a bank license owner. His forth company changed the way software is implemented in enterprises through the SaaS model. Today he runs an NGO and, again, introduces a paradigm shift in development aid. By not following the standard “rules” NGOs adopted, he tries to fundamentally shift the development aid from helping 3.5 billion people to survive, towards helping local entrepreneurs build, what all developed countries did at their evolution, building a prosper economy from within the country.
He is a published author, patent holder, was named one of the globally most influential startup accelerators in 2015, won the SF Entrepreneur Award in 2008, chaired the SaaS Channel Committee at the SIIA, was an early adviser of LinkedIn in 2003 one of the first executives authoring a blog, a beta user of Twitter.