The gardener.

Stefan Menden

Stefan Menden is a Berlin-based experienced entrepreneur and business angel in the web 2.0, publishing and mobile space.
He is originally from Cologne, where he has founded several technology companies and is the founder-CEO of the social career network He has worked as a venture capitalist with Straub Ventures in London and is a co-founder of the European Venture Capital Network in London and of mobile booking start-up JustBook. Following the exit of JustBook to Secret Escapes, he is currently building the travel brand as Managing Director Germany. He has been an internet-entrepreneur since 1999.

His previous work experience includes the strategy consulting firm Oliver Wyman in Munich and Dubai where he worked on various growth and turn-around cases in telecoms, retail and private-equity. He holds a Master’s in Business Management and international management from University of Cologne. He was president and later member of the advisory board of the OFW World Business Dialogue and today serves on OFW’s advisory board. He is a co-founder of the European Pirate Summit – an entrepreneur event in Cologne. Above that he loves cooking fiery-hot asian dishes and enjoys cooling them down with Kölsch, Cologne's local brew.