I'm a German/American startup entrepreneur who grew up in Germany, then lived in China for almost a decade and now in this fine city, living the startup dream.
My background is in IT and startups. First worked at IBM in Shanghai China, then co-founded BizSphere ((website hidden)) and now on a mission to improve sexual health in America with (website hidden) - making it as easy as possible to do responsible STD testing from home!
Most who know me will tell you that I have traits of a geek - totally into science, sci-fi and gadgets but also practice Thai boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, work out in the gym, scuba dive and hiking. Love traveling the world. Been to 34 countries on 6 continents. Some highlights for me were China for its inspiring energy and rapid change and Chile for its landscapes and wines (big Carmenere fan).
What I really love about this city are its views. Even from our roof top, I can see treasure island, the Bay Bridge and the Coit tower. This is really adding quality of life to this city which also is pretty much the ideal place for me to work right now.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, American History X, Bitter Moon, Mission Impossible I (not the sequels), Aliens, Willow... so basically intelligent thrillers, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Action is Ok every once in a while but it can't be too dull, comedies to spice it up
Shows: Minutesphysics, VSauce, VLogBrothers
Books: Lord of the Rings, Der Schwarm, A short history of time
Music: Blind Guardian, Metallica, Cacophony, Sepultura, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, Charlie Parker, Mobb Deep, Wu Tang Clan, Busta Rhymes, Prodigy, Faithless, David Tao, Harry Belafonte, Gordon Lightfood, Kenny Rogers, Gospel, Flamenco, Traditional Chinese music
Food: Total omnivore, nothing I don't eat. Dare to ask :)
Favourite dish: Mom's Pastel de Papas