As angel investor, entrepreneur, and former manager at a Fortune 100 company AT&T, Volker has been involved in the mobile, corporate & open innovation and startup space during his 15 years in Silicon Valley and for the past 5 years in China & Taiwan as co-founder of Yushan Ventures.
Prior to founding Yushan Ventures, Volker was vice president at investment bank Rutberg & Co. His clients included Nokia, QUALCOMM, KPMG, Admob, and Morgenthaler Ventures, to name a few.
Volker has a reputation for creating profitable partnerships and building ecosystems. Previously, Volker was at Google, focused on the German search engine market and spent his early career as Manager of Market Intelligence at IDG, where he directed research programs and conferences. With an impressive network in the Asia Pacific Region, Volker is an advisor to APEC and Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs’ SMEA, he conceptualized the APEC Accelerator Network, ran the MobileMonday Taipei Chapter, Startup Weekend Taiwan events, brought the investment fund Startup Labs and AngelLabs to Asia, and is advisor at Mobile Metrix, a social venture incubated at Stanford University with operations in Brazil. Volker holds a B.A. of Financial Law from the University of Bielefeld, Germany and he has presented at leading mobile industry conferences in the United States, China, S. Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Bahrain, Malaysia and Singapore.