Dr. Tobias Johann

Tobias launched his first profitable company before the beginning of his studies and doctorate in entrepreneurship at the European Business School. While studying, he also launched his first internet startup, sportme, a social community for athletes, with Philipp Hartmann and Kai Hansen in 2007, before going on to create Rheingau Founders as a co-founding platform. Since then he has founded many more startups individually and as part of Rheingau Founders.

At Rheingau Founders, Tobias provides portfolio companies with financial, operational and consultative guidance, mainly in the areas of finance, fundraising, law and strategy. Tobias is a passionate kite surfer, and is also involved in the Berlin startup scene as a business angel and mentor at Techstars, Axel Springer Plug & Play, Seedcamp, and Microsoft Ventures Accelerator. Tobias is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board of simplesurance, board member of itembase and formerly Rebuy, Lieferando and the EBS House of Ventures.

With his broad experience and critical mind, Tobias will continually challenge you and your business. A true “positive pain in the ass”!

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