Kai Hansen

Kai Hansen is a successful serial entrepreneur and investor from Berlin, Germany, and Founding Partner of Rheingau Founders.

He studied business administration with focus on entrepreneurship and marketing at the EBS Business School in Oestrich-Winkel (Germany), Auckland and Buenos Aires.

During his last year at university Kai founded his first startup, sportme, a social community for athletes, with Philipp Hartmann and Dr. Tobias Johann in March 2007, before going on to create Rheingau Founders together. Since then Kai has been actively involved in founding and developing 20 more startups.

As Founder & Managing Director, Kai was recently responsible for the success of Lieferando, a European delivery service startup which was acquired by the market leader Takeaway.com in 2014 for more than US$100mn. With Lieferando Kai build a fast growing, multinational marketplace in a highly competitive environment and learned what it takes to make a startup successful. At Rheingau Founders, Kai is responsible for new ideas and business model development. With his extensive operational knowledge he also provides the portfolio companies with hands-on advice and strategic guidance, especially with developing efficient processes and operations.

No matter if it’s about surfing waves or dirt – with Kai you’ll have passionate sports and outdoor enthusiasm at your side!