Denis Bartelt is the founder and CEO of Startnext, the largest crowdfunding community in the German-speaking area. In 2003, Bartelt founded his internet software agency ‚tyclipso.net’ located in Dresden and together with Tino Kreßner he founded the crowdfunding platform www.startnext.com in 2010. Two years later, they founded Finlane as a software and payment service for crowdfinancing platforms. Denis Bartelt is coauthor of ‚Das Crowdfunding Handbuch’, which was published in 2015. He is a trained advertising photographer and before founding his companies he has worked in several agencies as a photographer, project leader, marketing and product manager.