Oliver co-initiated ECN in 2012 and established it as international NGO in 2013 as founding Executive Director and Chairman. He has been driving ECNs professional activities with a view to establish an independent industry representation for the emerging crowdfunding sector.
The past decade, Oliver has worked with venture capital, microfinance, technology and social entrepreneurship in both commercial and non-profit settings in Europe and the USA. A former journalist, he started his career in the early 1990s in the publishing and business information industries. Oliver holds Masters degrees from Solvay Business School and from the University of Hamburg and studied at SEESS (UCL) in London.
Oliver is an Advisory Board Member at Förderkreis Gründungs-Forschung e.V. (FGF), a member of the advisory board of the FutureMediaLab, a mentor at InnoHub and co-founder at Lendery.co