The Startup Expert

Enabler Profile

After studying Business Administration at the University of Hamburg Thomas Claussen started in 1983 with Accenture (at that time Arthur Andersen) as consultant. He worked his way up to partner until in 2003 he decided to become self-employed and work as business angel, founder and independent consultant in the startup scene. At ambiotex he is responsible as CFO/General Manager for Finance & Administration and Investor Relations. Since 1.4.2016 he is chairing the supervisory board of ambiotex and acts as consultant/advisor to corporations in the areas of digitization and implementation of new business models. He is 63 years, married, lives in Frankfurt, has three grandchildren, and holds a private helicopter pilot license.

Areas of Competence
•           Strong technical background from 20 years of designing, planning and implementing information systems
•           Over 15 years of experience in the startup eco-system
•           Strong leadership and mentoring skills
•           Comprising Project- und Program-Management
•           Accounting and Controlling, balance sheet analysis
•           Building and evaluating business cases
•           Establishing administrational processes in enterprises
•           Fund raising opportunities for startups
•           Building and managing incubator and accelerator programs for corporates
•           Industry know how in public administration, retail, transportation, telco
•           6 months intensive experience from Silicon Valley
•           International work experience from US, Canada, France, Italy, UK

Scheme of focus: Implementation, Project Management, Accelerator Programs, Change Management, Founding, Startup Advisory

Vita Thomas Claussen

  • since 2016 enable2grow GmbH, Senior Advisor
  • 2012 – 2014 Studay GmbH, Co-Founder, MD
  • 2009 – 2011 NIS time AG, Owner and Chairman of the Board
  • 2004 – 2008 Suppstanz AG, Founder and MD
  • since 2003 Leoncini Beteiligungsverwaltung GmbH, Founder, Business Angel, MD
  • 1993 – 2003 Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting), Partner
  • 1977 – 1983 Business Economics, University of Hamburg