Volker is the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at the UK’s Medicines Discovery Catapult as well as a Venture Partner in the early-stage funds at Amadeus Capital, the Cambridge and London-based “deep” technology VC where he previously served as a general partner. As an angel investor, he was amongst the first money in companies like Pi-Top, Bibblio (acquired by Ex.Co), Wonde and Yoto.
He is an entrepreneur who has founded or co-founded a total of 7 companies to date. He is currently co-founder of Blue Beck, a 30-strong (mobile) software development, Chair of Advantage Creative as well as a co-founder of non-profit Tech North Advocates.
Previously, Volker was the Chief Strategy Officer at Scoreloop, a mobile social gaming platform, which he helped grow from (almost) inception to 450m users at its peak. The company was acquired by BlackBerry in 2011, where he then served as Global Head of Business Development – Games. He started his career as a corporate lawyer with Luther & Partner in Hamburg. He left private practice to work with one of the world’s first mobile technology incubators in 2000 and, over the next ten years, helped launch some of the earliest services and applications in the mobile space, including a mobile fan club for Britney Spears (2002) and Call of Duty 3 for feature phones (2006).