Dr. Marc Klages is a founder, investor, technology enthusiast and networker. As a partner of WAVE ONE, he brings his knowledge as an expert in strategy, entrepreneurship, digital business models, mergers & acquisitions and community building to forward-looking projects.
As founder and managing director of Ventr GmbH, he supports start-ups, SMEs and corporations in the digitization of their business models. To this end, Ventr GmbH operates, among other things, its own technology companies as supporting units and has access to specialized teams from its network, enabling Ventr to act for its customers in a targeted and efficient manner and to develop and implement innovative solutions from a single source as a one-stop store.
Dr. Klages was Managing Director of M&A and Digital Diversification at Madsack Mediengruppe in Hannover for many years and drove companies such as stashcat.de, deinetierwelt.de, clevershuttle.de, abihome.de or myenso.de.
His own activities as a business angel include successful start-ups such as dankebox.de, perbaccowein.de, schuelerkarriere.de or robin.tv. With companies and portals such as hardwareluxx.com, my-mediastore.de, gfdb.de and heinekingmedia.de he already created established companies in his past.
Furthermore, Dr. Klages is founder and chairman of the Bundesverband digitale Bildung e.V. and mentor for start-ups (e.g. NBank, Venture Villa, Axel Springer Plug & Play Accelerator).