Meet Tim Schumacher, Chairman at Eyeo the makers of Adblock Plus. Tim is the Co-founder and Chairman of Eyeo.com and he’s made various angel investments in his career. Eyeo, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, is the company behind popular ad blocking software Adblock Plus which has been downloaded over 400 million times world-wide. In 2001, Tim co-founded Sedo.com, the world’s largest domain market place. Since selling the company, he is an active as an Entrepreneur and/or Investor in various start-ups, like Eyeo, Ecosia, Stuffle, BasicThinking, Aklamio, Miomente, Home, Convida, Joblift, Apptopia and others.
On This Episode You’ll Learn:
About a year ago when Facebook publicly announced they would be forcing ads onto users even if they were using an ad blocker, what was it like for Tim to wake up and see those headlines everywhere?
Tim has become a very active angel investor in the digital marketing and privacy space, what stage does he like to get involved in and how has his investment thesis changed over the years?
Recently Tim opened up an office in Berlin after primarily running Eyeo based in cologne, why did he decide to expand into Berlin and what are some of the biggest differences between the startup scenes in Berlin vs. Cologne?
Tell us a little about the Cologne startup scene and it’s growth over the past 5 years.