Oliver is co-founder and Chairman of the European Crowdfunding Network AISBL, Brussels and an Executive Committee member of CF50 Inc., New York, the global think tank on crowdfunding. Oliver works as hands-on operational and strategic consultant on sustainable, innovative and open businesses and non-profits. The past 15 years, Oliver has worked with venture capital, crowdfunding,microfinance, technology and social entrepreneurship in both commercial and non-profit settings in Europe and the USA.
He is also working with the world’s largest accelerator programme the Silicon Valley based Founder Institute in expanding the programme across Europe. A former journalist, he started his career in the early 1990s in the publishing and business information and holds Masters degrees from Solvay Business School and from the University of Hamburg and studied at SEESS (UCL) in London.