Klaus Pontius is an entrepreneur, business coach and engineer. He holds a degree in electrical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) of university of Karlsruhe, Germany (today KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology). With the diploma in his pocket he followed the call of entrepreneurship and founded his first business in 1988. The focus of this venture was marketing and sales of PCB CAD systems in Europe. Excited by the enormous potential of PC-based engineering tools he designed and built a cost-effective and innovative B2B-sales-model. A number of innovations followed as well as quite a few VC, M&A and Private Equity transactions. Since 2008, he operates as a business consultant in a network of experienced colleagues of various disciplines, Graf Lambsdorff & Compagnie.