Lars Hinrichs

Lars Hinrichs is an entrepreneur and investor. Besides his own projects such as XING, HackFwd, Apartimentum, Politik-Digital he actively invests in companies from Europe and America. In addition, he is a member of the supervisory board or advisory board of various companies, advises politicians on digitization issues and speaks as a speaker on entrepreneurship. Lars Hinrichs is a member of many networks such as Young presidents Organization, Young Gloobal Leaders, Atlantik Brücke.

The goal must always be to create a new market or to disrupt an existing one.

  • Previous experience:

    – Three companies founded: Political Digital, XING, HackFwd
    – Supervisory Board of XPension, Deutsche Telekom
    – Advisor: CCEP (Coca Cola), Target Global, DTCP
    – many investments

  • Favorite quote:

    “If you stop getting better, you stop being good.”

Q -What was the most important "learning" in your entrepreneurial career?
LH -That as a CEO you don't have to be the best in everything, but that you the person for the position in question must be the person responsible for to inspire companies who love this task and who are able to is the best. The task of the CEO is to ensure the success of the company in the future.
Q -What is a "deal breaker" for you?
LH -Regarding people: Dishonesty, Bozos
Regarding companies: If they only improve and not fundamentally change. Either create a new market or change an existing one disruptive must always be the target. It is about solving big problems.
Q -What technological progress do you hope for the most?
LH -Binding CO2 - the biggest task of mankind at the moment to to slow down climate change.
Q -How do you combine your startup investments with your everyday work?
LH -I prefer to invest in companies that solve a real problem. Especially if I have the same one. For these companies I am available at any time, even at 3:00 a.m. during the holidays.
Q -Which founders do you find most inspiring?
LH -Warren Buffet, Elon Musk, Marco Borries.
Q -What are your top 3 favorite podcasts/books?
LH -Napoleon Hill - "Think and grow rich"
OMR Podcast with Philipp Westermeyer
All books by Malcolm Gladwell.
Press enter or esc to cancel