Dr. Ulrich Schmitz

Managing Director, Axel Springer Digital Ventures

Disrupt Disruption

Dr. Ulrich Schmitz

Ulrich (“Uli”) is the Managing Director of Axel Springer Digital Ventures, a founding director of FreeTech, the Axel Springer Academy of Journalism and Technology, as well as the cofounder of the Axel Springer Plug and Play Accelerator. Previously he was CTO of Axel Springer’s Electronic Media Division.

Learn what made Axel Springer, one of the largest European media companies, a true champion in innovation and disruption, how they make M&A work, and why things take (a lot of) time and thus patience.


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