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Widely considered one of the godfathers of esports, Jens launched his first esports online platform gamers.de in 1997, which he sold in 1999 to then found ESL in 2000. As CEO for ten years, Jens grew ESL into the world's most prestigious esports brand and, along with it, paved the way for esports to go mainstream.
In 2015, international entertainment company MTG acquired a majority stake in ESL, marking the first acquisition of an esports company by a traditional media organization.
Malte graduated in Industrial Engineering and Business Management from Nordakademie and is active as an entrepreneurial leader, investor and operator in the media, games and esports space for over 20 years.
Scott held Co-founder and CEO roles at influencer marketing and digital content companies Digital Artists and Icebox and was an early leader in the U.S. online games industry as SVP of Corporate Development for Gazillion.
He advised the world’s leading entertainment companies on the games industry while at McKinsey, and previously served at Deutsche Bank and Carlyle Group. He has an MBA from Kellogg and an MPA from Harvard.
Over the past years, Moritz advised the world’s leading publicly listed technology corporations on over $300B transaction volume across M&A, IPOs, VC, and other strategic transactions. For his work at the interface of Wall Street and Silicon Valley, he was recognized among the Forbes 30 Under 30 and Capital 40 Under 40.
A former #1 ranked esports player of Diablo II, Moritz now also enjoys "analog" sports including Ironman and ultramarathon races. He holds an MBA and M.A. from Stanford University.
Prior to BITKRAFT, Martin was the Operating Partner of a Palo Alto-based VC firm with over $250mm in AUM. Martin started his professional career as a consultant at PwC where he performed financial due diligence in almost 20 countries. Martin has an MBA from the University of Chicago and is a CPA. He is also a graduate of the Kauffman Fellows Program.
Prior to BITKRAFT, Leonard started his career at Auda, a private equity fund in NYC. Leonard is a huge esports fan himself and can be found online under the alias LennyLongLegz.
Before joining BITKRAFT, Jasper gained experiences at Amundi Asset Management, a leading European asset manager, at BITKRAFT’s Seed Fund, and as an analyst at Lakestar, a successful European venture capital firm.
Jasper studied business administration and philosophy at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and Columbia University in the City of New York. Besides a history in traditional sports competing as a golfer on a national level in Germany, he has always been dedicated to esports since his early childhood, reaching the top percentiles of players across different major game titles.