Michael and his brother Matthias are among the most successful founders of the German-speaking Internet industry. Alongside numerous other ventures, they created lastminute.de and turned it into the largest last-minute travel site in Germany.
Most notably, the brothers founded WEB.DE, and after a successful IPO, grew it into one of the country’s largest internet portals and online media businesses. After the successful sale of his companies, Michael created the seed-stage venture capital investor Kizoo that came to fund and mentor some of Germany’s most promising tech startups including Babbel, Mambu, and Staffbase.
Forever Healthy started out more than a decade ago as a personal quest to shed the extremely unhealthy lifestyle he acquired while building WEB.DE, and over time turned into the focus of his entrepreneurial energy: To enable people to vastly extend their healthy lifespan and be part of the first generation to cure aging.Initiatives of Forever Healthy include the evaluation of new rejuvenation therapies, evidenced-based curation of the world’s cutting-edge medical knowledge, the annual Undoing Aging Conference, funding research projects on the root causes of aging, and supporting the creation of startups turning that research into therapies for human use.