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 Kizoothat came to fund and mentor some of Germany's most promising tech startups including Babbel,Mambu, andStaffbase.Forever Healthystarted 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 ofForever Healthy include the evaluation of new rejuvenation therapies, evidenced-based curation of the world's cutting-edge medical knowledge, the annualUndoing AgingConference, funding research projects on the root causes of aging, and supporting the creation of startups turning that research into therapies for human use.