Thomas Bachem


I'm an internet entrepreneur since 2000, founded and built up multiple companies.


I'm passionate about software development and digital product design. I try my best to contribute to some open source projects.


I want to foster entrepreneurship in Germany, empower young entrepreneurs and strengthen the startup ecosystem.


“Real artists ship.”

Steve Jobs

My Companies & Projects

German Startups Association

The German Startups Association is the lobby and voice of startups in Germany. I co-founded the association in 2012 and am actively volunteering as a member of the board since.

Germany's most popular job application editor. More than 50,000 people per month use the site to create their professional cover letter & CV. Sold to XING in May 2014.

Scaling Technologies

My very first company – founded in 2000, we support a handful of exclusive and very satisfied customers in hosting and managing their websites and IT platforms.

United Prototype

United Prototype is a small internet agency – we design and develop websites & online platforms for exclusive customers. Not pursuing any new business right now as I focus on other ventures.

Code University

We need to improve higher education for software developers. That's why I'm establishing a private, interna­tional, state-accredited university and campus for the digital tech economy.

Bachem Ventures

My personal investment holding that manages my business angel investments in other startups.


sevenload once was the largest German photo & video platform. Founded in 2005 with more than 100 employees, people called us the "German YouTube". Sold to Hubert Burda Media in 2010.


Fliplife was a browser-based online game where players created their virtual lifes and pursued the career of their dreams. Founded in 2010, sold to KaiserGames in 2012 (subsequently sold to GIGA Digital).