Jeff Katz

Founder

JK Ventures & Consulting UG

From the beginning, I was interested in electronics and computers. Thus, when I grew up, I became a serial entrepreneur, founding companies in a wide variety of industries, including security, finance, and IT. With this background in engineering, computer science, and business, I am at once a forward-thinking technologist and a practical engineer.

As I see mentoring as beneficial for both the mentor and the mentee, I’d like to offer my support in the areas of Technical Entrepreneurship, Data-driven Business Models, IoT System Design and Manufacturing.

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Jeff moved to Berlin in 2012 to cofound the startup KIWI. Since then, he's also founded the Berlin Hardware Accelerator HARDWARE.co, spoken internationally on Internet of Things and Privacy, and worked within a corporate startup.

Recently he has been consulting and advising companies of all sizes on their data strategy, from collection to processing and service delivery. As well as Ampair, he is a mentor for Techstars and advisor to several Berlin startups. He is well equipped to help you with IoT, Hardware, and System Architecture, but is equally valuable advising on commercial topics such as fund raising, business model/g2m, and delivering customer value.