TL;DR: Hi, I’m Nader, a 37 year old Design-Developer-Hybrid / Chief Everything Officer currently living in Berlin, Germany. I am Co-Founder/Managing Partner at Berlin-based tech angel appstretto and work as Product Manager, Developer Experience for Shutterstock. I love combining business with technology, art and music.
On July 11, 1981 I was born in Vienna, Austria.
From the early age of 12 I had entrepreneurship in my blood and was trying out a lot of ideas to accumulate fame and revenue. While being in school I started to invest in stocks (I bought 9 Pcs. Microsoft shares right before the release of Windows 95, the guy at the bank was laughing at me) so after finishing school I quickly took on a job as customer support agent in order to put all my salary into stocks. During the .COM boom I nearly became a millionaire on paper and thought I was cool, after the .COM crash my investments were worth a lot less and I was back to normal.
While being at the love parade in Berlin, Germany in the early 2000 I decided this is the best city to live in. The initial plan to stay one year quickly turned into over 15 years. I freelanced as web designer, art director, developer for several years until starting Berlin-based media agency compuccino in 2007, selling it in 2014 and going full-time with appstretto in 2016 where I still remain as managing partner.
I dislike smalltalk and rather not speak at conferences much but sometimes there is no other option than stepping up the game and getting your shit together.
When I’m not working I love playing with my daughter and son, reading books and articles on my phone and dreaming up the next opportunity to accumulate fame and revenue 🙂
I’m passionate when it comes to technology improving our world, big ideas and interesting business (ad)ventures.