Speaker: Michael Wax
Michael Wax is a serial entrepreneur with a successful track record building B2B software businesses, having collectively raised >$100M and hired >300 people. He is currently Co-Founder and Managing Director at Forto GmbH, Europe's first digital freight forwarding company, building a digital backbone for the multi-trillion global trade market. The company offers platform integrated services to business customers for shipping and managing freight via sea, air and rail. Currently the company serves more than 2000 clients with a staff of 200 people in 9 different offices across Asia and Europe. Forto has successfully raised > $50M from Maersk, Northzone and Global Founders Capital. Prior to founding Forto, Michael founded KONUX, an AI company that focuses on infrastructure monitoring, funded by investors such as Andy Bechtholsheim, NEA or Alibaba. Michael previously worked in consulting at Bain & Company and holds a Masters degree in industrial engineering from TU Munich, alongside studying at UC Berkeley and HKUST.