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Investor/Founder Fireside Chat with Westtech Ventures & cloudControl

  • Mar 10, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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We are proud to present the next BSC fireside chat: a conversation between an investor and a founder with Masoud Kamali, the CEO and founder of WestTech Ventures, and Thomas Ruland, the COO and founder of cloudControl. Masoud and Thomas will speak to their unique points of view on founding companies, raising funding, and the way to growth in B2B and tech.


Masoud Kamali, is the CEO and Founder of WestTech Ventures. He is also the Founder of the S&S Media Group, he is an international entrepreneur by heart who has built the media group from scratch since 1995. With his fine sense of finding new trends he played a big part in giving new technologies and new trends the right amount of attention in publishing. His publishing house has offices in Frankfurt am Main, Potsdam, London, San Francisco and Berlin and organizes tech conferences in even more countries. As a publisher of magazines, books and online portals and as conference organizer for major technologies from Java and .NET to web development and mobile technologies, Masoud Kamali is one of the most influential figures in international tech from Germany. He studied computer science and philosophy in Frankfurt am Main, lived and worked in Singapore and Silicon Valley and has recently moved with his family to Berlin.

Thomas Ruland is founder and COO of cloudControl, Europe’s leading PaaS provider. He leads and organizes all of cloudControl’s business processes and is also responsible for human resources and business intelligence. Previously he worked as an analyst at UBS Investment Bank and has significant expertise in the area of finance. Ruland studied International Business Economics at the University of Maastricht and the NCCU Taipei.

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    July 14, 2014

  • Ron B.

    Great Meetup, very interesting topic.

    1 · March 12, 2014

  • Daniela

    Very helpful for early stage start ups. As a journalist I am amazed how clear and to the point the meetings at hub:raum are structured. See you there again soon.

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • Bernhard M.

    I received some useful experience on how to proceed with my own startup. Thks!

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • Thomas G. K.

    Great to see, hear & meet Massoud & Thomas.
    Find interesting New Contacts.

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • Yaknel

    Hi! are dogs allowed?

    2 · March 9, 2014

    • Timo S.

      Sorry, no dogs in the hub:Raum!

      March 10, 2014

  • Ron B.

    Will this meetup be held in English?

    March 10, 2014

    • Di D.

      Yes it'll all be in English

      1 · March 10, 2014

  • Daniela

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    March 9, 2014

  • Joseph D.

    Hi! I am a Co Founder of a under-wrapped project that hopefully will flatten the entrepreneurial landscape. I hail from from San Luis Obispo,CA but will be residing in Europe for 6 months for professional reasons. I have extensive knowledge in the fields of youth entrepreneurship crowd-sourced innovation, and work currently at Rocket Internet as an intern and as a freelance web dev and consultant. I look forward to seeing you all soon.

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Michael G.

    I am a cofounder of an analytics and customer intelligence SaaS startup called and advise startups. I have worked in high tech for 18 years including Silicon Valley, Paris, London and Israel. Meet me at

    1 · March 8, 2014

  • Ron B.

    From Israel

    1 · March 7, 2014

  • Di D.

    Hi all, this fireside chat is being postponed to the beginning of March due to scheduling issues. We'll announce the new fixed date shortly.

    February 15, 2014

  • Maurice K.

    Dutch looking forward to meet Berlin startup community. See you 18th!

    February 12, 2014

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    February 6, 2014

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