March 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.