Andreas Schmid

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

Experienced CTO looking for new venture
Andreas's Skills
Technical
Programming
Product Management
Sales
Marketing
Management
Finance
Business Development
Design
Operations
User Experience
Strategy
Fundraising
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Andreas

8 years of professional experience as an entrepreneur, chief technology officer and management consultant with a focus on development and management of web and mobile applications. Participation in the product management and development process of 30+ digital products, 10+ times as a product or technical lead.

Leadership experience in managing teams of 10+ developers and up to 5 projects simultaneously. Expertise in recruiting and developing tech talent from leading 500+ interviews as well as mentoring and advising 20+ employees and entrepreneurs. Strong familiarity with theoretical concepts from teaching weekly classes on product development at Germany’s top engineering university for 3 years. Deep technical expertise (operational hands-on proficiency in full-stack web development, mobile applications for iOS and Android, embedded systems, machine learning, system administration, databases) as well as experience in adjacent fields such as design, usability, online marketing, fundraising and sales.

Highly motivated individual with exceptional analytical abilities. Effective communicator with a result-oriented mindset as well as a strong business sense and entrepreneurial drive.

Work Experience

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

SportsGuru

November 2015 - June 2016

Co-founded a mobile video company targeting sports fans. Designed and built a state-of-the-art iOS app together with a Node.js backend as well as the company’s IT infrastructure from scratch with a team of 3 developers and 1 designer. Advanced the concept from idea to beta within 3 months and to launch in the app store within 5 months. Met all deadlines and scalability requirements and rolled out monthly updates without significant downtimes or service interruptions.

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

slicklaunch

August 2014 - November 2015

Founded and built an off-shore software development company from scratch. Attracted 10+ clients within in the first year of operation and completed all 15+ contracts for web and mobile applications within budget and on time working with dedicated developer teams in Eastern Europe and South East Asia.

Interim Chief Technology Officer

Gassiheld/Paketfrei

July 2016 - February 2017

Set up two spin-off ventures for a German online start-up as a co-owner. Designed and built two separate web applications based on PHP and React from scratch on a tight deadline within budget. Launched both online services on time within a time period of just 7 months.

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

erledigungen.de

November 2013 - August 2014

Founded and launched an online start-up which allows customers to outsource tasks (similar to TaskRabbit). Built the company together with its PHP-based web platform and IT infrastructure from the ground up and grew it to 14 employees. Served 1000+ clients in the first year of operation, raised a mid-sized 6-digit funding round and installed a management team. Continuous advisory and supervision of the management team to date to further the venture.

Member of the Management Team

Center for Digital Technology and Management

May 2009 - July 2013

Co-managed a university-affiliated entrepreneurial education and start-up incubation program with 12 employees, 100 students and 8 newly founded ventures each year. Closely advised and supported 20+ start-ups in developing minimum viable products. Taught classes on product development, entrepreneurship and business development at Germany’s top engineering university. Led product development projects with industry partners such as Siemens, BMW, Infosys, 3M, BCG, Roland Berger and Holtzbrinck Ventures.

Education

University of California Berkeley

Visiting Scholar

2008 - 2008

Ludwig-Maximilians-University

BSc & MSc Computer Science

2002 - 2008

Technical University Munich

PhD Candidate Computer Science

2009 - 2013