Dirk Lachowski

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Hanover, Germany

Founder & CEO at cobai.com
Dirk's Skills
Operations
Technical
Programming
Product Management
Finance
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

36-55

About Dirk

Bio:
- Born and living in germany
- Founder and ceo of two software companies (founded about 10 and 23 years ago)
- Studied computer science at the University of Braunschweig

Technical expertise:
Backend:
- Java
- Spring, SpringCloud, SpringCloud Nextflix
- MySQL, Cassandra
- Solr
- AWS (our platform runs on aws)

Frontend:
- ES6
- html, css
- ember.js

What we do / our product:
We build an ecommerce platform in the form of a multi sided marketplace. On one end we collect and aggregate product data (descriptions, images, documents, prices, sourcing info to name a few), on the other end we offer pre filled online stores to smaller and larger customers so they don't have to do the data ingress and the ongoing maintenance of the product feed. Our customers are in the range from sole proprietorships up to multi national companies (our biggest customer is doing business in 7 european countries and has > 1000 employees).

Focus for the next 18 month:
We are planning to expand to more european countries (france and spain will be next) and are heading for a branch in north america (preferably the united states). We are looking for partners/cofounders especially for the united states' market.

Quote

Next time you are afraid to share ideas remember someone once said in a meeting: "Let's make a film with a tornado full of sharks" -

Work Experience

Founder, CEO

cobai.com GmbH

April 2007 - Today

Founder, CEO

Lachowski Datensysteme GmbH

May 1994 - Today

Consultant, CTO

ALKA GmbH

January 2002 - January 2013

Education

Technische Universit├Ąt Braunschweig, Germany

Computer Science

1989 - 1993