Dr. Cornelius Boersch is the founder of Mountain Partners and has been a passionate entrepreneur, investor and founder of numerous technology companies for the past 25 years. Cornelius Boersch founded his first company during his studies, developing it into the smart card broker and RFID-producer ACG AG and successfully floating it on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 1999. Subsequently, Conny Boersch initiated the development of further RFID-based companies, such as Smartrac (IPO in 2006), Identiv (NASDAQ-listed since 2006) and recently the cashless payment systems providers Sandpiper Digital Payments. With the founding of Mountain Partners, Boersch dedicated himself to the development of internet and technology companies. Conny is the “European Business Angel of the Year 2009” and currently one of the most active and well-recognized Business Angels in Europe, whose investments are co-financed by the European Investment Fund. He studied at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel and earned his PhD from the University of Duisburg in Essen.