Ralf Rottmann



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Ralf Rottmann is a serial entrepreneur from Germany who sold his second company to Vodafone in November 2019. His first company got acquired by Alcatel-Lucent in 2008. Ralf retired in April 2021 and now lives in a small village near Dortmund.

Ralf is an active business angel and does early-stage investments via Rottmann Ventures. As a Managing Partner at R13W, he also invests into digital ideas with his long standing business partner, Martin Willnow. Ralf served on the IOTA Foundation Board of Directors, overseeing assets with a combined market cap of 3 billion US Dollars. He has been selected for the Digital Economy Advisory Council North Rhine-Westphalia constituted by Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart.

With more than two decades of building and growing successful companies, Ralf focuses on strategies for the connected economy. He is passionate about the Internet, the social effects of new technology, net politics and digital culture. In his free time, Ralf loves to play with and program professional stage lighting, media and audio technology - a hobby that he has had since he was 15 years old.

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Angel Investor & Retired Founder. Passionate about the Internet, social effects of new technology, net politics & digital culture. Prolight & Sound enthusiast. Threema: ET24PMYC 🇩🇪 https://rottmann.net

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Ralf Rottmann
Weiderechteweg 4
44229 Dortmund · Germany
Threema ET24PMYC

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