Informatics, TU Vienna

Everyone said it was impossible, but I did not know that and did it

i²c Founder & Investor Talk #39 with Andreas Kern, Founder and CEO of


About 20 years ago, Andreas Kern was one of many with the ambition to start a business, who recognized the triumphant advance of the World Wide Web as their chance. And he was also one of those players in the so-called New Economy who did not survive the bursting of the dot-com bubble in 2000. Today he is convinced that the damage could not be lower. Because only then does he have the necessary experience a few years later to lead an idea with much greater disruptive potential to success with That this has been achieved in the long term approves the USP of the "investor revolution", which is still unchallenged worldwide even after five years. Why interdisciplinary thinking and the combination of technology, marketing and law were key factors for this success is the subject of this talk.


Prior to founding in 2012, Andreas Kern gained his professional experience in the Financial and Payment Industries. As COO of paybox Austria GmbH he managed the positive turnaround with revenues of more than 30 Mio. Euro and was co-founder of payolution GmbH, which was successfully sold to Skrill/moneybookers. Andreas Kern studied Mathematics and Computer Sciences, he holds a Master of Science degree in Innovation Management from Johannes Keppler Business School Linz and is certified exchange trader. He believes that “the major innovations of the coming decades will not only be technological but increasingly social innovations. Social trading has the potential to play a major part in this process by democratizing the financial markets.”


The Founder & Investor Talks organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien enable the audience to learn first-hand from experienced founders and investors. They share their international experiences, dos and don’ts and lessons learned during inspiring talks and answer questions in interactive Q&A-sessions. The talks are concluding with the possibility for networking with like-minded people accompanied by some free drinks. No fee, but registration is required on Eventbrite: