Axel Schmiegelow is a serial entrepreneur and new media expert from Europe - focused on the web, social media, and software.

Axel has co-founded several game-changing startups from Europe, including the IPTV platform sevenload, the social travel company itravel, travel retail software company webtravel, and the first online bookmarking service, oneview. His investment company, dw capital, was also the co-founding angel investor in Europe’s leading online review company Qype and a number of other innovative startups. MIT is a shareholder in dw capital.

Axel has more than 15 years of experience as a consultant, agency executive and serial entrepreneur. He is known for his enthusiastic and entrepreneurial spirit combined with a business-savvy, venture capitalist understanding and attitude. He is considered an expert in marketing, social media and entrepreneurship, and is a regular keynote speaker at leading industry events.

Axel studied Law with a scholarship from the elite German National Academic.