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Silicon Alps

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The docu-series ”Silicon Alps“ tells the story of Christopher Obereder, the 27-year-old Serial Entrepreneuer, Forbes 30 under 30 member and one of leading growth hackers worldwide. The Munich-born tech prodigy is something of a household name among celebs and founders in Silicon Valley. He has been featured throughout the leading media outlets including Forbes, Business Insider, Tech Crunch, USA Today, Financial Times. 

Throughout the series Christopher showcases his best growth hacks, how we was able to raise millions in funding and what it took to win in Silicon Valley. The series also offers a deep insight into the crypto scene and many scenes are filmed in Silicon Valley. 

Chris­to­pher Obere­der is a seri­al entre­pre­neur with a Midas touch. He pro­gram­med his first web­site at the age of 13 and star­ted his first com­pa­ny less than three years later. Now, just 27 years old, the Munich-born tech pro­di­gy is alrea­dy some­thing of a house­hold name among celebs and foun­ders in Sili­con Val­ley. He joi­ned the block­chain space in 2017 and has beco­me one of the key figu­res in the European tech sce­ne. 

Chris­to­pher Obereder’s jour­ney as an entre­pre­neur began ear­ly. He got his first start deli­vering news­pa­pers every week in his litt­le home­town when he was only twel­ve. After a tough win­ter dis­tri­bu­ting news­pa­pers in the cold, he made a move to war­mer work, and got a job sel­ling golf clubs during the sum­mer.

Short­ly after, Chris­to­pher beca­me fasci­na­ted with the tech space when a good fri­end began lear­ning pro­gramming. He star­ted buil­ding web­sites and Face­book fan pages when he was 13, and a few of the­se fan pages went viral. Soon he was mana­ging and inter­ac­ting with more than 25 mil­li­on Face­book fans. App and gaming com­pa­nies took noti­ce and approa­ched Chris­to­pher to help move their pro­duc­ts up the app store charts. “When peop­le star­ted approa­ching me to pro­mo­te their games, I knew that one day I wan­ted to launch my own game,” Chris­to­pher said. 

His first major start­up was "Inlo­pe": https://techcrunch.com/2014/11/26/inlope/

During his time at uni­ver­si­ty he was able to launch several wild­ly popu­lar games inclu­ding Psych, Okay?, and as a result, began working with some of the lar­gest influ­en­cers in soci­al media. Big names like Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Skrillex, King Bach and others pro­mo­ted his pro­duc­ts, and his game Ste­ve – The Jum­ping Dino­saur was later acqui­red by Gene­ra Games. 

Acqui­si­ti­on: https://techcrunch.com/2016/05/23/steve-the-jumping-dinosaur-lands-on-his-feet/

1M play­er in one week: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/psych-game-1m

Fol­lo­wing his stu­dies in finan­ce, Obere­der tried his hand at ban­king in Lon­don, and dis­co­ve­r­ed cor­po­ra­te life wasn’t the right place for him. “I knew that this was not my dream, and I wasn’t real­ly pas­sio­na­te about it, eit­her. So it was just a mat­ter of time until I tried some­thing else.”

So, after finis­hing uni­ver­si­ty, Chris­to­pher deci­ded to move to Sili­con Val­ley. “This was one of my best decisi­ons ever, I am so hap­py that I packed my bags and jum­ped on that pla­ne,” he said.

Once the­re, he lan­ded roles with the mar­ke­ting teams of some of the world’s lea­ding tech firms. It wasn’t long befo­re his col­leagues were cal­ling him the “soci­al media black magic artist.”

I know how to get apps into the top charts with rela­tively low costs, and this ope­ned a lot of doors in Sili­con Val­ley,” Chris­to­pher exp­lai­ned. Many of the lar­gest tech star­tups sought him out to pro­mo­te their apps, and his work even­tual­ly lan­ded him on the pres­ti­gious For­bes “30 under 30” list in 2017, after which he moved back to Ger­ma­ny.

For­bes 30 under 30: https://www.forbes.com/profile/christopher-obereder/

Soci­al Music Plat­form “Play­list”: https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/27/social-music-app-playlist-lets-you-listen-to-music-with-others-in-real-time/

Back home in Ger­ma­ny, Chris­to­pher star­ted to beco­me curious about the cryp­to space and was eager to learn more about it. Luck­i­ly, he ent­e­red the game ear­ly, and was able to con­nect with many cryp­to legends, inclu­ding Roger Ver and John McA­fee. He hel­ped with several well-known initi­al coin offe­rings, and then began mar­ke­ting one of the lar­gest cryp­to apps, cal­led Coin Stats.

Chris­to­pher was able to build one of the lar­gest cryp­to influ­en­cer net­works in the space and this gave him the necessa­ry reach to launch more suc­cess­ful pro­jec­ts. “I was always very inte­rested in the block­chain space and its impli­ca­ti­ons. When I saw that the­re wasn’t anyo­ne doing influ­en­cer mar­ke­ting in the cryp­to space in mid-2017, I star­ted tal­king to all the major play­ers and this was the per­fect oppor­tu­ni­ty to enter the mar­ket.” Now he works with more than 150 of the lar­gest cryp­to influ­en­cers in the world and his sphe­re of influ­ence extends to mil­li­ons of peop­le inte­rested in cryp­to tech­no­lo­gy.

His app Coin Stats beca­me one of the top 3 cryp­to apps on the mar­ket, and tracks more than $5 bil­li­on in cryp­to today, with more than 400,000 mon­th­ly users and 18,000 pay­ing custo­mers. “I am very proud to be part of this suc­cess sto­ry and I am exci­ted to see what comes next.”

In his most recent pur­su­it as an inter­na­tio­nal speaker on the block­chain cir­cuit, Chris­to­pher speaks at the lar­gest tech and cryp­to events around the world. “I want to inspi­re young tech entre­pre­neurs to live their dreams and fol­low their pas­si­on.”

CEBIT d!talk | 15.06.2018

"Learnings from Silicon Valley – Failed often, succeeded a few times."