Marek Janetzke
About Marek

Marek Janetzke

Curious about new developments and ideas, this is my place to share links, ideas, articles and opinions. Already during school, I worked as radio reporter to explore how things work on the listener's behalf. To start my first company, I learned to code in PHP and MySQL and am still very passionate about tech-driven innovative products. During my studies, we launched the largest live streaming radio station for sports. After that, I helped Flightright to grow from 3 to 150+ people and win as the market leader in Europe. I am passionate about Entrepreneurship and connecting with interesting people. If you also love to share and discuss new ideas and opportunities please reach out to me!

Professional background:

• CEO of Flightright, the leading consumer service for travelers with delayed or cancelled flights
• Founder of Fangeist, the first online radio station for the 3rd German football league together with Axel Springer (the largest German media house).
• Founder of Soundarchiv, an online library for sound effects
• Advised a variety of ICT clients such as 3M New Ventures on topics like market research, product strategy, online marketing and financial planning.
• Worked in E-Commere Strategy at the Otto Group
• Worked in Investment Management at High-Tech Gründerfonds, Germany's leading Early-Stage VC
• Received an M.Sc. in Business Administration (Entrepreneurship & New Business Venturing) with distinction from the Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands
• Received a B.Sc. in Business Administration with honors from the University of Bayreuth, Germany
• Was awarded a merit-based scholarship of the Foundation of German Business

Marek Janetzke
  • „On behalf of the shareholders, I would like to thank Mr. Janetzke very much for many years of extraordinarily good and trusting cooperation, the high level of personal commitment and the outstanding achievements for the company. He led Flightright from startup to market leader in Europe and exceeded the set growth targets repeatedly during his leadership.”

    Andreas van Bon, BFB Frühphasenfonds Brandenburg GmbH
  • “Mr. Janetzke did not only understand our business model in no time, but immediately contributed with invaluable concepts and subsequent output far beyond expectations on every level of activity. His skills as an all-rounder allow him to execute hands-on on all relevant parts of an internet business: business models website design- and -programming, online-marketing – underlined by a strong general business-acumen, sharp-analytical skills in combination with a refreshing propensity for the practical. At the same time, Mr. Janetzke is able to think big, drawing a visionary roadmap how to develop a start-up into a high-performance organization.”

    René Seifert, CEO MillionMiles Media Ltd.
  • “Mr. Janetzke has – also because of his own entrepreneurial experience – an invaluable sense for business models and potentials of innovative startups especially in the Internet industry.”

    Dr. Alexander von Frankenberg, CEO High-Tech Gründerfonds