Prior to founding Yushan Ventures and YSeed, Volker was vice president at Rutberg & Co., a boutique investment bank in the mobile telecommunications industry with offices in San Francisco and Boston. His clients included Nokia, QUALCOMM, KPMG, Admob, and Morgenthaler Ventures.
Previously, Volker was at Google, focused on the German search engine market. Prior to Google he was Manager of Market Intelligence at IDG, where he directed research programs and conferences. Volker began his career in Germany at Commerzbank and co-founded a startup which facilitated joint ventures among German and Chinese small and mid-sized businesses.
As angel investor, entrepreneur, and manager at Fortune 100 company AT&T, Volker has been involved in the mobile and wireless space during his 15 years in Silicon Valley and most recently in Taiwan.
Volker is an advisor to the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs’ SMEA, he organizes the MobileMonday Taipei Chapter and Startup Weekend Taipei/Hsinchu/Kaohsiung/Tainan events, brought Startup Labs to Taiwan, and he is advisor at Mobile Metrix, a social venture incubated at Stanford University.
Volker has presented at mobile industry conferences in Bahrain, China, S. Korea, Russia, United States Taiwan and in Singapore.
Volker holds a B.A. in Financial Law from the University of Bielefeld in Germany and studied International Marketing at UC Berkeley Extension.