Born and raised in Austria, Josef worked and lived in Vienna, Sydney, Berlin, Zurich, and Panama before immigrating to the US in 2012 where he shortly after joined the booming crowdfunding industry and launched two startups in the space.
Josef is very involved in the crowdfunding ecosystem and has been a featured speaker at SXSW V2V, Social Media Week LA, Fundit USA, Metropole, #CFGE Crowdfund Global Expo, #Crowdfunding USA and Kickercon.
In 2014 he founded Krowdster.co, the first do-it-yourself crowdfunding marketing, and PR SaaS. Krowdster’s powerful tools enable crowdfunders to plan and run successful rewards and equity campaigns. Krowdster clients have raised millions of dollars on platforms including Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
In 2016 he co-founded the Crowd Invest Summit conference and expo which has become the biggest conference and expo in crowdfunding and online investing.