What could Switzerland learn from Silicon Valley – and vice versa? How far has Switzerland come as a technology hub in terms of digital transformation?
I asked Toni Schneider these questions, amongst others, at the WORLDWEBFORUM in Zürich. Toni was the CEO of Automattic, the company behind WordPress, for 8 years. Right now WordPress is the world’s most popular CMS and powers nearly every third website – including this one.
As a partner in the Silicon Valley VC True Ventures Toni invests in startups such as Fitbit und Bandcamp.
Toni is a Swiss national and grew up in Meilen and Stäfa. After completing his studies at secondary school he worked for a year as a DJ for Radio Zürisee. Now he lives in California, where he studied at Santa Barbara City College and Stanford University.
I conducted the interview in Toni’s native Swiss German (I have provided subtitles in English 😉).
Here is the interview in it’s entirety: Read More