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Over the last 20 years Jakob has spent his career founding and building software companies in the space of search technology, big data and natural language processing. Jakob Riegger is a serial entrepreneur and co-founded TrustYou in 2008, which has become the world’s largest guest feedback platform. TrustYou was acquired in 2017 by Japan’s Recruit Holdings and Jakob served as Managing Director until 2019. In 1996 he co-founded global linxs an IT services company focusing on enterprise search technology implementation. The company was acquired in 2005 by Autonomy Systems and Jakob served as global head of consulting and professional services until 2007. Jakob earlier also co-founded Designmuster Ltd, the world’s first global database for patent designs, which was acquired by Questel in 2006.
Jakob Riegger holds a BA in economics from University Konstanz and MS in economics from Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich.
Jakob’s experience in managing and scaling fast growing and successful startups is an important asset for PrivateDeal. Moreover, his extended knowledge of the travel industry, especially with regards to new technologies in that sector will support the company in making key strategic decisions.Back to Advisory Board