We’re extremely thrilled to announce that Felix Petersen is coming to Arctic15! Felix founded a successful location based startup, one of the first that got global traction in 2006 and grew it until 2008 when it got sold to Nokia. After that, he spent a few years at Nokia Nokia working at various positions until heading back into the wild to work on his next startup – Amen.
Amen is a startup in stealth mode and not a lot of it is known. However, it is reported that Ashton Kutcher together with Madonna’s manager (and Index Ventures) have invested around $2 million into this Berlin based venture.
In addition Felix Petersen, Twitter’s first engineer Florian Weber is working in the startup. With this kind of a setup, things are bound to be very, very interesting.
Amen is also growing fast. They’ve got 5 open positions listed on their website for various positions that don’t reveal too much what they’re building.
However, we do believe we’ll hear a lot more about what they’re building in Arctic15 and now’s your chance to purchase a ticket for 185€. From August 20th (Saturday) onwards, ticket prices will rise to 250€ so be quick to take advantage of the discount.
Felix Petersen is CEO and Co-Founder of Amen, a Service for voicing strong opinions and ranking the world around you. It is currently in closed Beta.
Before he was co-founder of plazes.com, one of the pioneering start-ups in the context and location based services area. Founded in 2005 it has been sold to Nokia in 2008. He´s also an active investor and advisor to companies like Soundcloud and Unlike.
Petersen has had numerous appearances in publications like Wired, the New York Times and many others as well as being a frequent speaker at conferences.
Born and raised in Berlin, Petersen has been busy with remote data transmissions since the late eighties and has been building things on the Internet since 1996. He currently lives with his lovely wife and two daughters in Berlin and enjoys things like food, cooking, media hacking and robotics.