Andreas, Co-founder of Smartfrog, is a serial entrepreneur who founded his first company at the age of fifteen. Subsequently, he founded his next business IM Trading, which was dealing with information on local stock markets. The business was later acquired by a Swiss private equity house. Andreas then co-founded ewido networks bootstrapped, an IT security company. The business soon scaled to over 7 million customers worldwide virally, was given the ICE award for "Best newcomer of the year", and was merged with and integrated in the leading antivirus software provider AVG Technologies in early 2006 (NYSE, ‘AVG’). Andreas then joined AVG and led corporate development managing all M&A activities of the group worldwide helping to grow the business from 40 to over 110 million clients and from 100 to 800 employees, including 450 software developers. The business went public with an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012.