Journalist & Publisher
Joel Kaczmarek is the founder of digital kompakt, an online magazine publishing deep dive analysis and podcasts about the digital ecosystem in Germany. Joel used to lead Gruenderszene.de, one of Germany’s leading magazines on the startup economy, as chief editor and publisher. He used to help building up the online magazine which also led to the foundation of the digital publishing house Vertical Media, which was acquired by Axel Springer in 2014. Also, Joel Kaczmarek is author of the best-selling Samwer book “Godfathers of the Internet”.