A Serial Tech Entrepreneur from Austria, living in Santa Monica
“Top 100 FinTech Influencer”
Josef is a global serial entrepreneur with 20 years of startup, growth hacking, business development and digital marketing experience. He has a passion for disruptive ideas, unconventional thinking, and a “screw it, let’s do it” attitude.
Born and raised in Austria, Josef worked and lived in Vienna, Sydney, Berlin, Zurich and Panama before immigrating to the US in 2012 where he shortly after joined the booming crowdfunding industry and since has launched three startups in the space.
Josef was named a “Top 100 FinTech Influencer” by LTP in 2016, he has been very involved in the crowdfunding ecosystem. Josef frequently speaks at public events such as SXSW V2V, Social Media Week LA, Fundit USA, Metropole, #CFGE Crowdfund Global Expo, #Crowdfunding USA and Kickercon.
In 2015 he founded Krowdster.co, the first do-it-yourself crowdfunding marketing, and PR SaaS. Krowdster’s powerful tools enable crowd funders to plan and to growth hack successful rewards and equity campaigns.
In 2016 he co-founded the Crowd Invest Summit conference and expo which has become the biggest conference and expo in crowdfunding and online investing.
I joined the board of advisors at Youngry.com and invested in their Title III equity crowdfunding campaign because I believe their founder Ash Kumra and in their mission of empowering entrepreneurs through education.
I co-founded the Crowd Invest Summit with my awesome business partner Alon Goren and together we managed to make the inaugural summit, the biggest crowdfunding conference in the country.
I founded Krowdster and launched the first version in December 2014, in an effort to help crowdfunders be better prepared for their campaign launch. As of February 2017, over 15,000 crowdfunding campaigns have used Krowdster and its ever-growing set of crowdfunding marketing tools.
Rumor Has It
Josef is one of the leading minds in crowdfunding. He’s able to see past the obvious to the significant and create connections, products, and opportunities that others miss. Josef is an exceptional leader with a creative mind and an incredible work ethic. Don’t miss an opportunity to work with him!
Josef is not only one of the most well-connected folks in the Crowdfunding / Online-Investing industry, he’s also one of the best to work with. Everyone who has a chance to work with him should seize the opportunity.
Josef is a crowdfunding expert, advocate, educator, and innovator. I have know him for years and he has been a tireless advocate for the crowdfunding industry, and a great educator for anyone that wants to expand their knowledge base in crowdfunding. I have watched him as an A-list speaker on the crowdfunding speaker circuit to the founder of a crowdfunding-focused social media platform CrowdFunding.BIz to his industry changing creation of Krowdster.co the most powerful crowdfunding and content marketing platform on the market today.
Thank you Josef for your amazing work in our industry – you have always been an inspirational and dependable speaker for FundIt and all of our major events. Krowster is lucky to have you at the helm as you are a thought leader, a Titan, and a reliable resource with one of the fastest growing networks. Your networking and collaboration with other industry professionals makes you and Krowdster a Leader! We enjoy working with you and look forward to working together in the future.
I’ve been very impressed with Josef’s marketing expertise, thought leadership and understanding of the crowdfunding ecosystem, Our company has used the Krowdster platform on several crowdfunding campaigns with good success. It is the perfect tool to help our client’s engage directly with crowdfunding backers.
Josef Holm is a pioneer in the FinTech and Equity Crowdfunding world. I have worked together with Josef for the past few years, and I have found him to be one of the smartest and most ethical people to work with in this rapidly growing space. I highly recommend Josef to anyone looking to work with one of the best and brightest!
Josef is one of the few expert voices in crowdfunding who, I believe, has a firm grasp on the crowdfunding ecosystem as a whole and who imparts it on many platforms, from the virtual to conference speaker. The products he’s created speaks volumes to the depth of his crowdfunding knowledge. They help give the power back to campaign creators while keeping their costs down. Krowdster particularly is a helpful tool in this regard. I recommend Josef because his work makes accessible (read affordable) the services that those with a need to raise capital to fund their dream all share.
I have worked with Josef in the crowdfunding space for more than a year. He demonstrates his knowledge as an industry expert and a champion of crowdfunding.
Josef is extremely innovative with a clear line of sight to drive positive change while sharing his knowledge and wisdom of crowdfunding. He is a fantastic speaker and a proactive multimedia professional who has been instrumental in building a new industry. A truly dynamic leader who is also very insightful about the components required to implement any successful idea. Highly recommend.
t is with great pleasure that I write a recommendation on behalf of Josef Holm. He is a long-term friend. From my experience with him he is very personable, professional, responsive, honest and courteous.
Josef would be a great asset to any organization, as he is highly reliable and adept. His attention to detail, strong work ethic and positive attitude are only a few of the strengths that I have noticed over the years.
I can confidently recommend him for any position or undertaking that he chooses to pursue.
Josef is a true leader of the crowdfunding movement. In the modern age all companies are media companies whether they like it or not and Josef knows the tools to make a good product into a great media campaign.
Josef is a highly motivated and skilled internet entrepreneur, with excellent business acumen and the ability to identify opportunities and exploit new business niches. Professional, punctual and perceptive, Josef always strives to over-deliver and over-achieve, while constantly remaining on the cutting edge of this highly dynamic industry.
Josef is my “go to” source for news on crowdfunding and his Krowdster program with its backer directory is a valuable resource for those seeking to make the most of their donation or rewards crowdfunding project.
KEVIN BERG GRELL
I’ve known Josef for a couple of years now; mostly for his work in the crowdfunding space. He has a unique grasp of how social media platforms have come to disrupt startup finance and marketing. Always a pleasure to work with; always driven; and an inspiring self-starter. I hope we can continue to collaborate henceforth.