Leo Käßner

Building software teams and products with 10+ years operational & strategic product experience.

Currently in doing...

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Sharing knowledge...

Listening to and reading about learnings from others, is part of my continous knowledge gathering. On the other hand I enjoy sharing my own know-how, experiences and best-practices.

  • Coaching: Design Thinking, Prototyping and lean/agile work methodes
  • Speaker: "Contextual communication", "Fail Gracefully" and more
  • Mentoring: Young startup teams about MVPs, Prototypes and priorisation

I'm open for new challenges.

Post-Its of brainstorming session

Photo by Martin Waury.

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What I did so far...

Sep. 2019 - TODAY

CPO & Co-Founder at WAKU Robotics GmbH

WAKU Robotics facilitates the access to mobile autonomous robots by a unique combination of digital solutions for the selection, planning and procurement of the optimal robot solution.
Our digital Solution Designer allows a fast requirements analysis with automated robot proposals up to detailed and concrete offers.
In addition buy, sell, rent and test our customers robot solutions through WAKU Robotics.

Project Manager at Stanwood GmbH

Standwood is a 100% Remote Agency with ~40 employees beginning of 2019. As project manager I took care of our big clients like Condè Nast and ProSiebenSat1 by supporting during concepting new apps and business opportunities, breaking down the technical requirements, organizing the development and finally managing the release and maintanance afterwards.
Jan. 2018 - Jan. 2019
2017 - 2018

CEO & Co-Founder Runey GmbH

Together with an international founder team, consisting of LOVOO founders, three danish entrepreneurs and me, we started the project "Runey". Our goal was to validate a business case for an incentivized running app. Our vision was to motivate couchpotatoes to live a healthier life by paying them rewards and pocket money.

Product Manager at LOVOO

Working closely together with the chief product officer and the research teams to create a simplified product strategy for LOVOO.
Furthermore I was product owner of cross-functional teams, especially the CRM team with coders, designers, researches and marketing experts.
May 2015 - Dec. 2016
October 2015

Bachelor Thesis in Media Computer Science

Topic: "Combination of smartwatches and data glasses for locationbased interaction and visualization“
As I'm highly interested in interaction patterns for augmented reality, especially for productivity applications, I created my first work to analyze, design and develop a prototype for interacting with a location (iBeacons) through a combined system of smartwatch and data glasses. More...

Mobile Development at BreakOut e.V.

The BreakOut team consists of motivated and engaged young students, organizing a charity event where every year around 200 people traveling, within 36 hours, through europe without the use of money. With sponsors for their team they collect donations for each kilometer and completed challenges.
We developed a mobile app to share their locations, videos and experiences in realtime with their sponsors, family and fans. Details about the event and the team.
January 2015 - August 2016
September 2014

Summer academy "Leadership and personality"

Through this one week experience lead by Prof. Bordt SJ, I learned the power of meditation and self-reflection. The base for outstanding leadership is rooted in yourself and thats what we explored and learned how to explore it.
What is my foundation? What are my weaknesses and what are my talents?
This experience is always present for me and extends my continous professional learning. More about the course and guest speakers.

CEO & Co-Founder at FingerCoding

My brother, four friends and I developed interactive eBooks for children together with the famous publisher Diogenes from switzerland. Colorful drawings by Tomi Ungerer were funny animated, enriched with effect sounds and the audio book version could be played.
We also experimented with integrating smarthome (e.g. Philips Hue) as well as iBeacons for indoor tracking.
October 2012 - October 2016
August 2010

Released my first iOS App

With the release of my first iOS App, the path to digital product development and startups started. It was important to have the chance experimenting very early with coding, designing and also the business side of it.
The app was called "MyLoans" and is now again in the app store with a total redesign by my brother. Download it at the app store.
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Get in touch with me...

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All pictures are taken by myself. Find more on Instagram
Redshoes of Leo Käßner

"Every new project or challenge is a totally different pair of shoes.
But always with my style.
Each pair learns from the previous one and gets a unique signature by each step."

Always with #redshoes...