I’m Mike Flache — an entrepreneur, business angel, and philanthropist. Together with talented teams, I build and transform digital businesses worldwide. With over two decades of business experience, I’m involved in various projects. Let me introduce some of my activities.
Under the roof of Flache International, I spend much of my time helping build high-tech startups in Silicon Valley, Europe, and Asia. As a recognized thought leader, I collaborate with Fortune 500 companies, innovators, and technology vendors. I’m also the creator of the Digital Growth Program. The analysts of Onalytica voted me as one of the Top-10 global thought leaders in the field of digital transformation. As a member of the Global Business Leaders Institute, the Human Capital Network, the Asia CEO Community, and various advisory boards worldwide, I bring my experience to organizations and companies.
In the startup world, I support the founders and teams of over 16 high-tech innovators across the globe. The focus is on business models in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, SaaS, healthcare, and fintech, such as Fundment, Codetrails, Ctrlflow, Hiprocall, and Core Competence to name a few. With Fundment, we’re currently working hard to build one of the next billion-dollar businesses in financial technology. I’m also a partner of venture capital and private equity companies, such as V/G Ventures Switzerland, and a mentor and jury member of the Get in the Ring Foundation.
Advisor and mentor
As an advisor, I share my experience with the CEOs and boards of directors of some of the world’s most renowned organizations. I’ve worked with leaders of companies such as the Silicon Valley Innovation Center, Coca-Cola, Huawei Technologies, and Mercedes-Benz. With the AS-Schneider Group, Mankenberg, and IHSE, I’ve guided German family businesses from traditional industries on their way into the digital world. Together we’ve opened up new markets, sales channels, and sources of revenue. As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I started passing on business and life lessons to the next generation of business leaders.
Every year I’m available for a selected number of speaking engagements — providing tangible experiences that you can incorporate into your professional aspirations. My activities include appearances at conferences, summits, and corporate events, such as Mobile World Congress, Digital Transformation Summit, Digital Asia, Digital Enterprise Show, and the Ministry of Economics to name a few. I also give guest lectures on growth, digital transformation, entrepreneurship, and leadership at business schools and universities, such as the Harbin Institute of Technology and the Singapore University of Social Sciences.
Mike has worked with leaders of Fortune 500 companies, innovators, and technology vendors
After surviving the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, I began to reflect on my personal and professional life. I decided to expand my entrepreneurial activities to include social and sustainability projects. Since then I’ve supported various good causes and organizations. Today I’m a cooperation partner of the Ethical Corporation and share my key findings on how companies worldwide can develop sustainable business models through digital technology. I’m also an active supporter of Safe Water Gardens, a Singapore-based social enterprise that tackles the global sanitation crisis. I strongly believe that it’s important to step out of your comfort zone, to challenge yourself, and thereby grow.
On my way to becoming an entrepreneur, business angel, and philanthropist, I had to face and solve many challenges — be it the abrupt end of my professional sports career as a teenager, the survival of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004, or the separation from loved ones of my family. Whether in business or life, each of these experiences has been an invaluable lesson and has made me grow. That’s why I started the project Rising Up Again. Following the motto Master Life’s Biggest Challenges and Create Your Fulfilling Second Half of Life, I share my insights and approach with other people.