I am an entrepreneur, angel investor, and advisor. Together with talented teams, I build digital businesses worldwide. As a recognized thought leader, I collaborate with Fortune 500 companies, innovators, and institutions. The analysts of Onalytica named me as one of the top-10 global influencers in the field of digital transformation.

In his blog, Mike Flache share insights on digital growth and innovation, and about the people he meets

Enabling digital growth to create sustainable added value for people, businesses, and the environment.


Business Activities

  • in 15+ high-tech startups based in Silicon Valley, Europe, and Asia, including disruptive business models in the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, SaaS, and financial technology, such as Fundment
  • as a recognized thought leader for Fortune 500 companies, innovators, and institutions, such as Huawei Technologies and the Silicon Valley Innovation Center
  • as an advisor to companies from traditional industries to help them master digital growth, such as AS-Schneider Group
  • as a speaker and panelist on digital growth topics at conferences and corporate events around the world
  • as the initiator of the Digital Growth Sessions, a seminar series for CEOs and executives

Recognitions & Membership

  • Global Top 5 Angel Investor to Follow (Evan Carmichael)
  • Global Top 10 Influencer for Digital Transformation (Onalytica)
  • Global Top 30 Influencer of Industrial Internet of Things IIoT (Right Relevance)
  • Jury Member, Get in the Ring Foundation
  • Member of the Global Business Leaders Institute
  • Expert Group Supervisory Boards and Advisory Boards in Germany

Talks & Events

I share personal insights with people across the world through keynotes, panels, and events. My goal is to help identify opportunities for growth, value creation, and investment in the digital age.

Global key opinion leaders share their insights on digital transformation
Get-together of global key opinion leaders. From left to right: Prof. Kevin Curran, Ronald van Loon, Victoria Taylor, Thomas Power, James Macca Macdonald, Host Walter Jennings, Elise Quevedo, Dr. Karl Smith, Mike Flache, Thomas Gere, Ian Calvert, and Diana Adams
My activities include appearances at conferences, summits, and corporate events around the globe, such as Mobile World Congress, CEBIT or Eco-Connect Europe. In addition, I write articles for media outlets and hit the stage for companies, such as Huawei, BMC Software, and many more.

Unlocking Business Opportunities

The global startup competition of “Get in the Ring” challenges startups around the world to get in the ring. Over 150 startups make it to the World Finals. A panel of experienced entrepreneurs and investors then reviews their pitch.

Personal Project

I am convinced of the power of community. Together we can make positive change happen in the world. I am incredibly proud of being part of the “Safe Water Gardens” team.
School Group Built Safe Water Garden
Students participate in educational programs
People of all ages get involved in local community projects

Safe Water Gardens

Using digital technology to fight the global water crisis together

Today’s global water crisis is defined by insufficient access to safe drinking water for over a billion people. In Indonesia alone, 370 children under the age of 5 die from contact with contaminated water every day (UNICEF report Oct 2016).

The “Safe Water Gardens” project was brought to life by a coalition of educators, concerned citizens, and business partners. Our vision is to provide rural households with safe, affordable water and sanitation systems. Through the possibilities of digitalization, we connect people around the world who are adapting the system to their region and needs. Together we will build 100 million Safe Water Gardens.