Dr. Daniel Welberts

Dr. Daniel Welberts
Dr. Daniel Welberts

Daniel has been building new businesses in the digital space for about 15 years, both in startup environments and for corporate partners. Daniel is the co-founder of heycar, a portal for high-quality used vehicles. In his role as CEO at the time, he co-founded the company with BCG X and Volkswagen Financial Services and developed it into a pan-European company with other strong investors (Daimler, Allianz). Daniel also helped build the online fashion business of the P&C Group as a subsidiary, as well as founding a not-for-profit company for digital-based medical education.
In addition to his start-up activities, Daniel spent several years working for the management consulting firm BCG. In his various roles, he has built many cross-functional teams of digital product experts and successfully founded and led companies with annual revenues of more than €50 million. At Orbit, Daniel is valued for his experience in combining startup dynamics and corporate environments. Daniel studied industrial engineering at the TU Dresden and holds a PhD from the European University Viadrina on 'Social Entreupreneurship'. In this context, Daniel completed a year abroad at Stanford University as a Visiting Scholar.


Daniel has been involved in over 10 of Orbit's ventures.

Among them in the following industries:

- Mobility
- Logistics
- Retail
- Telecommunications

Including, but not limited to, the following business models:

- Platform business
- B2B SaaS
- eCommerce
-vB2C subscription models