Bootstrapping a startup – how to create one of the fastest growing businesses without VCs
Bootstrapping a startup – how to create one of the fastest growing businesses without VCsDr. Dennis Schmoltzi – Co-Founder & CEO Bettzeit
Dr. Dennis Schmoltzi is one of the two founders of the Bettzeit, one of the fastest growing startups in Germany. Bettzeit develops and markets sleep products, esp. mattresses, under brands like Emma and Dunlopillo. Dennis graduated from the EBS University in 2007 with a Diploma in Business Administration. He worked for McKinsey & Company for 7 years, in his last position as a project manager. He also holds a Doctoral degree in Finance from the Goethe University in Frankfurt. In 2013 he started Bettzeit, which is now one of the leading online retailers for mattresses in Europe. With a team of 160 people from 27 nations, Bettzeit develops superior and award-winning products, which are marketed in 14 countries. In 2017, Bettzeit generated 33m EUR in revenues and expects to double in size in 2018.