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Our team

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Peter Hogenkamp

CEO

Peter joined Scope as an investor and board member in January 2014. He subsequently took over duties as CEO and Chairman. He has been an active member of the Swiss online industry for 20 years, launching Zeix AG and Blogwerk AG. From 2010 to 2013, he served as Head of Digital Media at NZZ-Mediengruppe. He doesn’t drink coffee. Weird, we know.
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Reto Kleeb

CTO

Reto joined Scope in August of 2016. He looks back at an extensive history of software projects in various fields. Besides his software related interests, he obsessively listens to podcasts and would like to be a much better runner than he currently is. Reto holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University, Boston. 
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Angie Born 

Head of Product

Angie joined Scope in August 2016 and looks after the web app, curator console and will soon take care of the mobile apps, too (she promises). She spent the last 7 years in Melbourne, Australia, where she worked for agencies, a bank and completed her MBA. Before that she was partner at Zeix AG in Switzerland. She likes to read about the mystery of human behaviour and loves delightful interaction design.
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Olivia Schütt

Customer Success Manager

Olivia came to Switzerland in 2003 and after the initial culture shock the language is no longer a problem. She supports our Scope customers in discovery, curation and distribution. Thanks to her excitement for many topics, every project is a new adventure. Olivia is equally happy about praise and criticism, because you also grow from painful feedback. Unless it‘s about glitter, please don’t criticise glitter.
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Laura Feldmann

Administration and Office Management

Laura joined Scope in late 2015 to keep everything running smoothly. She holds a master degree from the University of St. Gallen and has been working for a major management consultancy in London, Munich and Sydney before focussing on her family for the last few years. Laura is convinced about the value of information, the specialization of labour and her hole punch.
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Stojan M. Končar

Backend Engineer

Stojan is our Backend Engineer from Belgrad, Serbia. He has a Master in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the University of Belgrad and since then has been gaining experience in different areas of web development. He is working with Reto on our servers, data base and on many other code backends that you will never see but notice if they don’t work.
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Djordje Mijatović

Backend Engineer

Djordje is a Java Backend Developer based in Belgrade, Serbia, who works daily with Reto and Stojan. He is an early adopter. Djordje has 8 years experience as Java full stack developer. He has a Bachelor in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the University of Belgrade, Serbia.
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Melian Galovic

Frontend Engineer

Melian is our frontend wizard from Belgrade, Serbia. He's been in the IT industry for a while and very passionate about producing high-quality websites and exceptional user experience. In his spare time, you’ll find him exploring and traveling the world. He loves new adventures and meeting new people.
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Franz d'Huc

CFO

Franz has over 20 years of experience in accounting and advising Start-Ups like JOIZ, Webrepublic and Adwebster as external CFO and Executive Coach. He is working part-time as our CFO.
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Jürg Stuker

Verwaltungsrat

Jürg Stuker has been a partner since 1999 and until recently was CEO of Namics AG, Switzerland’s largest digital agency, which grew during his tenure to around 500 employees at six locations in Switzerland, Germany and Serbia. For years he has been considered one of the most important Swiss Internet pioneers. In 2017 he became member of the board at Scope.
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Andreas Von Gunten

Verwaltungsrat

Andreas Von Gunten has been an Internet entrepreneur from the very beginning, currently active with his company buch & netz, and most recently chaired PARX, the Salesforce integrator he founded, with 80 employees. In 2017 he became member of the board at Scope.
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Jens Alder

Verwaltungsrat

Jens Alder is a former CEO of Swisscom and has been a professional member of the Board of Directors of Alpiq, Goldbach Group and CA Technologies for ten years. In June 2018 he was elected to the Scope Board of Directors.

Want to work with us?

We are currently looking for support in Product Management and in Sales. We'll post the jobs here shortly, feel free to just email us your CV and why you would like to join us: hello@thescope.com. 

A brief history

2011: Elia Palme develops a research project as part of his ETH dissertation, creating an aggregator-app, initially named Nüwsli, later Newscron. With the help of the app, users can put together their personal newspaper: the app searches through 250 national and international newspapers, to find only the news that could present an interest to the user. The region of the news, as well as the section the news are coming from can be chosen by the user.

2012: In autumn 2012 Elia, together with Roberto Plato and Patrick Lardi, founds Newscron SA in Lugano. The company receives the support of several private investors in Tessin.

2013: Newscron wins many awards for technology, among others the renowned De-Vigier Prize of 100’000 CHF.

2014: Newscron receives in January substantial funding from a Business Angels’ network in Zürich. The board of directors is reorganized. Throughout the year it becomes obvious that the originally planned Freemium business model for the Newscron App is not working as planned, due to the fact that the paid premium version is undersold. After reviewing the strategy the board of directors decides to enhance the existing technical offer by introducing the handpicked curation done by experts.

2015: In January the Niuws App is launched offering handpicked news by 15 curators, each curating a specific topic (box). The number of curators reaches approximately 50 by the end of the year.

2016: Peter Hogenkamp acquires the majority of shares in February. Elia Palme privately acquires the initial Newscron App. In May the company moves to Zurich, settling its office at Rötelstrasse 15. In the meantime the Niuws product becomes more than an app, extending its availability to different platforms and receiving a new name: Scope (thescope.com). In September the company itself is renamed to Scope Content AG and its brand new responsive website is built from scratch and launched.

2017: Scope gains new users every day, but does not grow at the pace needed to make the end-user platform a viable business. However, corporate customers love the curation software and thus Scope launches its business offering: a content curation suite for content marketers goes live on the last day of the year. Jürg Stuker and Andreas Von Gunten join the Scope Board.

2018: Whitelabeling wins! Thanks to the new focus, over the course of the year, Scope wins more than 25 new corporations and associations to use the SaaS curation suite for all kinds of communication needs, from Content Marketing via Lead Nurturing to Internal Communications. Jens Alder joins Scope's Board of Directors. In October, the board decides to shut down the B2C platform by the end of the year to exclusively focus on the fast growing B2B business. 

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