Lars Hinrichs is Founder and CEO of Cinco Capital, a private equity fund that invests in European and American tech companies. In 2003 he founded XING, a highly successful business networking platform. As Founder and CEO, Lars oversaw its IPO in 2006, making XING the world’s first Web 2.0 company to go public. In 2010 he founded HackFwd, an innovative pre-seed investment company that supported Europe’s most passionate geeks in launching the world’s most exciting tech startups. Lars is an active member of the Young Global Leaders (YGL) of the World Economic Forum and the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). Since 2013 he is a member of the Advisory Board of Deutsche Telekom AG. His latest project is the Apartimentum, a smart home in Hamburg.