Rüdiger started his career in the mid-nineties at KPMG, where he acquired strong finance skills during his 6 years with the company. As a managing director of several companies at ProSiebenSat.1-Group , he developed different business concepts in digital media and transactions, before founding SPOX.com in 2007, today a successful sport news portal. He then made several successful investments and company formations in e-commerce before founding ecratum GmbH in 2013 with Christian.
Christian started his career at the end of the nineties at Hubert Burda Media. For them he established a software development company in Russia. Later, he worked as an independent consultant for IT and software companies, advising them on software marketing and business development. For several years, Christian worked in SAP and SAS environments as a consultant and business developer. In 2005, he developed the idea for a Supplier Relationship Management platform to help manufacturers get their supplier relationships under control. He founded ecratum GmbH in 2013 with Rüdiger.
ecratum was founded in 2013 in Berlin by Christian Alsen and Rüdiger Schulze.
The founders wanted to address the administrative challenge that Quality and Purchasing departments at SMBs are facing when dealing with supplier relationships.
It became clear that developing a platform to make document and data exchange between businesses and their suppliers easy and safe, while saving time and money, was necessary - and so ecratum was born.
Over the years, ecratum grew from a document management tool to an international B2B network where new business partners are found and deals are made.
ecratum consists of 20+ employees from around the globe, serving customers internationally from the Berlin headquarters.