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Co-Founder and CEO at Hyperganic Technologies AG Lin Kayser lets us in on some of the books and startups which inspire him today.
Losing My Virginity, Richard Branson
An American Saga, Roger Daley (Biography of Juan Trippe, Founder of Pan Am)
The Human, the Orchid and the Octopus, Jacques Cousteau
Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Robert Kennedy
Startups I admire currently: obviously SpaceX and Tesla (I have been following SpaceX since their first failed launches in 2006 and bought a Tesla Roadster in 2012).
But I am also impressed by what Lilium Aviation is doing here in Munich. They have devised the world's first electrical VTOL jet.
In Africa, I'm a big fan of Zipline, who operate the world’s only drone delivery system at national scale to send urgent medicines to those who need them. As well as Mobius, who are integrating the old internet with the new decentralized internet of value.
The startup that inspired me the most in my youth was my uncle Lutz Kayser’s OTRAG.