VanillaPlus: What was your first job?
Herbert Merz: As part of my studies at the Technical University of Munich, I wrote a thesis on gas analytics which included creating pattern recognition software for a sensor array. It was a very innovative concept and led to an offer to join a start-up to bring it to market. That’s where I began my career, responsible for software and sales. It gave me an excellent learning opportunity as the start-up began with just three people and everyone was doing everything. (more…)