Jan Pauseback has spent most of his working life in the mobility space. He started out with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Information Technology from University of Applied Sciences Wedel.
His professional career began at mytaxi, where he was part of the very beginnings of the most successful taxi app in Europe.
After being part of building a successful start-up, he moved onto work in Sweden and later the U.S. where he got a Master’s degree in Software Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology and worked for the innovation office IT at Volvo Cars and Mercedes Benz Research and Development North America.
Jan’s work there mostly constituted of conceptualizing and implementing prototype applications for smartphones and in-car dashboards.
After returning to Germany he helped build mytaxi’s taxi driver app.
mytaxi was acquired by Daimler and Jan left the company to co-found a company of his own.
One year later, he joined an innovation team of Daimler in Berlin, which later became Daimler’s incubator for new mobility ventures in Europe.
It was also there where he first came in contact with distributed ledger technologies and IOTA in particular.
He joined the IOTA Foundation in early 2018 as a Senior Technical Analyst and has been working on ideating, prototyping and implementing new solutions on top of the IOTA protocol.