Speaker Tim Ringel

Tim Ringel

Global CEO

Meet The People

A company builder at heart, Tim is a serial entrepreneur and start-up investor with a portfolio of over 50 companies mainly in the digital technology space in Europe, the US and Asia. His pre-IPO investment track record counts well know names like AirBnB (IPO), Animoca Brands, BlockDaemon, Cobi (sold), Contentful, Klarna, Knip (sold), Kreditech (sold), Mambu, Meet The People, Palantir (IPO), Pamono (sold), Slang Worldwide (IPO), SoFi (IPO), Spotify (IPO), SpaceX, Tonibox (IPO) and many more. Tim is a frequent speaker at industry events around the Globe and is an active supporter of entrepreneurial associations.

Besides his operational passion in the Advertising Industry, Tim is a Director and Advisory Board Member in Late-Stage Venture Capital Fund Adit Ventures, Early Stage Syndicate Venture Fund Transatlantic Venture Partners as well as his own Family Office.

Since 2021, Tim spends the majority of his operational time as Founder and Global CEO of Meet The People LLC, driving the company’s growth and expansion as well as the continued development of core capabilities, technology and platforms. Tim raised $150MM+ from Private Equity in 2021 to build his vision and has since acquired multiple advertising agencies in North America, building a business with 500+ employees working for Brands like Google, Moet Hennessy, IBM, Nespresso, Nike and many more. His goal is to create a global Advertising Agency Group with a billion-dollar valuation, combining 15+ businesses in North America, Europe and Asia with more than 1,500+ people.

Prior to him launching Meet The People, Tim ran world famous Spring Studios as global CEO across its Offices in New York, London and Milan managing 300 staff in the luxury, fashion, beauty and lifestyle agency category being the home for world class activations like New York Fashion Week, TriBeCa Film Festival, Vogue Forces of Fashion and the Independent Art Fair. Tim helped to digitalize Spring Studios Creative, Production and Event Business capabilities during the COVID 19 Pandemic from 2019 until he started his new Agency Group Meet The People in 2021.

Tim moved to New York and lead the relaunch of Reprise (an IPG - Interpublic Group of Companies Business) in 2017 to become the digital performance agency of IPG Mediabrands, after recognizing an opportunity to combine content, creative, e-commerce and media channels under one roof. Under Tim’s leadership Reprise grew from 800 staff to 69 offices and 3,000 staff worldwide in just 3 years, with clients that include many global Blue-Chip brands.
Before moving to New York, Tim was CEO of stock market listed NetBooster Group, an independent digital agency conglomerate, based in London and Paris, where he scaled the business from 370 employees to 25 global offices and oversaw more than 950 employees worldwide within 4 years in office.

Tim began his entrepreneurial career building internet portals in 1998, before establishing his first digital agency metapeople Group in 1999 in his native Germany. Tim grew the company to a business with hundreds of employees across multiple offices before selling it successfully to NetBooster Group in 2011.
Tim is one of the founding board members of the AdLedger Consortium, he serves consistently on 8 company boards of Startups, has served as Juror at the Cannes Advertising Festival, speaker at the United Nations and many other important business and industry events.

In his personal life, Tim enjoys spending time with his family splitting their life between New York and Europe while he is a passionate runner, sports car and blockchain technology enthusiast as well as an active member of entrepreneurial communities around the globe.

Speaking at: The future is (already) here: What does AI have in store for retail next?

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