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Our Team

Our employees in Zurich, Serbia, and the USA are committed to providing better and faster news feeds for our customers every day.

Peter Hogenkamp

Dr. Peter Hogenkamp

President of the board & CEO

Peter came to what was then Newscron as an investor and board member in 2014, and in 2015 he took over the role of CEO before acquiring a majority stake in the company in 2016. He has been involved with internet operations for over 20 years and has established a number of successful companies.

Reto Kleeb

Reto Kleeb

CTO

Reto takes care of the numerous technical challenges at Scope and manages our team in Belgrade. He has a Master of Science from Northeastern University in Boston.

Laura Feldmann

Laura Feldmann

CFO & HR

Laura not only ensures that our numbers are always up to date. Laura has a master’s from the University of St. Gallen and years of experience in management consulting.

David Witassek

David Witassek

Content Curator

David is responsible for the curated content of our clients. As a doctor of history and long-time editor and journalist, he has a flair for good texts and stories. In addition to his workload at Scope, he is a partner and project manager in a software company. He spends his free time sailing and with his family.

Thinh-Lay Wonesky

Thinh-Lay Wonesky

Customer Success Manager

Thinh-Lay lives in the US. As Customer Success Manager she supports our customers with onboarding and the successful use of Scope. In addition to her part-time position at Scope, she also works as a self-employed copywriter and consultant for barrier-free content.

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Lea Lutz-Knobel

Marketing & Communications Manager

Lea is responsible for our marketing. She has been in communication and marketing for 20 years and shares her know-how in Content and Inbound Marketing on our blog and in whitepapers. In her private life she likes to garden and spend time with her two boys.

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Patric Umiker

Customer Success Manager

Patric makes our customers happy. He is responsible for the training, implementation, and ongoing optimization of customer projects. He has 15 years of experience as a Customer Success Manager, in Key Account Management and in sales. Patric loves to cook for his growing family.

Stojan M. Končar

Stojan M. Končar

Backend Engineer

Stojan is our back-end engineer from Belgrade, Serbia. He received a Master’s in IT from the University of Belgrade and has since gained experience in a range of industries. Together with Reto, he works on our servers, databases and the many code ends.

Franz d'Huc

Franz d'Huc

Senior Financial Advisor

Franz has over 20 years’ experience as an accountant, and in supporting start-ups like JOIZ, Webrepublic and Adwebster as external CFO and executive coach. 

Would you like to get in touch?

Great! You can reach all of our staff members at firstname.lastname@thescope.com, or by using the contact form.

Our Board

Peter Hogenkamp

Dr. Peter Hogenkamp

Peter came to what was then Newscron as an investor and board member in 2014, and in 2015 he took over the role of CEO before acquiring a majority stake in the company in 2016. He has been involved with internet operations for over 20 years and has established a number of successful companies.

Jens Alder

Jens Alder

Jens Alder is a former CEO of Swisscom and has been a professional member of the Board of Directors of Alpiq, Goldbach Group and CA Technologies for ten years. In June 2018 he was elected to the Scope Board of Directors.

Katia Murmann Amirhosseini

Katia Murmann Amirhosseini

Katia Murmann Amirhosseini was Chief Product Officer at Ringier Global Media Unit and the Blick Group and a member of the management board at Blick. She is also President of the Board of Directors of the Swiss media database SMD and its subsidiary Swissdox AG for media monitoring. She has been a member of the Scope Board of Directors since 2022.

A brief history

2011: Elia Palme develops a research project as part of his ETH dissertation, creating an aggregator-app, initially named Nüwsli, later Newscron. With the help of the app, users can put together their personal newspaper: the app searches through 250 national and international newspapers, to find only the news that could present an interest to the user. The region of the news, as well as the section the news are coming from can be chosen by the user.

2012: In autumn 2012 Elia, together with Roberto Plato and Patrick Lardi, founds Newscron SA in Lugano. The company receives the support of several private investors in Tessin.

2013: Newscron wins many awards for technology, among others the renowned De-Vigier Prize of 100’000 CHF.

2014: Newscron receives in January substantial funding from a Business Angels’ network in Zürich. The board of directors is reorganized. Throughout the year it becomes obvious that the originally planned Freemium business model for the Newscron App is not working as planned, due to the fact that the paid premium version is undersold. After reviewing the strategy the board of directors decides to enhance the existing technical offer by introducing the handpicked curation done by experts.

2015: In January the Niuws App is launched offering handpicked news by 15 curators, each curating a specific topic (box). The number of curators reaches approximately 50 by the end of the year.

2016: Peter Hogenkamp acquires the majority of shares in February. Elia Palme privately acquires the initial Newscron App. In May the company moves to Zurich, settling its office at Rötelstrasse 15. In the meantime the Niuws product becomes more than an app, extending its availability to different platforms and receiving a new name: Scope (thescope.com). In September the company itself is renamed to Scope Content AG and its brand new responsive website is built from scratch and launched.

2017: Scope gains new users every day, but does not grow at the pace needed to make the end-user platform a viable business. However, corporate customers love the curation software and thus Scope launches its business offering: a content curation suite for content marketers goes live on the last day of the year. Jürg Stuker and Andreas Von Gunten join the Scope Board.

2018: Whitelabeling wins! Thanks to the new focus, over the course of the year, Scope wins more than 25 new corporations and associations to use the SaaS curation suite for all kinds of communication needs, from Content Marketing via Lead Nurturing to Internal Communications. Jens Alder joins Scope's Board of Directors. In October, the board decides to shut down the B2C platform by the end of the year to exclusively focus on the fast growing B2B business.

2019: With plenty of drive and new staff members, including Reto Vogt as Head of Content, the team is forging ahead with a complete revision of the Scope Content Suite, the new version of our curation software, which goes live in September 2019.

 

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