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 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.
The other Reto is responsible for all of our content. With years of experience as an editor and journalist, he knows what makes a good text and how it engages its target audience – no matter what the channel. In his private life, he enjoys football and spending time with his twins.
Laura not only ensures that our figures are always up to date, but also that we have enough leads coming in. Laura has a master’s from the University of St. Gallen and years of experience in management consulting.
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. He serves as our CFO on a part-time basis.
Uroš is our front-end developer from Belgrade, Serbia. He looks after the Scope Content Suite and the various web-based output channels. He has an IT degree, a daughter and a cat.
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.
Djordje Mijatović is our Java back-end developer, working alongside Reto and Stojan. He’s an early adopter who enjoys trying out new software as soon as it’s released, which brings fresh impetus to his work. He has eight years’ experience as a full stack developer in Java. Djordje has a Bachelor’s in Computer Technology and IT from the University of Belgrade.
Jürg Stuker has been a partner since 1999 and was until recently CEO of Namics AG, Switzerland’s largest digital agency, which grew during his tenure to around 500 employees at six locations in Switzerland, Germany and Serbia. For years he has been considered one of the most important Swiss Internet pioneers. In 2017 he became member of the board at Scope.
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.
Andreas Von Gunten has been an Internet entrepreneur from the very beginning, currently active with his company buch & netz, and most recently chaired PARX, the Salesforce integrator he founded, with 80 employees. In 2017 he became member of the board at Scope.
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.
Making our code more and more efficient by using continuous profiling by JProfiler.
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