After he sold BuddyBroker and their product Eqipia (a smart employee referral system) to the German business network XING in mid-2016, he remained at XING E-Recruiting until the end of 2017 in a senior management role. “My time at XING was truly valuable and I gained extensive hands-on experience in embedding and scaling up a product within an enterprise. Nevertheless, after the successful product migration, I felt a strong urge to join a small team and scale up a business again.” At XING, Flurin was responsible for transforming Eqipia into the XING Referral Manager and making the product part of the 360° E-Recruiting product suite.
As Head of Product, Flurin will drive Locatee’s product development forward on a strategical and conceptual level. He will also incorporate his expertise in user experience design and bridge the gap between customers and product development. “With Locatee, I’m joining one of the most promising B2B startups in Switzerland that has just started to scale internationally. It is the perfect challenge to take on after BuddyBroker!” says Flurin.
Locatee enables organisations to optimize their space utilization and create more engaging and collaborative work environments while significantly reducing costs. Their product Locatee Analytics is a big data analytics platform that enables smart and occupant-oriented office buildings. Locatee was founded in early 2015 by Thomas Kessler and Benedikt Köppel and already counts major businesses such as Zurich Insurance, ABB, Swiss Post and UPC among its clients. The company currently has 14 employees and has ambitions for strong growth over the coming years. Thomas Kessler, CEO of Locatee, says: “With Flurin, we have found the perfect match to complement our management team for the upcoming growth phase. His broad experience in B2B product management and his strong aptitude for design make him the backbone of our product development team.”