Jan is Managing Director and Co-Founder of Mendeley, one of the world’s largest research collaboration platforms. Mendeley helps people to organise and collaborate on research projects and makes academic research fascinatingly more accessible and transparent. Jan led the company from founding to acquisition by Reed Elsevier in 2013, and continues to be responsible as Managing Director for the company’s growth as it is integrated into the Reed Elsevier group while maintaining its distinctive identity, brand, and highly engaged community. Jan also supports other start-ups as mentor and investor, is a member of the European Young Innovators Forum, and sits on the board of Emerge Education, a London-based EdTech-focused accelerator, and previously served as an advisor to SAP's supervisory board. He graduated with an MBA, having studied Business and Information Management in Germany, England, and Italy.