OX’s CEO Andreas Gauger has been heavily involved in shaping the cloud and hosting
market in Germany since the 1990s.
He founded his first software company when he was still at school and, in 1995, was co-
founder of the German hosting pioneer Schlund+Partner. From 2000 to 2008, as the
board spokesperson, Gauger drove forward the growth of 1&1 to become both the
European market leader in hosting and a leading German ISP and telecommunications
In 2010, he co-founded the internationally successful cloud provider ProfitBricks, of
which he was CEO until 2016. Since then, he has been supporting investment
companies as a consultant in the SaaS environment.