Tim Schumacher is a co-founder of Sedo GmbH, and was the longtime CEO of Sedo Holding AG. He is an investor in H2Media and Doyago Ltd. Mr. Schumacher announced he was leaving Sedo Holding as its CEO in December, 2011; he was still set to serve on the Board of Directors. He also expressed interest in becoming involved in start-up companies.
Tim, along with Ulrich Priesner and Marius Würzner, founded Sedo in 1999 in response to a noticed lack of a domain marketplace on the web. After their US subsidiary, Sedo.com LLC, was opened in Cambridge Massachusetts, Schumacher temporarily relocated himself to that branch, and served as its CEO. In 2001, he was recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young Germany. In 2009, he was promoted to CEO of Sedo Holding AG, the holding company which owns Sedo GmbH and all other Sedo branches.
Prior to his Sedo legacy, from 1995 to 2000, Schumacher served as Owner and CEO of Ultimasoft.
Schumacher received a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Cologne, as well as a Masters degree in Finance from the Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden, and a CEMS-Master of the Community of European Management Schools.
His Master's thesis was titled “Price Formation in the Domain Name Secondary Market.”
He is a co-author of "Domain-Namen im Internet."
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