Hi, I'm Val

I'm a product manager at Seedrs. We build a platform that helped raise over £190 million for more than 450 businesses, including fine folks like Perkbox, WeSwap, Tandem and Chapel Down.

My work has been featured in international publications including The New York Times, Forbes, BBC & TechCrunch.

Every week I publish an article on building great products, leadership and communication.

Valentin Scholz


I've always read a lot of books. From Harry Potter to non-fictional books, reading is for me a way to escape reality and dive deep into a wonderful world full of knowledge and phantasy.

Join me on my challenge of reading 24 books a year by starting with this list of my favourite books in psychology, leadership, management and business.

Do you know an great book? Drop me a few lines why you've liked that book.

How to win friends and influence people book cover

Dale Carnegie How to find friends and influence people

Sapiens: A brief history of humankind book cover

Yuval Noah Harari Sapiens: A brief history of humankind

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How to win friends and influence People

Dale Carnegie

This grandfather of all people-skills books was first published in 1937. It was an overnight hit, eventually selling 15 million copies. How to Win Friends and Influence People is just as useful today as it was when it was first published, because Dale Carnegie had an understanding of human nature that will never be outdated. Financial success, Carnegie believed, is due 15 percent to professional knowledge and 85 percent to "the ability to express ideas, to assume leadership, and to arouse enthusiasm among people.".

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Sapiens: A brief history of humankind

Yuval Noah Harari

Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going.

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It's not about ideas.
It's about making them happen.

I've helped tech companies to become leaders in the collaboration, communication, crowdfunding and social media by building as well as leading agile product teams, developing a product strategy & roadmap and launching new products succesfully in the market.

    Do you need help with
  • identifying and assessing the validity and feasibility of product opportunities,
  • making sure the right product is delivered at the right time,
  • developing a product strategy and road map for development,
  • leading the team in executing the product’s road map,
  • evangelizing the product internally to the executive team and colleagues,
  • representing customers through the product development process?
Curriculum Vitae

Founder. Leader. Speaker.

Val Scholz is leading growth at Seedrs. He's the founder of the productivity app Samu and has been driving innovation in the fields crowdfunding, communication and social media in the last 12 years.

Val has worked with and consulted for big brands, including 3, James Hersey, Miss Austria Julia Furdea and Longines Global Champions Tour of Vienna. He successfully raised a seed round, helped MindMeister growing to 3.5 million users and innovated the way we communicate.

Most importantly, Val provides education and tools to help you make your life and your business thrive, by teaching you how to build great products and companies. Through books, speeches, workshops and coaching, Val is dedicated to helping you grow your capabilities and to getting you to that next level of success, no matter where you are in the process right now.

Val has travelled 33 countries, supports Inter Milan whenever he can and cares about our planet Earth. He donated for The Ocean Cleanup project and founded a sustainable, organic t-shirt label that planted over 5,000 trees in the Philippines.

    Val's goals for 2017
  • Building an ai-powered personal assitant
  • Writing "A practical guide to Product Excellence"
  • Reading 24 books
  • Drinking no alcohol

Personal Note

I'm a approachable and nice guy. Writing a biography is weird. You basically have to brag about yourself, act important and make sure people know why you’re worth it. Never hesitate to introduce yourself to me, whether is online or when you see me around - otherwise I bite ;-)