Christian Magel

Founder, Serial Entrepreneur & Angel Investor

Christian Magel is the Founder of Venture Lane Boston, Co-Founder of Venture Lane Studio, international startup veteran, coach and advisor, business angel and expert on go-to-market strategies as well as startup strategy and foundation.

Christian founded Venture Lane, Boston’s leading startup hub for early stage B2B software companies in 2018 and co-founded Venture Lane Studios in 2021. His mission is to create real, measurable impact for young tech founders and companies through a growth-oriented program, a collaborative community of like-minded entrepreneurs and mentors, as well as through impactful events and connections into the local ecosystem.

As a Co-founder of amaysim Australia, he was CMO and Executive Director and helped grow the company to and beyond IPO, resulting into Australia’s largest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). The multi-award winning digitally-led disruptor to mainstream mobile carriers and energy providers listed as an ASX300 company in 2015 and was acquired by Optus and AGL.

Prior to launching amaysim in 2010, Christian was Co-founder and CMO of simyo, a customer-centric challenger brand in the European mobile provider space. With Christian’s help, simyo became the world’s largest online-based mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), operating in Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Christian’s homeland, Germany. simyo was sold to E-Plus, a subsidiary of KPN (Royal Dutch Telecom) in 2007.

In Europe, Christian was European Marketing Director at (IPO 2000) and has held senior marketing positions at ProSieben Digital Media, Entertainment Media Verlag and Club RTL.

An international tech startup and marketing leader Christian is highly engaged with the tech startup ecosystem, where he acts as investor, advisor and mentor. In addition to those listed above, he co-founded DigiCit and Candid Company, a bi-annual networking dinner which brings together the best and brightest digital entrepreneurs for thought-provoking conversations in Australia and Boston.

Christian is an active international Business Angel, member of Launchpad Venture Group and TBD Angels. He mentored or is mentoring at TechStars Boston and Portland, Founder’s Institute and MassChallenge.

Christian earned his degree “Betriebswirt” from European Business School, Oestrich Winkel, Germany and has also studied at Ludwigs-Maximilians- Universitaet (Munich, Germany), at Sup-de-Co La Rochelle (La Rochelle, France) and at Thunderbird – American Graduate School of International Management (Glendale, AZ, USA).