After earning a degree in business administration in Hamburg and gaining several years of experience in a staff position as a management consultant, in 1990 Joachim Schoss founded his own consultancy, which he sold in 1996 and which is now part of KPMG. During that same period, he launched a call centre in Wilhelmshaven in 1993. Its sale to the US market leader in 1997, involving 350 employees, was also very successful.
In 1998, he founded ImmobilienScout24 as the start-up’s largest shareholder, as well as Scout24 AG, where he was the first CEO and largest private investor.
A serious traffic accident in late 2002 led to him relinquishing operational management responsibilities and to the sale of Scout24 to Deutsche Telekom.
Schoss subsequently founded the charitable foundation MyHandicap and became a member of various supervisory and governing boards. He was and remains an angel investor in Moneybookers, ResearchGate, bettermarks and Bankhaus Herzogpark.
At HSG, he founded the Center for Disability and Integration, where he has taught entrepreneurship since 2013.