Sailing in Rough Seas: Fireside Chat with Hanno Renner (Personio)


Jun 18th 2020
18:00 – 19:00


Online Video Stream

Steering a $500 million company through shifting social and economic realities.

Co-founder and CEO Hanno Renner joins us to share his story of steering Personio, its employees and company culture through shifting social and economic realities.

Since 2015, the Munich-based company has grown from an idea into a 450 person operation that helps 2,000+ startups and SMEs to modernise and digitize their HR processes. Straight from business school and yacht skippering jobs, Hanno Renner co-founded Personio and has remained at the helm of the operation since, leading Personio to raise nearly $130 million investment since its launch.

Join us for a conversation with Hanno about his experiences as a founder and the lessons that he has learned about HR best practices from his clients, as well as his own burgeoning company.

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  • 18:00 - 18:05
    Factory Berlin Welcome
  • 18:05 - 18:45
    Fireside Chat with Hanno Renner
  • 18:45 - 19:00
    Audience Q&A

In 2015, Hanno Renner co-founded Personio in Munich with the vision to digitise HR management. Now, as CEO, Hanno is responsible for steering Personio to become Europe’s leading HR Operating System for SMEs and securing all the resources needed to reach that goal.


Personio is a cloud-based software for HR management, recruiting, and payroll which helps startups and SMEs modernise their HR processes to make them more efficient and give HR professionals more time for what really matters: people . The Munich-based company has raised an astounding $130 million in 4 years and is well on its way to becoming one of Europe’s next unicorns.

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