Heissam Hartmann

An international business angel and consultant with over 15 years experience in the digital world. He was involved in global trends such as eBay, Online-Video, eCommerce and Couponing. He helps startups to grow and expand internationally and is co-founder of several own startups.

Jareiq „JQ“ Kabara

Jareiq has over 15 years experience in the entertainment industry with a particular focus on music. He is specialized in artist development, A&R, content and brand management.

About Me
Heissam Hartmann Founder of Passiontainment – My Journey

I was born in communist East Berlin, Germany, at a time when opportunities were few and far between. My early life was a struggle, and I learned quickly that being smart wasn’t the same as being clever. I started to use ideas to change my life path. I discovered the world of computers, and when the internet arrived I knew I had to take my chance.

My first idea was creating an online fansite for Michael Jackson that would create a community of fans with a shared passion, and that was the day everything changed. I knew that bringing fans together with big stars could create real online synergy. I took my concept to Jackson’s management and my first partnership was born. My next step was creating online charity auctions for Germany’s first online auction platform,, which later became eBay .

From then on, I have always worked at the crossroads between cutting edge internet ventures and world class entertainment. Passiontainment is the culmination of 15 years building a career which has been the polar opposite of the typical corporate climb up the ladder.

Along the way I helped build eBay Austria and Switzerland from scratch, grew new business at the largest German online video community, MyVideo, which was later acquired by ProSiebenSat.1 TV Broadcasting Group. I have also held senior level and CEO positions at the online postcard service AhaOho,  fashion shopping club brands4friends and group buying platform Rebate Networks.

As an entrepreneur and investor, I have been instrumental in building over a dozen new enterprises such as BusExpress, an online transport booking engine, The SaaS Co., a leader in b2b software as service solutions, and Cornelsen Films, a film production company.

Today, in addition to my work at Passiontainment, I continue to work as an angel investor and advisor to startups, fashion, motion picture and music projects. I have recently founded Berlin’s first SnapChat agency.

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