Andreas Ahrens started coding BASIC on a ZX81 in 1985 and never stopped coding. Andreas had two dreams from a very early age: work in technology and running his own company. Preferably both at the same time. Growing up with the grey eminence of rapid growth consultancy as a father, there really never was any other way. Internet made an early appearance in 1995 and Andreas was hooked for life. Building static web pages and ranking them highly on Altavista before Google was an idea in the back of Larry Page’s mind, coding was everything in the mid teens. This led him to start his first business at age 20, a web hosting company, before most Swedes knew what it was. He spent around one year building up the business and eventually sold it.
After a couple of years in sales and customer support, Andreas studied economics at Lund University for two years until he realized he much rather wanted to turn his knowledge into practical experiences. After 1.5 years in the Philippines, Andreas Ahrens turned to system administration, security and deployment automation at Solid where he spent 3 years refining his technical skill.