Daniel Marburger, Managing Director of Coin Invest, WeWork Goetheplatz, Frankfurt
WeWork and Urban Sports Club have teamed up to create the WeWorkOut series. Once a month we catch up with an entrepreneur, business owner or freelancer to learn more about their business, their story and how sports helps them succeed…
Hi Daniel! What’s your story?
I was born in Frankfurt and moved to London after I graduated where I built up coininvest.com, the company I now run in Frankfurt. I love living right in the city center so I can reach everywhere by bike.
What do you do?
I’m the managing director of coininvest.com, one of the largest online shops for precious metal investments in Europe. We distribute gold and silver bars and coins all across Europe with an annual turnover exceeding well over 100 million EUR.
What’s your sport of choice?
I love mountain-biking but when it comes to sport I’m very versatile. Every morning I either go to the gym, to the pool or for a run (better than coffee). On the weekends I cycle 30 minutes outside of Frankfurt to the mountains where I go mountain biking. I also love to be close to the ocean where I can swim, surf, wakeboard or kiteboard.
When did you first get into sports?
I tried almost every sport when I was young. I started with swimming, then tennis and football, then basketball, table tennis, hockey, kiteboarding and triathlon.
How does sport help you succeed as a business owner?
First of all exercise in the morning helps me wake up. I love to compete in events so I set myself goals throughout the year and train towards that goal. I work towards it with absolute focus which is exactly the same focus I give to running my business. Setting team goals in sports and in business is the same – you can only achieve your dreams when you work together.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough
What’s your vision for the future of your company?
We want to position coininvest.com as a market leader in all European countries to expand globally, especially in the US and Asia. We have loads of innovative, tailor-made solutions for our customers that are currently being tested and I can’t wait till they go live. It’s almost like finishing a marathon!
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