Lenard Koschwitz joined Allied for Startups in 2015. Since then he built up and led the organisations’ public policy activities in Europe. He’s passionate about policy and spends much of his time discussing tech and the Digital Single Market. Prior to that he advised a Spokesperson for Justice and Home Affairs in the European Parliament, mainly on data-related policies like privacy and data flows. He studied political science and European studies in Germany and Belgium. In 2001 he co-founded a platform for music journalism and user-generated content.