Claude Ritter Book a Tiger

Vizions Q&A with Claude Ritter

April 19th 2017

Claude Ritter, Co-Founder at BOOK A TIGER and Delivery Hero, talks to us about making meaningful work with the best people and AI in platforms.

Tell us about your company. What do we need to know about Book a Tiger?
BOOK A TIGER is a digital facility services company serving private household customers as well as business customers. We employ our own cleaning staff, known as Tigers, and also work with partner companies, especially in the business cleaning sector. At its core, BOOK A TIGER is a technology company with a platform that manages the scheduling of all bookings automatically, allowing us to operate at a large scale with minimal overhead. BOOK A TIGER will be the operating system for facility management companies. Our goal is to become the leading brand for all services related to cleaning and facility maintenance.

What’s your background? How does it influence your current role?
I have a background in business and computer science. I am originally from Switzerland, have lived in Shanghai for 5 years and moved to Berlin at the end of 2010. Due to my educational, cultural and work background I can fill many different roles and pick up new things quickly. A proper Swiss Army Knife so to say.

What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?
To create something meaningful together with people that I enjoy spending time with.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
It is better to make the wrong decision than no decision.

What will you speak about at Vizions by Zalando? And what are you looking forward to about the conference?
Our panel revolves around AI in platforms and I will be saying a few words about how a platform such as BOOK A TIGER will implement AI technology in its operations. As for the conference, there are a lot of very promising talks and topics on the agenda so I hope I can attend a few sessions and soak up as much input as possible.