Claudia Helming

Claudia

Claudia Helming

Founder & CEO, DaWanda

Germany

Claudia Helming is founder and CEO of DaWanda, the online marketplace for unique and handmade items. She studied Romance Languages and Tourism at LMU Munich, after which she worked as Head of Operations at lastminute.com. This was followed by a Business Development role at Passado, where she met Michael Pütz. In December 2006 they founded DaWanda together in Berlin. Today, the company has 200 employees from 26 different countries. DaWanda is the leading online marketplace for the creative lifestyle. With unique products, do-it-yourself instructions, and matching materials, DaWanda is an alternative to industrially-produced bulk goods and is a port of call for people who appreciate the uniqueness of handmade items. Since its foundation, more than 360,000 designers and creators have registered at www.dawanda.com, of which many thousands offer handmade items daily. In addition to items from various areas of the handmade world, such as fashion, jewellery, home, and children, there are numerous do-it-yourself instructions and materials on the platform.”DaWanda is the leading online marketplace for the creative lifestyle. With unique products, do-it-yourself instructions, and matching materials, DaWanda is an alternative to industrially-produced bulk goods and is a port of call for people who appreciate the uniqueness of handmade items. Since its foundation, more than 360,000 designers and creators have registered at www.dawanda.com, of which many thousands offer handmade items daily. In addition to items from various areas of the handmade world, such as fashion, jewellery, home, and children, there are numerous do-it-yourself instructions and materials on the platform.”