Chanyu Xu

Founder and CEO, her1 (

Chanyu Xu is a German-Chinese serial entrepreneur, passionate foodie and startup mentor from Berlin. She graduated from Berlin University of Arts with a degree in Strategic Communications. In 2009 she co-founded her first successful saas startup “Customer Alliance” which is used by over 3.500 Hotels in 35 Countries and grew to over 100 employees. Since 2013 she co-founded several food-tech startups, among others one with Europe´s largest Company Builder Rocket Internet. In 2015 she co-founded “”, which received funding from one of Europe’s largest VC Funds and became one of the first Berlin-based startup investments by a prominent US-based fund.  In 2017 she launched “her1” a direct-to-consumer company focussing on food, health, and beauty for women with natural, plant-based products targeting digestion & skin health. Chanyu is an active supporter and mentor of young founders.


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