Well-recognized gaming expert Hendrik Lesser is now part of the Nitrado advisory board

Berlin/ Karlsruhe, February 16, 2022

With Hendrik Lesser, FLEX portfolio company Nitrado welcomes a heavyweight in the gaming industry to their advisory board.

Game hosting and server software
Karlsruhe, Reno (Nevada, USA), Wyoming (USA), Sarasota (Florida, USA)
> 200, worldwide
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For our FLEX portfolio company Nitrado (marbis GmbH) the motto continues to be LevelUp! We are happy to welcome Hendrik Lesser, a heavyweight in the gaming industry to Nitrado’s advisory board.

In the past 20+ years, Hendrik Lesser has taken numerous roles in the gaming industry as founder and CEO and has built up and managed the entire spectrum from game development to publishing to server hosting. In addition to successfully building zeus.io and serving as Managing Director at remote control productions, his network as President of the Board for the European Games Developer Federation are a valuable addition to the Nitrado tribe.

  • “Nitrado is one of the core brands in the gameserver hosting space and finds itself at an exciting point in the company’s evolution. I look forward to using my expertise, network and advice to help the company reach the next level!” Hendrik Lesser, Advisory Board Member Nitrado
  • “As Managing Director I have gained a sparring partner with Hendrik Lesser, who helps me discover future fields and at the same time gives me the opportunity to talk to exciting players in the industry.” Marcel Bößendorfer, Managing Director of Nitrado
  • “I am very pleased that we were able to attract Hendrik. With his deep industry expertise, he is a great asset to the team. Especially his experience as a game developer and publisher will help Nitrado to further improve the product and expand the service offering.” Peter Waleczek, Managing Partner FLEX Capital


Nitrado was founded in 2001 by Marco Balle and Marcel Bößendörfer in Karlsruhe, Germany. Besides operating a hosting infrastructure for multiplayer games, Nitrado develops software applications for server control, monitoring and security. With over 200 employees, the company operates ten data centers on five continents – reaching customers in over 100 countries.

In January 2021, FLEX Capital acquired a majority stake in Nitrado. Together with FLEX Capital, Nitrado plans to further expand its global presence and strengthen its B2B software platform.

About FLEX Capital

FLEX Capital is a private equity fund founded by successful serial entrepreneurs that invests in profitable and growing companies from the German Internet and software midmarket. Announced in early 2023, the second fund of €300 million includes a commercial structure for the first time, enabling FLEX Capital to provide operational support to portfolio companies with a purpose-built 30-person team of experts, differentiating the investor from many other private equity funds. Currently, the FLEX portfolio comprises six business platforms. For more information, visit www.flex.capital.

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