Our Success Story and Experience Since 1995

asknet AG is one of the pioneers of eBusiness in Germany. 

Our company 

  • Is the first company in Germany to sell software via the Internet, and established softwarehouse.de which has grown into today's biggest portal for software downloads in Europe. 
  • Provides global and fully customizable on-demand solutions as well as comprehensive full services for world-class eCommerce, to manage transactions for publishers of digital media like e.g. for ABBYY, CyberLink, F-Secure, HBO Europe, Nero, NetObjects, Norman, Panda Security or
    Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.

Today, the unique flexibility and adaptability of our outsourcing solutions for online shops and portals give us that decisive competitive edge and ensure our position as a leader in electronic software distribution.

Executive Board

Tobias Kaulfuss


Tobias Kaulfuss has been CEO of asknet AG since November 2014. Prior to joining asknet, he established a fulfillment company with global e-commerce clients in his role as Managing Director and Business Unit Manager within the Rhenus Group. Over the course of his career, he has also served as Head of Supply Chain at Duales System Deutschland and was a Consultant at Bain & Company. Tobias Kaulfuss holds a degree in Business Administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) and studied in Bochum, Berkeley and Hagen. After working as an Executive Assistant and Branch Manager at the Rhenus Group, Mr. Kaulfuss returned to the Kellogg School of Management in the U.S. for their accelerated one-year MBA program from which he graduated in 2008.

Ute Köhler

Ute Imhof


Ute Imhof joined asknet as Director Process Improvement in 2006 and took over as Head of Business Operations in 2007. In 2009, she was appointed Vice President of Business Operations and Professional Services. Before she came to asknet, Ute Imhof worked in Solution Sales and Business Operations in Ireland and Germany for TRADOS, later SDL. She has more than 16 years of experience in the IT industry. As the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Ute Imhof has been in charge of Business Operations, Professional Services and Product Development since July 2, 2014.

Supervisory Board

Dr. Joachim Bernecker (Chairman)
Business consultant

Thomas Krüger (Deputy Chairman)
Managing Director, Ad Astra Erste Beteiligungs GmbH & AdAstra Venture Consult GmbH

Marc Wurster
Lawyer and tax accountant


asknet is committed to excellent quality and sustainability. Both factors are crucial for our growth. The following awards and recognitions motivate us to continue the course of our strategy. We thank our clients and vendors for the trust they place in us and in our technology.