Paul was born in Berlin in 1988 and studied journalism and communication studies at the University of Vienna. In 2012 while still studying he founded the company soulbottles with his friend Georg Tarne. The goal was to create the cleanest and most beautiful drinking bottles in the world. Within a few months, the first prototypes were created in Paul’s flat share and in the next 10 years, the company grew to over 35 employees and sold over 1.4 million soulbottles. Early on they introduced concepts of non-violent communication, holocracy and steward ownership and build a company with a unique management and impact approach.
In 2020, Paul started the soulincubator, a support program for founders and social entrepreneurs and accompanied investments in other social enterprises.