Magnus Resch, PhD, is an art market economist, serial entrepreneur and bestselling book author. His activities have been widely covered in the international media and in social media.
Prof. Dr. Magnus Resch is a respected influencer in the art world, both as an academic and entrepreneur. At the age of 20 he co-run an art gallery in Switzerland to finance his university career. In 2012 he co-founded Larry’s List, the world’s premier art collector platform. In 2016 he launched the Magnus app, which works like Shazam for Art. Leonardo DiCaprio is an investor and advisor to the company.
Magnus is passionate about the economics of the art market. He is author of several books on the art market, teaches art management at Columbia University, New York, and published in 2018 a paper about success in art in the world’s leading academic journal, Science.
Magnus has a track record as tech entrepreneur. At the age of 27, he became Managing Director of Springstar, a Berlin based internet incubator (2500 employees and $2bn revenue). Here he started, failed and exited several internet start-ups, among them Gourmeo.com (a failure), Juvalia.com (that was ok), Gymondo.de ($$), Larryslist.com and magnus.net.
Magnus studied business at Harvard, the London School of Economics, the University of St. Gallen and Hong Kong University. He holds a PhD in Economics, and was awarded scholarships by both the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Swiss National Foundation. Magnus was a soldier in the German Army (Hochzug, Mittenwald), and for twelve years stadium speaker at an ATP Tennis Championship. In 2014 he was awarded Germany’s most prestigious social media prize “The Golden Umberto” for his infamous “Idautit” viral video.
Magnus lives and works in New York City.