After completing his diploma studies, Thilo Haas became a technical editor at the FH Hannover and developed technical databases and content management systems for the automotive industry. In 2005, he met at the 10-year Abitreffen his former classmate Kristian Lenz again. They decided to start together Connox - an online shop for home design.
Today, the managing directors employ more than 125 people, have expanded their business by six international shops and in 2017 achieved a turnover of 20 million euros. Founded 13 years ago in a former post office in Hanover, Connox is now one of the market-leading online shops in its field.