The 25-year-old was born in Tomsk, Russia in 1990. Right after his birth his parents had the chance to move to Germany after decades in the Soviet Union. As a reaction to this background Artjem was raised with focus on liberal values – which later built the basis of his passion for entrepreneurship. He studied law at the faculties of Heidelberg, Münster and Lund (Sweden). In 2014 Weissbeck co-founded Kapten & Son parallel to his final law exams together with his friends and great entrepreneurs Johannes Theobald and Fabian Deventer. Since then Kapten & Son has become one of Europe’s fastest growing watch manufacturers in little more than a year, already opening a new office in Melbourne Australia) and planning to expand to the USA in early 2016.