In 1991, Helmuth, together with Ryan Hughes, founded Neuberger & Hughes GmbH (N&H). N&H GmbH developed communication systems for UNIX. In 1992, Neuberger & Hughes started working with LINUX. Since 1994, LINUX has been the base of all new commercial products of N&H. Earlier, Helmuth studied business (management and logistics) at the Fachhochschule Nuertingen. Helmuth was on the board of the LIVE Linux-Verband. He was also Co-founder and at the board of NHM&P Inc. in Portland OR and Co-founder of the Internet Service GmbH (sold 2001).