ABOUT US

#FOCUS

We initially invest € 0.5 to 1.5m in seed-stage tech- and data-driven companies across Europe with global ambition.

#BACKGROUND

With eCircle we previously built one of Europe’s largest SaaS companies and sold the profitable business to Teradata (NYSE:TDC) in 2012.

#APPROACH

We support tech- and data-driven business models, product-focused founders and sustainable venture development.

Our Team

Thomas Wilke

Thomas Wilke

General Partner

Thomas has a longstanding experience as technology & product leader for complex marketing and e-commerce applications. Thomas was a founder of eCircle, Europe’s leading Marketing Tech Company and responsible for product development and operations. eCircle was sold to Teradata (NYSE: TDC) in 2012. At Teradata, he was responsible for the global development and deployment of Teradata’s Marketing Cloud Business Unit with 1500 headcount and was part of the extended global leadership team of Teradata overall. Thomas holds a MSc in Business Engineering. He studied in Karlsruhe and Boston.

Alex Meyer

Alex Meyer

General Partner

Alex has a longstanding experience in scaling SaaS companies and exec-level M&A transactions. Alex was the initial VC investor in eCircle and quickly after that joined the company as its CFO, built its international field org and ran its Ad Tech Business Unit. eCircle was sold to Teradata (NYSE: TDC) in 2012. At Teradata, he served as CFO/COO for the Marketing Cloud Business Unit with 1500 headcount and was part of the extended global leadership team of Teradata overall. Previously, Alex was a Senior Associate at McKinsey & Co. in their Technology Practice and a Principal at Wellington Partners. Alex holds a MBA from Berkeley and a MSc in Aero- and Astronautics from the Technical University of Munich.

Konstantin Urban

Konstantin Urban

Venture Partner

Konstantin is Co-founder and CEO of windeln.de, a €200 million baby products eCommerce business, which went public in 2015. Previously, Konstantin was Co-Founder and Managing Director of Holtzbrinck Ventures and founded Parship. Konstantin holds a MBA from Babson College, Boston, and a MBA from the University of Munich.

Moritz Zimmermann

Moritz Zimmermann

Venture Partner

Moritz serves as CTO of SAP hybris, which include SAP’s CRM, Commerce, Marketing, Service and Billing products. Moritz co-founded hybris right out of university around the vision of a packaged eCommerce software in 1997. hybris was sold in 2013 to SAP and one of the few European Unicorns at that time. Moritz holds an MBA from Munich School of Management and a BEc from the University of St. Gallen.

Craig Forrest

Craig Forrest

Venture Partner

Craig has over 30 years experience in the computer systems, networking and consumer electronics industries. As one of the key engineering VPs at Apple, Craig led the Macintosh hardware organization and created the company’s semi-conductor design organization. Previously at Sun Microsystems, he led the hardware development for the HPCS program to develop Petascale supercomputer technology, led the hardware design for sparcStation 10 and was a principal in the development of the Java language. Craig was a co-founder of Epigram, a start-up developing semiconductor products for broadband DSL and residential networking, that Broadcom acquired in 1999. Craig holds advanced Science degrees from both the University of Queensland and the University of Melbourne.

Max Cartellieri

Max Cartellieri

Venture Partner

Max has co-founded AlphaSights and now focuses on its long-term growth strategy and is passionate about ensuring AlphaSights remains an unrivalled career launch pad for ambitious graduates. Max started his career at McKinsey, before moving into private equity at BC Partners. Prior to AlphaSights, he founded Ciao in 1999 which became Europe’s leading price comparison and product review service, ultimately acquired by Microsoft in 2008. Max holds a BSc in Economics and an MSc in Accounting & Finance from the LSE and an MBA from Stanford Business School, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

Josef Brunner

Josef Brunner

Venture Partner

Josef serves as CEO of relayr, one of Europe’s leading Internet-of-Things (IoT) providers funded by Kleiner Perkins. Josef has been instrumental in launching multiple IT and Cyber Security companies, like JouleX (2009) and Bastille Networks (2004). JouleX was acquired in 2013 by Cisco, where he later was Chief Architect for Services. Josef is also an active venture capitalist through his venture capital firm AFT Ventures.

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