Oliver Holle

Oliver Holle

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Oliver Holle

CEO, founder

Portfolio: Datapath, Grin, Iyzico, Shpock, Sip:wise, Wikifolio

As a founder, I have been challenged, laughed at, celebrated and plainly ignored.

As an investor, I try to be helpful, honest and always - always - respect the founder.

Michael Schuster

Michael Schuster

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Michael Schuster

Partner, Co-founder

Portfolio: Bitmovin, Candis, Dronamics, Finnest, Flaviar, Metrilo, Soup.io, TourRadar, Usersnap

I always enjoy venturing into unchartered territory, with new products and business models.
My own startup experiences help me understand what founders need and go through while riding the startup rollercoaster. That’s why I love to work closely with them, as hands on as possible.

Daniel Keiper-Knorr

Daniel Keiper-Knorr

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Daniel Keiper-Knorr

Partner, Co-founder, Investor Relations

Portfolio: Storyclash, Enbritely, Joblocal, Gaminside

Master in Business.
Former ski instructor and stock broker, then startup founder, now investor: Creating things and partnering with beginners to guide them to excellence runs like a golden thread through my life - in business as in private.

Marie-Helene Ametsreiter

Marie-Helene Ametsreiter

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Marie-Helene Ametsreiter

Partner

Portfolio: Amodo, Aircloak, Greetzly, Gronda, iMobility, Wuggl

My whole career has been around „building new businesses“. I’m bored by routines, excited by new challenges.

Working at Speedinvest is awesome - it gives me the opportunity to work with YOU to commonly speed up success.

Jeroen Arts

Jeroen Arts

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Jeroen Arts

Principal | Speedinvest x

I get a kick out of helping aspiring entrepreneurs building companies of the future, using the technologies of tomorrow. After experiencing the thrill of setting up and scaling up my own company, I‘ve joined Speedinvest to fund the next ’Eurocorn’ and support great teams with operational know-how and experience.

Erik Bovee

Erik Bovee

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Erik Bovee

Partner, Co-founder, US Office

Portfolio: Inkitt

I love working with smart founders to solve seemingly impossible problems.

Michael Breidenbrücker

Michael Breidenbrücker

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Michael Breidenbrücker

Partner, Speedinvest Digital East

I am a product guy who founded a company called Last.fm right around the millennium. Since then i built and invested in multiple startups and learned how the startup space turned from a magic black box into a venture capital fueled super efficient speed boat. I feel very privileged i made that learning curve and am hungry to learn more by working with founders and fellow vc’s in launching new speed boats.

Ilia Dubinsky

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Ilia Dubinsky

Partner, Speedinvest Digital East

Being useful beats being independent. I have built startups and invested in them, taught students and managed companies, developed technologies and commercialized them. Talented people and cutting edge technologies make my life exciting. Challenges motivate me, and in every challenge I look for value that I can create.

Nina Ehrenreich

Nina Ehrenreich

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Nina Ehrenreich

Accounting & Controlling

I have spent most of my career working with und supporting venture capital teams and enjoy being able to use and develop my experience at Speedinvest. For me, it is always exciting to observe the development of the companies, as well as the successes and the challenges faced by both entrepreneurs and investors. Just like I am watching my three little startups at home 🙂

Johannes Ferner

Johannes Ferner

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Johannes Ferner

Associate

I spent most of my professional career planning, developing and leading enterprise software projects. This is were i came in contact with agile development. This agility and the corresponding spirit is what brought my passion about startups to life and eventually brought me in the ad(venture capital) world.
I especially love working with hardcore-tech startups ranging from AI / ML, VR, Blockchain to IIoT but also disruptive ideas for previously offline-only markets.

Julia Gremsl

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Julia Gremsl

Office & Project Management

I am a diligent and curious person with a hunger for adventures, therefore Speedinvest is the perfect place for me to work. Working together with creative minds and visionaries motivates me. I guess all of us want to change the future in one way or another but I think together with our startups we can really be a part of it.

Daniel Hoffer

Daniel Hoffer

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Daniel Hoffer

Advisory Partner

As a former entrepreneur, I‘ve gone through the fundraising process and been a CEO - so I can relate. What drives me is the opportunity to help founders grow, learn, and benefit from the learnings I’ve accumulated over the years.

Stefan Klestil

Stefan Klestil

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Stefan Klestil

Partner

Portfolio: Cashpresso, Curve, FinCompare, Holvi, Investly, Loot, Tradico

I started my first company 25 years ago as a student. Amazingly, it still exists. 😉

What I really love is supporting strong founders to build great businesses. I get a total kick when I see them grow their business and grow as a person. In working with founders, I can leverage 20 years of international experience in financial technology. I’m accountable to the founders for supporting them with business and corporate development or fund raising. Money is only part of what we bring to the table. But always, at the heart of a good collaboration, is mutual respect.

Lena Krauzova

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Lena Krauzova

Associate, Speedinvest Digital East

During my years in tech journalism I had been seeing many stories of entrepreneurs and engineers from Russia and neighbouring countries who had a courage and passion to drop out of climbing the corporate ladder and to start something new. Sometimes I couldn’t resist the desire to give advice, to help with introduction or to crunch numbers. Now I’m happy to have a chance to do it systematically - with Speedinvest’s team, who came up with plans for our regions.

Klaus Matzka

Klaus Matzka

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Klaus Matzka

Partner

Scaling technology businesses and sailing the world’s oceans are my passion.

Valentin Menedetter

Valentin Menedetter

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Valentin Menedetter

General Counsel

Marie Muhr

Marie Muhr

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Marie Muhr

Head of Operations

My professional journey was all about trying out different work experiences and types of companies. I found my professional home at Speedinvest because I not only love to build up support structures but also because I thrive on the energy and the passion of our team and the founders we support.

Mathias Ockenfels

Mathias Ockenfels

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Mathias Ockenfels

Partner | Speedinvest x

I network effects: At Speedinvest x we`re crazy about marketplace- & platform-businesses and the network effects that drive them. Our team of x-men will give your startup magical powers and elevate your company to the next level! Seeing your team grow and the business flourishing when network effects unfold is what drives me day and night. (..and, let`s be honest, dark chocolate and espresso, too)

Melanie Repolust

Melanie Repolust

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Melanie Repolust

Event & Project Management

I was always working in fast growing startups and decided now to switch sides and join a great fund, that accompanies many different and unique startups. I’m excited to monitor all and see which ones will sky-rock.

Lucanus Polagnoli

Lucanus Polagnoli

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Lucanus Polagnoli

Partner

Portfolio: Ivary, Playbrush, Timeular

My career almost ended up in investment banking but I decided I’d rather take part in changing the future. I’m an entrepreneur and a sailor - I love to race against the odds. I support startup teams with my expertise in business and corporate development.

Isabel Russ

Isabel Russ

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Isabel Russ

Associate | Speedinvest x

Having worked in five different industries and six countries, I’ve experienced inefficiencies in many shapes and forms (mostly the corporate one 😉 ). At Speedinvest, we get to support amazing start-ups that aim to make life a little better or at least easier.
I love being surrounded by smart and motivated founders and generally people that are excited about the future and the potential that it brings.

Franz Salzmann

Franz Salzmann

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Franz Salzmann

Partner

Portfolio: Adverity, Bikemap, JimDrive, wefox

Seeing your idea become a reality is a great kick. Having been on your side of the table for a long time, I often understand how you feel. It’s great to accompany strong founders and help when things go right, but also when they go wrong.

Andreas Schwarzenbrunner

Andreas Schwarzenbrunner

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Andreas Schwarzenbrunner

Associate

I‘m a politics and media nerd who always wanted to work in investment banking. What drives me most is my curiosity. Good things happen when you don’t plan them - that’s how I landed at Speedinvest.
I love interesting people with big ideas and Australian beaches.

Markus Steindl

Markus Steindl

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Markus Steindl

Head of Finance

Katharina Steppan

Katharina Steppan

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Katharina Steppan

Dealdesk

The feeling to create the future while working together with enthusiastic founders motivates me. Sustainable growth, success and fun are the key elements for my exciting work with Speedinvest. Almost a decade in investment and private banking taught me the principles of economics, risk and return.

Marcel van der Heijden

Marcel van der Heijden

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Marcel van der Heijden

Partner, US Office

Portfolio: Cyberwrite

There’s few things I like more than exploring new technologies, enablers and behaviors while working with a super motivated and skilled team to build something from scratch. I believe that reason for yesterday’s success can be exactly the reason for tomorrow’s failure, and love to be proven wrong if it means sustained success moving forward. You can wake me up for good coffee, good news and good ideas any time!

Nina Wöss

Nina Wöss

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Nina Wöss

Head of Marketing & Community

Portfolio: TourRadar, Flaviar, Inkitt, Playbrush

Constructing the biggest venture capital fund in Austria with a dedicated team has a unique momentum.
I am substantially curious about the inherent transformational potential of startups. Getting the bits and pieces of operations right, elaborating on disruptive moves with selected startups and being in the frontline of screening several hundreds my job just keeps on astonishing me, every day.

Werner Zahnt

Werner Zahnt

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Werner Zahnt

Partner, Co-founder

Portfolio: Crate, Facility, Hitbox, indoo.rs, Kochabo, payworks, wikidocs

YOUR success drives me during the day and keeps me awake during the night.

Not only will we help you, but you help us grow our startup called Speedinvest. And I can still tell you those crazy stories about the early dot.com bubble days and how cool it is to work in the Bay Area.

Christopher Zemina

Christopher Zemina

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Christopher Zemina

Associate

I’m investor by training and operator by heart. At Speedinvest, I look for scalable technology companies with clear value propositions and ambitious founders who produce remarkable results. Apart from work, I enjoy reading, travelling, skiing and good food. I haven’t started a business yet, but I’m widely acknowledged as the inventor of the 12pm lunch break.

Severin Zugmayer

Severin Zugmayer

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Severin Zugmayer

Associate

I love people who are serious about their work but don‘t take themselves too seriously. This is why I am in good hands with Speedinvest and where I want to grow my professional career. Seeing startups from different angles in my previous roles has motivated me to take the seat at the investor’s table where I’m given the chance to work closely with passionate and visionary people from all around the world.

Hansi Hansmann

Hansi Hansmann

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Johann "Hansi" Hansmann

Head of Investment Committee

I have been an employee in a small company, a so-called top executive in the multinational pharma industry, a founder of 10+ companies, financial investor, living and working in 4 different countries/cultures to finally find my real passion, highlight of my career, the most exciting job one can have - becoming a BUSINESS ANGEL (on a mountainbike).

Our Partners

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Our Venture Partners

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Our Ecosystem

Our network extends to a great ecosystem with many excellent initiatives and teams in Europe and the US.

We actively build and trust that ecosystem, because we know our limits and like to work with smart people.