Daniela Caserotto-Leibert Speedinvest

Daniela Caserotto-Leibert

Head of Business Development – US

Daniela has lived and worked in both Europe and the US for many years. In that time, she has gained extensive experience in technology and international business development, operations and strategic sales. As head of Business Development for the US, Daniela now advises European companies in expanding to the US market and connecting them to the broader Silicon Valley ecosystem.

“For startups, the right partnership can make all the difference, especially when it comes to distribution. I am passionate about working with entrepreneurs, specifically helping them to connect with potential partners here in Silicon Valley that can accelerate their growth.”

Daniela has guided the regulation of digital products, cooperating with governments, lobbying groups, private and state-owned companies in Europe. In Silicon Valley, she made a significant contribution to the go-to-market strategy for the Kleiner Perkins backed company Area1 Security, which protects enterprises from phishing. She also led a major business unit and closed the first 40+ deals.

As a mentor for HenkelX, she contributed to Henkel’s entrepreneurial transformation. Daniela is a mentor at the German Accelerator Silicon Valley, helping emerging and established German tech startups to succeed in the US, with tasks comprising US market entry, fundraising, go-to-market strategy, and enterprise sales.