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Franz Salzmann


Cultivating a keen interest in new technologies, Franz had gained profound experience abroad before he joined Speedinvest in 2015. After graduating from Oxford, an important starting point for his career was in 2008 when he joined Deutsche Bank. Following his entrepreneurial spirit, in 2012, he founded a hardware company in Berlin which came to be known as Noa Technologies Inc. based in San Francisco.

“It’s great to accompany strong founders and be on their side when things go right, but also when they go wrong.”

Striving for meaningful new experiences, Franz is particularly passionate about new energy projects, the way we consume, store and produce energy in some decades, the way we move around in cities and how we fuel those vehicle systems. He explores bi-directional grids, new generations of prosumers and the way cities & households will become smarter. Overall, he focuses on activities that bear the potential to disrupt the future of our energy system. As a Partner, Franz enriches Speedinvest with his specialist expertise and profound tech experience. He is eager to constantly identify and promote new prospects for startups in the tech industry.