Mathias Ockenfels Speedinvest Partner Network Effects

Mathias Ockenfels

Lead Partner, Network Effects

Mathias eats and breathes marketplaces.

Before joining Speedinvest to launch Speedinvest x, a focus fund investing into network effects, he was a general manager for the German market at Uniplaces, an international marketplace for student accommodation. Before that, Mathias built out the marketplace practice at Berlin-based Point Nine Capital, an early-stage fund focusing on SaaS and marketplaces. He was a Principal for 4 years.

Mathias also led the M&A-department of ricardo Group, then a subsidiary of South African Naspers, that operates several online marketplace, classifieds and auction businesses across Europe. He began his career as an Investment Manager at Mountain Partners Group in Zurich, where he lead early-stage investments in companies such as Lieferando and reBuy.

“I ❤ network effects. Our x-Men (and x-Women) will elevate your startup to the next level! Seeing businesses flourish when network effects unfold is what drives me (…and, let’s be honest, dark chocolate and espresso, too).”

Mathias holds a dual German-French diploma from the European School of Business Reutlingen and Neoma Business School Reims. Knowing Germany’s capital city like the back of his hand, Mathias now leads Speedinvest`s Berlin office as a Partner at Speedinvest x.