Current Portfolio

Severin Zugmayer


Severin, mainly growing up in Austria and been living abroad in Oslo, Wroclaw and Hamburg, has always been eager to meet inspiring people from all over the world. Most recently, he was Business Development & Marketing Consultant at Google, supporting tech startups in accelerating their growth. Prior to Google, he was Student Brand Manager at Red Bull, where he was leading the company’s efforts in Austria’s startup ecosystem at universities. Prior to becoming involved in start-ups, Severin gained his first professional work experience in the field of executive search at Kienbaum.

“I love people who are serious about their work but don‘t take themselves too seriously.”

With a growing interest in the startup ecosystem, Severin’s work allowed him to engage with startups and visionary founders from numerous perspectives. At Speedinvest, he is especially dedicated to identifying the next promising D2C brand and follows the development of his portfolio companies with utmost accuracy to uncover their full potential. One of Severin’s interests comprise everything human and consumer centered like design thinking, allowing him to develop a comprehensive understanding of category defining consumer companies. Apart from his professional life, Severin loves skiing, mountaineering and especially team sports like basketball. He is passionate about oldtimers and sneakers, knowing all different kinds of them, however only collecting the latter – at least until now.