One of the top 30 angels backed by the European Investment Fund (EIF) in Germany
Matthias studied Business, Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence at FAU Nuremberg, University of Edinburgh and LMU Munich.
He founded avalas.com, Germany’s first mobile internet portal, right out of university and spent more than 20 years in telecoms working for Vodafone, Orange, and Salt worldwide.
His last operating role was the Chief Commercial Officer of Orange Switzerland running a
EUR 1bn P&L. In this capacity Matthias contributed to a successful Private Equity investment cycle for Apax Partners, generating EUR 800m enterprise value.
As CEO of MH2 Capital he has now turned full time investor in early stage technology, real estate and public assets. He has a keen interest to drive Germany´s and Europe´s competitiveness by fostering innovation driven by start-ups as well as large corporates.
In 2019 Matthias authored Future Made in Germany, the largest quantitative analysis of innovation activities by DAX30 and their US & China peers. Currently he is writing the book
Fast Forward - an operator's roadmap to B2B sales for startups to help Founders worldwide excel at revenue growth.
Matthias is 175cm tall and weighs 83kg on a good day, life´s never perfect. He lives with his wife and three kids in Berlin, probably the sexiest city on the planet.
"From founding to exit, Matthias' deep operating experience has been a key ingredient to our success"
Steven Willmott, Co-founder & CEO, 3scale Inc.
BURN 2019, by Matthias Hilpert
SOFTWARE & DIGITAL
...less life sciences, hardware only
SUBSCRIPTIONS & MARKETPLACES
...less adtech or e-commerce
...ideally including CTO
SEED & SERIES A
...less Pre-Seed, Series B
B2C & B2B
...actually mostly B2B lately
HEADQUARTERED IN EUROPE
...less US and not really Asia
5-10K+ MONTHLY REVENUE
...ideally with 20%+ mom growth
25 TO 200K TICKETS
...depending on stage of business
4 INVESTMENTS PER YEAR
...could be more, could be less
...only based on Founder´s request
EV Battery Pack, by GEI
Future Made In Germany
Corporate Innovation Benchmark
Together with Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners and Cherry Ventures we have created the largest quantitative analysis of innovation activities by DAX30 and their US & China peers.
The study has been published by Handelsblatt as part of the titel article around innovation on November 22nd 2019. There is also a podcast interview on the topic within the Handelsblatt Disrupt series (@24:05min).
Please find more information and download the report on
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