20+ years operator turned investor
Galaxy cluster SMACS 0723, 4.6bn years ago, by NASA Webb
One of the top 30 angels backed by the European Investment Fund (EIF) in Germany
Matthias founded avalas, Germany’s first mobile internet portal, in 1998 right out of university and spent more than 20 years in telecoms and private equity working at Vodafone, Orange, and Salt worldwide. Matthias started his career in product and progressed via sales towards general management. In his last operating role he steered a EUR 1bn P&L and 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. Matthias invested in 30 early stage companies across Europe and participated in 8 exits.
With a keen interest in driving European competitiveness, Matthias contributes to the innovation ecosystem. In 2019, Matthias undertook the largest quantitative analysis of innovation activities by DAX companies and their peers in the US and China, Future made in Germany. In 2021, he published the Amazon #1 Bestseller Fast Forward - Accelerating B2B sales for startups to help founders worldwide excel at revenue growth. In 2023, he founded UNIPRENEURS, Germanys highest award for professors that inspire and support students on their path to entrepreneurship.
Matthias studied Business, Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence at FAU Nuremberg, University of Edinburgh and LMU Munich. He 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.
Bell ringing for Xometry IPO
"We love having Matthias on our Board.
If you can have him, then definitely take the chance."
Co-founder & Co-CEO TWAICE Technologies
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
Lithium-Ion electric vehicle battery
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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