Mathias is Partner at Speedinvest x. Prior to launching Speedinvest x, a Speedinvest 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, where he was a Principal for 4 years. Previously, Mathias 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. Earlier, he started his career as an Investment Manager at Mountain Partners Group in Zurich where he leads early-stage investments in companies such as Lieferando or reBuy. Mathias holds a German-French double-diploma from 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.
In this episode, we are talking with Mathias about his beginnings as a venture capitalist, the magic of network effects, chicken egg problems and marketplaces. Tune in and deep dive into Mathias's insights!