We are digital venture investors - we are DVC

We are entrepreneurs and investors with a passion to build successful and scalable tech companies.  We partner with founders and investors on eye level to unleash the full potential of digital business models. We invest & develop.

Europe needs startups -
startups need investors

EU startups need capital to grow: VC investments are growing quickly in the EU and have quadrupled over the last 4 years. But EU startup investments are still trailing the US and Asia by a factor of 4-9x. Europe is strong in engineering and innovations but weaker in turning great ideas into successful business models. We love to make a contribution to changing that.

We are entrepreneurs and investors – we invest and develop. As entrepreneurs we are aware of the risks of starting a new venture but firmly believe that the opportunities outweigh the risks. As investors we are willing to put our money where our mouth is. We love to partner with startups to develop new solutions that deliver customer value – and great returns for our investors.

Digitalize or disappear. We believe that digitalization is one of the most pervasive mega-trends of our days. There are more than 5 billion mobile and internet user in the world, > 40% of enterprise revenues are digital. Digital businesses grow faster and offer new solutions for pressing problems. We love to leverage technology to meet peoples needs.

That is why we are DVC – Digital Venture Capital.

Our values
Deliver value together

We are a value-based firm: our values are what keeps our backs straight when the wind is blowing in our face. Our values also provide guidance for our day-to-day work and strategic decisions

Deliver

  • Can do – Think beyond the what is towards the what could be
  • Go to the gemba – Act on facts, not prejudices
  • Results count – Great ideas are measured by the results they deliver

Value

  • Customer first – Don‘t compromise on customer value
  • Entrepreneur‘s hat – Think and act as entrepreneurs
  • Value focus – Create value, remove waste, keep it simple

Together

  • Great people, great outcomes – People matter. We care
  • Trust & respect – Say what you do, do what you say
  • Forthright transparency – Straight talk, no nonsense

An experienced team
with a strong track record

Each of our founding partners brings along >20 yrs of business & management expertise in business operations, finance and fund raising across a broad range of industries:

  • Investment experience in seed, venture capital, corporate and private equity investments
  • Executive & leadership experience in industry and digital commerce, finance and legal, asset management and M&A
  • Operational experience in sales & operations, portfolio- & risk management, regulatory & corporate governance, investor & stakeholder management
  • Entrepreneurial experience in commerce, finance and technology. All of us have founded companies ourselves

Who we are -
the DVC leadership team

Uwe Krönert

Founding Partner

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Fund Management
Corporate Finance &
Governance

Uwe has joined DVC with 25 yrs of business & executive experience in the financial sector, including 9 yrs as managing director, founder and board member of DZ Privatbank, WestLB Lux, Alceda Fund Mgmt and his own HR consultancy, Krönert & Partners.

He is an expert in Private Equity, Finance & Fund Mgmt., Corp. Governance, Finance, Investor Relations, Org. & Team Development

Dr. Hauke Hansen

Co-Founder

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Sourcing, Portfolio Mgmt,
Portfolio Company
Strategy & Development

Hauke joined DVC with >20 yrs of business & executive experience in technology, ecommerce and operations. He served as a member of Amazon‘s EU ops leadership team and board member of Cimpress / Vistaprint. In prior roles he worked for ASML and McKinsey & Company. Hauke has founded the VC firm Lakeside Invest and works for the PE firm Triton. He is author of the book Capex Excellence.

He is an expert for investments, technology, operations,
business strategy and growth

Matthias Frost

Founding Partner

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Sourcing,
Portfolio Development

As an active business angel with a number of successful investments, Matthias advises on the selection of investment targets, the development of the portfolio and exit management. He is the founder of the start-up invest firm moselVenture and has >25 yrs of business and leadership experience in international companies (incl. Telecom & Fintech)

Jasmin Nezirevic

Investor Relations

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Investor Relations,
Fund Raising,
Partner Network

Jasmin brings along >25 yrs of capital market experience in various positions, including >10 yrs as managing director of the Prometheus Group (Financial Services and Corporate Finance), where he is responsible for M&A advisory. He maintains a large international network of institutional investors and multipliers from business, politics and society

Marc Pasdaq

Investor Relations

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Fund Structuring &
Investor Acquisition

As founder and managing director of five financial services companies, Marc is very familiar with the challenges facing entrepreneurs and start-ups. He looks back on >20 yrs of capital market experience in various positions, including asset management and financial engineering, as well as advising wealthy private clients.

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