Startup Notes

Jasper Masemann on how to build a successful company from the VC perspective

June 28, 2017

Jasper Masemann is Principal at one of Germany’s most iconic Venture Capital firms - Holtzbrinck Ventures. Like many founders and VCs before him, Jasper first worked in consulting learning the ropes of the business world before starting his own company. He founded and served as CEO for, a leading text production platform facilitating copywriting in 18 languages for thousands of renown clients worldwide. In 2015, he joined Holtzbrinck Ventures where he continues his work of being a business angel for years and as a VC helps founders to achieve their companies’ growth potential. Holtzbrinck Ventures is known for having identified and invested in some of Germany’s most successful online startups early on like Zalando and FlixBus. As one of the most successful European venture capital firms, with more than € 735m under management, it has been supporting exceptional founders in building market-leading internet companies for over 16 years. In this episode, Jasper talks about his work as a VC, shares great tips for founders that are seeking funding, explains why Zeitgold as one of his latest investments is an exciting role model for other startups and tells where he sees the current development of the European startup scene heading towards to.

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