Markus is an investment professional with multiple years of experience in the European startup ecosystem. He currently works as an Investment Manager at seed+speed Ventures, a Berlin based venture capital firm, where he invests in early-stage b2b software startups in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Prior to that, Markus worked at other funds as an Investment Manager and Analyst completing both venture capital and private equity transactions in various industries. In additiona, Markus is a jury member of several startup pitch competitions and mentor in different accelerator programs for early-stage startups. He is fascinated with entrepreneurship and technological innovation and their impact on today’s most pressing global issues. Markus studied Economics & Management Science as well as Business Information Systems at Leipzig University in Germany and University of Tartu in Estonia.