Connecting people, capital and ideas

We invest to accelerate digital transformation and create a diverse, equal and carbon-neutral digital society.

What we do

The driving force behind thefirm’s strategies is the belief that the rapid adoption of new technologies, software applications and data-processing capabilities is creating more wealth, disrupting more businesses, and unleashing more innovation than any force inthe history of technology.

Our approach to ESG

Digital Investment Platform

Founded in 2015*, DTCP is an independent investment firm running two complementary investment strategies focused on: 

Growth Equity & Digital Infrastructure 

$2.3Bn

Assets Under Management

70+

Investments

50+

Team Members

100+

Strategic Corporate Partners

The Story of DTCP

We started in 2015 to accelerate digital transformation

2015

Founding of DTCP

Opening of the Tel Aviv office

2015
2015

Launch of Growth Equity Fund I (GE I)

Opening of the Silicon Valley office

2016
2017

Launch of Digital Infrastructure Vehicle I (PF I)

Launch of Growth Equity Fund II (GE II)

2018
2019

Opening of the Seoul office

Opening of the Luxembourg office

2021
2021

Opening of the London office

Launch of Digital Infrastructure Vehicle II
(DIV II)

2021
2022

Launch of Growth Equity Fund III (GE III)

Our People

Combining strong financial and       operational expertise.      

People

Alexander Helmke

Managing Director

Alexander Helmke

Managing Director

Alex is Managing Director of DTCP’s Advisory team.

Prior to DTCP, Alex worked for VMware initially creating partner programs and substantially growingthe company’s ecosystem. He then became founding member of the Corporate Development and Strategy team and made numerous investments and acquisitions. Heserved as board member/observer at many of VMware’s portfolio companies.

 

Alex started his career in sales as an account manager for Wind River where he also heldpositions in product management and business development.

 

He graduated from RWTH Aachen and TU München as a Dipl.-Ing. Elektrotechnik (MS-EE equiv.).

Alexander Novogranov

Associate

Alexander Novogranov

Associate

Prior to joining DTCP in 2022, Alexander worked as an investment banker at Nomura in London and in the M&A team of Veon in Amsterdam.

He has more than six years of experience in investment banking and M&A and has been involved in various transactions in the telecoms and digital infra space.

Alexander holds two Master of Science degrees in Finance from Duisenberg School of Finance at University of Amsterdam and from Higher School of Economics.

He received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Novosibirsk State University.

Anselm Maur

Principal

Anselm Maur

Principal

Anselm is a Principal at DTCP Infra.

He has been involved in the investments into Cellwize, Community Fibre and Open Dutch Fiber.

Prior to joining DTCP in 2017, Anselm worked as an investment banker at Barclays in Frankfurt. He has more than seven years of experience in private equity and investment banking.

Anselm holds a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cooperative State University Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Aurin Bhattacharjee

Managing Director

Aurin Bhattacharjee

Managing Director

Aurin is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities and making investment recommendations in the US.

Aurin led DTCP’s investments in Dremio and Iterable. Aurin previously was a Principal at Digital Alpha Advisors, where he made investments in and served on boards of cloud computing businesses. Before joining Digital Alpha, he spent over seven years at Google, most recently in Google Cloud. At Google, he worked on M&A, private investments, corporate strategy, and financings.

Earlier in his career, he held positions at private investment firms H.I.G. Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners and was a consultant at McKinsey. Aurin earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Bart de Jong

Managing Director

Bart de Jong

Managing Director

Bart is a Managing Director at DTCP Infra.

Prior to joining DTCP he worked at OMERS Infrastructure and PGGM infrastructure (two of the largest global pension funds), with a strong focus on investments in digital infrastructure. During this time, he amongst others, led the investment in the joint-venture with ATC Europe and subsequent market entry in France, and sold the 2nd largest fibre network operator in the Netherlands to Delta / EQT. He also served on the board of telecommunication tower companies in Europe and Australia.

Earlier in his career, he held positions at the investment bank divisions of BNP Paribas and ING Bank. Bart holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands and is a CFA® charterholder.

Christian Schur

Head of Finance

Christian Schur

Head of Finance

Christian is Head of Finance at DTCP.

Prior to DTCP, he was Manager in Corporate Finance at one of the Top 5 audit firms.

Christian has ample experience in the fields of valuation, due diligence, and IFRS accounting. He holds a diploma degree in international business management from the International School of Management in Dortmund.

Claudius Laskawy

Associate

Claudius Laskawy

Associate

Claudius is an experienced Innovation Manager working in the Portfolio Development and Partnerships team.

Before joining DTCP, Claudius worked for Silicon Valley based innovation platform Plug and Play Tech Center and boutique consulting firm Infront Consulting & Management, where he frequently engaged with executives, innovation teams and startups defining their innovation and digital transformation strategies.

Claudius gained international experience in the Netherlands, India, Indonesia, and the United States, and holds a MSc. Business Information Management from Rotterdam School of Management.

Dean Shahar

Senior Associate

Dean Shahar

Senior Associate

Dean is a Senior Associate at DTCP in the Growth Equity team.

He covers Israel-related investments and is based in Tel Aviv. Prior to DTCP, Dean was an Associate at Poalim Equity, where he led the growth and strategic investments of Poalim Bank. Dean gained Investment Banking experience from Morgan Stanley and Poalim Equity, and also gained legal experience at the Technology M&A and Private Placement team at Amit Pollak Matalon, a leading Israeli law firm.

Dean holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration majoring in Accounting and an LL.B in Law from Reichman University (IDC Herzliya).

Debanjan Banerjee

Operating Partner

Debanjan Banerjee

Operating Partner

Deba is an Operating Partner at DTCP Infra.

He is driving digital infrastructure investments and supporting infrastructure portfolio for DTCP Infra.

Deba joined DTCP from Deutsche Telekom, where he was the VP Investment Monetisation for the European region and Director for Fibre, Product and Customer Experience for the Croatian business of DT.

Prior to that, he worked in global Strategy, Commercial and Investment roles for Vodafone Group and British Telecom and as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey in London. Deba has more than 20 years of international telecom and technology experience as a strategic leader and general manager.

Deba holds an MBA from INSEAD, France and degrees from XLRI Jamshedpur and Jadavpur University in India.

Dillon Seo

Country Manager, Korea

Dillon Seo

Country Manager, Korea

Dillon is the Country Manager for Korea and Business Development Manager.

His focus is on building and managing strong business relationships with some of the top companies in Korea, and on delivering strategic and financial synergies between DTCP’s portfolio companies and said companies. Prior to joining DTCP, he was one of the co-founding members and the Korea Country Manager of a US-based VR startup, Oculus, which was acquired by Facebook for $2.3B USD. At Oculus, he was responsible for sourcing VR content to support its content ecosystem, building a manufacturing partnership with Samsung, and helping the HQ team to establish business relationships with some of Korea's top companies. Dillon is also a seed investor for early stage startups and has invested in a number of startups such as Dibiup, Shakr, and Cream NYC. He also founded a VR content development company named VoleR Creative and released two VR games on the Steam VR platform.

Dillon holds a BSc degree in Mathematics and Applied Statistics from the University of Alberta in Canada and has been selected as an IT advisor to various ministries and government agencies in Korea to help the Korean government support the local IT industry.

Dr. Stefan Graiche

Head of Legal, Compliance and Regulation

Dr. Stefan Graiche

Head of Legal, Compliance and Regulation

Stefan is Head of Legal, Compliance and Regulation at DTCP.

Prior to joining Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, Stefan was a senior legal counsel at Commerzbank working on complex finance and M&A topics. He was also responsible for the legal aspects of all blockchain projects. Earlier in his career, Stefan spent five years at the law firm of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a member of the finance practice group, working on international highly structured finance and corporate transactions and the whole life cycle of funds / asset management.

Stefan holds a Ph.D. from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, a Master of Laws (LL.M.) of the University of Virginia (Dean’s scholarship) and further law and business degrees from the University of Münster and University of Bayreuth.

Florent-Aurélien Couturier-Crouzillac

Associate

Florent-Aurélien Couturier-Crouzillac

Associate

Florent-Aurélien is Associate at DTCP in the Growth Equity team.

Prior to joining DTCP, he was an Analyst at Ventech, a leading French Venture Capital firm. Florent-Aurélien holds an M.Sc. in Finance from EM Lyon Business School and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Ecole Centrale d’Electronique Paris.

Guy Horowitz

Partner

Guy Horowitz

Partner

Guy is a Partner at DTCP in the Venture Capital team in Silicon Valley. Guy led DTCP's investmentsin Replay Technologies (acquired by Intel), FireGlass (acquired by Symantec),and Dynamic Yield (acquired by McDonald’s). He also led DTCP’s investments in SafeBreach, Morphisec, AppsFlyer, and PerimeterX and represents it as board member/observer.

 

Guy joined DTCP in 2015 from Deutsche Telekom where he served as Vice President Partnering and Venturing and established DT ’spartnering office in Israel in 2012. Before joining DT, Guy was a Principalwith Gemini Ventures, one of Israel's early stage pioneers. While at Gemini,Guy worked closely with portfolio companies both as an investor and as afull-time executive. From 2007-2008 he headed the marketing strategy at ModuMobile, and from 2010-2012 he was VP Marketing of TaKaDu, a smart-networks innovator. He also served as Chairman of the Smart Water Networks Forum. Priorto that, he helped establish Microsoft’s R&D center in Israel as Director of Marketing. Before joining Gemini, Guy headed mobile products in Commtouch(Nasdaq: CYRN) and product management in Followap (acquired by Neustar).

 

Guy holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and an MBA from the Haifa University in Israel, and had a Merage Fellowship from the Paul Merage Business School, UC Irvine.

 

Hannah Mason

Executive Assistant

Hannah Mason

Executive Assistant

Hannah is the Executive Assistant to the Luxembourg team at DTCP.

Prior to joining DTCP, Hannah has been managing management teams for the past 7 years, her previous position was in the FinTech solutions for the Fund industry. Hannah holds a certificate in the field of Montessori education.

Idrees Nooristani

Finance Manager

Idrees Nooristani

Finance Manager

Idrees is Finance Manager at DTCP Infra.

Prior to DTCP he worked as Financial and Project Controller at an international Aircraft Engineering and IT company. Idrees holds a Master's degree in Global Management and Governance from Hamburg School of Business Administration.

Irit Kahan

Partner

Irit Kahan

Partner

Irit is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities and making investment recommendations in Israel and Europe.

Irit led DTCP’s investments in Hunters.AI, Axonius, Guardicore (acquired by Akamai),and Epsagon (acquired by Cisco).

Previously, Irit was a Senior Associate at Vintage Investment Partners, a global venture platform invested in the world's leading venture funds and startups, driving digital innovation across industries.

Irit gained Investment Banking experience from HSBC and JP Morgan.

Irit holds a bachelor’s degree Magna Cum Laude in business administration from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York. During her studies in New York, Irit worked at Prudence Holdings, a private equity family office based in New York and Tel Aviv.

Jack Young

Managing Partner

Jack Young

Managing Partner

Jack is a managing partner at the DTCP Growth Equity team.

He is responsible for setting investment direction, establishing and refining the investment processes, making investment recommendations, and managing the performance of the overall portfolio. Jack is instrumental in establishing DTCP’s data-driven investment approach. Jack currently serves as a Board Member / Observer at Aryaka, NS1, and Heap on behalf of DTCP.

Previously,he was the Managing Director of Qualcomm Ventures North America and General Partner at dRx Capital – a joint Novartis and Qualcomm investment company. He made investments in: Airstrip, AliveCor, Omada, Visage, and Welltok. Hisinvestment exits include: Auth0 (acquired by Okta), BlueJeans (acquired by Verizon), ClearCare (acquired by Battery), Dynamic Signal (merged withSocial Chorus), Doctor On Demand (merged with Grand Rounds), goBalto (acquiredby Oracle), Telcare (acquired by Bio Telemetry), Validity (acquired by Synaptics), Fitbit (NYSE: FIT), and Fastly (NYSE: FSLY). Earlier in his career,he held leadership positions at ZTE (USA), Nokia, 3Com, GDC, and Nortel.

Jack earned an MSEE from the University of Calgary and an MBA from McGillUniversity.

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Jan-Michael Dierkes

General Manager Lux

Jan-Michael Dierkes

General Manager Lux

Jan is General Manager and Head of ESG at DTCP

He joined DTCP from K+S Group, an international raw materials company listed in the German MDAX, where he held various management positions. His roles spanned Corporate Development and M&A as well as Regulatory and Compliance assignments. Prior to that, he worked as a lawyer at two international law firms in Germany and the US, advising clients on regulatory and P3 projects.

Jan is a German-qualified lawyer and admitted to the Hanseatic Bar Hamburg. He received his law degree from Trier Law School.

Joshua Müller

Associate, Advisory

Joshua Müller

Associate, Advisory

Karine Peters

Associate, Advisory

Karine Peters

Associate, Advisory

Lance Matthews

Managing Director

Lance Matthews

Managing Director

Lance is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities and making investment recommendations in the US.

Lance’s DTCP investments include: Arctic wolf networks, Innovid (NYSE: CTV), and StreetlightData (acquired by Jacobs). Lance joined from Touchdown Ventures, a SF based Corporate Venture firm, where he worked on company sourcing, investment analysis and diligence, and portfolio management.

Prior to that, he spent timeat Illuminate Ventures, a seed stage Enterprise SaaS firm and at Twitter holding a position in the finance department.

Lance holds an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, a master’s degree in History from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from CSU Fresno.

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Laura Heitmann

Associate

Laura Heitmann

Associate

Laura is an Associate at DTCP Infra.

Prior to joining DTCP, she worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs in the Consumer and Healthcare team, followed by the Emerging Market Equities team, in London. Laura has a Law and Business degree from the University of Warwick.

Leonie Lankes

Analyst

Leonie Lankes

Analyst

Leonie is an Analyst at DTCP in the Growth Equity team.

Prior to joining DTCP, she gained experience in private equity and consulting through various internships. Leonie graduated from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Private Equity from London School of Economics.

Mankyu Park

Principal

Mankyu Park

Principal

Mankyu is a Principal at DTCP in the Growth Equity team and covers Korea-based investments.

Mankyu came to DTCP from L&S Venture Capital, a leading Korean VC specializing in IT, semiconductors, and display investments. Prior to that he held positions in the investment banking division of KB Securities and at Partners Group. Mankyu made investments in IT, AI, Bio/Life science, mobile platforms, and other tech sectors. Mankyu also led a couple of mid-to-large size deals like Youngin Engineering and Coagulant Therapeutics where top-tier Korean local VCs participated.

Mankyu holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with concentration on finance from Goizueta Business School, Emory University.

Maria Stepanova

Finance & Controlling Manager

Maria Stepanova

Finance & Controlling Manager

Maria is a Finance & Controlling Manager at DTCP.

Prior to that, she was a German Finance Operations Manager at eDreams ODIGEO, the largest online travel agency in Europe, and the largest distributor of online flights in the world.

Maria holds an MiBA from the University of Hamburg and a diploma in International Finance from St. Petersburg State University for Economics and Finance.

Martin Klima

Chief Financial Officer

Martin Klima

Chief Financial Officer

Martin is Chief Financial Officer at DTCP.

He joined DTCP from energy giants Innogy and RWE where he held various management positions in Germany and the UK. His roles spanned Finance and Corporate Strategy as well as M&A and Restructuring assignments. Prior to that, he worked as a consultant at Siemens, advising senior management globally on technology, R&D and product strategy.

Martin holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich and was a visiting researcher in the field of Nanotechnology at Columbia University, New York. He is a CFA charterholder.

Melanie Böttcher

Manager, Investor Relations, Marketing & Communications

Melanie Böttcher

Manager, Investor Relations, Marketing & Communications

Melanie is Investor Relations, Marketing, and Communications Manager at DTCP.

Prior to joining DTCP, she worked in Investor Relations for a public listed company and for an advisory firm focused on Investor Relations and Financial Communications.

Melanie completed her banking apprenticeship and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Management from the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg.

Mia Van Tran

Executive Assistant

Mia Van Tran

Executive Assistant

Mia is the Executive Assistant to the CEO, Vicente Vento.

Prior to joining DTCP, she worked in the tourism industry and gained experiences in sales and product management. Mia holds a Bachelor in Economics of Tourism.

Michael Boshammer

Senior Executive

Michael Boshammer

Senior Executive

Michael is a senior executive advisor to DTCP's growth capital business.

He serves as board member/observer at Cuculus, Droniq, Global Savings Group, Mojio, Pinger, Roambee, Spearhead and Teqcycle Solutions. Prior to his current role, Michael was managing director in DTCP's Europe-based venture and growth capital team and before that managing director at T-Venture where he focused on disruptive wireless, deep-tech, and infrastructure investments. He has invested in numerous start-ups and successfully exited among others Affirmed Networks, Boku, Cittadino, CoreMedia, Demandware, ETA Devices, ETA Wireless, FON, Swyx and The Digitale.

Earlier in his career, he worked as senior consultant at Detecon International, as product manager of the German fixed network operator o.tel.o communications, and founded his own company. Michael holds an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Wuppertal, Germany.

Michael Rager

Managing Director

Michael Rager

Managing Director

Michael is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities and making investment recommendations in Europe.

Michael contributed in DTCP’s investments in Cognigy.AI, Neo4j, Aircall, Signavio (acquired by SAP SE), Pipedrive (acquired by Vista Private Equity), LeanIX, Relayr (acquired by Munich RE), and Fornova.

Michael joined from Bauer Venture Partners. Prior to that, he was a consultant at Otto Group's Corporate Strategy department and helped building one of Germany's leading behavioral retargeting companies, leading their product development.

Michael holds a diploma in business economics from the University of Regensburg

Michał Filipczak

Associate

Michał Filipczak

Associate

Michal is an Associate at DTCP Infra.

Before joining DTCP, Michał worked as an investment banker in Credit Suisse’s TMT group in London and private equity analyst at Avia Capital in Warsaw. In his spare time, Michał enjoys kitesurfing, travelling and cycling. Michał holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Finance and Accounting from Warsaw School of Economics.

Oliver Schmäschke

Managing Director

Oliver Schmäschke

Managing Director

Oliver is Managing Director, Portfolio Development and Partnerships, and a founding member of DTCP.

At the intersection of a network of over 80 global Technology & Telecom corporations and DTCP’s portfolio companies, Oliver’s team realizes financial and strategic synergies between the two. Oliver holds a Board Observer seat on the boards of everphone and RemoteMyApp. From 2015 to 2019, Oliver led the operational build-up of DTCP as the firm’s first employee and Chief of Staff to the CEO, before transitioning to his current role. He started his career as a Consultant at Boston Consulting Group. Oliver is a former first division and youth national team (beach-) volleyball player, ingesting all the persistence, endurance and commitment required to reach maximum results.

Oliver holds a Master of Science in Materials Science from the Technical University Hamburg, Germany, and Technical University Aveiro, Portugal, as well as a Master of Technology Management from Northern Institute of Technology Management Hamburg, Germany.

Philip Hunold

Analyst, Advisory

Philip Hunold

Analyst, Advisory

Prior to joining DTCP, he gained experience inbanking, consulting, venture capital and private equity through variousinternships. Throughout his studies, he lived in Frankfurt, Barcelona, London,Brussels and Lisbon.  

Philipholds a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics from J.W. GoetheUniversity in Frankfurt and a M.Sc. in Finance/CEMS from Nova School ofBusiness and Economics in Lisbon.

 

Rachael Shapiro

Associate

Rachael Shapiro

Associate

Rachael is an Associate at DTCP Infra.

She has been involved in the Open Dutch Fiber transaction.

Previously, Rachael worked as an investment banker at GP Bullhound in Berlin and in JP Morgan’s media & telecommunications group in New York. Rachael received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Rahul Das

Portfolio Controller

Rahul Das

Portfolio Controller

Rahul is a Portfolio Controller in the Finance Team at DTCP.

Before joining DTCP, he has gained experience in controlling US Retirement 401(k) Plan investments at DataPath Limited, Bangladesh. Rahul holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a "Summa Cum Laude" distinction and has a Master's degree in International Business & Sustainability (MIBAS) from the University of Hamburg

Reut Yair

Executive Assistant

Reut Yair

Executive Assistant

Reut is the Executive Assistant to Irit Kahan at DTCP Israel.

Prior to joining DTCP, Reut was a lawyer at an insurance company, and previously worked as a flight attendant at El Al Airlines for two years. Reut holds an LL.B in Law and served in the Israeli Air Force.

Robin Jovenaux

Associate

Robin Jovenaux

Associate

Robin is an Associate at DTCP in the Growth Equity team.

Prior to joining DTCP, he was an M&A Analyst in the TMT Team of Société Générale in London. Robin graduated from Sciences Po Bordeaux and holds a master’s degree in Financial Management from IAE Bordeaux.

Sandra Kock

Executive Assistant

Sandra Kock

Executive Assistant

Sandra is the executive assistant to Alexander, Oliver, Stefan and Thomas at DTCP.

Before joining DTCP, she worked as an executive assistant at a medical company in Germany. She also has experiences in the event industry and owned a business for city tours and events.

Sarah Röhm

Analyst, Advisory

Sarah Röhm

Analyst, Advisory

Sarah is anAnalyst at DTCP. Previously she worked at the European Early-stage VC CapnamicVentures, gained experience in Tech Consulting focusing on digitaltransformation projects across Europe as well as in the Renewable EnergyIndustry during her time living in China. Sarah is passionate aboutentrepreneurship and disruptive technologies as she sees them as enabler toactively shape the world we live in.

 

Sarah holdsa M.Sc. in Strategy & Digital Business from ESCP Business School.

Ska Sijia Du

Analyst

Ska Sijia Du

Analyst

Ska is an Analyst at DTCP in the Advisory Team.

Prior to joining DTCP, she worked for Target Global, a leading European VC. She also gained experience from World Bank Group, United Nations, LinkedIn, Allianz Global Investors and The Economist in Asia and Europe working on investment and innovation projects.

Ska is passionate about tech and social impact. She is part of G20 Young Global Changer Class 2020. Ska Sijia holds an M.Sc. in Management from ESMT Berlin

Susana Vilela

Office Manager

Susana Vilela

Office Manager

Susana is office manager at DTCP’s Headquarter.

Prior to joining DTCP, she worked as receptionist for a chemical trading company. Susana has a gastronomical background and she owned a Portuguese café.

Sören Fehrmann

Associate

Sören Fehrmann

Associate

Sören is Associate at DTCP in the Growth Equity team.

Prior to DTCP he worked as an improvement and innovation manager at an international aircraft manufacturer. Sören holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Bremen. After a semester abroad as an MBA student at San Diego State University, he co-founded his own company.

Thomas Preuss

Managing Partner

Thomas Preuss

Managing Partner

Thomas is a managing partner at the DTCP Growth Equity team.

He is responsible for setting investment direction, establishing and refining the investment processes, making investment recommendations, and managing the performance of the overall portfolio. Thomas invested in / serves as Board member / observers on behalf of DTCP at: Cognigy.AI, Neo4j, Aircall, Signavio (acquired by SAP SE), Pipedrive (acquired by Vista Private Equity),LeanIX, Relayr (acquired by Munich RE), Fornova, eValue, enfore and Gini.

Previously, Thomas was Founder and Managing Partner of Bauer Venture Partners, a €100mventure capital fund. Before, Thomas was the Head of M&A at Bauer Media and long-term Managing Partner at German venture capital pioneer Neuhaus Partners. He invested in Searchmetrics, Content Fleet (acquired by Stroer Digital), Propertybase (acquired by Boston Logic Inc.), Contorion (acquired by Hoffmann SE), Navabi and apprupt (acquired by Opera Mediaworks), amongst others, and has gained broad entrepreneurial experiences from the foundation of several companies.

Thomas studied at the University of Hamburg and holds a master's degree in technical economics.

Tim Hofmann

Vice President

Tim Hofmann

Vice President

Tim is a Vice President at DTCP Infra.

Tim serves as a board member at Keepler Data Tech and has been involved in the Swiss Towers and the Cellnex NL transactions.

Prior to joining DTCP in 2017, Tim worked in the M&A and corporate finance team of Greenhill & Co. and Commerzbank, respectively. Tim holds a Master of Science in Finance and Private Equity from London School of Economics. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

Vicente Vento

Founder & CEO, Managing Partner DTCP Infra

Vicente Vento

Founder & CEO, Managing Partner DTCP Infra

Vicente has been an investor, advisor and senior executive in telecommunications, media, and technology for over 18 years. With a strong track record and network, Vicente is behind the investment strategies of DTCP. He has deployed over $1.7 billion in invested capital and executed over $100 billion in announced M&A transactions.

 

Vicente is a Managing Partner and a member of the investment committee of DTCP Infra, and a member of the investment committee of DTCP Growth. He currently serves as a board member at Cellnex Netherlands, Open Dutch Fiber and Community Fibre Ltd. Previously, he held board positions at Scout 24 (G24.DE), Ströer Media AG (SAX.DE), Cellnex Switzerland, Strato AG, Nexmo, Keepler and Cellwize.

Prior to founding DTCP, Vicente was the Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and a Senior Vice President at Deutsche Telekom between 2010 and 2015. During this time, he executed – amongst other transactions – the merger of MetroPCS with T-Mobile US, the lease-leaseback of over 7,000 T-Mobile telecommunication towers to Crown Castle, the sale of EE to British Telecom, and the acquisition of GTS Central Europe.

Before his tenure at Deutsche Telekom, he held various advisory and asset management positions at Morgan Stanley, Blackstone, and Royal Capital Management.

Vicente holds a degree in business administration and MBA (Lic&MBA) from ESADE Business School.

Waldemar Maurer

Partner

Waldemar Maurer

Partner

Waldemar is a Partner at DTCP Infra.

He has more than 10 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. Waldemar is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of DTCP and serves on the board of Cellnex Netherlands and Keepler Data Tech. Previously, he had board positions at Cellnex Switzerland and Cellwize. Waldemar has been a Deal Team member for the investments in Open Dutch Fiber, Community Fibre and Cloudreach, and advised Deutsche Telekom on the sell-down of its Scout24 shareholding and the sale of Strato to United Internet.

He joined DTCP in July 2016 after having gained industry experience in the Investment Banking teams of Lazard and Nomura over a course of five years. He executed M&A and capital markets transactions across various industries and advised both corporate and financial sponsors.

Waldemar holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD. He received a Bachelor of Science from EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht.

Zohal Aslami

Finance Expert

Zohal Aslami

Finance Expert

Zohal is a finance expert at DTCP.

Zohal started her career at Mazars, an auditing and tax consulting company where she deepened her knowledge in taxation and auditing. Thereafter she worked in Controlling and Financing in a traditional Hamburg-based shipping company, where she was responsible for international investors.

Zohal gained international experience in India, United States and France and holds a MSc. in Business Administration from École de Management, Strasbourg and University of Hamburg.

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Aurin Bhattacharjee

Managing Director

Aurin Bhattacharjee

Managing Director

Aurin is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities and making investment recommendations in the US.

Aurin led DTCP’s investments in Dremio and Iterable. Aurin previously was a Principal at Digital Alpha Advisors, where he made investments in and served on boards of cloud computing businesses. Before joining Digital Alpha, he spent over seven years at Google, most recently in Google Cloud. At Google, he worked on M&A, private investments, corporate strategy, and financings.

Earlier in his career, he held positions at private investment firms H.I.G. Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners and was a consultant at McKinsey. Aurin earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Dean Shahar

Senior Associate

Dean Shahar

Senior Associate

Dean is a Senior Associate at DTCP in the Growth Equity team.

He covers Israel-related investments and is based in Tel Aviv. Prior to DTCP, Dean was an Associate at Poalim Equity, where he led the growth and strategic investments of Poalim Bank. Dean gained Investment Banking experience from Morgan Stanley and Poalim Equity, and also gained legal experience at the Technology M&A and Private Placement team at Amit Pollak Matalon, a leading Israeli law firm.

Dean holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration majoring in Accounting and an LL.B in Law from Reichman University (IDC Herzliya).

Florent-Aurélien Couturier-Crouzillac

Associate

Florent-Aurélien Couturier-Crouzillac

Associate

Florent-Aurélien is Associate at DTCP in the Growth Equity team.

Prior to joining DTCP, he was an Analyst at Ventech, a leading French Venture Capital firm. Florent-Aurélien holds an M.Sc. in Finance from EM Lyon Business School and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Ecole Centrale d’Electronique Paris.

Irit Kahan

Partner

Irit Kahan

Partner

Irit is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities and making investment recommendations in Israel and Europe.

Irit led DTCP’s investments in Hunters.AI, Axonius, Guardicore (acquired by Akamai),and Epsagon (acquired by Cisco).

Previously, Irit was a Senior Associate at Vintage Investment Partners, a global venture platform invested in the world's leading venture funds and startups, driving digital innovation across industries.

Irit gained Investment Banking experience from HSBC and JP Morgan.

Irit holds a bachelor’s degree Magna Cum Laude in business administration from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York. During her studies in New York, Irit worked at Prudence Holdings, a private equity family office based in New York and Tel Aviv.

Jack Young

Managing Partner

Jack Young

Managing Partner

Jack is a managing partner at the DTCP Growth Equity team.

He is responsible for setting investment direction, establishing and refining the investment processes, making investment recommendations, and managing the performance of the overall portfolio. Jack is instrumental in establishing DTCP’s data-driven investment approach. Jack currently serves as a Board Member / Observer at Aryaka, NS1, and Heap on behalf of DTCP.

Previously,he was the Managing Director of Qualcomm Ventures North America and General Partner at dRx Capital – a joint Novartis and Qualcomm investment company. He made investments in: Airstrip, AliveCor, Omada, Visage, and Welltok. Hisinvestment exits include: Auth0 (acquired by Okta), BlueJeans (acquired by Verizon), ClearCare (acquired by Battery), Dynamic Signal (merged withSocial Chorus), Doctor On Demand (merged with Grand Rounds), goBalto (acquiredby Oracle), Telcare (acquired by Bio Telemetry), Validity (acquired by Synaptics), Fitbit (NYSE: FIT), and Fastly (NYSE: FSLY). Earlier in his career,he held leadership positions at ZTE (USA), Nokia, 3Com, GDC, and Nortel.

Jack earned an MSEE from the University of Calgary and an MBA from McGillUniversity.

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Lance Matthews

Managing Director

Lance Matthews

Managing Director

Lance is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities and making investment recommendations in the US.

Lance’s DTCP investments include: Arctic wolf networks, Innovid (NYSE: CTV), and StreetlightData (acquired by Jacobs). Lance joined from Touchdown Ventures, a SF based Corporate Venture firm, where he worked on company sourcing, investment analysis and diligence, and portfolio management.

Prior to that, he spent timeat Illuminate Ventures, a seed stage Enterprise SaaS firm and at Twitter holding a position in the finance department.

Lance holds an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, a master’s degree in History from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from CSU Fresno.

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Leonie Lankes

Analyst

Leonie Lankes

Analyst

Leonie is an Analyst at DTCP in the Growth Equity team.

Prior to joining DTCP, she gained experience in private equity and consulting through various internships. Leonie graduated from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management and holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Private Equity from London School of Economics.

Mankyu Park

Principal

Mankyu Park

Principal

Mankyu is a Principal at DTCP in the Growth Equity team and covers Korea-based investments.

Mankyu came to DTCP from L&S Venture Capital, a leading Korean VC specializing in IT, semiconductors, and display investments. Prior to that he held positions in the investment banking division of KB Securities and at Partners Group. Mankyu made investments in IT, AI, Bio/Life science, mobile platforms, and other tech sectors. Mankyu also led a couple of mid-to-large size deals like Youngin Engineering and Coagulant Therapeutics where top-tier Korean local VCs participated.

Mankyu holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with concentration on finance from Goizueta Business School, Emory University.

Michael Rager

Managing Director

Michael Rager

Managing Director

Michael is responsible for sourcing investment opportunities and making investment recommendations in Europe.

Michael contributed in DTCP’s investments in Cognigy.AI, Neo4j, Aircall, Signavio (acquired by SAP SE), Pipedrive (acquired by Vista Private Equity), LeanIX, Relayr (acquired by Munich RE), and Fornova.

Michael joined from Bauer Venture Partners. Prior to that, he was a consultant at Otto Group's Corporate Strategy department and helped building one of Germany's leading behavioral retargeting companies, leading their product development.

Michael holds a diploma in business economics from the University of Regensburg

Robin Jovenaux

Associate

Robin Jovenaux

Associate

Robin is an Associate at DTCP in the Growth Equity team.

Prior to joining DTCP, he was an M&A Analyst in the TMT Team of Société Générale in London. Robin graduated from Sciences Po Bordeaux and holds a master’s degree in Financial Management from IAE Bordeaux.

Sören Fehrmann

Associate

Sören Fehrmann

Associate

Sören is Associate at DTCP in the Growth Equity team.

Prior to DTCP he worked as an improvement and innovation manager at an international aircraft manufacturer. Sören holds a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Bremen. After a semester abroad as an MBA student at San Diego State University, he co-founded his own company.

Thomas Preuss

Managing Partner

Thomas Preuss

Managing Partner

Thomas is a managing partner at the DTCP Growth Equity team.

He is responsible for setting investment direction, establishing and refining the investment processes, making investment recommendations, and managing the performance of the overall portfolio. Thomas invested in / serves as Board member / observers on behalf of DTCP at: Cognigy.AI, Neo4j, Aircall, Signavio (acquired by SAP SE), Pipedrive (acquired by Vista Private Equity),LeanIX, Relayr (acquired by Munich RE), Fornova, eValue, enfore and Gini.

Previously, Thomas was Founder and Managing Partner of Bauer Venture Partners, a €100mventure capital fund. Before, Thomas was the Head of M&A at Bauer Media and long-term Managing Partner at German venture capital pioneer Neuhaus Partners. He invested in Searchmetrics, Content Fleet (acquired by Stroer Digital), Propertybase (acquired by Boston Logic Inc.), Contorion (acquired by Hoffmann SE), Navabi and apprupt (acquired by Opera Mediaworks), amongst others, and has gained broad entrepreneurial experiences from the foundation of several companies.

Thomas studied at the University of Hamburg and holds a master's degree in technical economics.

Alexander Novogranov

Associate

Alexander Novogranov

Associate

Prior to joining DTCP in 2022, Alexander worked as an investment banker at Nomura in London and in the M&A team of Veon in Amsterdam.

He has more than six years of experience in investment banking and M&A and has been involved in various transactions in the telecoms and digital infra space.

Alexander holds two Master of Science degrees in Finance from Duisenberg School of Finance at University of Amsterdam and from Higher School of Economics.

He received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Novosibirsk State University.

Anselm Maur

Principal

Anselm Maur

Principal

Anselm is a Principal at DTCP Infra.

He has been involved in the investments into Cellwize, Community Fibre and Open Dutch Fiber.

Prior to joining DTCP in 2017, Anselm worked as an investment banker at Barclays in Frankfurt. He has more than seven years of experience in private equity and investment banking.

Anselm holds a Master of Science in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics. He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cooperative State University Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Bart de Jong

Managing Director

Bart de Jong

Managing Director

Bart is a Managing Director at DTCP Infra.

Prior to joining DTCP he worked at OMERS Infrastructure and PGGM infrastructure (two of the largest global pension funds), with a strong focus on investments in digital infrastructure. During this time, he amongst others, led the investment in the joint-venture with ATC Europe and subsequent market entry in France, and sold the 2nd largest fibre network operator in the Netherlands to Delta / EQT. He also served on the board of telecommunication tower companies in Europe and Australia.

Earlier in his career, he held positions at the investment bank divisions of BNP Paribas and ING Bank. Bart holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands and is a CFA® charterholder.

Debanjan Banerjee

Operating Partner

Debanjan Banerjee

Operating Partner

Deba is an Operating Partner at DTCP Infra.

He is driving digital infrastructure investments and supporting infrastructure portfolio for DTCP Infra.

Deba joined DTCP from Deutsche Telekom, where he was the VP Investment Monetisation for the European region and Director for Fibre, Product and Customer Experience for the Croatian business of DT.

Prior to that, he worked in global Strategy, Commercial and Investment roles for Vodafone Group and British Telecom and as an Engagement Manager with McKinsey in London. Deba has more than 20 years of international telecom and technology experience as a strategic leader and general manager.

Deba holds an MBA from INSEAD, France and degrees from XLRI Jamshedpur and Jadavpur University in India.

Laura Heitmann

Associate

Laura Heitmann

Associate

Laura is an Associate at DTCP Infra.

Prior to joining DTCP, she worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs in the Consumer and Healthcare team, followed by the Emerging Market Equities team, in London. Laura has a Law and Business degree from the University of Warwick.

Michał Filipczak

Associate

Michał Filipczak

Associate

Michal is an Associate at DTCP Infra.

Before joining DTCP, Michał worked as an investment banker in Credit Suisse’s TMT group in London and private equity analyst at Avia Capital in Warsaw. In his spare time, Michał enjoys kitesurfing, travelling and cycling. Michał holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Finance and Accounting from Warsaw School of Economics.

Rachael Shapiro

Associate

Rachael Shapiro

Associate

Rachael is an Associate at DTCP Infra.

She has been involved in the Open Dutch Fiber transaction.

Previously, Rachael worked as an investment banker at GP Bullhound in Berlin and in JP Morgan’s media & telecommunications group in New York. Rachael received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Tim Hofmann

Vice President

Tim Hofmann

Vice President

Tim is a Vice President at DTCP Infra.

Tim serves as a board member at Keepler Data Tech and has been involved in the Swiss Towers and the Cellnex NL transactions.

Prior to joining DTCP in 2017, Tim worked in the M&A and corporate finance team of Greenhill & Co. and Commerzbank, respectively. Tim holds a Master of Science in Finance and Private Equity from London School of Economics. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

Vicente Vento

Founder & CEO, Managing Partner DTCP Infra

Vicente Vento

Founder & CEO, Managing Partner DTCP Infra

Vicente has been an investor, advisor and senior executive in telecommunications, media, and technology for over 18 years. With a strong track record and network, Vicente is behind the investment strategies of DTCP. He has deployed over $1.7 billion in invested capital and executed over $100 billion in announced M&A transactions.

 

Vicente is a Managing Partner and a member of the investment committee of DTCP Infra, and a member of the investment committee of DTCP Growth. He currently serves as a board member at Cellnex Netherlands, Open Dutch Fiber and Community Fibre Ltd. Previously, he held board positions at Scout 24 (G24.DE), Ströer Media AG (SAX.DE), Cellnex Switzerland, Strato AG, Nexmo, Keepler and Cellwize.

Prior to founding DTCP, Vicente was the Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and a Senior Vice President at Deutsche Telekom between 2010 and 2015. During this time, he executed – amongst other transactions – the merger of MetroPCS with T-Mobile US, the lease-leaseback of over 7,000 T-Mobile telecommunication towers to Crown Castle, the sale of EE to British Telecom, and the acquisition of GTS Central Europe.

Before his tenure at Deutsche Telekom, he held various advisory and asset management positions at Morgan Stanley, Blackstone, and Royal Capital Management.

Vicente holds a degree in business administration and MBA (Lic&MBA) from ESADE Business School.

Waldemar Maurer

Partner

Waldemar Maurer

Partner

Waldemar is a Partner at DTCP Infra.

He has more than 10 years of experience in private equity and investment banking. Waldemar is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of DTCP and serves on the board of Cellnex Netherlands and Keepler Data Tech. Previously, he had board positions at Cellnex Switzerland and Cellwize. Waldemar has been a Deal Team member for the investments in Open Dutch Fiber, Community Fibre and Cloudreach, and advised Deutsche Telekom on the sell-down of its Scout24 shareholding and the sale of Strato to United Internet.

He joined DTCP in July 2016 after having gained industry experience in the Investment Banking teams of Lazard and Nomura over a course of five years. He executed M&A and capital markets transactions across various industries and advised both corporate and financial sponsors.

Waldemar holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD. He received a Bachelor of Science from EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht.

Alexander Helmke

Managing Director

Alexander Helmke

Managing Director

Alex is Managing Director of DTCP’s Advisory team.

Prior to DTCP, Alex worked for VMware initially creating partner programs and substantially growingthe company’s ecosystem. He then became founding member of the Corporate Development and Strategy team and made numerous investments and acquisitions. Heserved as board member/observer at many of VMware’s portfolio companies.

 

Alex started his career in sales as an account manager for Wind River where he also heldpositions in product management and business development.

 

He graduated from RWTH Aachen and TU München as a Dipl.-Ing. Elektrotechnik (MS-EE equiv.).

Christian Schur

Head of Finance

Christian Schur

Head of Finance

Christian is Head of Finance at DTCP.

Prior to DTCP, he was Manager in Corporate Finance at one of the Top 5 audit firms.

Christian has ample experience in the fields of valuation, due diligence, and IFRS accounting. He holds a diploma degree in international business management from the International School of Management in Dortmund.

Claudius Laskawy

Associate

Claudius Laskawy

Associate

Claudius is an experienced Innovation Manager working in the Portfolio Development and Partnerships team.

Before joining DTCP, Claudius worked for Silicon Valley based innovation platform Plug and Play Tech Center and boutique consulting firm Infront Consulting & Management, where he frequently engaged with executives, innovation teams and startups defining their innovation and digital transformation strategies.

Claudius gained international experience in the Netherlands, India, Indonesia, and the United States, and holds a MSc. Business Information Management from Rotterdam School of Management.

Dillon Seo

Country Manager, Korea

Dillon Seo

Country Manager, Korea

Dillon is the Country Manager for Korea and Business Development Manager.

His focus is on building and managing strong business relationships with some of the top companies in Korea, and on delivering strategic and financial synergies between DTCP’s portfolio companies and said companies. Prior to joining DTCP, he was one of the co-founding members and the Korea Country Manager of a US-based VR startup, Oculus, which was acquired by Facebook for $2.3B USD. At Oculus, he was responsible for sourcing VR content to support its content ecosystem, building a manufacturing partnership with Samsung, and helping the HQ team to establish business relationships with some of Korea's top companies. Dillon is also a seed investor for early stage startups and has invested in a number of startups such as Dibiup, Shakr, and Cream NYC. He also founded a VR content development company named VoleR Creative and released two VR games on the Steam VR platform.

Dillon holds a BSc degree in Mathematics and Applied Statistics from the University of Alberta in Canada and has been selected as an IT advisor to various ministries and government agencies in Korea to help the Korean government support the local IT industry.

Dr. Stefan Graiche

Head of Legal, Compliance and Regulation

Dr. Stefan Graiche

Head of Legal, Compliance and Regulation

Stefan is Head of Legal, Compliance and Regulation at DTCP.

Prior to joining Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners, Stefan was a senior legal counsel at Commerzbank working on complex finance and M&A topics. He was also responsible for the legal aspects of all blockchain projects. Earlier in his career, Stefan spent five years at the law firm of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he was a member of the finance practice group, working on international highly structured finance and corporate transactions and the whole life cycle of funds / asset management.

Stefan holds a Ph.D. from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, a Master of Laws (LL.M.) of the University of Virginia (Dean’s scholarship) and further law and business degrees from the University of Münster and University of Bayreuth.

Guy Horowitz

Partner

Guy Horowitz

Partner

Guy is a Partner at DTCP in the Venture Capital team in Silicon Valley. Guy led DTCP's investmentsin Replay Technologies (acquired by Intel), FireGlass (acquired by Symantec),and Dynamic Yield (acquired by McDonald’s). He also led DTCP’s investments in SafeBreach, Morphisec, AppsFlyer, and PerimeterX and represents it as board member/observer.

 

Guy joined DTCP in 2015 from Deutsche Telekom where he served as Vice President Partnering and Venturing and established DT ’spartnering office in Israel in 2012. Before joining DT, Guy was a Principalwith Gemini Ventures, one of Israel's early stage pioneers. While at Gemini,Guy worked closely with portfolio companies both as an investor and as afull-time executive. From 2007-2008 he headed the marketing strategy at ModuMobile, and from 2010-2012 he was VP Marketing of TaKaDu, a smart-networks innovator. He also served as Chairman of the Smart Water Networks Forum. Priorto that, he helped establish Microsoft’s R&D center in Israel as Director of Marketing. Before joining Gemini, Guy headed mobile products in Commtouch(Nasdaq: CYRN) and product management in Followap (acquired by Neustar).

 

Guy holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and an MBA from the Haifa University in Israel, and had a Merage Fellowship from the Paul Merage Business School, UC Irvine.

 

Hannah Mason

Executive Assistant

Hannah Mason

Executive Assistant

Hannah is the Executive Assistant to the Luxembourg team at DTCP.

Prior to joining DTCP, Hannah has been managing management teams for the past 7 years, her previous position was in the FinTech solutions for the Fund industry. Hannah holds a certificate in the field of Montessori education.

Idrees Nooristani

Finance Manager

Idrees Nooristani

Finance Manager

Idrees is Finance Manager at DTCP Infra.

Prior to DTCP he worked as Financial and Project Controller at an international Aircraft Engineering and IT company. Idrees holds a Master's degree in Global Management and Governance from Hamburg School of Business Administration.

Jan-Michael Dierkes

General Manager Lux

Jan-Michael Dierkes

General Manager Lux

Jan is General Manager and Head of ESG at DTCP

He joined DTCP from K+S Group, an international raw materials company listed in the German MDAX, where he held various management positions. His roles spanned Corporate Development and M&A as well as Regulatory and Compliance assignments. Prior to that, he worked as a lawyer at two international law firms in Germany and the US, advising clients on regulatory and P3 projects.

Jan is a German-qualified lawyer and admitted to the Hanseatic Bar Hamburg. He received his law degree from Trier Law School.

Joshua Müller

Associate, Advisory

Joshua Müller

Associate, Advisory

Karine Peters

Associate, Advisory

Karine Peters

Associate, Advisory

Maria Stepanova

Finance & Controlling Manager

Maria Stepanova

Finance & Controlling Manager

Maria is a Finance & Controlling Manager at DTCP.

Prior to that, she was a German Finance Operations Manager at eDreams ODIGEO, the largest online travel agency in Europe, and the largest distributor of online flights in the world.

Maria holds an MiBA from the University of Hamburg and a diploma in International Finance from St. Petersburg State University for Economics and Finance.

Martin Klima

Chief Financial Officer

Martin Klima

Chief Financial Officer

Martin is Chief Financial Officer at DTCP.

He joined DTCP from energy giants Innogy and RWE where he held various management positions in Germany and the UK. His roles spanned Finance and Corporate Strategy as well as M&A and Restructuring assignments. Prior to that, he worked as a consultant at Siemens, advising senior management globally on technology, R&D and product strategy.

Martin holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich and was a visiting researcher in the field of Nanotechnology at Columbia University, New York. He is a CFA charterholder.

Melanie Böttcher

Manager, Investor Relations, Marketing & Communications

Melanie Böttcher

Manager, Investor Relations, Marketing & Communications

Melanie is Investor Relations, Marketing, and Communications Manager at DTCP.

Prior to joining DTCP, she worked in Investor Relations for a public listed company and for an advisory firm focused on Investor Relations and Financial Communications.

Melanie completed her banking apprenticeship and holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications and Management from the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg.

Mia Van Tran

Executive Assistant

Mia Van Tran

Executive Assistant

Mia is the Executive Assistant to the CEO, Vicente Vento.

Prior to joining DTCP, she worked in the tourism industry and gained experiences in sales and product management. Mia holds a Bachelor in Economics of Tourism.

Michael Boshammer

Senior Executive

Michael Boshammer

Senior Executive

Michael is a senior executive advisor to DTCP's growth capital business.

He serves as board member/observer at Cuculus, Droniq, Global Savings Group, Mojio, Pinger, Roambee, Spearhead and Teqcycle Solutions. Prior to his current role, Michael was managing director in DTCP's Europe-based venture and growth capital team and before that managing director at T-Venture where he focused on disruptive wireless, deep-tech, and infrastructure investments. He has invested in numerous start-ups and successfully exited among others Affirmed Networks, Boku, Cittadino, CoreMedia, Demandware, ETA Devices, ETA Wireless, FON, Swyx and The Digitale.

Earlier in his career, he worked as senior consultant at Detecon International, as product manager of the German fixed network operator o.tel.o communications, and founded his own company. Michael holds an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Wuppertal, Germany.

Oliver Schmäschke

Managing Director

Oliver Schmäschke

Managing Director

Oliver is Managing Director, Portfolio Development and Partnerships, and a founding member of DTCP.

At the intersection of a network of over 80 global Technology & Telecom corporations and DTCP’s portfolio companies, Oliver’s team realizes financial and strategic synergies between the two. Oliver holds a Board Observer seat on the boards of everphone and RemoteMyApp. From 2015 to 2019, Oliver led the operational build-up of DTCP as the firm’s first employee and Chief of Staff to the CEO, before transitioning to his current role. He started his career as a Consultant at Boston Consulting Group. Oliver is a former first division and youth national team (beach-) volleyball player, ingesting all the persistence, endurance and commitment required to reach maximum results.

Oliver holds a Master of Science in Materials Science from the Technical University Hamburg, Germany, and Technical University Aveiro, Portugal, as well as a Master of Technology Management from Northern Institute of Technology Management Hamburg, Germany.

Philip Hunold

Analyst, Advisory

Philip Hunold

Analyst, Advisory

Prior to joining DTCP, he gained experience inbanking, consulting, venture capital and private equity through variousinternships. Throughout his studies, he lived in Frankfurt, Barcelona, London,Brussels and Lisbon.  

Philipholds a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics from J.W. GoetheUniversity in Frankfurt and a M.Sc. in Finance/CEMS from Nova School ofBusiness and Economics in Lisbon.

 

Rahul Das

Portfolio Controller

Rahul Das

Portfolio Controller

Rahul is a Portfolio Controller in the Finance Team at DTCP.

Before joining DTCP, he has gained experience in controlling US Retirement 401(k) Plan investments at DataPath Limited, Bangladesh. Rahul holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a "Summa Cum Laude" distinction and has a Master's degree in International Business & Sustainability (MIBAS) from the University of Hamburg

Reut Yair

Executive Assistant

Reut Yair

Executive Assistant

Reut is the Executive Assistant to Irit Kahan at DTCP Israel.

Prior to joining DTCP, Reut was a lawyer at an insurance company, and previously worked as a flight attendant at El Al Airlines for two years. Reut holds an LL.B in Law and served in the Israeli Air Force.

Sandra Kock

Executive Assistant

Sandra Kock

Executive Assistant

Sandra is the executive assistant to Alexander, Oliver, Stefan and Thomas at DTCP.

Before joining DTCP, she worked as an executive assistant at a medical company in Germany. She also has experiences in the event industry and owned a business for city tours and events.

Sarah Röhm

Analyst, Advisory

Sarah Röhm

Analyst, Advisory

Sarah is anAnalyst at DTCP. Previously she worked at the European Early-stage VC CapnamicVentures, gained experience in Tech Consulting focusing on digitaltransformation projects across Europe as well as in the Renewable EnergyIndustry during her time living in China. Sarah is passionate aboutentrepreneurship and disruptive technologies as she sees them as enabler toactively shape the world we live in.

 

Sarah holdsa M.Sc. in Strategy & Digital Business from ESCP Business School.

Ska Sijia Du

Analyst

Ska Sijia Du

Analyst

Ska is an Analyst at DTCP in the Advisory Team.

Prior to joining DTCP, she worked for Target Global, a leading European VC. She also gained experience from World Bank Group, United Nations, LinkedIn, Allianz Global Investors and The Economist in Asia and Europe working on investment and innovation projects.

Ska is passionate about tech and social impact. She is part of G20 Young Global Changer Class 2020. Ska Sijia holds an M.Sc. in Management from ESMT Berlin

Susana Vilela

Office Manager

Susana Vilela

Office Manager

Susana is office manager at DTCP’s Headquarter.

Prior to joining DTCP, she worked as receptionist for a chemical trading company. Susana has a gastronomical background and she owned a Portuguese café.

Zohal Aslami

Finance Expert

Zohal Aslami

Finance Expert

Zohal is a finance expert at DTCP.

Zohal started her career at Mazars, an auditing and tax consulting company where she deepened her knowledge in taxation and auditing. Thereafter she worked in Controlling and Financing in a traditional Hamburg-based shipping company, where she was responsible for international investors.

Zohal gained international experience in India, United States and France and holds a MSc. in Business Administration from École de Management, Strasbourg and University of Hamburg.