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 the firm’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 in the 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

60+

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

Opening of the Silicon Valley office

2016
2017

Launch of Digital Infrastructure Vehicle I

Launch of Growth Equity Fund 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

2021
2022

Launch of Growth Equity Fund III

Our People

Combining strong financial and       operational expertise.      

People

Alexander Novogranov

Associate

Alexander Novogranov

Alexander is Associate at DTCP Infra.

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.

Ann-Sofie Kusch

Executive Assistant

Ann-Sofie Kusch

Ann-Sofie is Executive Assistant to Thomas Preuß, Philipp von Bismarck and Dr. Stefan Graiche.

 

Prior to joining DTCP she studied law at the University of Greifswald. She is a trained paralegal and has previously worked in a law firm in Hamburg.

Anselm Maur

Principal

Anselm Maur

Anselm is Principal at DTCP Infra.

He has been involved in the investments into Cellwize, Community Fiber 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

Aurin is Managing Director at DTCP Growth and 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

Bart is 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® charter holder.

Christian Schur

Head of Finance

Christian Schur

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 Value Creation

Claudius Laskawy

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

Dean is 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

Deba is 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 Monetization for the European region and Director for Fiber, 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

Dillon is 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

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

Florent-Aurélien is Associate at DTCP Growth.

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.

Giulia Surace

Associate

Giulia Surace

Giulia is Associate at DTCP Growth.

 

Based in London, she is involved in sourcing and analysing investments in the UK, Ireland and Nordics markets. Giulia joined DTCP from Draper B1, an early-stage B2B SaaS venture capital firm from Spain, where she worked on investment analysis, due diligence and portfolio management.

 

Prior to that, she worked in the Corporate Strategy department at Penguin Random Housein London. Giulia started her career as a reporter for The Tokyo Shimbun, a Japanese newspaper with a daily circulation of 2.3 million, where she covered UK and EU political affairs.

 

Giulia holds an MBA from IESE Business School and graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) with a BA (Hons) in Japanese and Politics.

Guy Horowitz

Partner

Guy Horowitz

Guy is a Partner at DTCP in the Venture Capital team in Silicon Valley. Guy led DTCP's investments in 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 ’s partnering office in Israel in 2012. Before joining DT, Guy was a Principal with Gemini Ventures, one of Israel's early-stage pioneers. While at Gemini, Guy worked closely with portfolio companies both as an investor and as a full-time executive. From 2007-2008 he headed the marketing strategy at Modu Mobile, 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. Prior to 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

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

Idrees is Finance Manager at DTCP.

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

Irit is Partner at DTCP Growth and 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

Jack is Managing Partner at DTCP Growth.

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, Alive Cor, Omada, Visage, and Welltok. His investment exits include: Auth0 (acquired by Okta), BlueJeans (acquired by Verizon), ClearCare (acquired by Battery), Dynamic Signal (merged with Social Chorus), Doctor On Demand (merged with Grand Rounds), goBalto (acquired by 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 McGill University.

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Jan-Michael Dierkes

Managing Director and Head of ESG

Jan-Michael Dierkes

Jan is Managing Director and leads the DTCP Luxembourg team. He is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee and Head of ESG at DTCP.

He joined DTCP from K+S Group, an international raw materials & mining company listed in the German MDAX, where he held various management positions. His roles spanned Corporate Development and M&A as well as regulatory assignments.

Prior to that, Jan held positions at White & Case LLP, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, New York and GOERG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten, advising clients on regulatory and P3 projects.

Jan is a German-qualified lawyer. He received his law degree from Trier Law School.

Julius Carle

Analyst

Julius Carle

Julius is Analyst at DTCP Infra.

 

Prior to joining DTCP, he gained experience at Lazard's investment banking team and Deutsche Telekom’s M&A team.

 

Julius holds a B.Sc and M.Sc in International Finance from the International School of Finance at HfWU and a M.Sc in Financial Analysis and Fund Management from the University of Exeter.

Lance Matthews

Managing Director

Lance Matthews

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

Laura is 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

Leonie is Analyst at DTCP Growth.

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.

Linda Jahn

Executive Assistant

Linda Jahn

Linda is the Executive Assistant to Jack Young, Lance Matthews and Aurin Bhattacharjee at DTCP in the United States.

 

Prior to joining DTCP, she worked many years as an Executive Assistant in several fields including medical and architecture, with each industry broadening and strengthening her professional skillset.

Mankyu Park

Principal

Mankyu Park

Mankyu is a Principal at DTCP Growth 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

Maria is 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

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

Melanie Böttcher

Melanie is Investor Relations and Communications Manager at DTCP.

Melanie started her career in an advisory firm focused on Investor Relations and Financial Communications, where she did several IPOs and bond emissions. Prior to joining DTCP, she worked in Investor Relations for the publicly listed ISRA VISION AG and successfully worked on the takeover and squeeze-out by Atlas Copco SE.

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

Mia is 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 Rager

Managing Director

Michael Rager

Michael is Managing Director at DTCP Growth. He 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

Michal is 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 Portfolio Development & Partnerships

Oliver Schmäschke

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.

Petar Angelov

Senior Portfolio Manager

Petar Angelov

Petar is Senior Portfolio Manager at DTCP.

He joined DTCP from the Fund of Fund platform RWB where he held various positions, from investment controlling to portfolio management, including leading the first Co-Investments for the Fund of Fund. Prior to that, he worked as Portfolio Manager at von Braun & Schreiber.

Petar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Munich University of Applied Sciences. He is eligible for the CAIA charter and is a current CFA charter holder.  

Philipp von Bismarck

Managing Partner

Philipp von Bismarck

Philipp von Bismarck is Managing Partner at DTCP and a member of the investment committee of DTCP Infra.

He brings more than 20 years of experience as a transactions lawyer and has been deeply involved in digital infrastructure transactions for more than a decade. In this role he has closely accompanied DTCP since its inception and was instrumental in structuring, negotiating, executing and implementing all of its infrastructure related deals.

Prior to joining DTCP, he was Founding Partner of M&A-focused boutique law firm Wendelstein, where he co-led the M&A department. Before that, he held positions at Hengeler Mueller in Frankfurt and Munich and at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. He currently serves as non-executive Chairman of the Supervisory Board of United Internet AG, a publicly listed telecommunications and internet service provider group.

Philipp studied Law at Ludwig-Maximilans-University of Munich and holds a law degree from the state of Bavaria and a second law degree from the states of Hamburg, Bremen and Schleswig Holstein.

Rahul Das

Portfolio Controller

Rahul Das

Rahul is 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.

Rebecca Cay Jordan

Executive Assistant

Rebecca Cay Jordan

Rebecca is the Executive Assistant to Alexander, Oliver and Waldemar.

Prior to joining DTCP she worked several years as an Executive Assistant in Private Banking and M&A accompanied by Communications and Marketing project management.

Reut Yair

Executive Assistant

Reut Yair

Reut is Executive Assistant to Irit Kahan at DTCP in 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

Robin is Associate at DTCP Growth.

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.

Ska Sijia Du

Analyst Value Creation

Ska Sijia Du

Ska is 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

Susana is office manager at DTCP’s Headquarter in Hamburg.

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

Sören is Associate at DTCP Growth.

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

Thomas is Managing Partner at DTCP Growth.

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

Tim is Vice President at DTCP Infra.

Tim serves as a board member at Keepler Data Tech and maincubes 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

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 $2.3 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, Community Fibre Ltd. and maincubes. 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

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 Committee of DTCP Infra and serves on the board of Cellnex Netherlands, Keepler Data Tech and maincubes. 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, Fiber Experts 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.

Yan Bieger

Analyst

Yan Bieger

Yan Bieger is Analyst at DTCP in the Growth Equity team.

Prior to joining DTCP, he worked as a consultant developing data products in Brazil.

Yan studied Mechanical Engineering at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC).

Zohal Aslami

Finance Expert

Zohal Aslami

Zohal is 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.

Aurin Bhattacharjee

Managing Director

Aurin Bhattacharjee

Aurin is Managing Director at DTCP Growth and 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

Dean is 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

Florent-Aurélien is Associate at DTCP Growth.

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.

Giulia Surace

Associate

Giulia Surace

Giulia is Associate at DTCP Growth.

 

Based in London, she is involved in sourcing and analysing investments in the UK, Ireland and Nordics markets. Giulia joined DTCP from Draper B1, an early-stage B2B SaaS venture capital firm from Spain, where she worked on investment analysis, due diligence and portfolio management.

 

Prior to that, she worked in the Corporate Strategy department at Penguin Random Housein London. Giulia started her career as a reporter for The Tokyo Shimbun, a Japanese newspaper with a daily circulation of 2.3 million, where she covered UK and EU political affairs.

 

Giulia holds an MBA from IESE Business School and graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) with a BA (Hons) in Japanese and Politics.

Irit Kahan

Partner

Irit Kahan

Irit is Partner at DTCP Growth and 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

Jack is Managing Partner at DTCP Growth.

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, Alive Cor, Omada, Visage, and Welltok. His investment exits include: Auth0 (acquired by Okta), BlueJeans (acquired by Verizon), ClearCare (acquired by Battery), Dynamic Signal (merged with Social Chorus), Doctor On Demand (merged with Grand Rounds), goBalto (acquired by 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 McGill University.

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Lance Matthews

Managing Director

Lance Matthews

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

Leonie is Analyst at DTCP Growth.

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

Mankyu is a Principal at DTCP Growth 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

Michael is Managing Director at DTCP Growth. He 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

Robin is Associate at DTCP Growth.

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

Sören is Associate at DTCP Growth.

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

Thomas is Managing Partner at DTCP Growth.

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.

Yan Bieger

Analyst

Yan Bieger

Yan Bieger is Analyst at DTCP in the Growth Equity team.

Prior to joining DTCP, he worked as a consultant developing data products in Brazil.

Yan studied Mechanical Engineering at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC).

Alexander Novogranov

Associate

Alexander Novogranov

Alexander is Associate at DTCP Infra.

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

Anselm is Principal at DTCP Infra.

He has been involved in the investments into Cellwize, Community Fiber 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

Bart is 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® charter holder.

Debanjan Banerjee

Operating Partner

Debanjan Banerjee

Deba is 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 Monetization for the European region and Director for Fiber, 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.

Julius Carle

Analyst

Julius Carle

Julius is Analyst at DTCP Infra.

 

Prior to joining DTCP, he gained experience at Lazard's investment banking team and Deutsche Telekom’s M&A team.

 

Julius holds a B.Sc and M.Sc in International Finance from the International School of Finance at HfWU and a M.Sc in Financial Analysis and Fund Management from the University of Exeter.

Laura Heitmann

Associate

Laura Heitmann

Laura is 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

Michal is 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.

Philipp von Bismarck

Managing Partner

Philipp von Bismarck

Philipp von Bismarck is Managing Partner at DTCP and a member of the investment committee of DTCP Infra.

He brings more than 20 years of experience as a transactions lawyer and has been deeply involved in digital infrastructure transactions for more than a decade. In this role he has closely accompanied DTCP since its inception and was instrumental in structuring, negotiating, executing and implementing all of its infrastructure related deals.

Prior to joining DTCP, he was Founding Partner of M&A-focused boutique law firm Wendelstein, where he co-led the M&A department. Before that, he held positions at Hengeler Mueller in Frankfurt and Munich and at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. He currently serves as non-executive Chairman of the Supervisory Board of United Internet AG, a publicly listed telecommunications and internet service provider group.

Philipp studied Law at Ludwig-Maximilans-University of Munich and holds a law degree from the state of Bavaria and a second law degree from the states of Hamburg, Bremen and Schleswig Holstein.

Tim Hofmann

Vice President

Tim Hofmann

Tim is Vice President at DTCP Infra.

Tim serves as a board member at Keepler Data Tech and maincubes 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

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 $2.3 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, Community Fibre Ltd. and maincubes. 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

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 Committee of DTCP Infra and serves on the board of Cellnex Netherlands, Keepler Data Tech and maincubes. 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, Fiber Experts 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.

Ann-Sofie Kusch

Executive Assistant

Ann-Sofie Kusch

Ann-Sofie is Executive Assistant to Thomas Preuß, Philipp von Bismarck and Dr. Stefan Graiche.

 

Prior to joining DTCP she studied law at the University of Greifswald. She is a trained paralegal and has previously worked in a law firm in Hamburg.

Christian Schur

Head of Finance

Christian Schur

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 Value Creation

Claudius Laskawy

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

Dillon is 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

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.

Hannah Mason

Executive Assistant

Hannah Mason

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

Idrees is Finance Manager at DTCP.

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

Managing Director and Head of ESG

Jan-Michael Dierkes

Jan is Managing Director and leads the DTCP Luxembourg team. He is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee and Head of ESG at DTCP.

He joined DTCP from K+S Group, an international raw materials & mining company listed in the German MDAX, where he held various management positions. His roles spanned Corporate Development and M&A as well as regulatory assignments.

Prior to that, Jan held positions at White & Case LLP, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, New York and GOERG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten, advising clients on regulatory and P3 projects.

Jan is a German-qualified lawyer. He received his law degree from Trier Law School.

Linda Jahn

Executive Assistant

Linda Jahn

Linda is the Executive Assistant to Jack Young, Lance Matthews and Aurin Bhattacharjee at DTCP in the United States.

 

Prior to joining DTCP, she worked many years as an Executive Assistant in several fields including medical and architecture, with each industry broadening and strengthening her professional skillset.

Maria Stepanova

Finance & Controlling Manager

Maria Stepanova

Maria is 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

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

Melanie Böttcher

Melanie is Investor Relations and Communications Manager at DTCP.

Melanie started her career in an advisory firm focused on Investor Relations and Financial Communications, where she did several IPOs and bond emissions. Prior to joining DTCP, she worked in Investor Relations for the publicly listed ISRA VISION AG and successfully worked on the takeover and squeeze-out by Atlas Copco SE.

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

Mia is 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.

Oliver Schmäschke

Managing Director Portfolio Development & Partnerships

Oliver Schmäschke

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.

Petar Angelov

Senior Portfolio Manager

Petar Angelov

Petar is Senior Portfolio Manager at DTCP.

He joined DTCP from the Fund of Fund platform RWB where he held various positions, from investment controlling to portfolio management, including leading the first Co-Investments for the Fund of Fund. Prior to that, he worked as Portfolio Manager at von Braun & Schreiber.

Petar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Munich University of Applied Sciences. He is eligible for the CAIA charter and is a current CFA charter holder.  

Rahul Das

Portfolio Controller

Rahul Das

Rahul is 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.

Rebecca Cay Jordan

Executive Assistant

Rebecca Cay Jordan

Rebecca is the Executive Assistant to Alexander, Oliver and Waldemar.

Prior to joining DTCP she worked several years as an Executive Assistant in Private Banking and M&A accompanied by Communications and Marketing project management.

Reut Yair

Executive Assistant

Reut Yair

Reut is Executive Assistant to Irit Kahan at DTCP in 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.

Ska Sijia Du

Analyst Value Creation

Ska Sijia Du

Ska is 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

Susana is office manager at DTCP’s Headquarter in Hamburg.

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

Zohal is 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.