Daniel is a serial entrepreneur and an early investor in the digital space. Over the past 20 years he has invested into more than 120 companies and has been an active Business Angel in various startups. The first company he founded was getmobile AG, which he took public through reverse-IPO in 2005. Before setting up Mountain Alliance AG in 2010 he was founder of Tiburon Unternehmensaufbau GmbH, a seed and early stage investor. Amongst his best-known seed and early stage investments are XING, Trivago, Shirtinator and mybestbrands. Daniel is the entrepreneurial brain of Mountain Alliance and has an extensive network in venture capital. He is an active member of EO since 2001 and YPO since 2010.
Justine is CFO of Mountain Alliance AG since 2012. Before joining the digital sector in 2007, she held senior management positions in Finance & Controlling in various industries. She managed the complex financial implications of the cross-border merger of Mountain Alliance from UK to Germany in 2010. Justine’s extensive experience in financial matters supports Mountain Alliance in the financial management of the highly dynamic digital business.
Manfred joined Mountain Alliance AG in 2010 and has significantly shaped the transformation of Mountain Alliance to a digital investment company. Previously he held senior management positions at different industrial and technology companies. Manfred has a strong methodological and process competence in all matters related to private equity including legal matters. Manfred was appointed to the management board in 2017. In his role as COO he supports MA with his broad experience in managing the portfolio with companies in different stages and states and accelerates change management processes in a holistic way.
The graduate in business management Tim Schwenke worked in electronic commerce for the international consulting firm Mitchell Madison Group. As an initiator and founder of Ecommerce Alliance Services AG (previously getmobile AG) he has been working since March 1999 in the areas of company organisation, finance, strategy, marketing & sales, purchasing, logistics and corporate management. As a business angel he has founded or been involved in the early stages of several internet companies, including JobTV24, Cadooz and Xing. Tim today applies as Chairman of the Supervisory Board the know-how he has acquired from this into Mountain Alliance.
Hajo Riesenbeck is Managing Director at the Riesenbeck-IC GmbH, serves on the Board of Trustees of the NGO Welthungerhilfe and represents the Republic of Austria in North-Rhine-Westphalia as its Honorary Consul. He is member of the Board of Directors of Mountain Partners AG. He was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of GfK SE from 2005 to 2008. From 2003 until founding Riesenbeck-IC in 2009, and in addition to his client work, he was also responsible for the external and internal communication of McKinsey & Company globally. After three years at Unilever, Hajo Riesenbeck joined McKinsey in 1979. Hajo Riesenbeck studied economics in Münster and graduated as Diplom Kaufmann.
Nikola Deskovic reveived his Ph.D. from the Massachussets Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA. He started his career at McKinsey and Company in Munich where he worked in the automotive and electronics sector as senior engagement manager. In 1999 Niko was cofounder of Scout24 AG and AutoScout24 GmbH for which he was COO, CTO and later CEO until 2011. Niko is cofounder and board member of several internet startups, such as Thinxnet GmbH and Tribescale Srl.
Jens Neiser received his doctorate (Dr. oec.) on an M&A topic. After positions as Head of Controlling of a mechanical engineering company and as partner of Boston Consulting Group he is leading his own company company in asset management, advisory of early stage companies and investment now for 20 years. In his roles as consultant and board member he accompanied numerous IPOs, both domestic and international. In addition he was advisor on numerous corporate acquisitions and trade sales. Dr. Jens Neiser is an active investor.
Sandra Isabell Mann holds a Master degree in Management from ESCP Europe. After a position as Consultant with Ernst & Young in Munich with focus on Transaction Advisory Services, she is now leading the family-owned “Mann Immobilien und Projektentwicklung GmbH” based in Berlin. There she is responsible for real estate asset management and investments in other companies.
Daniel is the co-founder of Mountain Partners AG and has built MP together with Conny since 2005. Before the foundation of Mountain Partners, Daniel was CEO of Conny’s private family office. Prior to that, Daniel initiated the corporate office of Smart Card Brokers and RFID manufacturer ACG AG and was in charge of strategy projects, M&A transactions and financings. At the beginning of his career, he worked at Dresdner Bank in Latin America, at BNP Paribas and at Bain & Company. Daniel studied Business Administration at WHU Koblenz – Otto Beisheim School of Management, at Helsinki School of Economics and at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez in Chile. Daniel Wenzel is Honorary Consul of the Republic of Chile in Switzerland.
We facilitate public investors’ participation in European Tech value creation
Typical VC approach
Investment in existing, well-diversified, comparatively mature portfolio
Blind investment in “to-be pool” of (early stage) assets
Reduced OPEX through dividends / profit transfer from fully consolidated companies
2% Management fee + 20% carried interest
Individual shareholding volume and timespan
At least 8+2(+x) years until fund liquidation and minimum ticket size
Listed share on Xetra, Frankfurt, Munich
Time consuming KYC / QIB process
What we invest in
We invest in digital, disruptive and scalable businesses driven by passionate teams
We invest in growth companies that generate significant revenues
We invest in companies following a visible and credible path to profitability
We invest in companies with an exit horizon of 3-5 years
How we invest
We pursue accretive acquisitions by buying portfolios to discount to NAV
We leverage the Mountain Partners and Mountain Alliance network to access to a large number of interesting portfolios
We invest in portfolios which contain companies that we already hold shares in rather than single assets
We actively seek targets that can be accelerated with existing service companies
AlphaPet digitalizes the market pet supplies through several e-commerce platforms (pets Premium & Hundeland) and is the largest independent online provider of premium pet supplies in Germany. In addition to the high-quality products and digital services related to pets, AlphaPet also offers digital brand development of brands such as www.wildes-land.de, www.wildes-futter.de and www.muellers-naturhof.de.
atfinity is a RegTech startup, which combines strong banking expertise with an engineering DNA. Their mission is to simplify compliance, reduce compliance risks and enable business. They help banks stay ahead of compliance with their platform regfinity that incorporates a central rule repository with automatically optimised compliance processes.
Bio-Gate is a medical technology company that employs unique silver technology to endow materials and products with medically effective antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral properties. Even though the focus of the product portfolio is medical technology products, their different technologies are also used to refine cosmetics, consumer goods and industrial products.
Crealytics enables leading international e-commerce companies to drive performance in product advertising. Its semantic technology automatically creates and optimizes millions of tailor-made ads, helping its partners to make advertising more profitable
Crealytics is located in Passau/Berlin, Germany and in New York, USA
CUSTOMER ALLIANCE offers SaaS for online reputation management for hotels. Customer Alliance collects, analyzes, distributes, and integrates customer-centric data to provide valuable insights for operational and strategic decisions. The offered online reputation management services allow to use reviews for online marketing and to save time in quality management & analysis.
Exasol is passionate about helping companies to run their businesses smarter and drive profit by analyzing data and information at unprecedented speeds. Exasol develops the world’s fastest in-memory database for analytics and data warehousing and offers first-class know-how and expertise in data insight and analytics. Companies that depend on Exasol to analyze their data in real-time include Adidas Group, GfK, IMS Health, King, Olympus, myThings, Sony Music and Xing.
GrapeCheck operates a wine search platform that helps everyone to find a favorite wine quickly and easily online – or gets inspired by the smart search! The wine search can be filtered just with a few clicks by the different attributes – country, grape variety, taste, etc.
Locr is a leading provider of geo-based services that let marketers use location to their advantage. Locr takes data from OpenStreetMap and other geodata sources and converts it into geo-information services and personalized maps that can be used by marketers to enhance their mailing lists, create higher engagement, and achieve better response rates. Locr is headquartered in Braunschweig, Germany and maintains offices in the US and the UK.
movingimage is a global leader in delivering secure enterprise video solutions. Its cloud-based solution, is a centralized platform that enables companies to efficiently manage and stream all their video assets for customers, partners, and employees in the best possible quality on any device. Over 500 enterprises including DAX-listed corporations such as the Volkswagen Group and Deutsche Telekom, already use its secure Enterprise Video Platform (EVP).
Netz Holding builds and scales companies to generate high quality traffic for online companies by offering appealing consumer search experiences. Own portfolio includes an expert review site Netzsieger and e-Commerce marketplace Netzshopping.
Tixxt is the operator of the European community platform www.tixxt.de on which each user can create and permanently operate his / her individual community with just a few clicks and without any programming knowledge necessary.
Volders provides innovative services that help users to monitor their personal contracts at any time. Before contracts are automatically renewed, users are given the option to terminate, prolong or switch contracts via a simple and straightforward process.