Curt is a Senior Partner at Iris Capital, which he joined in 2002. Curt has twenty years of experience in venture capital and public-market financing of growth technology companies, with particular expertise in the field of Software.
His areas of focus include infrastructure & enterprise software, cloud/SaaS, financial software, software-enabled services and automotive tech.
He currently supports companies in Germany, France and in the US in stages of global expansion. Current portolio companies include Jedox, Kyriba, Neocase Software, Open-Xchange, ReBuy, Searchmetrics, Studitemps.
Companies that Curt previously backed in the Cloud/Software space include: Talend (data&app integration/big data; IPO on NASDAQ), Human Inference (DQ/MDM software; acq. by Neopost), SmartTrade Technologies (trading systems - acq. by investors), DataDirect Networks (high-performance storage; exited in LMBO), Xcalia (middleware platform; acq. by Progress Software), VoxMobili (PIM software; acq. by OnGlobal), Oodrive (backup & collaboration software; acq. by investors), Alyotech (software engineering services; acq. by Eurogiciel), Genesys Conferencing (conferencing services; acq. by InterCall). Investments in other sectors include: Mister-Auto.com (online auto parts; acq. by PSA Peugeot Citroën), EVS Broadcast Equipment (broadcasting systems; IPO on EuroNext), Varioptic (optics; acq. by Parrot), QSC AG (telecom services; IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange).