David has been at Holtzbrinck Ventures since 2006. At the beginning of his career, David helped Holtzbrinck Ventures‘ investment in StudiVZ on its way to a successful exit. David was instrumental in HV’s investment in Westwing, one of the leading home and living shops worldwide. He was an early believer in the disruptive opportunity that the liberalization of the long-distance bus market in Germany offered, and initiated HV’s investment in FlixBus. Besides Westwing and Flixbus, David has been responsible, among other things, for the fund’s investments in Kiveda and Lecturio.
Prior to Holtzbrinck Ventures, David worked on an e-learning implementation project at the Sloan School of Management in Cambridge (USA) and a global knowledge management project at Siemens AG in Munich.
David studied Business Administration at the University of Cologne