Ferry is a serial-entrepreneur and investor from Berlin.
In December 2009 he and his brother Fabian founded DailyDeal – the first European couponing portal which they sold to Google after 22 Months. In early 2013 Fabian and Ferry repurchased their company from Google and used the nucleus of DailyDeal to build Heilemann & Co (Sales, Recruiting, M&A, Marketing Agency for Internet Startups) and conduct a majority investment in pepperbill.com (iOS based POS System for Restaurants). After turning DailyDeal profitable they sold all businesses in 2015 to make room for one new Company, which is FreightHub. Ferry is leading FreightHub - the digital Freight Forwarder for the 21st century - as Co-Founder and CEO.
Since 2011 Fabian and Ferry Heilemann are also active early stage VC-investors in Europe through their VC Firm Heilemann Ventures. They conducted 25 direct investments until end of 2015 and exited 6 companies. In April 2016, Heilemann Ventures merged with Earlybird Venture Capital. Together, both firms offer a strong value-add to their portfolio companies derived from the combination of a hands-on entrepreneurial track-record with and strong capital supply.