Dr. Minoo Zarbafi is Vice President at Bertelsmann Investments. Bertelsmann Investments bundles shares in startups globally and makes both direct and indirect investments. Minoo oversees Bertelsmann Investments’ fund activities and the Digital Partners program, a group-wide effort to build partnerships with startups and technology platforms. As a member of the Data and Technology Advisory Board at group level she is actively involved in shaping Bertelsmann’s tech agenda and the company’s partner and startup ecosystem.
Minoo has 10+ years of experience in venture capital and startups (i.a. HelloFresh, Movinga, Outfittery), strategy consulting (Roland Berger), and digital transformation in the financial service industry. She is a passionate advisor and mentor for entrepreneurs on starting and scaling their businesses, i.a. at the Global Startup Program at Singularity University and the Founders Academy at Founders Foundation. She holds a PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) from European Business School, Germany, in collaboration with the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.