Person avatar: Philipp Freise

Philipp Freise

MD / Partner

Company logo: kkr




Head of Media & Digital Investments at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) Europe and Global co-lead of TMT Growth, KKR’s tech & media growth equity effort. Philipp has led KKR’s growth investments which include: European mobility platform Trainline, IT automation company Arago, digital customer experience management platform ClickTale, music company BMG Rights Management, online photography marketplace Fotolia (recently sold to Adobe for $800MM) and Swiss online classifieds marketplace Scout24. Philipp currently serves as the Vice Chairman of Trainline, Arago, and Scout24 Schweiz, and (prior to its sale) was Chairman of Fotolia. He has also served as Vice Chairman of ProSiebenSat1 Media AG, Europe’s fastest growing profitable media company. Prior to joining KKR in 2001, Philipp was Co-Founder of Venturepark, Europe’s first pan-European incubator. Before that, Philipp worked for McKinsey & Company in Vienna, Frankfurt and New York in media and technology. In 2009, Philipp was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. Philipp was also elected “Top 40 under 40 Private Equity Investors” in 2009, and again in 2013 by Financial News, as well as “Top 40 under 40 Rising Stars” in Germany by Die Welt in 2011. Philipp was a scholar of the German National Scholarship foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes) and graduated top of his class at WHU Koblenz, EDHEC Lille and University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business with an MBA and MSc. Philipp is married with four kids, loves running, music and helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. KKR is a leading global investment firm with $99.1 billion in assets under management.

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