Andreas joined the investment team at Sapphire Ventures (formerly SAP Ventures) in 2006 and since has led several investments. Andreas focuses on the areas of compliance, Enterprise 2.0 companies, and companies that enable the transition to SOA. He serves as a board director/observer at iovation, Lavante, Retail Solutions and Scytl. Other current investments include DocuSign, iTAC and Onventis.
Prior to joining Sapphire Ventures, Andreas held several business development positions at SAP. Most recently, he co-developed the concept and framework for the Enterprise Services Community which enables customers and partners to define enterprise services with SAP. Prior to that, he worked in new business development and led highly successful reseller deals with Virsa Systems and Mercury Interactive, among others.
Andreas has worked in several start-up companies and co-founded Zadu, a venture-backed start-up providing instant messaging technology with presence awareness.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Andreas holds a graduate business degree of Diplom-Kaufmann from the University of Hamburg, Germany and an MLitt., with Distinction, in Management, Economics and Politics from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Andreas is a member of Kauffman Fellows Class 13. He served his fellowship at SAP Ventures with mentor is Nino Marakovic.