Uwe Horstmann is a General Partner and co-founded the firm in 2012.
Together with Anton Waitz, Uwe is responsible for the venture capital investment activities and the investment team.
Uwe has been included in Forbes Magazine’s “30 under 30” list, recognized as a “Young Leader” by the German-American think tank “Atlantik-Brücke eV,” and selected for Capital’s “40 under 40” list. In 2019, he was elected to the executive board of the German Startup Association.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Koblenz and a master’s in Engineering from the University of Stuttgart. He has lectured on venture capital at Stanford University, WHU, and ESADE Barcelona.
Since his assignment in 2006 to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, disaster logistics has been his passion.
He is a consultant to United Nations organizations through fieldwork in Ethiopia, Colombia, Turkey, and Greece. He speaks German, English, Spanish, and French, is currently studying Arabic, and has lived and worked in East Africa, Japan, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia.