Right now we are working hard to make Earlybird a better product for entrepreneurs. So we are delighted that today we announced that we are significantly expanding our operations to provide increased services to entrepreneurs and portfolio companies.
We think that i) having credible entrepreneurial and operational experience and ii) a deep and wide US network are an essential part of that offering. So we’re excited that Konstantin Guericke, a co-founder of LinkedIn, is joining us as a partner based in Palo Alto. Read more about it here:
- New York Times: To Cement Berlin’s Start-Up Success, a Bridge to U.S.
- Bloomberg: Tech Venture Capitalists Finally Pay Attention to Europe
- Venture Beat: LinkedIn cofounder joins Earlybird Venture Capital to find next European startup star
But we’ve also beefed up our team back home!
David Rosskamp, formerly with Project A and the CFO of Saatchi Online, and Simon Schmincke, a developer and entrepreneur formerly with Rocket Internet, have joined the team as Associates and will focus on both investing and the development of structured services provided to Earlybird’s entrepreneurs across Europe.
Over the next few weeks we are rolling out a program of curated portfolio meet-ups, master classes and networking events, in addition to building online resources to access special service provider deals, best in class materials on key topics and to allow for a better exchange of know-how between portfolio companies. Upcoming services will also include a HR database accessible to the entire portfolio.
So – back to work – and welcome Konstantin, David and Simon!