Helmut has a unique combination of skills and experience in growth stage investing, M&A/Private Placement & IPO’s as well as entrepreneurial activity as previous co-founder of The Hideaways Club (THC). THC has become the largest luxury property shared ownership-based business of its kind, where more than 60 properties around the world are owned and can exclusively be used by its members.
Helmut has been a General Partner of Global Technology Growth Equity firm Partech Partners in its $300m early-stage Partech IV Fund where he held numerous board positions working with companies to scale, right size, expand, recruit, fundraise and prepare them for an exit.
Prior to his experience as professional investor, Helmut has been a senior corporate financier in EMEA leadership positions at UBS and Merrill Lynch leading their respective Technology practices and was involved in large M&A transactions for firms like Ericsson, Siemens or Philips.
Helmut received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science and holds an MBA degree from IMEDE (now IMD).cHe is a founding member of the Oxford Blockchain Foundation, having participated in the inaugural course “Blockchain for Business” early 2018. In his spare time, Helmut loves sport especially tennis, traveling, nature and is proud father of 4 children.