Founding Partner at Ananda – Social Venture Fund
Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin Mentor
Florian is managing partner and co-founder of Ananda Ventures. He combines his substantial venture capital know-how with highly relevant entrepreneurial experience. After beginning his career as a business consultant, he joined German venture capital firm Wellington Partners in 2000. In the following five years, he served on the board of several portfolio companies in his function as an investment manager for Wellington. His entrepreneurial journey then led him to the US high-tech startup WhereNet (sold to Zebra Technologies ZBRA), where he was the managing director responsible for sales and services in the EMEA region. This was followed by a role as CFO at Munich-based software startup Aloqa (sold to Motorola Mobility/Google), for which he successfully arranged Series A financing. Florian studied Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich and the ENSTE Toulouse, France. He also holds an MBA from the TU Munich and the University of California, Berkeley.
Ananda Ventures (Social Venture Fund I and II) manages €30m and is the first social impact investor with a pan European focus. Social Venture Fund invests in outstanding social enterprises in areas like aging society, health or education, which provide innovative solutions for urgent social challenges.
Florian has invested in companies like Ieso Digital Health in the UK, Ordermed GmbH or Media4Care GmbH.