Co-founder and Partner
Stefan Glänzer is an entrepreneur turned early stage investor in London. He was named the best angel investor in Europe 2010/2011 by readers and editors of TechCrunch Europe, and the first investor and executive chairman of Last.fm, seeing that company through to its sale to CBS in 2007. Prior to that Stefan was co-founder of ricardo.de, one of the first European online auction sites, which he took public in 1999 and merged to Qricardo in 2000, which got eventually sold for USD 1.8bn (2008) to Naspers. Stefan is a firm believer in European entrepreneurship and has launched Passion Capital (2011, EUR 40m seed fund) and White Bear Yard with his partners.
As angel he is invested in 40 Startups, amongst them Flattr, Mendeley and Tradeshift. In 2010, Stefan has co-founded and serves as exec chair at Rebate Networks (Berlin). Rebate Networks invested in Lashou, Livingsocial and Dailydeal (sold to Google) and runs the model in 12 other countries, mainly in South East Asia and the CEE. He enjoys living in London with his wife and kids, holds a PhD in Foreign Exchange Risk Management and was a DJ for 15 years in his hometown, Hamburg.