"The objective is to introduce investors and entrepreneurs to each other, and to interesting companies innovating in a variety of industries and geographies."
Chemics, Electronics, Coating Techniques
Fintech, Cybersecurity, ID Management
Robotics, Artificial intelligence, Consumer electronics
Medial Early Sign
IoT Software, Anti-Counterfeiting Technology, Blockchain
Construction, Geo-spatial Software, Technology
AI, Deep learning, Computer Vision, InsurTech
Founder and CEO, Delivery Hero
Niklas Östberg is the Co-Founder and CEO of Delivery Hero. He holds a Master of Industrial Engineering & Management from Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm & ETH Zurich.
Niklas served as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman, before launching an online food ordering service back in Sweden 2007. After partnering with Team Europe, Niklas and his Co-Founders decided to launch the business model internationally under the name of Delivery Hero in May 2011.
What initially was a small vision narrowed to the Swedish market has expanded into a global vision to provide an inspirational, personalized, convenient service that today is the largest global platform for online food ordering.
Founder and CEO, Lakestar
Klaus is Founder of Lakestar and one of the leading European business angels with investments in some of the largest European and worldwide internet companies of the last years.
He was an early investor in companies such as QXL /Tradus, Skype, Facebook, king.com, Xing, airbnb and Spotify (including board membership). Klaus started his career at Bertelsmann. He joined AOL Germany as one of the first employees in 1995, where he was board member before being a partner at Benchmark Capital.
Klaus graduated with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Fribourg in Switzerland and holds a PhD degree (summa cum laude) in Finance from the same university.
He was named “most successful European entrepreneurial private investor of the year” in 2006 by a group comprised of IESE, INSEAD and the University of St. Gallen.
In 2011, Klaus was named the NOAH Internet Investor of the year. In 2013, Forbes ranked him first among European investors on the 2013, 2014 and 2015 MIDAS list.
4th PIC Committee
Vice Chairman, Credit Suisse Asset Management; Head, Direct Equity Partners, Credit Suisse
Nicole started her career in venture capital, spending several years with the Sprout Group, Credit Suisse’s VC affiliates. She then helped develop the bank’s buyout, mezzanine and other illiquid alternative businesses, including JVs in many emerging markets and funds focused on sectors ranging from VC to infrastructure.
Director, Private Assets & Capital Markets
Alexander sources and distributes capital markets and private equity & debt investment opportunities to the EMEA based ultra-high net worth investors. Alexander joined Credit Suisse in 2001.
"The Private Innovation Circle gives participants an exclusive insight into companies’ ambitions to shape our future."
Director, Private Assets & Capital Markets
Philippe sources and distributes capital markets and private equity & debt investments to Swiss based ultra-high net worth investors. Philippe re-joined Credit Suisse in 2011 after having worked as a CFO in the biotech sector and in Equity Capital Markets of Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking division.
Director, EMEA Technology Investment Banking
Vivek advises technology companies in Europe on their strategic and capital raising needs. He joined Credit Suisse in 2015 and prior to that has worked in finance and technology in Europe, the US and Asia.
Chief Investment Officer, International Wealth Management
Mike spends a great deal of time on investment processes and decisions, and communicating them. He enjoys playing an integral role at the Private Innovation Circle as it allows him to interrogate company business models a lot more closely.
"It allows us to uncover new ideas and entrepreneurs, and to put a rather unique and growing asset class in front of our clients."
Managing Director; Head, Corporate Finance
Frank’s team advises ultra-high net worth clients on M&A as well as on raising corporate capital. Frank has more than 20 years of transactions experience across many sectors and regions.
"Ultra-high net worth investors and their family offices can provide a differentiating aspect to any fundraising."