BPI is defined by the individuals shaping our investment strategy
Christian Teichmann joined Burda in 2015 and is CEO and Managing Director of Burda Principal Investments. Prior to joining Burda and helping to set up Burda Principal Investments, he was at Solon Management Consulting for over a decade as Partner and Head of the London office. Christian focused on business building as well as growth and investment strategies in TMT industries. Before that, he worked for investment banks Lazard and Greenhill covering European tech and semiconductor industries. Christian holds degrees in economics from Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid and ESB Reutlingen and is a Harvard Business School Alumni.
Martin Weiss joined Burda in 2015 as Managing Director at Burda Principal Investments, addressing global investment opportunities in the consumer tech sector and is now the CEO of the entire Hubert Burda Media Group. Previously, Martin was Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at international telecommunications and media company Millicom. Here, he was responsible for expanding and transforming the company’s digital activities in Latin America, the USA and Africa. Prior to this, he was founding partner at management consulting company Solon and ran their London office from 2008 to 2013. His work focused on developing digital growth strategies for international media companies and supporting leading private equity companies in mergers & acquisitions. Martin also spent time from 1992 to 1996 Martin with McKinsey&Co.
Clare joined Burda Principal Investments as Chief Operating Officer in 2021. Prior to this, she led Impact Management Strategy & Investor Relations at nebenan.de in Berlin. Clare previously worked in financial markets at Nomura in Sydney and Macquarie in London before moving into the Impact Investment space in 2016. Following this, she spent time working at the in-house impact fund of RBS (NatWest Group), at a boutique social impact consultancy in London and with a social enterprise incubator in India. Clare studied at University of Bologna and holds a Master of Commerce in Corporate Finance & International Business from the University of Sydney.
John Greger joined Burda in 2019 and is Chief Product Officer for Burda Principal Investments. Before joining Burda, he was CPO at Vinted, leading the product and IT teams during a successful turnaround phase. Prior to this, he worked as CPO or Head of Product for Rocket Internet, Mister Spex and Immobilienscout24. His earlier experience as Strategy Consultant includes positions at Lexington and Lexta Consulting. John studied at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, San Diego State University, CERAM Sophia Antipolis, and the EBS University.
Julian von Eckartsberg joined Burda in 2021 and is Managing Director Europe of Burda Principal Investments. Previously, Julian was the CEO of Stylight, a leading platform for fashion and furniture with more than 100m users worldwide owned by ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and General Atlantic. Prior to joining Stylight, Julian served as Senior Vice President at ProSiebenSat.1 where he was responsible for the Strategy of the Group. Before that, he was an entrepreneur himself and sold his startup after founding and building it up. Julian started his career as strategy consultant at Solon Management Consulting where he spent 4 years focusing on digital transformation and commercial due diligence in TMT industries. Julian studied Business Administration at Technical University Munich and HEC Paris.
Neil joined Burda Principal Investments in 2021 and is heading the Singapore office. He started his career at Black Rock in New York City, where he spent eight years working with Central Banks and Sovereign Wealth Funds building multi-asset portfolios, before taking on a role as an investment strategist within the Real Assets Private Equity team. Prior to joining BPI, Neil led growth and pre-IPO investments for Sinarmas Gear Innovation Network, where he managed a portfolio that included GoJek, Tokopedia, Traveloka and Airbnb. Neil also led early-stage investments at Agape Ace, a Singapore family office whose portfolio includes Ohmyhome, Madeviral, Glife and Allegro Aqua. He completed his MBA at Insead and BSc at NYU’s Stern School of Business with dual degrees in Finance and Economics. Neil serves as a senior investment advisor to Sinarmas, and is a CAIA charterholder.
Thomas joined Burda in 2017 and is a principal of Burda Principal Investments. He previously spent four years in the investment banking division of Nomura in London, advising on a variety of M&A and capital market transactions within the consumer & retail sectors. His earlier experience includes positions at Apax Partners and Deloitte in Paris. Thomas holds an MSc in Management from EM Lyon Business School.
Natalie joined Burda in 2017 and is a Principal of Burda Principal Investments in London. Previously she was the CFO of a technology start-up company focused on natural language processing in New York City. Prior to that, she worked in the investment banking / M&A teams at J.P. Morgan in London. Natalie studied at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (Business) and completed her MBA at Harvard Business School.
Amelia joined Burda in 2018 and is a Principal of Burda Principal Investments in London. Previously she was an Investor at Unilever Ventures from 2015-2018 whose portfolio includes consumer investments such as Gousto, True Botanicals, Blow Beauty, and Instacart. Amelia was actively involved with the portfolio serving as Board Observer to seven of the companies across Europe and the US. Prior to this, she was a Strategy Consultant within the M&A practice at Accenture for four years focussing on technology and consumer goods. Amelia completed a BA Hons degree in Philosophy at Durham University and previously founded a consumer domestic services marketplace, and a non-profit organisation focussed on women in work.
Luisa Frank joined Burda in 2018 and is an Investment Manager of Burda Principal Investments. Prior to joining Burda Principal Investments, she took part in Burda’s Management Trainee Program where she completed a wide range of different projects across the company’s portfolio. Her earlier experience includes various positions in the operations departments of companies like ProSiebenSat.1 Media and Knorr-Bremse Group. Luisa holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Technical University of Munich and a Bachelor of Science in Food Technology from Weihenstephan University of Applied Sciences.
Edwin joined Burda in 2017 and is an Investment Manager of Burda Principal Investments in the Singapore office. Previously, he spent a year at online fashion retailer Tokyo Fashion, where he focused on partnerships and market expansion in Southeast Asia for its multi-label portfolio. Prior to that, Edwin completed internships across multiple industries and at companies such as GREE Ventures, Wilmar International and APL. He graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a business degree and major in finance.
Laura joined Burda Principal Investments in 2021as Investment Manager, becoming part of the Berlin team. Previously, she gained broad VC experiences with one of Germany’s most active early-stage funds in Berlin. There, she built a high-potential portfolio which she actively supported while each company matured from the seed stage. Laura served on various boards and led multiple financing rounds. Before doubling down on her passion for startups and venture capital she gained experiences in banking, consulting, corporate innovation and founded a food startup during her bachelors in the Netherlands. Laura holds a master’s degree in European Studies from Freie Universität Berlin, in addition to her Bachelor in International Business and Management Studies.
Francesco joined Burda in 2022 as Investment Manager of Burda Principal Investments in the London office. He previously worked as Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) across the Dubai and London offices, leading strategy and technology projects in the Financial sector. Prior to BCG he worked at Google in Milan where, as Analytical Consultant, he supported large Telco players in developing their digital marketing strategies. Francesco holds a BSc in Business Administration from Bocconi University, a MSc in International Management from ESADE Business School, and a CEMS Master in Management which he completed between Barcelona and Hong Kong.
Friedrich joined Burda in 2020 and is an Investment Manager of Burda Principal Investments, in our office in Munich. Before graduating with a M.Sc. in Management from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Friedrich spent three years at The Nunatak Group, during which the company grew from 10 to 40 consultants. His primary focus was on digital transformation strategies and M&A advisory within the media and entertainment industry. Friedrich has also completed internships at BMW and multiple startup companies. In addition to his master’s degree from WHU, Friedrich holds a B.Sc. in business administration from LMU Munich.
Alejandra joined Burda in 2022 and is an Investment Associate of Burda Principal Investments in the London office. She previously worked as an Investment Banking Associate at Goldman Sachs in London, focusing on both the Consumer Retail and Healthcare industries. Alejandra holds a MEng degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Imperial College London.
Tim joined Burda Principal Investments in 2022 as an Investment Associate in the Singapore office. Prior to joining, he spent four years at UBS, where he focused on Real Estate & Private Markets investments. Previously, Tim completed internships at PwC in Los Angeles, and Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong.
Tim also holds a portfolio of angel investments in the US and Asia, across EdTech, FinTech, HealthTech and F&B. Notably, he was an early backer of F&B group Ebb & Flow, as well as TutorMe, an EdTech tutoring platform that was acquired in 2019. Tim graduated with honors from the University of Southern California with a double degree in Business Administration and Accounting, and is a CFA Charterholder.
Laura joined Burda in 2021 and is an Operations Associate of Burda Principal Investments. Previously, she completed the Hubert Burda Media Management Trainee Program during which she undertook the role of Project Manager in multiple projects throughout different Burda businesses. Before joining Burda, Laura interned at various companies including Hugo Boss and took part in strategy consulting projects for startups. Laura holds master’s degrees in International Management from Bocconi University and Darla Moore School of Business, as well as a bachelor’s degree in International Cultural and Business Studies from the University of Passau.
Vincent Rose joined Burda in 2019 as an Investment Analyst of Burda Principal Investments after completing a summer internship in 2018.Prior to joining Burda, he gathered experience through internships in various industries, most recently with Bayer Inhouse Consulting focusing on technology evaluation & integration. His earlier experience includes Operations Management at the Berlin start-up Movinga, as well as practice in the field of private equity. Vincent studied business administration at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, American University Washington D.C. and University College Dublin.
Peter Kennedy joined Burda Asia in 1998, where he was tasked with developing the company’s various businesses in Asia. He is currently Senior Adviser to Burda Principal Investments. Previously, Peter developed and oversaw joint ventures in Taiwan with SPH, Indonesia with the Alisjahbana family, and Korea with Design House Inc. He was also closely involved in the set up of a print joint venture with the Hindustan Times Group in Delhi and helped to acquire one of the regions most successful luxury publishing companies, Prestige. In the digital space, he has worked on the company’s investment into contextual advertising in Korea and most recently in the investment into Vietnam’s leading browser based search business, CocCoc. Prior to joining Burda, Peter worked in New York for the Economist, where he developed the magazine’s US market penetration strategy, now its largest market, and for Scientific American. He has extensive Asian business experience in Japan, Korea, China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Peter received his BA in business studies from the City of London University and served in the Special Air Service (SAS) while in the UK military.