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Simon Schmincke
Partner at Creandum

Profile

Simon is a developer by heart and a venture capitalist by mind. German born, Simon gained operational experience building three companies for Rocket Internet, as well as investment experience with Earlybird Venture Capital.

Based in Singapore, Simon established Foodpanda, operating across eight countries in Southeast Asia as a global founder and CFO. Relying on his own entrepreneurial experience and an extensive background in web development, Simon then helped to launch Paymill as Chief Product Officer, an online payment service provider for developers. Shortly after, Simon moved to New York City to launch the North America expansion of HelloFresh as CEO and establish the business. Simon then joined Earlybird Venture Capital in Berlin where he lead the investments in Number26, BigchainDB, and others before joining Creandum in early 2016. 

Simon holds a Bachelor degree from the University of Münster and a Master from the University of St. Gallen – with time spent at Virginia Tech and the University of Toronto. He has lived in Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, Canada, USA, and Sweden.

Agenda Sessions

  • Let’s talk about exits: a look at creative routes to liquidity and putting the European exit market into context

    10:00