Torsten KreindlManaging Partner at DIVC Deutsche Invest Venture Capital GmbH
Torsten is the Managing Partner of Deutsche Invest Venture Capital (DIVC). He has significant experience in building, running, investing in and supervising international organizations at both start-up, growth and multi-billion market cap stage. He is comfortable with both the rough imperfection of a new venture and the leadership and governance requirements of large public companies – by knowing both worlds well he acts as a successful bridgemaker for his entrepreneurs. He is a current investor and board member/ observer in leading startups like Plume Design Inc., Konux Inc., Crate io Inc., MisterSpex, ProGlove and B2X Care Solutions Crate Inc.. In addition, Torsten is a board member of the Digital Advisory Board of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA. Previously, Torsten served as General Partner in two venture funds, respectively in a transatlantic role. He was the CEO of Deutsche Telekom Broadband Cable, then the world´s largest cable business which he turned around, digitized and grew from 13 to 19.6 million customer homes. He was a member of the German management team of Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc., a director on the board of Swisscom AG for 13 years and built and ran a new business unit at W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. He is a director on the board of Hays Plc. Torsten successfully invested in companies like Quantenna Communications (QTNA), Ikanos Communications (IKAN), SiTime Corporation (MegaChips Corporation; Tokyo Stock Exchange 6875), BSquare Corporation (BSQR), Statista (Ströer; SAX), Loudeye (LOUD; Nokia), mySimon (CNET), EMware (Panasonic Corporation), Digital Fountain (Qualcomm), Adconion Media Group (Amobee/Singtel), and MisterSpex. Torsten is an Austrian citizen and an industrial engineer by education (both M.Sc. and Ph.D. at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria).