News - January, 2021
Munich/Luxembourg – January 11, 2021 – Cipio Partners announces that Dr. Ansgar Kirchheim, a former Partner of High-Tech Gründerfonds, has joined the firm’s investment team as a full-time Venture Partner and will focus on new investments and portfolio management.
Before joining Cipio Partners, Ansgar co-founded and led KircTec, a German technology firm, and served as a Partner at High-Tech Gründerfonds, a German-based firm established to invest in seed and early stage technology investments. Ansgar holds degrees in physics from Berlin’s Humboldt-University and Cornell University, as well as in management from WHU Vallendar.
Managing Partners Diana Meyel and Roland Dennert commented: “We are delighted to welcome Ansgar, a former entrepreneur and successful technology investor, to our investment team. Ansgar is joining Cipio at an exciting time for our growing business. The European technology ecosystem has matured tremendously over the last decade and is producing high quality growth stage businesses at an accelerating pace. These companies are creating shareholder value and jobs every day. Moreover, they have proven highly resilient during the pandemic, making them an excellent investment opportunity in the years to come.”
Ansgar commented: “Having been in the technology business more than 11 years, helping companies grow from founders to multi-national enterprises, I am thrilled to now join the Cipio team. Cipio is a perfect partner for European growth-stage tech companies to help support them in their journey and grow their value.”
Cipio Partners is also pleased to announce the promotion of David Kreppel to Principal and Dennis Koerner to Senior Associate.
Managing Partners Diana Meyel and Roland Dennert commented: “David and Dennis have been valued members of the firm since 2015 and 2013 respectively. We are delighted to see them growing personally and professionally and stepping up to larger responsibilities in the firm.”
About Cipio Partners
Founded in 2003, Cipio Partners is a leading investment management and advisory firm for European Growth Capital & Minority Buyouts for Technology Companies. Cipio Partners targets European growth stage technology businesses with €10-100 million in revenue and makes initial investments ranging from €3-10 million. Cipio Partners operates from offices in Luxembourg and Munich. Further information is available at www.cipiopartners.com
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