Daniela has lived and worked in both Europe and the US for many years. In that time, she has gained extensive experience in technology and international business development, operations and strategic sales. As head of US Business Development at Speedinvst, Daniela now advises European companies on how to the US market and connecting them with the broader Silicon Valley ecosystem.
Daniela has launched products in 27+ countries, guided the regulation of digital products in coordination with governments, lobbying groups, private and state-owned companies in Europe.
In Silicon Valley, she made a significant contribution to the go-to-market strategy for the Kleiner Perkins-backed company, Area1 Security. She led a major business unit and closed the first 40+ deals.
As a mentor for HenkelX, she contributed to Henkel’s entrepreneurial transformation. Daniela is a mentor at the German Accelerator Silicon Valley, helping emerging and established German tech startups to succeed in the US with tasks comprising US market entry, fundraising, go-to-market strategy, and enterprise sales.