Frederik Hagenauer

Frederik Hagenauer

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Frederik is a former founder and venture builder with a profound interest in technology. In 2012 he founded Skive, a digital learning platform trusted by over 250,000 students across Europe, where he led operations and the growth. Skive was sold to a competitor in late 2016 and Frederik subsequently worked in corporate venturing and company building.

As an external expert for Digital McKinsey, he helped set up an insurtech corporate venture. As an Entrepreneur in Residence at Entrepreneur First in London, he acted as a sparring partner for incoming founders to help them build globally important Deep Tech companies.

At Speedinvest, Frederik combines these experiences. He co-leads the pre-seed team where he aims to support the world’s most ambitious founders early on in their journey of creating world-changing companies.

Frederik studied in Maastricht and Singapore and holds a Master of Science in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics. 

Aside from his work, he is interested in the societal impact of technology. In 2017, Frederik helped launch Juan Mata’s football-based charity, Common Goal, in an effort to generate funds to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.