Mathias Ockenfels

Mathias Ockenfels

Lead Partner, Network Effects

Mathias eats and breathes marketplaces.

Before joining Speedinvest to launch the Network Effects team backed by the Si x focus fund, he was a general manager for the German market at Uniplaces, an international marketplace for student accommodation. Before that, Mathias built out the marketplace practice at Berlin-based Point Nine Capital, an early-stage fund focusing on SaaS and marketplaces where he was a Principal for four years.

Mathias also led the M&A-department of Ricardo Group, then a subsidiary of South African Naspers, that operates several online marketplace, classifieds and auction businesses across Europe. He began his career as an Investment Manager at Mountain Partners Group in Zurich, where he led early-stage investments in companies such as Lieferando and reBuy.

Mathias holds a dual German-French diploma from the European School of Business Reutlingen and Neoma Business School Reims. Knowing Germany’s capital city like the back of his hand, Mathias now oversees the Speedinvest Network Effects team and their Si x funds.

“I ❤ Network Effects. Our team will elevate your startup to the next level! Seeing businesses flourish when Network Effects unfold is what drives me (…and, let’s be honest, dark chocolate and espresso, too).”