Severin Zugmayer

Severin Zugmayer

Senior Associate, Fundraising Manager

A former brand and marketing expert, Severin’s prior work experience allowed him to engage with startups and visionary founders from numerous perspectives. This growing interest in the startup ecosystem ultimately led him to join the investor’s side of the table. 

Now at Speedinvest, Severin hunts down Europe’s most interesting Consumer Tech startups and the visionary founders that grow them.

Most recently, Severin worked at Google, supporting tech startups in accelerating their growth. Prior to his time at Google, he was part of the Red Bull team leading the company’s efforts in Austria’s startup and university ecosystems. Severin gained his first professional work experience in the field of executive search at Kienbaum Consulting.

Severin was born in Austria and has since lived and worked in Oslo, Wroclaw, Hamburg and New York before his move back to Vienna to join the Speedinvest team. 

Severin is extremely passionate about consumer behaviors and societal trends, which has allowed him to develop a comprehensive understanding of category-defining consumer companies.

In his spare time, Severin is currently establishing a new tennis club in Vienna, is overly competitive about basketball, and loves all kinds of outdoor sports like skiing and mountaineering.

“I love people who are serious about their work but don‘t take themselves too seriously.”