Philipp von dem Knesebeck

Managing Partner

Prior to having co-founded Blue Future Partners in 2015, Philipp looks back at 5 years of running the venture capital activities of K5 Family Office from 2011 to 2015. There he started building substantial expertise in both fund and direct investments in early and growth stage companies. His investment focus was predominantly in the software and internet space with geographic exposure ranging from the US to Europe and Asia-Pacific. Prior to this he spent 9 years with UniCredit in their international Leveraged Finance division, based out of London and Hong Kong. During this time Philipp gained substantial insight and experience into some of the largest private equity LBOs in Europe and Asia.

Philipp holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Economics from City University and a Master of Science (Hons) degree in Finance from Cass Business School in London.

Gregor von dem Knesebeck

Managing Partner

Prior to having co-founded Blue Future Partners in 2015, Gregor spent 5 years at K5 Family Office, predominantly looking after their real estate investments. In this role, he gained extensive experience having acquired, managed and divested numerous commercial and residential real estate assets. Prior to that he served as CEO of Open Publishing, one of Germany’s leading digital publishing software companies, where he implemented the company’s transition from a content to a software company. He started his professional career at Intero Technologies, a software consultancy.

Gregor holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Analytical Philosophy and Theory of Science which he obtained from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and Madrid.

Matthias Baumann

Operations Director

Matthias joined Blue Future Partners as Operations Director in 2017 having had 8 years of experience in technology consultancy and investments. Prior to joining, Matthias managed large scale IT projects at a technology and information management service provider. Beforehand he gained significant experience in project management, customer development and scaling B2B businesses as former head of business development of Open Publishing. Before that, he worked at K5 Family Office in an investment management role.

Matthias holds a degree in Sociology and Social Psychology which he obtained from Dresden University of Technology and University of Fribourg.

Johann Kratzer

Associate

Johann joined Blue Future Partners during its founding in 2015 as an investment professional. In his role in the investment team at BFP, he originates and analyses investments and takes care of portfolio management. Prior Johann has been working with K5 Family Office, focusing predominantly on Venture Capital and Real Estate investment activities. During that time, he gained experience in both direct and indirect investing across several asset classes. Johann also worked in the finance department of a large corporation in China, and interned for the product team at a start-up in Germany.

Johann graduated from the Technical University of Munich in Management & Technology with distinction.

Sabine Kaiser

Special Advisor

Sabine has worked with Blue Future Partners as an external advisor since 2017. With more than 20 years of investment experience, Sabine has extensive expertise in fund manager selection and allocation spanning across private equity and venture capital. Previously Sabine was in charge of managing illiquid PE/VC/Credit fund investments and regional asset allocation at BTV, a German single-family office. Prior to this she worked as a venture capital investor in the field of life science and as a strategic consultant with McKinsey & Company.

Sabine holds a Diploma in Human Biology from the Philipps-University of Marburg and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School. Furthermore, she is an IHK-certified business mediator, specialized on conflict resolution in venture capital financed companies.

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