Person Overview

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Primary:
Partner at European Founders Fund
Past:
Managing Director at Jamba/Jamster, Managing Director Europe at eBay, See All (3)
Education:
University of Oxford, Harvard Business School

Detailed Description

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Alexander Samwer, a partner at European Founders Fund, holds a Master's Degree from the University of Oxford and an MBA with high distinction from the Harvard Business School.

In January 1999, he and his two brothers founded Alando.de which became the market leader of internet auctions in Germany. After the successful sale of Alando.de to eBay Inc., Alexander was Managing Director of eBay, responsible for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Together with his brothers, he turned eBay Germany into the most profitable international site of eBay worldwide.

In 2000, Alexander and his brothers founded Jamba! AG which became the market leader for wireless content such as music, pictures, games and videos for mobile phones in Europe and the US. In 2004 Verisign Inc. acquired Jamba! AG. In 2006 News Corp. acquired 51% of Jamba.

Alexander is a guest lecturer on Venture Finance and Internet Economics at several German universities.

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