|Universität St. Gallen-Hochschule für Wirtschafts-|
|Université de Grenoble|
Hans-Jurgen Schmitz is one of the co-founders of Mangrove. He grew up in Germany in an entrepreneurial family where he was exposed early on to the chances and challenges of running a company. Always inclined to eventually start his own business, he co-founded his firm in 2000 with Mark and Gerard because he believed they were a complementary team, something he keep considering
a key success factor in every investment opportunity he look at. At Mangrove they live the philosophy of teamwork day in day out.
He is focused on finding innovative and disruptive businesses in the universe of e-commerce across Europe and emerging countries such as Russia and India, recognizing that in this field solid execution skills from the outset are equally as crucial as entrepreneurial spirit and vision to build big businesses.