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3 Investments in 2 Companies
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Berlin
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Marc Samwer holds a Master's Degree in Law from the University of Cologne where he graduated among the top of his class. After his studies, Marc worked in marketing for Visto Corporation in Mountain View, U.S.A., a Silicon-Valley start-up for communication services.

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., Marc 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, Marc 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.

In 2003, Marc received the distinguished Eisenhower Fellowship Award.

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Mar 1, 2013 - Current   (over 3 years)
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Aug, 2000
Oct, 2005
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Jul, 1999
Mar, 2000
Managing Director Germany

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Investments (3)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jun, 2015$3.5M / Series B (Lead)Personal Investment
Jan, 2008$26M / Series DPersonal Investment
Jan, 2007$4M / Series CPersonal Investment

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