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Primary Role
Founder & Managing Partner @
Investments
10 Investments in 10 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Madrid
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Michael Kleindl is one of Europe’s most renowned figures in the digital industry. Since 1994, his passion for the Internet has made him become a successful founder, CEO, business angel and venture capital investor in a multitude of digital businesses during the last 20 years.

Co-founder and CEO of AdLINK Internet Media AG, which he took public in 2000, being the youngest CEO of any German IPO and public company at the time.

Michael has successfully invested in and exited companies such as Zanox.de AG to Axel Springer AG, Europe’s largest media company; United MailSolutions AG to Experian Ltd, one of the world’s largest marketing services company; Buy VIP S.L. to Amazon Inc., the world largest ecommerce company; Adcloud GmbH to Deutsche Post DHL Group, Germany’s largest corporate company; Smartclip to Adconion Media Group, a globally leading digital marketing company; first Sindelantal Spain and afterwards Sindelantal Mexico to Just Eat Inc., amongst others.  

Currently active as a partner at Seaya Ventures, a Madrid based VC which invests in growth and later stage Internet companies in Europe and LatAm.

His current portfolio includes leading companies in digital marketing, digital media, ecommerce and fintech.

Michael holds a university degree in Business Administration from the European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany, a top-tier European Business School, and completed a 2-year management training program in one of Germany´s largest public banking institutions.

Jobs (10)

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Founder & Partner

Founder & Managing Partner

Jan 1, 2012 - Current   (over 4 years)

Founder and President

2009 - Current   (over 7 years)

Investor and Chairman of the Board

2008 - Current   (over 8 years)

CEO

2003 - Current   (over 13 years)
Past
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Ended
Title
Company
2011
2012
Investor & Chairman of the Board
2008
2012
Chairman/Investor
2006
Mar 1, 2010
Chairman and Investor
2007
2010
Chairman/Investor
1997
2003
Co-Founder & CEO

Investments (10)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Oct, 2015€4M / Series C (Lead)
Sep, 2015€2.5M / VenturePersonal Investment
Jul, 2015€1.5M / Seed
Mar, 2015$1.23M / AngelPersonal Investment
Feb, 2015$4M / Venture (Lead)
Dec, 2014undisclosed amount / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2013$10M / Series B (Lead)
Jul, 2013€2.5M / Seed
May, 2013$4M / Series B (Lead)
Jun, 2011€1M / Series APersonal Investment

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