Uwe co-founded investment firm Project A Ventures ($100Mn+ fund) in 2012, where he focuses on product management, internationalization and deal flow for both incubation projects as well as seed stage deals. Project A invests in startups and supports portfolio companies with an operational team of 100 experts based in Berlin, Germany and Sao Paulo, Brazil. At Project A, Uwe also served as interim CEO of Tirendo (sold after 18 months for $70Mn) and he is now on the board of Saatchi Art.
Prior to Project A, he worked as a senior manager with Berlin-based startup incubator Rocket Internet (mostly known for its ventures eDarling, Zalando and CityDeal|Groupon) from its founding in 2007. From 2009-2012 he served as Managing Director at Rocket, focusing primarily on international rollouts.
After having served with the United Nations in the war-torn regions of Eastern and Central Africa, he discovered his passion for humanitarian logistics and remains active in this field until today, working e.g. as a strategic consultant to Oxfam, trying to bring learnings from the private sector to the NGO space.
He is a regular lecturer in Entrepreneurship at his alma mater WHU and is pursuing PhD studies in Entrepreneurship at RWTH Aachen. Uwe studied business administration at WHU, the Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany. He is also a judge in business plan competitions held by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.