Bernhard is Partner and Managing Director at Iris Capital, Inc. in San Francisco. Before that, Bernhard was Managing Director at T-Venture of America, the Corporate Venture Capital arm of Deutsche Telekom, Germany (T-Mobile in the US).
His main fields of interest are the online, mobile and media sector. Bernhard is responsible for the T-Venture investments in Boxfish, Cooliris, Delivery Agent, Kwarter, Moviepilot, NewAer, Nexmo, Pinger, Ruckus Wireless and ShareThis.
Before T-Venture, Bernhard was working as a Senior Manager at T-Online International AG in Germany, responsible for marketing and sales of the internet services.
Between 1999 and 2001 he was Co-Founder and CEO of the Munich based start-up CyberProfit AG.
Bernhard holds a Diploma in Business Administration and a Master in Business Research (MBR). Beside his job he is currently finishing his Ph.D. at the Munich School of Management of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU).
Dec 1, 2013 - Feb 29, 2016
Jan 15, 2013 - Feb 29, 2016
Dec, 2008 - Feb 29, 2016
Apr 1, 2015 - Feb, 2016
Apr 1, 2013 - Feb, 2016
Jan 1, 2012 - Feb, 2016
Sep 20, 2011 - Feb, 2016
Jul 1, 2010 - Feb, 2016
|Mar, 2014||Boxfish||$7M / Series B||Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments|
|Mar, 2013||ShareThis||$23M / Series C (Lead)||Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments|
|Jan, 2013||Kwarter||$4M / Series A (Lead)||Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments|
|Jul, 2012||Creators Media||$7M / Series B||Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments|
|Feb, 2012||Pinger||$7.5M / Venture||T-Ventures|
|Jul, 2011||Boxfish||$3M / Series A (Lead)||Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments|
|Feb, 2011||Cooliris||$9.6M / Series C||Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments|
|Nov, 2007||Ruckus Wireless||$7.5M / Series E||T-Online|
|Oct, 2006||Ruckus Wireless||$16M / Series C||Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments|
|Jun 28, 2016||PE HUB - Iris Capital adds Gold to expand North American operations|
|Mar 20, 2013||FinSMEs - ShareThis Raises $23M in Series C Financing|
|Mar 20, 2013||TechCrunch - ShareThis Aims For Mobile, With $23M Series C Led By T-Venture, Acquisition Of Social App Platform, Socialize|
|Feb 23, 2012||TechCrunch - Deutsche Telekom’s VC Firm Makes Strategic Investment In Pinger|