Holger Weiss joins Target Partners as Venture Partner

Experienced entrepreneur and connected mobility expert strengthens tech Venture Capital firm

Munich, June 29, 2016: Munich-based Venture Capital firm Target Partners ( strengthens its team with the addition of Holger G. Weiss (, as its newest Venture Partner. The serial entrepreneur and business angel will help to build out Target Partners’ startup network, with a focus on the Berlin ecosystem and the topics of Future Mobility and Internet of Things.

Holger G. Weiss looks back on 15 years of successful entrepreneurial experience in the Connected Mobility space. Most recently he was CEO of Aupeo, which under his leadership became one of the top connected audio offerings for the automotive industry. In 2013, Weiss led the sale of the company to Panasonic Automotive Systems of North America. Prior to Aupeo, he played a pivotal role at the navigation software startup gate5 in Berlin, from its founding until the exit to Nokia in 2006. Weiss is an active business angel and board member at various startups.

“I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Target Partners over the years, first as an entrepreneur and later as a co-investor with strong emphasis on tech startups. Our shared history and respect makes joining as a Venture Partner a natural step, and I look forward to an even closer collaboration”, said Holger G. Weiss, Venture Partner at Target Partners.

“Holger is an exceptionally skilled founder and advisor. His deep knowledge in the field of Connected Mobility and his extensive network throughout Europe, USA and Asia will provide great value to our founders and portfolio. We’ve held Holger in high esteem ever since our investment in gate5 back in 2004, and we’re honored to welcome him as our newest Venture Partner”, said Kurt Müller, Partner at Target Partners.


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With €300 million under management, Target Partners is one of the leading early-stage venture capital firms in Germany. Target Partners invests in new start-up and early-stage companies and supports them with venture capital during their build-out and expansion phases. With many years of experience as managers, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, the team at Target Partners supports entrepreneurs in developing and marketing products and services, building organizations, raising money and taking companies public in Europe and the United States.

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