Munich, January 12, 2016: German early-stage technology investor Target Partners (www.targetpartners.de) named Dr. Michael Münnix (34, www.linkedin.com/in/muennix) as a Partner. Michael joined the firm as an Associate in 2011.
“We are excited and proud to win Michael as Partner”, said Waldemar Jantz, Partner and co-founder of Target Partners. “Michael contributed significantly to nine major investments for the firm: Abusix, adjust, adsquare, Finanzchef24, Scanbot, So1, Swarm64, Theva and Quobyte. Michael brings the perfect mix of technology know-how, entrepreneurial background and investment experience that is crucial for our approach.”
“Target Partners’ combination of strong technology affinity, track record as investors and a hands-on mentality is unique in Europe”, said Michael Münnix. “I am excited to contribute to the team in my new role as Partner. The opportunity for early-stage investment in Germany has never been better, and Target Partners is ideally positioned to make the most of it”. Target Partners has just completed the most active year in company history, investing 25 million Euro in 17 financing rounds.
Prior to joining Target Partners in 2011, Michael was a software architect at ORIMOS Financial Analytics, a Berlin-based enterprise fintech startup and worked at the Centre of Nanophotonics (CNP) on Quantum Cryptography. In 1999, during his school years, Michael founded a software development agency; customers included the London School of Economics and ETrade. Michael holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Duisburg-Essen and a Diploma in physics from TU Berlin. He was a Fulbright Scholar at Boston University and a Fellow of the German National Academic Foundation.
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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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