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Target Partners welcomes new associate from Silicon Valley

Raphael Weiner joins venture capital investment team

Munich, May 12, 2015: Raphael Weiner (twitter.com/raphweiner, linkedin.com/in/raphaelweiner) has joined Munich-based venture capital firm Target Partners (www.targetpartners.de) as an associate. Weiner will support the team in handling all tasks related to startup investments, from deal flow to the investment process right through to portfolio management.

In 2009, Weiner became one of the first employees at Scoreloop, a mobile social gaming platform funded by Target Partners. As product marketing manager, he helped drive the growth of the Munich-based startup until its successful exit in 2011, when the company was acquired by Blackberry. "I'm really excited about making the switch from being employed at a startup to working at a venture capital firm, and becoming a part of the experienced team at Target Partners. And I'm especially looking forward to working closely with the founder teams," said Weiner.

Over the past two years, Weiner worked in business development and product development at several Silicon Valley startups. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and he studied software engineering at gSchool in Denver, Colorado. "Raphael has operational experience in growing startups and in developing technologies. This will help him assess technologies and markets and support our portfolio companies as they grow," said Kurt Müller, a partner at Target Partners.

About Target Partners

With €300 million under management, Target Partners is one of the leading early-stage venture capital firms in Germany. Target Partners invests in new startup 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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Press contact Target Partners:

Sprachperlen GmbH • Agency for enterprise communication Helena Pröpster Ehrengutstraße 5 80469 Munich, Germany Tel.: +49 89 411 53 199 Email: targetpartners@sprachperlen.de

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