Hidden Champions: The Webinar

Date: May, 11th, 2021

Clipperton organized a webinar covering our DACH technology research, including our key research findings and an exciting panel of entrepreneurs and investors on May 11, 2021.

Dr. Nikolas Westphal, Partner at Clipperton and author of the research report, highlighted some of the key themes covered in the report. Subsequently, Olaf Jacobi, Partner at VC firm Capnamic Ventures, spoke about the future of the DACH tech landscape.

For the following panel discussion, we were excited to host Michael Wax, Co-Founder and CEO at the digital freight forwarding company Forto, Adrian Raidt, CEO and COO at the Stuttgart-based startup Laserhub and Dr. Stefan Wess, CEO at the smart enterpise information platform Empolis.

What are the key trends to watch in DACH technology? What does the funding environment look like? How active is the technology M&A sector?

During this webinar, our experts shared their views and their outlook on the tech landscape of the German-speaking countries Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Watch the replay down below:



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About Olaf Jacobi
Olaf Jacobi is a Partner at Capnamic Ventures. He carries over 20 years of experience as a manager, entrepreneur and investor. From 1999 to 2007, he founded and established multiple prosperous startups, which led to several successful exits. In the past, Olaf has invested as a Business Angel in emerging entrepreneurs in the Internet and IT sector.

About Michael Wax
Michael Wax is a Co-Founder and CEO at Forto. Forto is a leading European digital freight forwarder and has become a Top 20 Freight Forwarder from Asia to Europe in just 4 years. Michael was also a Co-Founder of KONUX, a leading German AI scale-up.

About Adrian Raidt
Adrian Raidt is CEO and COO at Laserhub. Laserhub joins inquiry, order and delivery in one digital process. Before founding Laserhub, he worked as Head of Service Processes and HR Controlling at Trumpf, a market leader in the area of industrial lasers and laser systems.

About Dr. Stefan Wess
Dr. Stefan Wess is CEO at Empolis. Dr. Stefan Wess is a computer scientist and is a highly recognized technology industry expert with many years of international experience in the area of company management. He became a member of the Attensity Group management board, out of which Empolis Information Management GmbH was spun off as an independent company in 2012. 

About Clipperton
Clipperton is a leading investment bank dedicated to technology and growth companies: we provide strategic and financial advisory to entrepreneurs, corporates and top-tier investors in Europe willing to execute transactions such as strategic M&A, private equity transactions and private placements. For more details, please visit www.clipperton.net

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