"I am fascinated by the holistic nature of entrepreneurship - every fiber of a business is interconnected. As investors, we have the unique privilege to spend our days trying to deeply understand markets and companies in order to help founders manage this incredible complexity."
After graduating as valedictorian from the Rotterdam School of Management, he joined Amsterdam-based fund HPE Growth. There, he caught the bug of the rapidly evolving startup ecosystem in Europe and completed several growth-stage transactions.
Josh then joined a consumer startup in the automotive sector as a Founder’s Associate, focused on finance & strategy. As one of the first employees, he gained a first-hand understanding for the entrepreneurial challenges of building intelligent operations.
At Activant, Josh aims to combine his learnings from both the investor and operator side and is excited about building out Activant’s European presence from Berlin.
BSc. International Business Administration
Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Private Equity Analyst
Sourcing growth stage investment opportunities across the pan-European enterprise software and consumer internet verticals, conducting relevant market analysis and commercial as well as financial due diligence. Covered deal processes for growth-stage investments and follow-on rounds into companies such as SendCloud, PPRO, and EGYM.
About HPE Growth
HPE Growth is a pan-European private equity firm focused on early-mid growth capital investments in technology companies throughout Europe.
F.A.T. International (FKA, Greger Porsche)
Founder's Associate for Finance & Strategy
Joined the two founders as the first hire, supporting growth in all aspects of the business. Led junior team efforts in business model development; responsible for financial modeling and preparation of pitches to potential clients; first point of contact for blue-chip partners such as Audi or BMW-Mini; organized a week-long brand event (GP ICE RACE) that reached 300+ million impressions worldwide, and was covered in international outlets such as Sky, Hodinkee & Die Welt.
About F.A.T. International (FKA, Greger Porsche)
F.A.T. International is an independent consumer brand and communication platform that operates self-owned and -managed hospitality locations and events, produces its own merchandise while also acting as an alternative communication channel for established brands across the automotive and luxury space. Past products include co-branded luxury timepieces manufactured by Porsche Design, and event partners include Audi, Lamborghini, Porsche and BMW-Mini, among others.