Managing Partner, Earlybird VC
Dr Hendrik Brandis is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Earlybird Venture Capital. His current domain focus is web-enabled services. Dr Brandis is a Board Member of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) and former Chairman of the EVCA Venture Capital Platform Council.
He was a Board Member of element5 AG, where he was a driving force behind its sale to Digital River, dooyoo.de AG, which was sold to leguide.com, and Dianoema, which was listed on the Borsa Italiana. He currently serves on the boards of Earlybird portfolio companies: B2X Care Solutions GmbH, conject AG, carpooling.com GmbH, Simfy AG and nfon. Dr Brandis gained his entrepreneurial experience as Co-Founder of GMM, a group of private investors focusing on buyouts of mid-sized companies, and bolstered his operational experience as Project Manager in the Technology Department of Messerschmitt-Boelkow-Blohm (now Daimler-Chrysler Aerospace), focusing on the design and innovative manufacturing processes of composite aircraft structures.
Dr Brandis was also previously a Partner with McKinsey & Company at their Munich and Madrid offices, where he led its small and mid-sized company initiative and participated in creating McKinsey New Venture.
He attended the Technical University of Munich and holds a masters-level engineering degree and a PhD in aerospace engineering.