Erkan joined the team in 2005. He is mainly responsible for late stage and growth capital investments across Europe, notably in the German speaking countries and Benelux, with a strong expertise in digital media, communications and IT.
He is currently supporting companies in Germany, Austria, France, the Netherlands and the UK while he previously backed Human Inference (acq. by Neopost), Clear2Pay (acq. by FIS), Tyntec (acq. by Cipio/Harvard Management) and Mediakraft (acq. by Gamigo).
Before joining the team, Erkan was a Partner at TecVenture Partners, a VC fund based in Munich. He was responsible for investments in software and telecommunications and worked as a supervisory board member of numerous technology companies, supporting them in their M&A actions, strategic positioning and technology growth management.
Previously, he worked at Technologieholding VC (now 3i Group) in Munich as Investment Manager for technology investments and at McKinsey&Company as Consultant on corporate finance and technology projects. In addition, he has worked at the Smart Card division of Schlumberger Technologies as commercial engineer for Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.
Erkan has a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany), studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electronique et de Radioélectricité de Bordeaux - ENSERB (France) and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (Boston, USA).