Investing is all about the People

Our team culture is built on partnership and mutual respect. We differentiate ourselves by persistence and a steady work pace. With our insights from experience in diverse roles across the corporate and entrepreneurial world we have a track record of 55+ combined years of experience of successfully working in technology investing.

shaping the future of technology investing. Together.

Shaping The Future Of Technology Investing. Together.

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Rodrigo Ferreira

Analyst

Rodrigo joined Blue Future Partners in July 2019. Based out of the Munich office, he focuses on implementing BFP’s direct investment strategy in Venture Capital. An entrepreneur at heart, Rodrigo first interacted with the startup ecosystem in Lisbon, gaining valuable insights and experience in the space. Prior to joining BFP, he gained further work experience in Investment Banking and Asset Management.

Rodrigo holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Lisbon, and a Master of Science in Finance from ESADE Business School in Barcelona.

Marco Cesare Solinas

Analyst

Marco joined the Blue Future Partners Team in September 2018 in Munich, where he is responsible for sourcing and analyzing new investment opportunities. He is passionate about technology and Venture Capital and focuses on both direct and indirect investments.
During his studies, he gained experience in Venture Capital and startups and built an international and multicultural background across Italy, the US, Germany, Turkey and Malaysia.

Marco holds a CEMS Master’s in International Management and a Bachelor in Economics and Finance from Bocconi University.

Sabine Kaiser

Special Advisor

Sabine has worked with Blue Future Partners as an external advisor since 2017. With more than 20 years of investment experience, Sabine has extensive expertise in fund manager selection and allocation spanning across private equity and venture capital. Previously Sabine was in charge of managing illiquid PE/VC/Credit fund investments and regional asset allocation at BTV, a German single-family office. Prior to this, she worked as a venture capital investor in the field of life science and as a strategic consultant with McKinsey & Company.

Sabine holds a Diploma in Human Biology from the Philipps-University of Marburg and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School. Furthermore, she is an IHK-certified business mediator, specialized in conflict resolution in venture capital financed companies.

Matthias Baumann

Managing Director

Matthias joined Blue Future Partners as Operations Director in 2017 having had 8 years of experience in technology consultancy and investments. Prior to joining, Matthias managed large scale IT projects at a technology and information management service provider. Beforehand he gained significant experience in project management, customer development and scaling B2B businesses as Head of Business Development at Open Publishing. Before that, he worked at a European Family Office in an investment management role.

Matthias holds a degree in Sociology and Social Psychology which he obtained from Dresden University of Technology and University of Fribourg.

Gregor von dem Knesebeck

Founding Managing Partner

Prior to having co-founded Blue Future Partners in 2015, Gregor spent 5 years at a European Family Office, predominantly looking after their real estate investments. In this role, he gained extensive experience having acquired, managed and divested numerous commercial and residential real estate assets. Gregor also served as CEO of Open Publishing, one of Germany’s leading digital publishing software companies, where he implemented the company’s transition from a content to a software business. He started his professional career in a software consultancy.

Gregor holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Analytical Philosophy and Theory of Science which he obtained from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and Madrid.

Philipp von dem Knesebeck

Founding Managing Partner

Prior to having co-founded Blue Future Partners in 2015, Philipp looks back at 5 years of running the Venture Capital activities of a European Family Office from 2011 to 2015. There he started building substantial expertise in both fund and direct investments in early and growth stage companies. His investment focus was predominantly in the software and internet space with geographic exposure ranging from the US to Europe and Asia-Pacific. Prior to this, he spent 9 years with UniCredit in their International Leveraged Finance division, based out of London and Hong Kong. During this time Philipp gained substantial insight and experience into some of the largest private equity LBOs in Europe and Asia

Philipp holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Economics from City University and a Master of Science (Hons) degree in Finance from Cass Business School in London.