Investing is all about People

Our team culture is built on partnership and mutual respect. We distinguish ourselves through 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.

Samir Sawaya

Operations Manager

Samir joined the Blue Future Partners team as Operations Manager in early 2022, focusing on improving our processes behind the scenes. He was previously a managing partner at his family business in Lebanon in the energy and water sustainability sector. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, venture capital and impact investing for a better and more sustainable future.

Samir holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from HEC Paris and a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut.

Abhisekh Shah

Investment Team

Abhisekh joined the Blue Future Partners team as an Analyst in 2020. Abhisekh brings with him 6 years of entrepreneurial work experience from starting his own venture, CandidKnots, at an age of 22, to building and growing a Series B funded startup, Goodera, that was backed by the likes of Nexus Venture Partners, Saif Partners, and Omidiyar Network. At Goodera, he served as the Country Head of Sri Lanka and Senior Manager, Consulting in India. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, venture capital, and derivatives trading.

Abhisekh holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from HEC Paris, France, and a Bachelor of Technology in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from the National Institute of Technology of Tiruchirapalli, India.

Raviv Sapir


Raviv is responsible for sourcing and leading new investment opportunities, with expertise in the Israeli landscape. He is passionate about bringing value to both investors and venture capital managers through the BFP platform. Raviv gained an extensive Product Management experience in two of the raising stars in Tel Aviv’s tech ecosystem: the software company Natural Intelligence, and the gaming company Playtika. In addition, he served as a Project Manager in the elite visual intelligence unit of the Israeli Defense Forces.

Raviv holds a MBA from HEC Paris, France, and a BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Danchun Chen

Head of Research

Danchun joined Blue Future Partners as Head of Research in 2020. She is fascinated by the great impact of venture capital and tech startups on the future economy at a global scale. Before joining BFP, she spent time in Strategy Consulting, Startups and Venture Capital across China, France, Singapore, India and Switzerland.

Danchun holds a Master in Management from EDHEC Business School in France and a Bachelor of Arts from South China Normal University.

Jerome Zois

Venture Partner

Jerome joined Blue Future Partners as Venture Partner in 2020. Jerome brings with him seven years of direct investment experience in Venture Capital from, ACE & Company and Newfund. In that time, Jerome invested into several high-performing startups at the seed, early and growth-stages in the US, Europe and emerging markets. Beforehand, Jerome ran the financial planning and analysis teams at Palantir and Sentient Technologies in Silicon Valley.

Jerome has a Bachelor in International Economics and a Master in Corporate Finance from Bocconi University in Milan.

Rodrigo Ferreira

Investment Team

Rodrigo joined Blue Future Partners as employee #3. Based in the Munich office, he focuses on sourcing and leading new investments and follow-on opportunities in early-stage venture capital funds and growth-stage technology and software companies. An entrepreneur at heart, Rodrigo first interacted with the startup ecosystem in Lisbon, gaining valuable insights and experience in the space. Prior to BFP, he gained extensive experience in Investment Banking and Asset Management. 

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

Marco Cesare Solinas

Investment Team

Marco joined the Blue Future Partners Team in September 2018, 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 twenty 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 that, she worked as a venture capital investor in the field of life science and as a strategic consultant with McKinsey & Company. 

Sabine holds a degree 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 Partner

Matthias joined Blue Future Partners as Operations Director in 2017 after eight years of experience in technology consultancy and investments, building on his previous experience managing largescale IT projects at a technology and information management service provider. Prior to that, he gained significant experience in project management, customer development and scaling B2B businesses as Head of Business Development at Open Publishing. He also worked in an investment management role at a European Family Office. 

Matthias holds a degree in Sociology and Social Psychology from Dresden University of Technology and the 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 from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and Madrid. 

Philipp von dem Knesebeck

Founding Managing Partner

Prior to co-founding Blue Future Partners in 2015, Philipp spent five years 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 growthstage 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 nine years with UniCredit in their International Leveraged Finance division based in London and Hong Kong. During this time, Philipp gained substantial experience and insight 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.