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Creandum Invested
Creandum Lead


Venture Partner, Berlin

As Venture Partner at Creandum Jonathan engages closely with the fund’s portfolio companies on scaling internationally as well as supporting the investment advisory team on partnering with the most promising companies of tomorrow.

Jonathan is an experienced entrepreneur and active investor. After Jonathan sold his online media company Global Leads Group, where he served as co-founder & CEO, to Holtzbrinck Digital, he co-founded the investment firm Springstar. As Managing Partner of Springstar, Jonathan was part of the team leading Airbnb’s global roll-out in 2012. With his Tio Holdings he has invested in 50+ tech companies and backed not only some of Berlin’s most successful startups such as Amorelie, Choco, Delivery Hero, Enpal, Miles Mobility and Trade Republic, but also invested early in global tech stars like Airbnb and Uber.

To me, the biggest pleasure in business is to partner with entrepreneurs who are hustling hard to execute their vision of creating a better future for society.”

Next to his part-time role at Creandum, Jonathan works on his own ventures, portfolio companies and real estate developments.

"Supporting founders in building enduring organizations with an inspiring culture and talented teams, offering products and services that make a difference is the most exciting work I can imagine.”

Jonathan graduated from WHU as a Vodafone Scholar and gained work experience within Goldman Sachs, Vodafone and PIMCO. The German with Ethiopian roots was elected as Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum in 2012 and built the Berlin Hub as founding curator. In 2016 Jonathan was featured on Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30 list.