Gerrit Jurilj, active at btov Partners since 2015, has been appointed to the partnership with immediate effect. Together with Dr Jörg Dörnemann, he will further develop the btov Private Investor Network (#brainstoventures), Europe’s strongest network of entrepreneurial private investors, and significantly expand the network’s investment activities.
In recent years, Gerrit Jurilj, most recently as Principal, has already contributed significantly to the qualitative and quantitative growth of the btov network and has been involved in more than 50 transactions. In the first quarter of 2021 alone, btov network members invested over EUR 26 million in btov direct investments. btov portfolio companies such as SumUp, SpaceX, Volocopter and Happify have raised over EUR 1.9 billion in follow-on financing since the beginning of the year. At btov, Jurilj is currently responsible for nine investments, including the flight taxi startup Volocopter, the AI companies Healx and Trellis, and the Swiss femtech Ava Women.
30-year-old Gerrit Jurilj studied International Management at ESB Business School Reutlingen and Lancaster University Management School. Before joining btov as an investment analyst, he worked as an M&A analyst for Clairfield International and in business development for the Rocket Internet startup EatFirst, among others.
Dr. Jochen Gutbrod, Executive Chairman of btov: “I am very happy for and with Gerrit. He is a great asset to our partnership. As a brilliant investor with a strong sense of fairness, he has not only been providing top deal flow for years, he also balances the needs of entrepreneurs and investors in a sustainable way.”
btov partner Dr. Jörg Dörnemann: “I cannot imagine a better partner colleague than Gerrit. As a second-generation immigrant, he enriches the diversity of perspectives at btov. His promotion is – after several other, internal partner promotions – another nice proof of the career opportunities btov’s growth offers.”