We are pleased to announce that our Chief Financial Officer, Sven Eppert, has also been named partner at btov. Originally from the Ruhrgebiet in Germany, Sven first joined btov back in 2004, where he helped lead the transition of the firm from a pure business angel platform to establishing its first venture capital fund.
“I had always been interested in entrepreneurship and venture capital, even writing my university thesis on the subject, which, at the time, wasn’t something many people did or took an interest in,” according to Sven. Coming to btov straight after his business degree at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Sven was part of the team investing in the digital tech segment, including SumUp, DeepL, Blacklane, and Finanzcheck, as well as numerous trade sales and other transactions across the seed and growth stage.
“Sven has been with us from a very early stage in our journey, and we are very pleased to welcome him into the circle of partners. Sven’s fingerprint on our firm has been and will continue to be formative,” says btov Founder and CEO Florian Schweitzer. Sven left btov in 2013 to focus on developing tech ventures and business development for a number of Swiss companies, including DKB Household, SwissCommerce, and as a Partner at i5invest, where he focused on investments in enterprise software, digital marketing, and education.
In 2019 btov welcomed Sven back to the group, and he took over responsibility for the Managed Partner Fund for a Swiss family Office, in which he manages 40+ portfolio companies across life sciences and digital technology.
“I’ve always been interested in the outer boundaries of technology, whether it’s at the molecular level with foodtech or in the other direction towards outer space.” As CFO of btov, Sven has been a driving force in the strategic development of the firm and helping scale processes across the organization.
Sven has an abiding interest and passion for design, especially furniture design, and has sat on numerous advisory boards.
“I’ve accompanied companies from the smallest seed round to scaling their product around the globe. I’m always fascinated by the transformation. It never gets old, because every company and every market is different,” according to Sven.
Sven will continue with his role as CFO, in addition to being a partner in the firm.
About btov Partners
btov Partners is a European venture capital firm, managing institutional funds, partner funds and direct investments of angel investors. In 2021 btov has invested EUR 100m in startups across Europe.
btov has backed 100+ companies around the globe including dataArtisans, decentriq, DeepL, Finanzcheck, foodspring, Layer, Raisin, SevenSenders, and SumUp.