Jan-Hendrik Bürk, originally from Hamburg, has been with btov since 2016 and is now joining the circle of partners. Bürk is the youngest partner ever appointed at btov. He has been instrumental in driving investments in the eHealth sector and developing it into a core area within btov. Next to health, he also focuses on supply chain technologies and the future of commerce.
In the last five years, most recently as principal, Jan-Hendrik laid the foundation for a strong portfolio in the eHealth area by managing investments in startups such as Happify, Heartbeat Medical, Kiroku, Urban Sports Club and Vantis. In supply chain tech, Bürk oversees companies such as Procuros and Vamstar, as well as the social commerce startup Picker.
Jan-Hendrik Bürk, 28, graduated from ESADE Business School in Barcelona with a master’s degree in Finance and International Management before joining btov as an associate in 2016.
“As a partner, I aim to further build our reputation as a leading digital health investor through ongoing thought leadership and hypothesis-driven investing. As a type 1 diabetic, I grew up with the frustration of the lack of treatment progress for chronic diseases and quickly learned that technology can fundamentally change treatments and contribute to greater quality of life.”
Florian Schweitzer, Founder and CEO of btov: “Jan-Hendrik becoming a btov partner at the age of 28 is the result of a personal development that has deeply impressed us over the last five years. In his youth, Jan-Hendrik was a high-performance athlete. He has maintained his absolute will to win, always putting the cause above himself. In the VC context, this means: Jan-Hendrik is a loyal partner who goes the extra mile to support our founders. Mediocrity is not his thing – Jan-Hendrik thinks and acts with Champions League standards.
We at btov Partners are grateful and proud that Jan-Hendrik has accepted our offer, further developing the multi-generation concept of our company with this big step. With analytical acumen, he has developed eHealth into one of the main focus areas of our Digital Technologies fund. His domain expertise in combination with outstanding investment performance speaks for itself.“
Jan-Hendrik continues, “The digital health market is in an extremely interesting phase. Today, eHealth can no longer be viewed as a digital therapy silo. Rather, digital health is merging with other adjacent areas such as Fintech, Supply Chain or Commerce. In addition, the destigmatization of wearables is enabling entirely new forms of data intelligence that will ultimately lead to much more effective digital health solutions.”
About btov Partners:
btov Partners is a European venture capital firm, managing institutional funds, partner funds and direct investments of private investors. With investment teams in Digital and Industrial Tech, btov invests over EUR 50m per year in high growth companies with ticket sizes from EUR 0.5m to 5m. With offices across Europe, btov is currently investing out of a EUR 115m Digital Tech fund and a EUR 100m Industrial Tech fund.
btov has backed 100+ companies around the globe including dataArtisans, decentriq, DeepL, Finanzcheck, foodspring, Layer, Raisin, SevenSenders and SumUp.