Benedikt Kronberger

Partner

Benedikt Kronberger, Partner at btov, joined the firm in 2011 and is responsible for the management of new and existing investments. Prior to btov, Benedikt worked in corporate development for the Austrian oil & gas company OMV, and in M&A for Rothschild. He also co-founded two start-ups.

Before embarking on his career, Benedikt studied International Business Administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, International Management at the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS), and Public Administration In International Development at Harvard’s Kennedy School.

It’s fun to work with motivated and very smart people, but I also enjoy the large amounts of personal responsibility and diversity of our job.

  • With btov since: July 2011

  • Expertise in / interest in the following areas: I’m particularly enthusiastic about impact investing and entrepreneurship, especially in developing countries, as I believe entrepreneurship is a key ingredient for reducing poverty. Unfortunately, at btov we don’t invest in these geographies, so I’ve focused more specifically on enterprise software in recent years.

  • Favourite quote: “The world has enough for everyone’s needs, but not for everyone’s greed.” (Gandhi)

  • Your favourite futuristic technology: 3D printed organs

Q -Which values are important to you and drive you?
BK -Mutual trust, honesty, openness, down-to-earthness.
Q -Which SciFi "technology" are you missing in the real world?
BK -Autonomous cars / air taxis.
Q -What technological progress do you hope for most?
BK -Clean technologies so that we can still stop climate change and new therapies for cancer.
Q -What do you like most about your job?
BK -The varied activity. It’s fun to work with motivated and very smart people but I also enjoy the large amounts of personal responsibility.
Q -Do you have a passion that you pursue besides work?
BK -Sports - especially running and cycling.
Q -What did you want to become when you were little?
BK -First dentist, then drummer.
Q -What are indispensable tools in your everyday life?
BK -Mobile phone, glasses and laptop.
Q -What are your sources of information on the net?
BK -Techcrunch, Gründerszene, Deutsche Startups, Handelsblatt, Economist, etc.
Q -Which person would you most like to work with?
BK -Warren Buffett
Q -Which founders do you find most inspiring?
BK -Bill Gates
Q -Which person impresses you the most?
BK -Warren Buffett, who continues to live in a normal house in Omaha despite his enormous success.
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