Jan-Hendrik Bürk

Partner

Jan-Hendrik is Partner at btov, where he focuses on digital health, supply chain tech, and consumerized SaaS. Having first joined us in 2016 as an Associate, he came back in May 2019 as Principal of the Digital Tech fund team after a few flirtations at other venture capital firms. He became Partner in November 2021 at the age of 28, making him one of the youngest partners ever at a venture capital firm. He holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from Durham University and an MSc in Finance from ESADE Business School (along with CEMS MIM at Nova School of Business and Economics). He loves football and is a passionate Hamburger SV supporter.

Who leans back and rests on his
success, loses.

  • With btov since: 2016 (ignoring a little entrepreneurial adventure)

  • Expertise in: Consumerized SaaS, digital health, social commerce

  • Favourite quote: “He who fights, can lose. He who doesn’t fight, has already lost” – Brecht

  • Your favourite futuristic technology: CRISPR/Cas9

Q -Which values are important to you and drive you?
JHB -Authenticity, honesty and ambition
Q -What technological progress do you hope for most?
JHB -Extensive card payments in the self-proclaimed digital stronghold Berlin (Sumup makes it possible)
Q -What do you like most about your job?
JHB -The possibility to positively influence the future of mankind
Q -Do you have a passion that you pursue besides work?
JHB -Travelling to 2nd Bundesliga hubs (thanks to HSV's long overdue relegation)
Q -What did you want to become when you were little?
JHB -Tennis pro
Q - What are your top 3 favorite podcasts/books?
JHB -1. what if? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
2. future medicine: How Silicon Valley wants to defeat diseases and extend our lives
3. Steingart's Morning Briefing
Q -What are the most important things you have learned from founders so far?
JHB -Perseverance / persistence
Q -What surprised you when you started working in venture capital?
JHB -The length of feedback cycles
Q -What are indispensable tools in your everyday life?
JHB -My "Lamy" fountain pen from primary school
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