Victor Szabo

Analyst

Victor joined the btov Industrial Tech Fund team at the beginning of 2020, initially as a working student/intern and since March 2021 as an investment analyst.

Previously, he gained industrial experience in development at BMW and Webasto, and strategic experience at Deloitte Consulting. After living in Shanghai for a year for his double bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics, and studying abroad at Politecnica in Madrid and Politecnico in Milan for his international master’s in Industrial Management, he graduated with a thesis on the Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship ecosystem in Germany at TUM.

I’m excited most about giving founders the chance to foster their innovative drive.

  • With btov since: March 2021

  • Expertise in / interest in the following areas: Industrial Engineering, New Space, Healthcare

  • Favourite quote: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

  • Your “favourite futuristic technology”: Time travel

Q -Which values are important to you and drive you?
VS -Trust, curiosity and honesty
Q -Which SciFi "technology" are you missing in the real world?
VS -Hyperspace flights
Q -Which technology or trend excites you the most?
VS -The commercialisation of space and its wealth of new possibilities.
Q -What excites you most about your profession?
VS -Giving founders the chance to foster their innovative drive.
Q -What surprised you when you started working in venture capital?
VS -That it's a cross-network collaboration instead of a competition.
Q -What do you do in your spare time? Do you have a passion that you pursue outside of work?
VS -I like to pursue my own creativity and look at the world through the lens of my Contax SLR, or I design and develop my own wristwatches.
Q -What did you want to be when you were little?
VS -An architect, like my father.
Q -What are indispensable tools in your everyday life?
VS -Pen & paper, loud music when I have to go into a working tunnel.
Q - What are the most important things you have learned from founders so far?
VS -Optimism and perseverance.
Q -Which founders do you find most inspiring?
VS -Those who can humbly take themselves back in order to move their company forward.
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