General Manager, Entrepreneur First Germany
Philipp Herkelmann is General Manager (Germany) of the talent investor Entrepreneur First. Entrepreneur First has pioneered talent investing, where the focus is on investing in ambitious individuals and supporting them in the process of founding a startup, ranging from finding a co-founder to the ideation phase to the founding of the company and fundraising. Talent investment contrasts with classic VCs and accelerators, as they invest almost exclusively in existing teams, startups and projects. Philipp draws on a wide range of experiences in the startup and tech industries. As a Startupbootcamp-alumni, he has his own entrepreneurial experience as founder and CEO of the crowdfunding platform GiftMe, has held leading positions in the areas of sales and business development at Google and has led a deep tech program at X – The Moonshot Program. Furthermore, he is an active angel investor (among others, he has invested in KREATIZE).