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Dr. Alexander Buchberger


As an optimist at heart I am excited about supporting ambitious founders. With more than ten years of VC experience, I have profound knowledge in scaling businesses and love working on marketing and sales with our portfolio companies.

After studying technology management in Munich and Sydney, I passed my PhD in start-up risk assessment from WHU Otto-Beisheim School of Management. I gained my professional experience working first at startups and later at a corporate VC. As a Partner and Co-Founder at Senovo, I focus primarily on process-optimization software solutions.

In my freetime, I am a passionate pilot and enjoy fitness and hiking.

Companies include:
Riskmethods (exit), shyftplan, Veact, Atheneum (exit) and Orpheus (exit)


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Frederick Mallinckrodt


I am fascinated by the power of innovation and how fresh ideas paired with courageous entrepreneurs can turn entire markets upside down. With 10 years of investment experience I am aware of the do’s and don’ts of early-stage SaaS companies.

Having worked as a business trainee at Siemens and as a PE/M&A lawyer in Washington D.C. and Munich I am all too familiar with the disruptive nature of ambitious startups. I jumped into the VC space and co-founded Senovo in 2011.

As a father of three, I enjoy taking my family on bicycle tours and ski rides to the Bavarian alps.

Companies include:
Anyline, Customer Alliance, Holidu and Smartlaw (exit)


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Jaap Dekter


I have over 15 years of experience in finance. I started my career in banking where I created investment products for family offices and (U)HNWI’s. Later, I worked as an entrepreneur and helped early-stage companies raise funding from Europe’s top investors.

At Senovo, I leverage the above and work closely with our limited partners and portfolio companies on all matters related to fundraising.

While not working, or playing with my three children, I mostly spend my time boxing, in the gym or reading.


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Lucas Behem


I am passionate about working with founders who make a dent in tomorrow's world and supporting hands-on to realize their vision. With an affection for numbers and data, I especially enjoy turning early-stage companies into data-driven powerhouses.

Taking part in scaling two fast-growing startups early in my career, I experienced first-hand what can be achieved with courage, dedication and team play. I studied Business and Finance at Bocconi University in Milan and Maastricht University.

Outside of the office I like to spend time in nature or on a sailing boat.

Companies include:
HiveMQ, IP Fabric, Refine, Hello Customer


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Markus Grundmann


I have 20 years of experience in the software industry. Before my first VC investments in SaaS startups in 2011, I had a decade of operating experience in software development, systems integration and IT strategy, mostly for blue chip companies. I hold a MSc in computer science, a MBA from University of Cambridge and am a Partner at Senovo.

I love deep tech and enterprise products and particularly like to work with founders who have deep domain expertise.

Outside of work you can usually find me on a mountain bike barrelling down steep downhill trails.

Companies include:
Quantilope, Manta, tado, Falcon.io (exit)


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Mona Gindler


I joined Senovo to partner with vision-driven entrepreneurs on their journey to reshape entire industries. I am particularly enthusiastic about supporting founders during their transition from founder-led sales to a scalable sales organization. Having lived in Spain for two years, I also have a big heart for the Iberian startup scene.

Previously, I worked as a management consultant specializing in digital growth strategies and M&A. I studied International Business in London and hold an MBA from IE Business School.

Besides being a big foodie and avid traveller, I enjoy supporting initiatives linked to entrepreneurship, technology and diversity. I am the Female Founders Ambassador for Germany, Grow F Mentor and started a Women in VC meetup in Munich. Reach out if you’d like to join.

Companies include:
Archlet, CultureAI, Dive, Parloa


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Phuong Nguyen


My passion for innovation, especially in disruptive technologies in that can solve nowadays problems has motivated me to deep dive in the VC world.

Before joining Senovo, I had worked as the sell-side associate in the M&A advisory firm then became a senior business development in one of leading B2B-startup focused accelerators in Vietnam. I really enjoy working with founders, listening to their stories behind businesses and employing my insights as well as networks to support them.

I graduated from UCL in BSc Mathematics and Management studies and currently pursuing MSc Economics and Finance in HSRW.

Besides work, I spend most of my time on travelling to different places and enjoying exploring cultures.