Sven grew up in Munich alongside parents who were both engineers. As a consequence he developed a passion for technology early on that has guided him towards his interest in VC. While studying Computer Science at TUM, Sven became deeply immersed in internet technologies, and has since developed this area to become the cornerstone of his career.
Sven started his professional life as a consultant for Hewlett-Packard and was involved in a number of early internet banking projects across Europe. In 1998 he decided to go all in on the startup sector, joining Scout24 as a lead software architect. Being part of a significant startup with the mission to reshape an entire industry paved the way to replicate important learnings and successes on a broader scale.
Joining HV in 2000, Sven's initial focus was on investing in companies in the digital advertising and Fintech space. From 2016 onwards, Sven shifted his focus away from new investments towards defining the risk management function for HV's funds. Sven is currently a board member at SumUp and Semasio.
Outside the professional realm, Sven likes to spend as much time as possible with his family. He is a passionate cook and enjoys growing fruit and vegetables in his garden. Sven is fascinated by Japanese culture and strives to amalgamate this with his Bavarian roots in his garden as well as in the kitchen.
THIS IS A TIME OF OPPORTUNITY. ALL THE INGREDIENTS FOR BUILDING SUCCESSFUL COMPANIES ARE WIDELY AVAILABLE:
AN ENABLING TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM THAT IS VERY COST EFFICIENT, TALENT TO CREATE PRODUCTS AND RUN BUSINESSES, AND A MATURE FINANCING ECOSYSTEM.
OUR OBJECTIVE IS TO HELP YOU CONNECT THE DOTS.
__ Sven Achter