Asgard is a new kind of Venture Capital. We are two generations of entrepreneurial VCs combining the best of the old and new economy.

We are experienced entrepreneurs

We have started, grown and sold companies ourselves. We make investment decisions based on our experiences.

Dirk E.O. Westerheide has been founder, Managing Partner, CEO, board member, and shareholder for 25 years. He has been involved in more than 30 companies from automotive, food and manufacturing to finances. He has bought and scaled companies like BDW technologies (2007 to 2012), where he grew the business from 300 employees at one plant to 1,500 employees in four countries with a 5x increase in sales and 60x increase in profits.

Fabian J.G. Westerheide was involved in several company-building projects together with Team Europe (DeliveryHero, The European, CCC), and HitFox (Finleap, Savedo). He cofounded Berlin’s first venture capital firm Point Nine Capital, where he was structuring operations, investing in 20 startups and supporting fundraising.

We embrace technology

We only invest in what we understand.

Dirk holds a master’s degree in process engineering and a master’s degree in business administration. He has started technology businesses and invested in leading technology companies. His strengths are complex manufacturing processes, R&D and B2B sales.

Fabian is a born digital native, early adopter and passionate nerd. Since he was 8 years old, he has been hacking and programming sites, gaming, reading and watching science fiction. He has a deep interest in Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and Robotics. He blogs and gives talks about the Singularity and our human future.

We have a large expanding network 

Our network is uniquely strong within the new and old economy.

Dirk has a strong network within the European and North American industry, serving as president of GKV (Gesamtkunststoffverband Deutschland; € 60 billion in annual sales and 313,000 employees), board member of BDI (Bundesverband Deutscher Industrien; 100,000 companies, 8 million employees) as well as from buying and selling companies globally for 25 years.

Fabian has more than 2,500 contacts to startups, investors, accelerators, company builders, media, politicians and multiplicators of the digital industry. As a speaker, with his blog, his conferences, facebook, twitter, angelist, medium and linkedin he reaches over 100,000 additional relevant people frequently.

We invest in the long-term

We have been scaling companies for the past 15 years. We invest in technology-driven, scalable businesses with strong teams who aim for high future cash flows. We also invest our own money and have high expectations for our return on investments.

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Team

Fabian J.G. Westerheide

Fabian J.G. Westerheide

Fabian J. G. Westerheide, founder and CEO of Asgard, is an international expert on Artificial Intelligence strategy, serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist.

Prior to Asgard, Fabian was a founding employee of the Berlin-based Venture Capital company Point Nine Capital, where he invested in and helped launch companies such as Delivery Hero. Fabian previously joined the company builders Team Europe, HitFox and FinLeap. Additionally, he is a renowned TEDx speaker, regular guest at international tech conferences and coordinator for Artificial Intelligence at the German Startups Association.

An avid Sci-Fi lover from childhood, Fabian has turned his lifelong passion for technology and human progress into investment expertise. Fabian launched Asgard in 2014 to combine his wealth of knowledge of Artificial Intelligence with his ability to grow companies and pick startup winners.
Fabian holds a master’s degree in strategic and international management from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Münster (Germany).

Dr. Carly E. Howard

Dr. Carly E. Howard

Dr. Carly E. Howard, Asgard’s head of fund operations, has over 12 years’ experience in banking, law and entrepreneurship.

Carly joined Asgard in 2017 from a career in financial services for family office and high net worth clients. She has extensive experience in wealth strategies consulting with major US banks including CIBC Atlantic Trust, Wells Fargo and BB&T Wealth. Prior to working with financial institutions, Carly earned JD and LLM degrees, practiced law with large US law firms and taught as a law school professor. Carly’s entrepreneurial ventures include angel investor / COO for a cosmetics startup sold in 2017.

A frequent author and speaker, Carly can be seen in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Miami Herald, Trusts & Estates Magazine and Regional Bus. Journal (“Forty Under 40”). Carly’s contributions to humankind include service as NEXUS impact investor, PhilanthroFest co-founder and Kula Project board member.

Dirk E.O. Westerheide

Dirk E.O. Westerheide

Dirk E. O. Westerheide is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years’ industrial experience in automotive, manufacturing, logistics, real-estate and media. He has been involved in over 30 companies as founder, managing partner, CEO, board member, main shareholder and investor.

He currently serves as president of the Gesamtverband Kunststoffverarbeitende Industrie (GKV, General Association of the Plastics Converters Industry), which represents 60 billion EUR in annual sales and over 313,000 employees. He is also a board member of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI, Federation of German Industries) and the Deutsche Industrie Norm (DIN, German Industrial Standards), representing 2 million employees.

Dirk holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Gallen (CH) and a master’s degree in process engineering from the University of Hannover (DE).

Fabian J.G. Westerheide

Fabian J.G. Westerheide

Fabian J. G. Westerheide, founder and CEO of Asgard, is an international expert on Artificial Intelligence strategy, serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist.

Prior to Asgard, Fabian was a founding employee of the Berlin-based Venture Capital company Point Nine Capital, where he invested in and helped launch companies such as Delivery Hero. Fabian previously joined the company builders Team Europe, HitFox and FinLeap. Additionally, he is a renowned TEDx speaker, regular guest at international tech conferences and coordinator for Artificial Intelligence at the German Startups Association.

An avid Sci-Fi lover from childhood, Fabian has turned his lifelong passion for technology and human progress into investment expertise. Fabian launched Asgard in 2014 to combine his wealth of knowledge of Artificial Intelligence with his ability to grow companies and pick startup winners.
Fabian holds a master’s degree in strategic and international management from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Münster (Germany).

Dr. Carly E. Howard

Dr. Carly E. Howard

Dr. Carly E. Howard, Asgard’s head of fund operations, has over 12 years’ experience in banking, law and entrepreneurship.

Carly joined Asgard in 2017 from a career in financial services for family office and high net worth clients. She has extensive experience in wealth strategies consulting with major US banks including CIBC Atlantic Trust, Wells Fargo and BB&T Wealth. Prior to working with financial institutions, Carly earned JD and LLM degrees, practiced law with large US law firms and taught as a law school professor. Carly’s entrepreneurial ventures include angel investor / COO for a cosmetics startup sold in 2017.

A frequent author and speaker, Carly can be seen in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Miami Herald, Trusts & Estates Magazine and Regional Bus. Journal (“Forty Under 40”). Carly’s contributions to humankind include service as NEXUS impact investor, PhilanthroFest co-founder and Kula Project board member.

Dirk E.O. Westerheide

Dirk E.O. Westerheide

Dirk E. O. Westerheide is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years’ industrial experience in automotive, manufacturing, logistics, real-estate and media. He has been involved in over 30 companies as founder, managing partner, CEO, board member, main shareholder and investor.

He currently serves as president of the Gesamtverband Kunststoffverarbeitende Industrie (GKV, General Association of the Plastics Converters Industry), which represents 60 billion EUR in annual sales and over 313,000 employees. He is also a board member of the Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI, Federation of German Industries) and the Deutsche Industrie Norm (DIN, German Industrial Standards), representing 2 million employees.

Dirk holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Gallen (CH) and a master’s degree in process engineering from the University of Hannover (DE).

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