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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