Helmut Schn joins Partech International as a general partner. He will focus on investment opportunities in Northern Europe, especially in Germany and in the UK.
Schn has 20 years experience in the technology and telecommunications industries, 13 years of which were spent in investment banking, giving him strategic insights, capital raising, investing & exit expertise as well as a wealth of key relationships in Europe’s technology and venture capital sectors.
From 1999 until September 2001, Schn built up the WestLB Panmure technology group and was a member of the WestLB Panmure management committee. Under his leadership, the industry group’s revenues more than quadrupled and Schn was a key contributor to setting up an internal VC investment fund. Prior to joining WestLB in 1999, Schn was responsible for Merrill Lynch’s technology banking business in Europe.
Schn has set up his own investment & advisory boutique and is widely recognised as an active angel investor holding a number of investments in areas such as security software, wireless entertainment, semiconductor equipment technologies or bio-informatics.
He holds an undergraduate degree in computer sciences and an MBA from IMD.