NOAH Advisors has named Dr. Klaus Hommels as the NOAH Internet Investor 2011.
Klaus is one of the leading European business angels and is or has been involved in numerous successful internet investments including QXL/Tradus, Skype, Facebook, king.com, StarDoll, Xing and spotify. He invests in promising start-ups that have the potential to become major players in the internet space.
In 2011, his Zurich-based e-commerce holding company Group Buying Global, which he manages together with Oliver Jung, completed a series of highly successful exits from its portfolio of global private sales clubs and group buying sites. Among them were DeinDeal in Switzerland, as well as Markafoni and grupfoni in Turkey.
About Dr. Klaus Hommels
Klaus started his career at Bertelsmann. He joined AOL Germany in 1995 where was as board member responsible for business development, content and advertising sales. He was also involved in the establishment of Freenet, worked for Apax Partners and was a partner of Benchmark Capital before founding his own venture capital fund Hommels Holding. Klaus graduated with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Fribourg in Switzerland and holds a PhD degree in Finance from the same university. He was named “most successful European entrepreneurial private investor of the year” in 2006 by a group comprised of IESE, INSEAD and the University of St Gallen.
About NOAH Advisors
NOAH Advisors is Europe’s leading Internet corporate finance boutique. NOAH Advisors has advised successfully on many high profile Internet transactions including Bigpoint, Fotolia, Softonic, EnGrande and Yatego, to name a few. As with the Ark, “NOAH” represents new beginnings, group spirit and diversity. The NOAH Internet Conference was created by NOAH Advisors. Since its launch in 2009, the NOAH Conference has grown into the preeminent European event where Internet entrepreneurs, executives and investors gain deep insights into the latest proven Internet business concepts, network with senior executives and establish new business relationships. Known for its focus on numbers and profitable business models, the event is also about interacting with speakers, being inspired, and having fun.