News - 03.07.2019

Curt Gunsenheimer appointed Managing Partner de Iris Capital

Iris Capital is proud to announce the nomination of Curt Gunsenheimer as Managing Partner, alongside Erik de la Rivière, Managing Partner at Iris Capital since 2016.

Curt Gunsenheimer joined Iris Capital in 2002, as Partner then Senior Partner in charge of late-stage venture and growth capital. Curt has a unique German and American anchoring and renowned expertise in enterprise software, cloud, SaaS, software-enabled services and automotive tech on both continents.

Based out of Berlin, Curt also oversees activities and investments in the DACH region and beyond.  Iris Capital started investing in Germany in 1993 and over the past ten years has funded 20 German businesses. Currently German companies account for 35% of its active portfolio.

As an investor at Iris Capital, Curt has supported over 20 companies in Europe and the US, from their growth stage to their IPO or acquisition, helping them settle and develop on both sides of the Atlantic. Current and recent investments include Jedox, Kyriba, (acquired by PSA Peugeot Citroën), Neocase Software, Open-Xchange, reBuy, Scality, Searchmetrics, Studitemps and Talend (IPO on NASDAQ).

Prior to joining Iris Capital, Curt worked at Goldman Sachs and at Robertson Stephens, based in London and San Francisco, where he led and worked on numerous IPOs across Europe international M&A transactions in Europe and the US.  Curt also worked for MIT on entrepreneurship and technology spin-out programs.

Curt is a graduate of ESSEC School of Management (Paris, France) and of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.