Co-Founder & Managing Director, FYRFLY Venture Partners
Philipp is an entrepreneur and investor with more than 20 years of experience building technology businesses and high-performance teams on an international basis. He brings deep expertise in product innovation, go-to-market, mobility, cloud computing, decentralization, analytics and convergent technologies.
He is Co-Founder & Managing Partner at FYRFLY Venture Partners, an early stage technology venture firm. Prior, Philipp was a Principal and Co-Founder at Dropimpact, an innovation and investment firm working with early stage start-ups and leading companies such as KT, SK Holding, Accenture, Google, VMWare, Splunk, Facebook and some of the top-tier venture firms as customers and partners. Philipp was also Co-Founder and CEO of Onor, a digital impact marketing platform. Prior, he was a Senior Executive team member running Strategic Sales & Customer Success at Adchemy, a search technology venture co-founded by Stanford Prof. Rajeev Motwani, an early advisor to Sergey Brin and Larry Page at Google. Philipp has been a strategic advisor to C-Level teams at several Fortune500 companies and start-ups in their global growth and innovation efforts. Philipp was a founding managing partner at Accenture Interactive, now a leading digital transformation practice with more than 5,000 professionals globally. Philipp was a driving force in Accenture’s early cloud initiatives, including the partnership between Accenture and Salesforce, now the world’s largest cloud partnership for both companies. Philipp was also part of Accenture Technology Ventures (ATV) building and executing on a technology portfolio of over 130 start-ups and growth companies. Prior, Philipp was advising global brands on innovation & design such as Ikea, Nestle, Novartis, P&G, Lindt, L’Oreal and others as part of Interpublic (IPG), a global advertising, marketing and design leader. Philipp started his career with Vontobel Asset Management, a leading Swiss private bank, in public fund management.
Philipp is an active board member and investor in start-ups such as Playspan (acquired by Visa), Appstores (acquired by InMobi), Source DNA (acquired by Apple), Beekeeper, Angellist, Philz Coffee, Speakr, Pubmatic, data.world, PiaVita, Altoida, Doky and others. He is on the Board of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce and an Honorary Ambassador to Switzerland by GZA for Swiss Economic Development.
Philipp holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in Micro Economics, University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland.