Tobias Seikel

Tobias Seikel is Partner at Hanse Ventures. He is responsible for the operational management of the company builder and the overall management of projects between Hanse Ventures and it’s portfolio companies. He is also in charge of business development and functions as the primary contact for our start-up trainee program, Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR).

Tobi (born in 1977) has a Master in Business Administration. He joined Hanse Ventures from the publishing house Gruner + Jahr, where he started to work as a trainee in 2003 after finishing his international studies in Paris, Oxford and Berlin. He became G+J’s Publishing Director in Croatia, building up it’s Eastern European activities, and later Managing Director of a G+J International joint venture for the whole Eastern European region. From 2008 onwards, acting as Deputy Publishing Director of the news magazine stern and Publishing Director of the art magazine Art, he was responsible for the magazines’ business development as well as their overall brand strategy. In 2011, he moved from publishing into the internet business and joined Hanse Ventures.