As of mid of September, Johannes Simon joins as a Managing Partner for the newly created MVPF Venture Studio, a unique model to reinvent corporate Venture Building and bundle MVP Factory’s existing venture building activities.
Working closely with Managing Partner Niklas Lechner, Johannes will focus on growing our Venture Studio where we bring together exceptional founders with leading Corporates to build the next wave of market-leading tech companies. In August, we already announced the launch of the joint Venture Studio together with DB Schenker to drive digitization in the Logistics industry and are looking forward to establishing further Studios in other industries.
Before joining MVP Factory, Johannes was CCO eCommerce at heycar, an innovative platform for used cars backed by Volkswagen Financial Services, Volkswagen, Daimler, Renault and Allianz. Additionally, Johannes founded WatchBandit and worked at etventure to incubate Fintech, Proptech & Insurtech startups in a Joint Venture with W&W Insurance.
Next to Johannes, Robert Vossen joined MVP Factory already in July as Principal, being responsible for Growth and Marketing across all service lines as well as helping clients executing their digital initiatives. Before MVP Factory, Robert was responsible for Partnerships at ELEMENT Insurance, an insurtech scale-up founded by the company builder finleap, as well as Head of New Business at Studio71, a Corporate Venture by ProSiebenSat.1.
Taj Pelc joined MVP Factory in August as Director of Engineering, emphasizing our focus on building products and developing software. Taj has worked in leading Development & Engineering roles at Spark Networks and Sportradar before.
Philipp Petrescu, Founder & CEO of MVP Factory: “We are very happy that Johannes, Robert and Taj join us on our journey to build Europe’s most respected digital product & venture builder. I’m convinced they will bring in their deep expertise in building and scaling innovative ventures and growing our footprint. Amazingly, both Johannes and Robert have been long-lasting clients of MVP Factory and MVP Match before and I think that is a great sign of trust.”
Johannes Simon, Managing Partner MVPF Venture Studio: “I am very much looking forward to the new role, establishing a new model of venture building in Europe. We are delighted to have joined forces with DB Schenker and I can promise already we are working on some exciting news ahead.”
Robert Vossen, Principal at MVP Factory: “It is amazing to see how MVP Factory developed in only four years and I am happy to be part of this journey to grow the Factory, our Venture Studio and to help our clients to drive digital transformation at start-up speed.”
Taj Pelc, Director Engineering: ”MVP Factory built a lot of digital products and ventures in the past years. It is definitely an interesting time to join and grow our Engineering practice even further to continue building leading products.”
Johannes, Robert and Taj complement the MVP Factory leadership team consisting of Marie Combes, Practice Lead Design and responsible for Innovation & Venture Building, Sebastian Mörs, Director Product and responsible for Digital Product Building as well as Luisa Liesenberg, Director Talent & Organization, Niklas Lechner, Managing Partner MVPF Venture Studio and Philipp Petrescu, Founder and CEO of MVP Factory.