Manfred is a Partner of Axon Partners Group. Manfred is one of the most successful technology entrepreneurs in Europe, with 30+ years’ experience in top-management positions. Amongst others, he founded bwin Interactive Entertainment, serving as CEO for 10 years, until its merger with Party Gaming in 2010. As one of the first movers in the sports betting online platforms, Manfred led the company to an IPO in 2000 and the eventual merger, at which point the company was valued at nearly EUR 3bn..
Given his extensive experience in the online sector, he is an integral part of setting Axon’s investment strategy. He is part of the Investment Committee and he is directly involved in mentoring portfolio companies and providing strategic guidance. Alongside Francisco Velázquez and Alfonso Leon, he participates in the design of the investment strategies based on Axon’s Research Driven Approach, and contributes to the execution of all the investment and divestment activities. His extensive network worldwide contributes to deal generation, portfolio company growth and exit opportunities. He has participated in the three of the funds raised and managed by Axon Partners Group (ICT II Fund, ICT III Fund and Fondo Amerigo Ventures Pacífico).
During his career he has launched more than ten successful franchises and start-up companies in countries across Europe and LatAm.