Sven has been with Holtzbrinck Ventures since its foundation in 2000. He was responsible for the fund's investment in AdScale from its foundation to market leadership and the sale to Ströer Digial Group. Sven has also supported companies in the gaming, fintech and technology segment, such as GameDuell, Lendico, Paymill and Semasio.
As the lead software architect Sven was responsible for the launch of Immobilienscout prior to his time at Holtzbrinck Ventures. Immobilienscout is now the largest real estate portal site in Europe. Sven began his career as a consultant at Hewlett-Packard, where he implemented his first Internet projects.
Sven holds a Master degree in Information Technology from the Technical University of Munich and in 1996 received the research award from the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation.