ANDREAS WINIARSKI
Digital Disruptor at Heart
"One of the Top10 German Venture Capitalists"
DIE WELT/BILANZ

"One of the top innovators in EMEA"
"One of the leading figures in the German Internet economy"
"One of the smartest brains in Germany"
Curriculum Vitae
Andreas is a digital disruptor at heart. He is Managing Partner at Earlybird, one of the leading venture capital funds in Europe with about 1 billion USD capital under management. Founded in 1997, the company is one of the most senior funds in Europe. Andreas and Earlybird were named one of the Top 10 German VC investors by DIE WELT/BILANZ.
Earlybird Headquarters Berlin
Prior to Earlybird, the seasoned startup veteran served as Managing Director & SVP for Rocket Internet. As member of the senior leadership he helped to grow the company from a small startup to a multi-billion Dollar public listed enterprise with 35,000 employees around the globe. Andreas also worked for the Axel Springer publishing house as spokesman and as digital coordinator on the chief editorial staff of BILD, Europe's largest daily newspaper by circulation. In both roles he supported Axel Springer's outstanding successful transformation into Europe's leading digital publisher.
Andreas together with Oliver Samwer, Founder & CEO of Rocket Internet (4th from right), and the company's top leadership team on the day of Rocket's stock market launch on October 2nd, 2014 in Frankfurt am Main
Andreas is a digital advisor to the German government. He is member of the c-netz advisory council, the digital think tank of the ruling parties CDU/CSU. He also served as a member of the Young Digital Economy Advisory Council of the Federal Ministry of Economics. Furthermore, Andreas is Senior Advisor at Hering Schuppener, one of the leading strategic communications advisors in Europe and the market leader in Germany.

Andreas' work has been featured in newspapers and magazines like Wired, Techcrunch, USA Today, Handelsblatt, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Gründerszene, Deutsche Startups, Berlin Valley, and many more.

Memberships & Honours
Andreas is member of many societies and social institutions.
Memberships
Christian Democratic Union of Germany
Conservative Party of the United Kingdom
British German Association London
German British Society Berlin
German Israeli Society
Konrad Adenauer Foundation
Association of Evangelical Entrepreneurs
Johanniter Order
NABU Nature Alliance of Germany
Friends' associations of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Berlin State Opera House
Chamber Orchester Unter den Linden Berlin
Brandenburg Cathedral
Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation
Honours & Awards
Young Leader of Atlantik Brücke
Young Leader of British-German Forum hosted by the Foreign Office of the U.K.
Top 10 German Venture Capitalists List by DIE WELT / BILANZ
Top 25 innovators in EMEA List by The Holmes Report
Scholarship Konrad Adenauer Foundation
von Saldern Prize for History for best final exam in history


Blog
Andreas is a LinkedIn Influencer and posts his stories on LinkedIn.
Speaker Engagements
Andreas' speaking engagements include appearances on many tech conferences like TED, Noah London & Berlin, Heureka by Gründerszene, NKF Summit, or EU Innovation Summit by The Economist. Furthermore, he hit the stage for companies like Adidas, Adobe, Audi, Bayer, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, Evonik, Merck, SAP, thyssenkrupp, Zalando, and many more.
Social Media
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Andreas Winiarski
Earlybird Venture Capital
Münzstr. 21, 10178 Berlin, Germany
Maximilianstr. 14, 80539 Munich, Germany
Tel. +49-30-46724700
andwin(at)earlybird(dot)com
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