VC Breakfast with Guest VC: Thomas Gieselmann , BV Capital
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Thomas Gieselmann, General Partner, BV Capital
Tom is a co-founder of BV Capital and focuses his investments in the areas of early stage (post product / prototype) business-to-consumer Internet/Wireless applications. His field of interest includes location relevant services, games, communications services, network businesses, freemium, monetization, social, and the-next-big-thing. He focuses on service design and the combination of value proposition, distribution strategy, and business model. Tom has led investments in, among others, del.icio.us (YHOO), PeanutLabs, nCircle, Fotolog (HIM) and K2Network, and served on the board of epinions (EBAY). Before co-founding BV Capital, Tom was the youngest partner at Bertelsmann Ventures where he contributed to the successful investments of Gotomypc (CTX) and eGroups (YHOO). He started his career in the Internet industry at Videotel, a joint venture among Microsoft, EDS, Deutsche Telekom and Axel Springer, building Europe’s first online service in the early 1990s. Thereafter, as part of the initial team of AOL Germany, he developed both aol.de and AOL Games.