Managing Partner Asgard - human VC for AI
Fabian J. G. Westerheide, Founding Managing Partner of Asgard, is an international expert on Artificial Intelligence strategy, serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Fabian advises governmental institutions including the European Commission, European Space Agency, German parliament and departments such as the secretary of defense and foreign ministry, as well as Fortune 500 companies, think-tanks and startups. Furthermore Fabian is host of the annual ‚Rise of AI‘, an European conference for 800 leaders in AI. Prior to Asgard, Fabian was a founding employee of the Berlin-based Venture Capital company Point Nine Capital, where he invested in and helped launch companies such as Delivery Hero. Fabian previously joined the company builder Team Europe where he helped startups scale ideas to exit within a few years. He then founded Wunsch-Brautkleid, building Europe’s largest marketplace for wedding dresses, which was sold to a German wedding media platform. Additionally, he is a renowned TEDx speaker, regular guest at international tech conferences and coordinator for Artificial Intelligence at the German Startups Association. An avid Sci-Fi lover from childhood, Fabian has turned his lifelong passion for technology and human progress into investment expertise. Fabian launched Asgard in 2014 to combine his wealth of knowledge of Artificial Intelligence with his ability to grow companies and pick startup winners. Fabian holds a master’s degree in strategic and international management from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Münster (Germany).