Felix Kantelhardt
Investment Associate

Meet Felix

Felix joined yabeo in 2022 with a focus on fintech and insurtech investments. Prior to yabeo, Felix was a consultant at Bain & Company where he mainly advised international private equity and growth equity investors on all commercial aspects of deals in various industries. His further project experience includes commercial excellence in B2B sales optimization and cost savings in the insurance industry. Felix holds an MSc in Finance from ESADE Barcelona and a BSc in International Management from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. He enjoys spending his free time with all types of sports outdoors and in the mountains and likes to travel.
The Interview
What fascinates you about the VC investment business?

Three things make the VC investment business inspiring to me. First, you work on the forefront of innovation and get to know the technology and business models of tomorrow shaping a certain industry, in my case fintech and insurtech. Second, in my day-to-day job I am constantly in touch with founders and young companies pursuing exiting ideas highly motivated. Third, as an active and multi-stage investor we support our portfolio companies in the long-term and witness them in turning into grown-up companies.

What are your top 3 most fascinating trends in tech?

I am convinced of the vast untapped potential to increase productivity by smartly applying tech to underlying – sometimes hidden - processes of everyday life for companies and consumers. Particularly interesting trends in this space are to me: 1. Making use of and connecting the increasing amount of data available e.g., via ML, 2. Rethinking and sometimes completely redesigning outdated processes and systems with a vigorous focus on E2E digitalization and automation, 3. Providing access to cutting-edge technology to sometimes slow and established companies or smaller players via outsourced SaaS models.

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