Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Axel Springer Digital Ventures

Philipp is COO at Axel Springer Digital Ventures (ASDV), the venture capital investment arm of Axel Springer Group. In his current role, he is responsible for the venture capital activities of ASDV, which comprise direct investments in startups and investments in VC funds.

Previously, Philipp was Head of Portfolio at Axel Springer Digital Classifieds, where he was responsible for corporate transactions, business development and the management of several corporate investments. In this role, Philipp was also heading Axel Springer’s activities in Israel and was a member of the board of directors of Yad2, the leading operator of online classifieds, as well as of Drushim, a leading online job board in Israel. Before that, he was General Manager at Axel Springer International (responsible for CEE markets and Russia). Prior to joining Axel Springer Group, he worked as a lawyer at Hogan Lovells International LLP (corporate/M&A and antitrust law).