Matthias Ockenfels

Partner at Speedinvest x investing in early stage marketplace-startups

Mathias is a Partner at Speedinvest where he leads the focus fund Speedinvest Network Effects (in short: Speedinvest x) focused on early stage investments in marketplace- & platform-businesses in Europe and North America. Prior to launching Speedinvest x he was a General Manager for the German market at Uniplaces, an international marketplace for student accommodation. Before that, Mathias built out the marketplace-practice at Berlin-based Point Nine Capital, an early stage fund focusing on SaaS and marketplaces, where he was a Principal for 4 years. Previously, Mathias led the M&A-department of ricardo Group, then a subsidiary of South African Naspers, that operates several online marketplace, classifieds and auction businesses across Europe. Earlier, he started his career as an Investment Manager at Mountain Partners Group in Zurich where he lead early stage investments in companies such as Lieferando or reBuy.


Speedinvest Network Effects, in short Speedinvest x, is a focus fund under the Speedinvest-umbrella investing €50M in pre-seed- and seed-stage investments in European marketplace- and platform-startups.