Acton Capital Partners is the investor in edelight. The Munich-based specialist investor in internet- and mobile-based, consumer-oriented businesses has invested in many successful startups like etsy.com, mytheresa.com, momox.de, among others. Currently, their portfolio comprises more than 20 companies.
Dr. Jan-Gisbert Schultze, Managing Partner
Jan-Gisbert Schultze joined Hubert Burda Media in 1998 and has supervised all the international activities of the Burda Rizzoli joint venture in Turkey, Greece, Italy, Asia, Germany and France. Later he was also responsible for two major publishing profit centres. Since its launch in 2000 he has supervised the group’s internet investment in Chip/Xonio Online. Before joining Hubert Burda Media, Jan-Gisbert was involved in the restructuring of an engineering group in eastern Germany. Before that he was a Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company.
Harald Ebrecht, Investment Director
Harald Ebrecht joined BDV as an investment professional in 2007 and works as Investment Manager on Web 2.0/Community topics and on the Blog.de, edelight.de and tripsbytips.de investments. He was previously a Project Leader at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Munich. During his career with BCG, he primarily worked on Corporate Development and Finance matters in various industries – including numerous transaction support projects. His training included a formal banking apprenticeship at HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt KGaA, a diploma in Business Administration and Economics at Witten/Herdecke University and various internships including in Investment Banking, Industry and Consulting.