Raphael Strauch, Managing Partner at Nova Founders Capital
“I have to coordinate with my team, investors and entrepreneurs we have invested in on a daily basis, 24/7, around the globe. clarity/smart energy™ gives me a natural ‘pick me up’ when I’m stuck on a conference call with London or jetting to our local teams around South East Asia.”
Raphael is Managing Partner at Nova Founders Capital, a company builder and investor building and backing large-scale and high-growth FinTech startups around the globe. There he focuses mostly but not solely on Asia Pacific out of its Hong Kong headquarter while the company also has an office in London.
Prior to founding Nova Founders Capital, Raphael worked as a Global Partner and Managing Director at Rocket Internet and as Managing Director at Groupon in Asia. Before that, he was in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs and Lazard in London and Frankfurt where he focused on major European IPOs and equity transactions.
Raphael holds a Master in Business Administration from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, and as of today has started over 30 companies globally.