Hi, we are B.I.F.

Angel Investors focusing on Seed Investments

About Us

Who are we?

We are a Hamburg-based family-managed seed investor. The founder, Wolfgang Biedermann, is a Private Equity and Venture Capital veteran with 30 years of investment experience across all stages, industries and geographies. His sons Alexander, Jan-Philipp and Francesco contribute a diverse range of international, academic and professional backgrounds to the team.

Who do we support?

We support experienced and highly driven individuals in bootstrapping their well defined and thoroughly researched business ideas. We are looking for clear and sustainable value propositions solving real life problems and generating real customer value. Our main investment focus is around digital technology, innovative service concepts and life science opportunities.

What matters to us?

We believe in mutual trust, loyalty and intellectual openness and honesty. We know that seed financing is a risky undertaking. However, we firmly believe that sound analysis, deep understanding of customer needs and the willingness to constantly adapt and learn, can reduce risk to acceptable levels. Last but not least, humbleness and good personal chemistry are the key prerequisites for any team to successfully work together.

Our team
Wolfgang Biedermann
Wolfgang is currently leading H.I.G.Capital's private equity team in Europe. Prior to H.I.G., Wolfgang was the CEO of Pricap Venture Partners AG, an investment firm he co-founded in 2000, focused on seed and growth capital investments in Germany. Before that, he was a Managing Director of Thomas J.C. Matzen GMBH, a small cap buyout firm founded by Thomas Matzen who built Schroders in Germany (today Permira) and later managed the investment activities of CinVen in Germany until 1996. He started his career as a Consultant at BCG in Germany and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Master Degree from ESCP.

Alexander Biedermann
Alexander is an Investment Manager and Partner at B.I.F. GmbH. Prior to that he gained experience in Venture Capital as a Ventures Analyst at Plug & Play Tech Center, one of the most active early stage VC investors in the U.S. Furthermore, Alexander has gained experience in Finance at HSBC in its Corporate Banking division and at EY in the Transaction Services department. Alexander is an Alumnus from Bocconi University and has completed his post-graduate studies at ESCP Europe, majoring in Entrepreneurship & Finance. In his free time, he likes reading, travelling and going to the gym.

Jan-Philipp Biedermann
Jan-Philipp holds a BSc. in International Business from the Copenhagen Business School. He has gathered practical work experience in supply chain management and worked for a digital consulting firm based in Berlin, supporting its customers to fully understand the transformational power of the global tech and digital ecosystem. He is currently pursuing his MSc. in Management of Information Systems at the London School of Economics.

Francesco Biedermann
Francesco is currently pursuing his Bachelor studies at ESCP Europe in Paris. Prior to that he spent two years in Hong Kong, working as a Management Trainee in the Buying Office of one of the largest Swiss retailers, Coop Switzerland. Having worked and studied in China, France, UK and Spain he has a very international background. Personally, Francesco loves traveling and getting to know new cultures – he speaks 4 languages fluently and is also learning a few additional ones.

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