9
Years of experience
Who we are

ennea means leadership and longevity

the symbol of good leadership. In Mandarin, the number stands for "longevity". We believe that our reason to be is in medium to long-term plays that have profound impact on how people move around.

Established in 2019 in Berlin, in succession to 2016-founded ennea GmbH in Switzerland. ennea capital partners is present on three continents.

With +150 years of cumulative industry experience, in Travel, Mobility & Finance, we support businesses in Europe & Asia.

The ennea team speaks to more than 60% of the world’s population - in the mother tongue. (English, Mandarin, Hindi, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, German, Italian, Czech).

9
Years of experience
what we do

participate in the ongoing travel & mobility revolution

ennea performs a platform strategy to participate in the ongoing travel & mobility revolution: In addition to providing & gathering financial support, ennea lends start-up & scale-up companies strategic advice, including on product, sales, distribution & tech, recruiting and supports them in operations.

At the same time, ennea maintains year-long relationships with the leaders of the travel & mobility spaces, who seek to maintain their position through buy & build. 

This combination results in a strong market position, which allows ennea to secure better deals and equity stakes in companies than the market, coupled with reduced risk & payback.

Our business

To help companies unblock challenges we provide:

Advisory

commonly for Series B/C companies - for cash or equity or a mix of the two

Investment

commonly into Seed / Series A stage companies, commonly coupled with an equity stake for advisory services

Consolidation Plays

to restructure, merge & bundle companies, commonly coupling cash-out & equity positions

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The team

Industry veterans, founders and engineers

Experienced entrepreneur, investor and M&A advisor. Jan is known for his expertise in Strategy, Marketing, & Product. Before founding ennea in 2016, he made KAYAK a European household name, ran listed Travel24.com. & worked for many years as a journalist.  Jan holds several advisory/board seats in European companies.Experienced entrepreneur, investor and M&A advisor
Jan-Frederik Valentin
GP - Munich
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Lara Doe
Co-Founder of Webflow
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Jimmy Doe
Co-Founder of Webflow
Experienced entrepreneur, investor and M&A advisor. Jan is known for his expertise in Strategy, Marketing, & Product. Before founding ennea in 2016, he made KAYAK a European household name, ran listed Travel24.com. & worked for many years as a journalist.  Jan holds several advisory/board seats in European companies.
Jan-Frederik Valentin
GP - Munich
Seasoned finance professional & entrepreneur. Anton has worked at large Private Equity Funds and served as CFO at leading e-commerce companies. He has founded Beach-Inspector, the world's largest beach platform with more than 1 million monthly users, sold to Holidaycheck in 2018.
Anton Werner
GP - Berlin
International serial entrepreneur with 20+ years in the digital, travel and media industry. Alex has spent the  last decade founding, growing and exiting start-ups and the last 5+ years working at Palantir and Amadeus pioneering data-driven digital strategies in the travel and media industry. Before that, Alex spent  several years in Management and IT Consulting.
ALEXANDER TRIEB
GP - Berlin
Business Development leader with 15 yrs of experience in Mobility. Raj has served as APAC & India Head for TRAFI and ofo, scaling their businesses to millions of users. Consultant on urban development & mobility; advisory board member to European start-ups in Blockchain and Mobility.
RAJARSHI RAKESH SAHAI
Mobility Partner- Amsterdam
Seasoned business professional with +15 years of diverse, multi-functional and multi-sectoral experience across the US, UK & India - Ani is known for his deep subject knowledge in Performance Management, Operations, Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Transformation, Process Excellence, Finance,
and Talent  Management.
ANIRBAN ROY
MD Asia/Finance partner - India
Previously running KAYAK’s hotel business & advising in the travel/software industries. Cassian combines a decade-long  experience & expertise in e-commerce, digital marketing, and business development with a strong PE & VC network in London.
Cassian SilinS
MD UK, Partner - London
Alessandro has many years of experience in blockchain, digital asset management & consulting. He has supported many tech start-ups in Europe & Asia, with a focus on product development. Before joining ennea, Alessandro  helped scale the marketing efforts of KAYAK.
Alessandro Tenconi
CMO, Partner - Zurich
Aliona has previously worked in Business Development for companies in the hospitality industry. She has +6 years of experience in sales across Europe, America, and Asia. Aliona holds an LLM in international
business law.
Aliona Schastlivtseva
Co-Founder - Zurich
George has +4 years of experience in start-ups, recruiting and venture capital. He launched early-stage start-ups in Hong Kong and Malaysia, and also has worked as a recruiting partner in late-stage start-ups.
George Ko
Senior Associate - Berlin
Yuvraj is an experienced innovator and entrepreneur with 14+ years of experience in business leadership. His key responsibility includes understanding business and user needs, methodology to ideation with the product team, conceptualizing, prototyping and executing them successfully from concept to market. 
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Design Lead - Mumbai
Michaela  has been leading teams of executive assistants. She has supported top management of Accenture in Germany Austria and Switzerland with day-to-day tasks. Michaela is fluent in German. and English. She also has a knowledge of Content Management System and link building.
MICHAELA KOTULKOVA
Exec-Assistant - Prague
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