Max Niederhofer has joined European venture capital firm Sunstone Capital as a partner in its Copenhagen office. He joins Sunstone Capital from Accel Partners, where he was a Vice President in the firm’s London office, focusing on investments in internet and mobile services.
Sunstone Capital, a European venture capital firm, today announced that Max Niederhofer has joined the firm as a Partner in its Copenhagen office. In this role, he will focus on early stage technology investments and support existing companies in Sunstone’s portfolio.
Max has spent the last 11 years working with early stage businesses in Europe and the United States as an investor and entrepreneur. He joins Sunstone Capital from Accel Partners, where he was a Vice President in the firm’s London office, focusing on investments in internet and mobile services. Prior to joining Accel, Max started and sold Qwerly, a data marketing business, and was a Principal at Atlas Venture, where he worked with companies such as DailyMotion, Seatwave and Moo. His personal investments include Last.fm (sold to CBS), OneFineStay, Skimlinks, Boticca, Fliptop and Sofar Sounds.
“We are very excited to have Max join our team. As entrepreneurs ourselves, we are aggressively expanding Sunstone from our Nordic roots to all European markets. Max’s background and experience strengthen our strategy of supporting European entrepreneurs at the earliest stages of company building,” said Jimmy Fussing Nielsen, Managing Partner at Sunstone Capital.
“I am thrilled to be joining a partnership that allows me to be an investor as well as an entrepreneur,” said Niederhofer. “At Sunstone, we are building Europe’s premier, early-stage, West Coast-style venture capital firm. We want to be faster, more accessible and better to deal with than anyone else in the market.”
Max was born in Hamburg and has lived in Germany, Canada, the UK, France, India and the US. He holds a doctorate in management science from WHU in Germany and was recently named “Best Startup Advisor/Mentor 2012” at startup awards The Europas in Berlin.
About Sunstone Capital
Founded in 2007, Sunstone Capital is a leading European early-stage technology and life sciences venture capital firm. The partnership manages around EUR 700 million in committed capital across seven funds. The technology portfolio includes companies such as Amen, Gidsy, Issuu, Layar, Neo Technology, Paymill, Podio (sold to Citrix Systems) and Prezi.