IF YOU WILL IT, IT’S NO DREAM
IF YOU WILL IT, IT’S NO DREAM
We invest in early-stage and growth-stage software start-ups in the USA, Europe and Israel. We are always looking for capable entrepreneurs who are passionate about solving real-world problems across the enterprise. Our partnership has deep entrepreneurial experience in the fields of enterprise software, cloud solutions, big data technology and SAAS. We see it as our mission to contribute our network, experience and capital to make heroes out of entrepreneurs.
TAC is one of the world’s premier expert investors in city-by-city expansion strategies, i.e. start-ups that conquer their markets one city at a time. Some good examples of city-by-city plays are TAC portfolio companies Quandoo, Talixo, Dropoff, and Delivery Hero, but also the more well-known Ubers of this world. From food delivery to ground transportation to reservation systems, we at TAC are uniquely positioned to help your startup to grow quickly, raise the capital you need, and help you to get on track for an IPO.
Dr. Marcus Englert is a Managing Partner of TAC. Marcus holds a Master degree in Physics from the University of Munich and received a PhD at the European Center for Nuclear Research, CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. Furthermore, Marcus holds a MBA with Distinction from the European Institute for Business Affairs, INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Marcus worked as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group for four years and also held different leading positions in the media industry.
Moshe Bar is a Managing Partner of TAC. Previously, he was a co-founder of Qumranet, sold to Red Hat, which created the KVM hypervisor. He previously co-founded software company XenSource, the makers of the Xen hypervisor, which was sold to Citrix. He is the author of several text books in computer science and taught computer science at Tel Aviv University.
Fred van den Bosch is a Special Partner of TAC. He brings a wealth of experience in the enterprise software and cloud computing industry. Fred is a Board Member of Neebula and Varonis. He was previously Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Librato, Inc. a company providing cloud management “Software as a Service”. During his 14-year career at VERITAS Software (later acquired by Symantec Corporation), Fred played a key role in the company’s growth.
Katja Nettesheim is founder and MD of _MEDIATE, a Berlin-based company supporting startups and media companies in their quest for new revenue sources. She has extensive business and investment experience as advisor to and investor in several successful startup businesses and funds. Previously, she worked at Axel Springer SE, executing many M&A deals, Corporate Finance Transactions and investments.
Lars Dittrich is head of the Berlin office of Gauly, Dittrich, van de Weyer AG and responsible for the “Investments & Investment Management” unit. He has extensive business experience as a founder and investor of successful start-up businesses. In 1997 Lars founded Dug Telecom AG (today part of Freenet AG) and served as its Chairman and CEO.
Naor Gilon is a Venture Partner at TAC. He was until August 2016 the Ambassador of Israel in Italy. He was previously the Deputy Director General of the foreign ministry with responsibility for the bilateral relations with all of Western Europe. Previously he was Chief of Staff to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He was Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy in Hungary. Naor Gilon holds a BA in Political Science from Tel Aviv University and a Master in International Relations (Summa cum Laude) from Corvinus University of Budapest.
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