DR. BJÖRN H. SÖDER
Before founding Parklane Capital Björn Söder was substantially involved in setting up a number of companies in the new media sector. He was one of the founders of getgo.de, the leading ticket portal in Germany before selling it to CTS Eventim AG. As head of new media at CTS Björn was then responsible for the largest online portal for tickets in Europe.
As co-founder of the online media agency uniquedigital he backed its growth and subsequent sale to Syzygy a WPP company.
Beforehand he was active for McKinsey & Company with a strong emphasis on corporate finance and the consumer good sector and as an investment banker in Frankfurt and Hamburg.
EDUCATION: Diploma in business economics with a Ph.D. on company valuation.
PROF. DR. BURKHARDT FUNK
Burkhardt Funk is a professor for information systems at the University of Lüneburg. His research areas are IT integration and E-Business. At Parklane Capital he is responsible for the valuation and validation of all technical aspects within the due diligence processes. As a founder and CTO of getgo.de he was responsible for the design and implementation of the technical platform. After that he headed the web-development at CTS Eventim AG and was in charge of one of the largest B2C portals in Europe.
Beforehand he was a consultant with McKinsey & Company with a focus on projects related to e-commerce and banking.
EDUCATION: Master and Ph.D. in Physics
Prior to joining Parklane Capital as a Partner in 2014, Daniel Grözinger was an active serial entrepreneur and successfully completed more than 25 M&A deals. In his position as the Co-CEO of getgo.de, a position he held from 2000 onwards, he contributed to establishing getgo.de as the market leader in the online ticketing industry. Following the sale of getgo.de to CTS Eventim AG, Daniel Grözinger was responsible for the business areas New Media (eventim.de among others) and Major Projects (such as the ticketing for the FIFA World Cup in 2006). During this time, he successfully generated over 400 million EUR in revenue and was responsible for more than 100 employees.
In 2003, Daniel Grözinger went on to found the performance-focused online marketing agency GFEH, now referred to as uniquedigital, which was considered one of the top 5 online marketing agencies in Germany and was acquired by Syzygy AG in 2008. From 2006 onwards, Daniel Grözinger built numerous customer-focused companies via ICS Internet Consumer Services GmbH, including verwandt.de (acquired by MyHeritage, Israel), Farbflut Entertainment GmbH (acquired by iVenture Capital) and Emporis GmbH among others. Additionally, ICS actively invested in various internet companies and startups (including Prezi.com, Fiverr, and Mitfahrgelegenheit).
Daniel Grözinger is also a member of the supervisory board of Senacor Technologies AG and gained early professional experience at Roland Berger.
EDUCATION: Diploma in economics in Regensburg, Nantes (France), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Leipzig