Meet the team
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Wolfgang founded NFQ back in 2002 – originally purely as a technology company to support his various ventures.
He has found success as both as an entrepreneur and investor. His successes include investing in OXID in 2003, which today is the leading German Enterprise Open Source E-commerce solutions provider. He is also known as the founder of swoodoo.de, which became the biggest flight search engine in the German speaking region and was sold in 2010 to Kayak.com. His recent investments include GetYourGuide, Kiveda and Dreamlines.
Specialities: Product Development, Investment, Marketing & Analytics, (Meta-)Search, TV, Consumer Internet, Travel, E-commerce.
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Lars co-founded NFQ in 2002 and is mostly responsible for all technology and development related challenges.
He was the founding CTO of various successful companies, among them swoodoo.de, which became the biggest flight search engine in the German speaking region (Exit to Kayak.com in 2010), and OXID, one of the leading German E-commerce solutions provider.
Lars is a keynote speaker at various technology conferences, an active business angel and technology advisor, supporter of various startups through interim management, and recently was named as one of the “Top 10 people in German Ecommerce” by “t3n”, a leading German technology magazine.
Specialities: Technology, Recruiting, Agile Development, CTO, Interims Management, Travel, E-commerce, Cloud, Storage, Data, Enterprise Software, next-generation IT infrastructure
Harald joined NFQ in 2013 and is responsible for building up and managing all investment related activities.
Prior to NFQ, Harald gained experience as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Passion Capital in London and by building up/leading HR, Analytics and Business Development at a portfolio company of Rocket Internet in Berlin. Harald started his career in investment banking, working for five years at various institutions in New York, London and Frankfurt where he was responsible among others for the initial launch of today’s regulatory credit risk pricing tool at Merrill Lynch in EMEA.
He studied Business and Quantitative Finance at Frankfurt School of Finance and at the University of Colorado.
Harald is based in San Francisco.
Specialities: Deal Sourcing, US<->EU roll-out, Hiring, Sales, Big Data, Machine Learning, B2B, SaaS, Marketplaces, FinTech, Education
Darius co-founded NFQ back in 2002 and led NFQ from a team of three to one of the leading software development companies in Cental and Eastern Europe (CEE) with more than 200 engineers. Darius also set up successful and still growing captive teams for Swoodoo, KAYAK, OXID, and various other venture-backed companies.
Darius is an active investor, a strategic partner and a mentor in various CEE startups.
For his achievements he was awarded with the Innovation Prize by the Ministry of Economy of Lithuania in 2010.
Specialities: Hiring top-notch IT talent, Captive Teams, Large Scale Internet Projects, Online Marketing, E-commerce, Travel, Outsourcing, Nearshoring