the-albatross-namesake-of-our-values

The Albatross – namesake of our values

Albatrosses are sea birds that live in all oceans except the North Atlantic. They use their large wingspans to ride the ocean winds. Albatrosses feed mainly on fish and squid. The feeding ground of most of the 22 subspecies covers thousands of square kilometers of ocean. Our values closely mirror the key traits of an Albatross. For that reason we chose the name Albatross Ventures.

What are these key traits ?

Trustworthy and faithful

Albatrosses are true to their partner for a lifetime.

Dynamically smart

Albatrosses travel up to 1000 km a day, nearly without flapping their wings using the technique of dynamic soaring.

Storm-proof

Albatrosses can weather the roughest storms and most turbulent seas.

Impressively large

Albatrosses have the largest wingspan of any living bird reaching 3,5m.

Without borders

Albatrosses fly a distance equivalent to more than 200+ times around the globe in their lifetime.

Sustainable

Albatrosses need surprisingly little food to cover large distances.

Fast moving

Albatrosses reach speeds of up to 100 km/h.

Built to last

Albatrosses live for 50+ years.

If your idea or business fits these values, we would love to hear from you!

experience

Experience

We strongly believe that there is ample room for innovation in just about all industries. While we think that our knowledge of growing a business is somewhat transferable between different sectors, we have a deeper experience in the following areas:

Applied Big Data

Solving real world problems through analysis of large datasets.

MedTech

Rethinking health care through cleverly using technology.

Commerce

Reinventing eCommerce and retail.

investments

Investments

We have had the opportunity to work and invest in diverse sectors - browse our past investments below. Companies in quiet mode not listed.

myToys.de GmbH
myPharmacy GmbH

Note: Investments into some of the above companies where made directly by the team prior to the founding of Albatross Ventures.

meet-the-team

Meet the Team

You think out of the box - we do too

Florian Forstmann

Florian Forstmann

Founder & Managing Director

Florian is a seasoned entrepeneur, investor and manager who has built companies from developing the idea to several hundred employees. As a result, Florian is experienced in all stages of building and growing a business. His experience spans from ecommerce to health care and from board-room dynamics to detailed data analysis. He has co-founded three companies and mentored numerous others.

Florian has complemented his degree in Business Economics & Management (WHU Koblenz) with an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. As a consultant, he was trained on the job at Booz, Allen & Hamilton.

Florian Forstmann

Florian Forstmann

Founder & Managing Director

Florian is a seasoned entrepeneur, investor and manager who has built companies from developing the idea to several hundred employees. As a result, Florian is experienced in all stages of building and growing a business. His experience spans from ecommerce to health care and from board-room dynamics to detailed data analysis. He has co-founded three companies and mentored numerous others.

Florian has complemented his degree in Business Economics & Management (WHU Koblenz) with an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. As a consultant, he was trained on the job at Booz, Allen & Hamilton.

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