OMExpo Investor Day - 16.03.2011
IFEMA Madrid - Centro de Convenciones Norte
Founder and Partner
Active Venture Partners
Christopher Pommerening started his professional career in Spain in 1998 co-founding AutoScout24 Spain as CEO and member of the Board of Directors. Autoscout24 is part of the Scout24 Group, Europe’s leading operator of virtual market places. Christopher was appointed Managing Director of Scout24 Spain in 2001. While preparing the internationalisation of the Scout24 Group, he also set up B24 Networks, a Europe wide on-line market place for the yachting sector.
In 2002 he decided to devote himself full time to venture capital and entrepreneurship through his already established venture catalyst company VCMORE by offering consulting services and investment to start-ups through a network of business angels. Over the years he has established a wide contact network in Europe and in the US of entrepreneurs, private and institutional investors, advisor's and industry specialists. Alongside the latter, in 2002, he co-started the Spanish chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO) being one of the largest entrepreneur organisations in the world, and in the same year he co-founded Active Venture Partners, one of Europe’s few entrepreneurial driven VC companies.
In 2006 He has been elected to be the Ambassador for EO Europe & Africa, growing the organisation in 12 countries. In 2007 Christopher co-founded Linqia, the first marketplace for online communities.
In 2007 he created the terminology for Venturepreneurship, Venturepreneurs and created the Venturepreneurs’ Organisation.
In 2008 he initiated the Global Entrepreneurs Week in Spain and created the vision for the Barcelona Entrepreneurship City.
In 2010 he Co-founded Foundum, a global online Ecosystem for Entrepreneurs.
Currently he is Managing Partner of Active Venture Partners, member of the Board of Directors of BuyVIP, Vinus & Brindis and Polymita Technologies, Non Executive co-founder and Advisor of Linqia, member of the Venture Committee of ASCRI, Advisor to the IE Business School Venture Lab, Gild International and committee chairman & advisor for entrepreneurship to the City of Barcelona.