Investment Partner at Swisscom Ventures
Stefan Kuentz is Investment Partner at Swisscom Ventures mainly engaged with investments in Silicon Valley and overseeing Swisscom’s Early Stage Fund activities. Stefan has played a key role for building up an investment portfolio in SaaS, virtualization, cloud and mobile technologies and is currently serving as board member/observer in 4 participations . He also sits on the board of Swiss Startup Invest, Switzerland’s leading financing platform for High Tech companies.
Prior to Swisscom Ventures, Stefan held several business development and senior management positions at Swisscom. From 2007 to 2010 he was managing Swisscom’s innovation and scouting activities out of Silicon Valley. His responsibility was to drive new commercial partnerships and investment opportunities by engaging with startups, venture capitalists and strategic telecom partners. From 2003 to 2007 Stefan was in charge of building new solution units for Swisscom’s enterprise business, e.g. consulting services, IT-security, managed contact solutions.
Before joining Swisscom, Stefan was for many years with IBM heading IT strategy consulting services in his last position. Prior to IBM, Stefan was heading product management at a startup in the field of data center management and automation software.
- Bexio – acquired by Die Mobiliar
- Amplidata – acquired by Western Digital
- Boundary – acquired by BMC
- Exoscale – acquired by A1
- Fastly – NYSE IPO
- Piston – acquired by Cisco
- Plum Grid – acquired by VMware
- Servicemesh – acquired by CSC
- SignifAi – acquired by New Relic