Mr. Philipp Kobus is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at Fraser Finance. Mr. Kobus serves as Executive at Automat Ventures. He has over 15 years of experience in working with established and emerging technology leaders on strategy, financing, and M&A initiatives. Philipp has led some of the landscape-changing transactions in the digital marketing, media and e-commerce SaaS and services sectors in Germany over the past years, including the acquisition of ADTECH by AOL, the acquisition of 3GNet by iCrossing, which was subsequently acquired by Hearst Corporation for a reported $325m, the formation of UDG United Digital Group, with over $150m financing from EQT, the acquisition of explido by Dentsu Aegis Network and combination with iProspect Germany, and the acquisition of Optivo by Deutsche Post DHL and subsequent buy-out by Episerver, with financing from Accel-KKR. He was formerly a Director at Goldman Sachs/iFormation, where he was responsible for growth capital transactions in partnership with Fortune 500 corporations. Prior to joining Internet Capital, Philipp spent over five years with McKinsey & Co. in Munich, Düsseldorf and London. Previously, he served as Vice President at Internet Capital Group (Nasdaq: ICGE), where he invested into growth companies in the business services and enabling technology sectors. Philipp holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MA in philosophy, mathematical logic and linguistics from the University of Munich, where he was a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes), and a BA from the University of Tübingen.