A former Growth investor, Marieke works with later stage startups, particularly Enterprise SaaS companies. She sits within the Future of Health pod, focusing on disruptive opportunities in the healthcare and wellness sector and serves on a number of investee company boards, including Chronext, Glofox, OpenSignal and Outfittery.
Marieke joined Octopus Ventures in 2018, having been an investment manager at Zouk Capital, a London based technology investor, where she led deal origination in the German-speaking market. She was involved in numerous investments in the SaaS, payments, cybersecurity and telecom space. Prior to Zouk, Marieke spent three years in Leveraged Finance with Credit Suisse, London, and NIBC, Frankfurt where she executed transactions in the Technology Media Telco space ranging from €30 million to €3.5 billion in transaction value.
“Data indicates that Healthcare will be the world’s largest industry by 2050, it is already the largest sector by employees in the US and the UK and touches the lives of most people on our planet. Heavily regulated and dominated by oligopolistic payor and provider groups, it takes a certain level of boldness to drive innovation this market. This boldness is exactly what we mean when we talk about backing pioneering entrepreneurs that change the world.”
Marieke holds a Masters of Finance and Business Administration from Mannheim University and also studied at Tec de Monterrey, Mexico. She speaks French and Spanish as well as German and English.