Jan is the founding partner of BV Capital / e.ventures, angel investor, serial entrepreneur and new media pioneer with international reputation. He has founded several successful Internet ventures and in the process created more than $15 billion in value. Jan has a long history in developing, managing and operating Internet, telecommunications and media service companies, including an early involvement in the licensing process for the digital mobile network in Europe and the emerging value-added services market. In the early 90′s, Jan and his team created one of the world’s first consumer online services in Germany, and subsequently founded and managed AOL Europe.
In 1997, he moved to California where he set up the BV Capital venture funds, which grew to the current five-fund global VC, renamed as e.ventures. In 2000, the Wall Street Journal named Jan “one of the most influential European technology financiers on either side of the Atlantic.