Partner, HV Ventures
Barbod joined the HV Holtzbrinck Ventures team in 2013 bringing along a wealth of international investment experience alongside a very strong network of entrepreneurs and investors. He has been responsible for the fund’s investments in BUX, Penta and Yapily among others. Prior to joining HV, Barbod was instrumental in expanding Rocket Internet’s portfolio of companies. In his role as a VP Investment Management at Rocket Internet he both took an active role in the asset raising process as well as in the deep dive analysis of the global portfolio with the goal of optimizing the international asset allocation strategy of the company. Before that Barbod was based in London for over a decade and covered investment roles both in the public markets as well as the private markets. Barbod holds a Master Degree in Software Engineering from Imperial College London as well as an MBA from Columbia Business School.