Managing Partner, Rapid Venture Partners
Sven Hackmann is a business leader with an extensive background in technology innovation, business incubation, complex transactional negotiations and venture investing. Throughout his career he has developed strategies and businesses across sectors including transportation, energy, municipal infrastructure and healthcare. His background uniquely combines leadership experience in global corporate contexts with the entrepreneurial start-up world.
Svan currently serves as Managing Partner at Rapid Venture Partners, an early stage innovation and venture development firm, which creates sustainable businesses through de-risked partnership models and superior operating performance. Previously, Hackmann served as Executive Vice President of Veremonte, an international investment and holding company based in London, where he was responsible for developing Veremonte’s growth strategy, including acquisitions, equity investments, joint ventures and partnerships. In that capacity, he worked on the development of Formula E, the first FIA sanctioned all-electric race-car series.
Prior to joining Veremonte, Sven spent twelve years in senior leadership roles with Siemens where he was widely recognized as an intrapreneur for supporting the launch of multiple businesses. As Vice President of the Siemens US Cities Program, he was responsible for the organizational development, roll out and ongoing success of Siemens’ strategic initiatives related to Smart Cities and infrastructure development in the United States. Within Siemens Healthcare, he was instrumental for developing the company’s entrepreneurial healthcare business.
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