CEO, Managing Director, European Founders Fund
Marc Samwer is the CEO and Managing Director of the European Founders Fund, a private venture capital firm that Mr Samwer runs with his two brothers.
Over the past several years, the brothers have invested in many online consumer businesses, including Facebook, LinkedIn, ReachLocal, HomeAway, OANDA, Moneybookers, StudiVZ and Bigpoint. Via Rocket Internet, they were closely involved in the success of Groupon. In just the last four years, the Samwer brothers have built some of the largest eCommerce companies globally, particularly Zalando in Europe, Dafiti in Brazil, Lamoda in Russia, Jabong in India, Zalora and Lazada in Southeast Asia and The Iconic in Australia.
Marc and his brothers are also the founders and former CEOs of Jamba!/Jamster (a global mobile entertainment company) as well as eBay Germany/Alando, eBay’s most successful international marketplace.
Marc Samwer studied Business and European Law in Germany and Switzerland, as well as Finance via executive education programs at Stanford University and London Business School. In 2003, Marc was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship in the Multi Nation Program.