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Partech expands Growth Equity team with the additions of Andrew Whiting as Principal and Klaudyna Augler as Senior Associate
Sept. 16, 2020
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Paris, September 16, 2020
Partech is pleased to announce the recruitment of Andrew Whiting and Klaudyna Augler to its Growth team.
The Partech Growth portfolio has recorded an average annual revenue growth rate of 50% since inception, driven by the strong secular shift to tech and digital native companies, further accelerated by the recent Covid-19 lockdowns across Europe. With the continued success of the portfolio across France, Germany, the Nordics and the UK, and the strong pipeline across Europe, market conditions are opportune to expand the team.
Omri Benayoun and Bruno Cremel, General Partners at Partech, remarked: “We are excited to welcome Andrew and Klaudyna to Partech. They both contribute years of experience as investors and operators in high growth companies in Europe and North America and are a seamless cultural fit with the team. The experience and the global outlook Andrew and Klaudyna bring is ideal for our strategy: partnering with and delivering value for European founders, as they scale their start-ups from c.10M€ to several hundred M€ of revenue.”
Andrew Whiting, new Partech Growth Principal
Andrew joined Partech in Q3 2020, as Principal, and brings 15 years of experience investing in and advising high growth companies across Europe and North America. Prior to joining Partech, Andrew was Vice President at Clairvest Group in Toronto, Principal at Zouk Capital in London, and Assistant Director at Rothschild & Co in London. He served as a Director of the leading MarTech company Digital Media Solutions, now listed on the NYSE, ChildSmiles based in New Jersey and ip.access based in Cambridge UK. He has executed and advised on over $50B of M&A activity. Andrew holds an MSc in Finance & Economics from the London School of Economics and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University.
Andrew commented: “I was attracted to Partech due to the strength of the team and their sterling reputation, the reach of the platform and its commitment to entrepreneurs first. The senior leadership team’s operational experience and dedication to provide business development resources to its investee partners is unmatched in Europe, positioning Partech as the capital partner of choice for high growth European technology companies.”
Klaudyna Augler, new Partech Growth Senior Associate
Klaudyna joined Partech in Q3 2020, as Senior Associate. Before joining Partech, Klaudyna worked in business operations for the fast growth insurtech company Lemonade in New York, as an investor for the Nordic Private Equity firm Procuritas in Stockholm and as a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group covering projects across Europe. Klaudyna holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSc in Finance and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics.
Klaudyna added: “As one of Europe’s leading technology investment platforms, Partech has played an important role in the fast growth of the region’s technology businesses. With its impressive yet humble team and its global operations I believe Partech is well positioned to continue seizing this opportunity. I’m excited to join the team and to support the next generation of European high growth companies.”
Partech is a global investment firm with offices in San Francisco, Paris, Berlin and Dakar. We bring together capital, operational experience and strategic support for entrepreneurs at seed, venture and growth stages across multiple continents, with €1.5B investment capacity. Investments range from €200K to €50M in a wide range of technologies and businesses for enterprises and consumers, from software, digital brands and services, to hardware and deep tech across all major industries. Companies backed by Partech have completed more than 20 initial public offerings and more than 50 strategic exits above €100M.
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