PHILIPP STAUFFER

CO-FOUNDER AND MD OF FYRFLY VENTURE PARTNERS, FYRFLY VENTURE PARTNERS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
CO-FOUNDER AND GENERAL PARTNER

FACTS

FYRFLY

FYRFLY Venture Partners is an early stage technology venture firm with a new view on impact

FYRFLY has been investing in seed and early stage technology companies for over 15 years.

FYRFLY investors fill in the gaps needed to help early teams reach the growth stage by giving strategic & operational support.

20 years of success

Philipp has more than 20 years of success building technology businesses and high-performance teams on an international basis.

He brings deep expertise in product innovation, go-to-market, mobility, cloud computing, analytics and convergent technologies.

investor, board member and advisor

Philipp is an active investor, board member, and advisor to entrepreneurs for many years for start-ups such as Playspan (acquired by Visa), Appstores (acquired by InMobi), SourceDNA, Angellist, Philz Coffee, Trace, Beekeeper, Doky, Marsec, data.world, and others.

A DRIVING FORCE

Philipp was a driving force in Accenture’s early cloud initiatives, including the partnership between Accenture and Salesforce, now the world’s largest cloud partnership for both companies.

He was also part of Accenture Technology Ventures’ investment team (ATV), building and managing a technology portfolio of over 100 start-ups and growth companies.

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BIOGRAPHY

Philipp is investor, entrepreneur and senior executive with more than 20 years of success building technology businesses and high-performance teams on an international basis. He brings deep expertise in product innovation, go-to-market, mobility, cloud computing, analytics and convergent technologies.

He is Co-Founder & Managing Partner at FYRFLY Venture Partners, an early stage technology venture firm with a new view on impact.

Prior, Philipp was Co-Founder and Principal at Dropimpact, an innovation catalyst and early stage investment firm. He also co-founded Onor, an impact digital marketing project.

Prior, he was a executive team member at Adchemy, a search technology start-up co-founded by Prof. Rajeev Motwani, an early advisor to Sergey Brin and Larry Page at Google.

Philipp has been strategic advisor to various Fortune500 companies and start-ups in their global growth, digital transformation and innovation efforts.
He was a founding managing partner at Accenture Interactive, now a leading digital marketing practice with more than 4,000 professionals globally. Philipp was a driving force in Accenture’s early cloud initiatives, including the partnership between Accenture and Salesforce, now the world’s largest cloud partnership for both companies. He was also part of Accenture Technology Ventures’ investment team (ATV), building and managing a technology portfolio of over 100 start-ups and growth companies.

Prior, Philipp was working with CMOs and global brands as part of Interpublic (IPG), a global advertising, marketing and design leader. Philipp started his career with Vontobel Asset Management, a leading Swiss private bank, in public fund management.

Philipp is an active board member and investor in start-ups such as Playspan (acquired by Visa), Appstores (acquired by InMobi), Source DNA (acquired by Apple), Doky, Angellist, Philz Coffee, SendGrid, Jawbone, Beekeeper, Altoida, Speakr, Pubmatic, Sparta Science, data.world and others.

Philipp grew up in Switzerland and moved to Silicon Valley in 2001. He is a a frequent speaker at entrepreneurial and impact events such as Wharton, Yale, the Worldwebforum and others. He is on the Board of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce and an Honorary Ambassador for Swiss / U.S. Economic Development.

Philipp holds and MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and lives with his family in the San Francesco Bay Area.

Philipp holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Micro Economics, University of Applied Sciences, Zurich, Switzerland.