Associate at Northzone
Markus focuses on early-stage companies across healthcare, consumer and enterprise applications. He is particularly interested in products that evolve established ways of working, bring together communities or disrupt long-standing value chains.
Prior to Northzone, Markus was with private equity firm KKR and Swedish health tech scaleup KRY / LIVI. At KRY, he focused on building the firm’s business’ UK operations and on scaling its operations in Sweden. Before that, he was a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Germany. Markus is a graduate of Cambridge University and Bochum University and holds degrees in business, economics and social sciences. He is based in our Stockholm office.
Building a company in regulated markets is tough.
Regulatory barriers often make it difficult to start and then scale a business in these sectors, as existing structures and incentives often favour the status quo. At the same time, this represents a massive opportunity to bring innovation into large markets that have lacked innovation for decades. At KRY, it took us many trials, errors and hard-earned learnings working with regulators to build what is now Europe’s largest digital health company.