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Company: Samsung NEXT
Title: VP Europe
Location: Berlin, Germany
Fields of operation: Digital, Technology
Felix Petersen is a serial entrepreneur and investor from Berlin, Germany. He is currently VP and Managing Director Europe at the Samsung NEXT fund, heading early stage investment and M&A. Previously he co-founded plazes.com, one of the pioneering start-ups in the context and location based services area. Founded in 2005 it has been sold to Nokia in 2008. In 2011 he was on to company number two, Amen, which he sold to Tape.tv in 2013. He´s been a motor for the Berlin startup and tech scene since it’s humble beginnings and has been credited widely for helping to put Berlin on the map. He is an active angel investor and advisor to companies like Soundcloud, and Dataminr and Partner at Faber Ventures in Lisbon. Petersen has had numerous appearances in publications like Wired, the New York Times and many others as well as being a frequent speaker at conferences. Born and raised in Berlin, Petersen has been busy with remote data transmissions since the late eighties and has been building things on the Internet since 1996.